John Schlesinger Net Worth

John Schlesinger Net Worth is
$1 Million

John Schlesinger Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War II. While attending Balliol College at Oxford, ...
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Date Of BirthFebruary 16, 1926
Place Of BirthHampstead, London, England, UK
ProfessionActor, Director, Assistant Director
EducationBalliol College, Oxford
Star SignAquarius
Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1956)15 pounds / day
1[in a 1981 interview] I think the business is getting tougher, no question. It is an extraordinary fight to make something different. So it tends not so much to be films that you think are commercial, but films that people seem to want to make. [on Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)] EMI said, "We love the script. It's very original. We want to make it.".
2[In 1981 interview] . . . I quite like the idea of wiping the smiles off people's faces . . .
3[on the stars of Darling (1965)] [Dirk Bogarde] was wonderful and was very nice to [Julie Christie] during the shoot. He became rather a bitter older man, I don't know why. But he was very embittered. We rather fell out as friends, which is sad, but it happens. Julie still remains a good friend of mine. As was Laurence Harvey, who died far too young.
4I like making films that have question marks in them and are not all tied up beautifully with a pink ribbon, even though that's what the audience seems to want, and if you give it to them there's more assurance of commercial success, perhaps. But that's never the way I've seen life or reflected life in what I want to put on the screen.
5[on "Method" acting] [Dustin Hoffman] is a great believer in physical acting. Whenever we had to do a running scene--you know, most actors would just say, "Well, just dab a bit of glycerin on my face, and I'll look sweaty." Not so with Dustin. He had to run right round the 91st Street area of Central Park, so that he was really out of breath, which has always made me curious as to what they do when they're going to enact someone murdering somebody. Or having sex.
6To be a director, you have to be a very good actor, because you've got to leave actors with a shred of pleasure at doing what they're doing, and if they think you admire them and like them in the role, that's all for the good.
7[on Hollywood] An extraordinary kind of temporary place.
8The days of dealing with one despot are over. Now it's clearly with a whole group of frightened committee people.
9A lot of claptrap is talked about The Method as though the British actor didn't have one. It's just that we tend to be quieter about it.
10[on his acting days] I wasn't a very good actor. I wouldn't have cast myself if I'd come to see myself.
11What I tend to go for, and what interests me, is not the hero but the coward . . . not the success, but the failure.
12Making a film is like going down a mine--once you've started you bid a metaphorical goodbye to the daylight and the outside world for the duration.
1His brother, the publisher and literary agent Roger Schlesinger married into Peggy Ashcroft's family and had an actress daughter Katharine Schlesinger.
2Parents are Bernard Edward and Winnifred Henrietta Schlesinger.
3He was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 10, 2003.
4While shooting Marathon Man (1976), Schlesinger realized he had no idea of how to stage a fight, so he watched other films to see how it was done.
5Was offered A Clockwork Orange (1971) to direct but passed on the project because of the violence.
6Profiled in "Conversations with Directors: An Anthology of Interviews from Literature/Film Quarterly", E.M. Walker, D.T. Johnson, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008.
7Was a member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1985.
8Schlesinger envisioned a cast of Al Pacino, Julie Christie and Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses". Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as The Midget when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had thought of firing him during the early shooting of the now-classic film, vetoed Pacino for the lead. Instead, Evans insisted on the casting of the even-shorter Dustin Hoffman! On her part, Christie -- who was notoriously finicky about accepting parts, even in prestigious, sure-fire material -- turned down the female lead, which was then taken by Marthe Keller (who, ironically, became Pacino's lover after co-starring with him in Bobby Deerfield (1977)). Of his dream cast, Schlesinger only got Olivier, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. "Marathon Man" was his last unqualified hit as a film director.
9Directed eight different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Burgess Meredith and Laurence Olivier. Christie won an Oscar for Darling (1965).
10Older brother of Susan Maryott.
11He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to film.


The Twilight of the Golds1996Dr. Adrian Lodge
The Lost Language of Cranes1991Derek Moulthorpe
Pacific Heights1990Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Brothers-in-Law1985TV Movie
Darling1965Theatre Director (uncredited)
Billy Liar1963Officer in Dream (uncredited)
Ivanhoe1958TV SeriesJack Ludlow
Black Tide1958Tim - garage mechanic
Armchair Theatre1957TV SeriesTicket Inspector
The Beasts of Marseilles1957Minor Role (uncredited)
A Woman of Property1957TV MovieCharles Reade
The Adventures of Robin Hood1956-1957TV SeriesAlan-a-Dale / Hale
The Grove Family1956-1957TV SeriesMr. Gribble / Mr. Barrington
ITV Television Playhouse1957TV SeriesHead porter
Brothers in Law1957Assize Court Solicitor
Aggie1957TV SeriesSki instructor
Assignment Foreign Legion1957TV SeriesCorporal Schneider
The Buccaneers1956TV SeriesPigtail
Pursuit of the Graf Spee1956Prisoner on Graf Spee (uncredited)
The Last Man to Hang?1956Dr. Goldfinger
Colonel March of Scotland Yard1956TV SeriesDutch Cook
The Adventures of Annabel1955TV SeriesMr. Horatio Quick
Oh... Rosalinda!!1955Gentleman
As I Was Saying1955TV SeriesAn Arab
The Vise1955TV SeriesDaniel Morraine
The Divided Heart1954Ticket Collector
A Loan from Lorenzo1953TV MovieThe Lute player
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1953TV SeriesAmiens An innkeeper Macduff ...
Sailor of the King1953German Guard (uncredited)


The Next Best Thing2000
The Tale of Sweeney Todd1997TV Movie
Eye for an Eye1996
Cold Comfort Farm1995TV Movie
The Innocent1993
Screen One1991TV Series 1 episode
Pacific Heights1990
Madame Sousatzka1988
The Believers1987
The Falcon and the Snowman1985
Separate Tables1983TV Movie
An Englishman Abroad1983TV Movie
Honky Tonk Freeway1981
Marathon Man1976
The Day of the Locust1975
Visions of Eight1973Documentary segment "Longest, The"
Sunday Bloody Sunday1971
Midnight Cowboy1969
Far from the Madding Crowd1967
The Wednesday Play1967TV Series 1 episode
Billy Liar1963
A Kind of Loving1962
Monitor1958-1961TV Series documentary 4 episodes
Terminus1961Short documentary
Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years1960TV Series documentary
Sunday in the Park1956Documentary short

Assistant Director

Danger Man1960-1961TV Series second unit director - 4 episodes
The Four Just Men1959-1960TV Series second unit director - 4 episodes


Un ballo in maschera1990TV Movie directed for stage
Der Rosenkavalier1985TV Movie produced for the stage by
Privileged1982consulting director
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)1981TV Movie stage production
The Four Just MenTV Series exterior director - 2 episodes, 1959 exterior unit director - 1 episode, 1959


Terminus1961Short documentary written by
Un ballo in maschera1990TV Movie adaptation: for TV
Madame Sousatzka1988screenplay
Der Rosenkavalier1985TV Movie adapted for television by


The Believers1987producer
The Falcon and the Snowman1985producer
Sunday in the Park1956Documentary short producer

Camera Department

Monitor1958TV Series documentary camera operator - 1 episode


Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film2002TV Movie documentary special thanks
La otra conquista1998sincere thanks
Because That Road Is Trodden1969Short the director would like to thank


The Silver Screen: Rachel Roberts2002TV MovieHimself
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Omnibus1986-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Kenneth Williams: A Life on the Box1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Celluloid Closet1995DocumentaryHimself
Cinema 31995TV SeriesHimself
'Midnight Cowboy' Revisited1994Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee
Hollywood U.K.1993TV Series documentaryHimself - Contributor
In the Life1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Coral Browne: Caviar for the General1989TV SpecialHimself
The 1988 Annual Women in Film Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1980-1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Clapper Board1981TV SeriesHimself
Chaos Supersedes E.N.S.A..1980TV Mini-Series documentaryInterviewee
The British Greats1980TV SeriesHimself
Food, Wine & Friends1979TV SeriesHimself
The Magic of Hollywood... Is the Magic of People1976Documentary shortHimself
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Salute to Robert Evans1975TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Film Night1971TV SeriesHimself
The Pacemakers: Glenda Jackson1971Documentary shortHimself
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Commenting on New Freedom and Trends in Film: Pre-Recorded
Frost on Sunday1970TV SeriesHimself - Best Direction Winner
Cinema1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Film Review1967TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Location: Far from the Madding Crowd1967ShortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Casting By2012DocumentaryHimself
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands2008TV SeriesHimself
After Midnight: Reflecting on a Classic 35 Years Later2006Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Celebrating Schlesinger2006Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Controversy and Acclaim2006Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)

Won Awards

2002Lifetime Achievement AwardDirectors Guild of Great Britain
2001Career Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
1999Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Directing
1998Maverick Tribute AwardCinequest San Jose Film Festival
1997Outfest Achievement AwardL.A. Outfest
1996Academy FellowshipBAFTA Awards
1996Special AwardCamerimageFilm Direction with a Special Visual Sensitivity
1995Distinguished Achievement AwardHamptons International Film Festival
1995Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, US
1992BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaScreen One (1985)
1984BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaAn Englishman Abroad (1983)
1981Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest FilmYanks (1979)
1980European DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsYanks (1979)
1979NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorYanks (1979)
1972BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionSunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
1972DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
1970OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorMidnight Cowboy (1969)
1970BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionMidnight Cowboy (1969)
1970BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)Midnight Cowboy (1969)
1970DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Midnight Cowboy (1969)
1970DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesMidnight Cowboy (1969)
1970Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Midnight Cowboy (1969)
1969OCIC AwardBerlin International Film FestivalMidnight Cowboy (1969)
1969KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorMidnight Cowboy (1969)
1966NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorDarling (1965)
1965NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorDarling (1965)
1962BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Short FilmTerminus (1961)
1962Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalA Kind of Loving (1962)

Nominated Awards

2001Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Next Best Thing (2000)
1990USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardMadame Sousatzka (1988)
1988Golden LionVenice Film FestivalMadame Sousatzka (1988)
1985ACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Theatrical or Dramatic SpecialAn Englishman Abroad (1983)
1980BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionYanks (1979)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureMarathon Man (1976)
1972OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorSunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
1972DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesSunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsBest Director8th place.
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorMidnight Cowboy (1969)
1969Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalMidnight Cowboy (1969)
1966OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorDarling (1965)
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorDarling (1965)
1966BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British FilmDarling (1965)
1966DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesDarling (1965)
1965Grand PrixMoscow International Film FestivalDarling (1965)
1963Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBilly Liar (1963)

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