Michael Curtiz

Name : Michael Curtiz

Birth : 24 December 1886
Died : 11 April 1962
Nationality : Hugary

Michael Curtiz was born in Hungary and directed over 160 films both in Eurpope and in Hollywood mainly at Warner Brothers. He had directed a range of silent films in Hungary before he moved to Hollywood in 1936. Once there he had a major influence in Hollywood. He directed 10 films in which actrors were nominated for best actor. He directed a range of films from drama, to swashbuckling, to musicals and comedies. He was responsible for Casablanca, one of the best films ever made. As well as Angels With Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Christmas and Mildred Peirce. He worked with some of the great actor of Hollyood's Golden Age: James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Anne Blyth, Eve Arden, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Haviland, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart amongst many others.
The Egyptian (1954)
White Christmas (1954)
Flamingo Road (1949)
Life With Father (1947)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Casablanca (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939)
Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Four Daughters (1938)
Captain Blood (1935)
Mandalay (1934)
Female (1933)
Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933)
20000 Years In Sing Sing (1932)
Cabin In The Cotton (1932)

Won - Best Director - Casablanca (1942)
Nomination - Best Director - Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Nomination - Best Director - Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Nomination - Best Director - Four Daughters (1938)
Nomination - Best Director - Captain Blood (1935)