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George Cukor is a Actor, Director and Dialogue Coach American born on 7 july 1899 at New York City (USA)

George Cukor

George Cukor
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Birth name George Dewey Cukor
Nationality USA
Birth 7 july 1899 at New York City (USA)
Death 24 january 1983 (at 83 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Academy Award for Best Director

George Dewey Cukor (/ˈkjuːkər/; July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director. He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO when David O. Selznick, the studio's Head of Production, assigned Cukor to direct several of RKO's major films, including What Price Hollywood? (1932), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Our Betters (1933), and Little Women (1933). When Selznick moved to MGM in 1933 Cukor followed and directed Dinner at Eight (1933) and David Copperfield (1935) for Selznick and Romeo and Juliet (1936) and Camille (1936) for Irving Thalberg.

He was replaced as the director of Gone with the Wind (1939), but he went on to direct The Philadelphia Story (1940), Gaslight (1944), Adam's Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954) and My Fair Lady (1964). He continued to work into the 1980s.

Biography

Metteur en scène de théâtre à Broadway dans les années 1920, il exerce différentes fonctions à Hollywood avant de réaliser son premier film, Grumpy, en collaboration avec Cyril Gardner, en 1930. Ses trois premiers films sont des co-réalisations. Il fait ses débuts "en solo" en 1931 avec Tarnished Lady.

Ses sept premiers films sont produits par la Paramount, où il coréalise notamment Une heure près de toi (1932) avec Ernst Lubitsch, film pour lequel il obtient le droit, contre le souhait de celui-ci, de figurer au générique (seulement comme assistant réalisateur). Après un bref passage par la RKO pour laquelle il réalise notamment Haute Société, il arrive, en 1933, à la MGM pour diriger entre autres Les Invités de huit heures.

À deux reprises il est renvoyé des plateaux de tournage. Une première fois de celui d'Autant en emporte le vent par David O. Selznick qui pourtant l'avait fait débuter. Une deux fois de celui du Magicien d'Oz. Dans les deux cas il est remplacé par Victor Fleming.

Bientôt spécialisé dans les comédies, il devient un directeur d'acteurs hors-pair. il sait obtenir le meilleur d'eux-même de ses comédiens, et surtout de ses comédiennes Ainsi, sous sa direction, vingt-et-un acteurs obtiennent des nominations aux Oscars. Parmi lesquels Katharine Hepburn qu'il fait débuter en 1932 dans Héritage (A Bill of Divorcement) et qu'il retrouve avec bonheur pour neuf autres films, dont le classique de la comédie sophistiquée Indiscrétions (The Philadelphia Story) avec Cary Grant et James Stewart, et les comédies de couple avec Spencer Tracy, dont Madame porte la culotte (Adam's rib). Avec moins de réussite, il réunit Yves Montand et Marilyn Monroe dans Le Milliardaire (Let's Make Love), deux ans avant d'entamer l'inachevé Something's Got to Give, dernière apparition de Marilyn. Le seul Oscar qu'il remporte en qualité de meilleur réalisateur est pour My Fair Lady (1964), son quatrième film musical après Une étoile est née (A Star Is Born) dans sa version la plus connue (1954), Les Girls (1957), et Le Milliardaire (1960).

Best films

Gone with the Wind (1939)
(Director)
My Fair Lady (1964)
(Director)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
(Director)
Gaslight (1944)
(Director)
Let's Make Love (1960)
(Director)
Born Yesterday (1950)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of George Cukor (66 films)

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Actor

Rich and Famous, 1h57
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Political films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner, Jacqueline Bisset, Steven Hill, George Cukor
Rating59% 2.9509352.9509352.9509352.9509352.950935
Two women find their friendship is tested when one rises from obscurity to success while the other stagnates in a stalled career. Liz Hamilton, a young woman with literary ambitions, and Merry Noel Blake, an all-American blond beauty from Atlanta, are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s.
Bhowani Junction, 1h50
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, George Macready, Abraham Sofaer, Francis Matthews
Rating63% 3.199963.199963.199963.199963.19996
India, 1947: Victoria Jones, a woman raised by an Indian mother and English father who has been serving India in the army, returns after a long absence to Bhowani Junction, where supporters of Mahatma Gandhi are protesting against British rule, led by a revolutionary known as Davay.

Director

Rich and Famous, 1h57
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Political films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner, Jacqueline Bisset, Steven Hill, George Cukor
Rating59% 2.9509352.9509352.9509352.9509352.950935
Two women find their friendship is tested when one rises from obscurity to success while the other stagnates in a stalled career. Liz Hamilton, a young woman with literary ambitions, and Merry Noel Blake, an all-American blond beauty from Atlanta, are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s.
The Corn Is Green, 1h33
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films based on plays
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Anna Massey, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes, Toyah Willcox
Rating69% 3.4902853.4902853.4902853.4902853.490285
Middle-aged Lilly Moffatt (Katharine Hepburn) sets up a school in a Welsh coal mining town, despite the determined opposition of the local squire (Bill Fraser). Eventually, she considers giving up. Then she discovers a promising student Morgan Evans (Ian Saynor), a miner seemingly destined for a life of hard work and heavy drink. With renewed hope, she works hard to help him realise his potential.
The Blue Bird, 1h39
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Cicely Tyson, Robert Morley, Patsy Kensit
Rating55% 2.760412.760412.760412.760412.76041
Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl are peasant children who are led on a quest for the Blue Bird of Happiness by the Queen of Light, who gives them a hat with a magic diamond that allows them to call forth the souls of all things, both living and inanimate. On their journey, they are accompanied by the human personifications of a dog, a cat, water, sugar, bread, milk, light, fire, and the like. They visit the kingdoms of the past and future and the queendoms of night and luxury, at each place absorbing more wisdom. Eventually they discover the blue bird they've been seeking has been in their own backyard all along.
Love Among the Ruins, 1h40
Directed by George Cukor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Richard Pearson, Robert Harris, Joan Sims
Rating80% 4.0342754.0342754.0342754.0342754.034275
Jessica Medlicott, grande dame du théâtre anglais, engage un des plus célèbres avocats de Londres, Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones, pour la défendre d’une action en justice menée par son amant, bien plus jeune qu'elle, pour rupture de promesse de mariage. L’avocat s’avère être un ancien prétendant toujours amoureux d’elle...
Travels with My Aunt, 1h49
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Stephens, Raymond Gérôme, Cindy Williams
Rating63% 3.198683.198683.198683.198683.19868
While attending the cremation of his mother's remains, London bank manager Henry Pulling (Alec McCowen) meets aging eccentric Augusta Bertram (Maggie Smith), a flaming redhead who claims to be his aunt and announces that the woman who raised him was not his biological mother. She invites him back to her apartment, where her lover, an African fortune teller named Zachary Wordsworth (Louis Gossett Jr.), is waiting for her. Shortly after she receives a package allegedly containing the severed finger of her true love, Ercole Visconti (Robert Stephens), with a note promising the two will be reunited upon payment of $100,000 ($433,000 in 2013 dollars).
Justine
Justine (1969)
, 1h56
Directed by George Cukor, Joseph Strick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anouk Aimée, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Forster, Michael York, Anna Karina, John Vernon
Rating57% 2.859012.859012.859012.859012.85901
Set in Alexandria in 1938, a young British schoolmaster named Darley meets Pursewarden, a British consular officer. Pursewarden introduces him to Justine, the wife of an Egyptian banker. Darley befriends her, and discovers she is involved in a plot against the British, the goal of which is to arm the Jewish underground movement in Palestine.
My Fair Lady, 2h46
Directed by George Cukor, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Marni Nixon, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper
Rating77% 3.8990353.8990353.8990353.8990353.899035
In Edwardian London, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), a scholar of phonetics, believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. In Covent Garden one evening he boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), himself an expert in phonetics, that he could teach any person to speak in a way that he could pass them off as a duke or duchess at an embassy ball. Higgins selects as an example a young flower seller, Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who has a strong Cockney accent. Eliza's ambition is to work in a flower shop, but her thick accent makes her unsuitable. Having come from India to meet Higgins, Pickering is invited to stay with the professor. The following morning, Eliza shows up at Higgins' home, seeking lessons. Pickering is intrigued and offers to cover all expenses if the experiment should be successful.
The Chapman Report, 2h5
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Ty Hardin, Glynis Johns, Efrem Zimbalist II
Rating57% 2.85542.85542.85542.85542.8554
Los Angeles psychologist Chapman (Andrew Duggan) and his assistant Paul Radford (Efrem Zimbalist Jr) are looking for volunteers for their sex survey, and four women volunteer: Sarah Garnell (Shelley Winters), a middle-aged woman who is having an affair with young theater director Fred Linden (Ray Danton); Teresa Harnish (Glynis Johns), a happily married woman who becomes attracted to brawny football player Ed Kraski (Ty Hardin); Naomi Shields (Claire Bloom), an alcoholic nymphomaniac who takes up with an unsavory jazz musician; and Kathleen Barclay (Jane Fonda), a young widow who thinks she is frigid.
Something's Got to Give, 37minutes
Directed by George Cukor, Jean Negulesco
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse, Phil Silvers, John McGiver, Tom Tryon

Ellen Arden (Monroe), a photographer and mother of two small children, has been declared legally dead, having been lost at sea in the Pacific. Her husband Nick (Dean Martin) has remarried; he and his new wife, Bianca (Cyd Charisse), are on their honeymoon when Ellen, rescued from an island where she has been stranded for five years, returns home. The family dog remembers her, but the children do not. However, they take a liking to her, and invite her to stay. Ellen assumes a foreign accent and pretends to be a woman named Ingrid Tic. Nick, flustered by the revelation that he's now married to two women, makes great effort to keep the truth from his new wife all the while trying to quash her amorous advances. Upon learning that Ellen was marooned on the island with a man, Stephen Burkett (Tom Tryon) — whom she knew as "Adam" to her "Eve" — he becomes jealous and suspicious of her fidelity. To calm his fears, Ellen enlists a meek shoe salesman (Wally Cox) to impersonate her island companion.
Let's Make Love, 1h59
Directed by George Cukor, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan, Wilfrid Hyde-White, David Burns
Rating64% 3.24963.24963.24963.24963.2496
The plot revolves around billionaire Jean-Marc Clement (Montand) who learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue. After going to the theatre, he sees Amanda Dell (Monroe) rehearsing the Cole Porter song "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", and by accident the director thinks him an actor suitable to play himself in the revue. Clement takes the part in order to see more of Amanda and plays along with the mistaken identity, going by the name Alexander Dumas.
Heller in Pink Tights, 1h40
Directed by George Cukor, Arthur Rosson
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Théâtre
Actors Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Steve Forrest, Margaret O'Brien, Ramón Novarro, Eileen Heckart
Rating61% 3.050523.050523.050523.050523.05052
In the 1880s, followed by bill collectors, the Healy Dramatic Company arrives in Cheyenne to play at the west’s grandest theater. Continental actress, Angela, and owner-manager, Tom Healy, head a troupe that includes Della as ingenue, her mother, a character actress, Lorna, and a grand old Shakespearean ham, Doc Montague. After a creditor arrives, Angela collects a night’s receipt from a man named, Pierce, the theater owner. She risks it all in a poker game with gunslinger Clint Mabry, puts herself up as collateral, and loses.
Song Without End, 2h21
Directed by George Cukor, Charles Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Geneviève Page, Patricia Morison, Ivan Desny, Martita Hunt
Rating59% 2.9994152.9994152.9994152.9994152.999415
Jeune pianiste de talent et salué par la critique, Franz Lizst n'en reste pas moins un personnage torturé par la solitude. À l'occasion d'une tournée européenne, le jeune artiste fait la rencontre de la princesse Caroline Sayn-Wittengenstei. Tous deux entament une idylle à double tranchant puisque cette nouvelle relation a une conséquence négative sur les performances de Franz.