Franklin J. Schaffner Net Worth

Franklin J. Schaffner Net Worth is

Franklin J. Schaffner Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Franklin J. Schaffner was one of the most innovative creative minds in the early days of American network television, utilizing a moving camera in the days when most television directors kept the camera static. His eye for visuals was developed in the dozens of live television programs he directed on prestigious shows such as Studio One in ...
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Date Of BirthMay 30, 1920
Place Of BirthTokyo, Japan
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Actor
SpouseHelen Jean Gilchrist
Star SignGemini
1He often used Jerry Goldsmith to compose the scores (Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon, etc.)
Sphinx (1981)$1,500,000
1He directed two science fiction thrillers: Planet of the Apes (1968) and The Boys from Brazil (1978).
2He died only nine days before Laurence Olivier, whom he directed in both Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) and The Boys from Brazil (1978).
3Uncle of actor/producer/photographer Ian C Armstrong.
4His film and TV production files have been donated to Franklin & Marshall College Library in Lancaster, Pennsyvlania.
5Grandfather of Matthew Schaffner.
6Father of Jenny Schaffner & Kate Schaffner.
7Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 759-760. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
8He served as TV counselor to President John F. Kennedy in 1961-1963.
9He was president of Gilchrist Productions from 1962- 1968, and then president of Franklin Schaffner Productions from 1968- 1989.
10Schaffner was a member of the Directors Guild of America (president 1987-1989), the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, the Center Theater Group of the Music Center in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the National Council of the Arts, the Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities, and the American Film Institute.
11In 1977, the Franklin J. Schaffner Film Library was established at his alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College.
12Directed 4 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: George C. Scott, Janet Suzman, Lee Tracy and Laurence Olivier. Scott won (and refused) the award for his performance in Patton (1970).
13(1987-1989) President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).


Welcome Home1989
Yes, Giorgio1982
The Boys from Brazil1978
Islands in the Stream1977
Nicholas and Alexandra1971
Planet of the Apes1968
The Double Man1967
ABC Stage 671967TV Series 1 episode
The War Lord1965as Franklin Schaffner
Ambassador at Large1964TV Movie
The DuPont Show of the Week1962-1964TV Series 10 episodes
The Best Man1964as Franklin Schaffner
The Stripper1963as Franklin Schaffner
The Defenders1961-1962TV Series 6 episodes
A Tour of the White House1962TV Movie documentary as Franklin Schaffner
The Good Years1962
Cry Vengeance!1961TV Movie
Playhouse 901957-1960TV Series 19 episodes
Startime1959TV Series 1 episode
Person to Person1953-1959TV Series documentary 248 episodes
Producers' Showcase1957TV Series 1 episode
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1956-1957TV Series 6 episodes
Studio One in Hollywood1949-1956TV Series 111 episodes
Ford Star Jubilee1955-1956TV Series 2 episodes
The Best of Broadway1955TV Series 1 episode
The Ford Television Theatre1952TV Series
Tales of Tomorrow1951TV Series
The Ford Theatre Hour1948-1951TV Series 21 episodes
Wesley1949TV Series 13 episodes


Sphinx1981executive producer
Ambassador at Large1964TV Movie producer
The DuPont Show of the Week1962-1964TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Startime1959TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1956TV Series producer - 1 episode


The Double Man1967Man at Station (uncredited)


Ford Star Jubilee1955TV Series adaptation - 1 episode

Set Decorator

Studio One in Hollywood1953TV Series 1 episode


And the Walls Came Tumbling Down1973Documentary short thanks: for your support
The Magnificent Rebel1973Documentary short thanks


Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner1997Video documentaryHimself - Director, 1970 (voice)
The Magnificent Rebel1973Documentary shortHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Cinema1971TV Series documentaryHimself
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama

Archive Footage

I Am Steve McQueen2014DocumentaryHimself
Behind the Planet of the Apes1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith1995Video documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorPatton (1970)
1971DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesPatton (1970)
1964Special Prize of the JuryKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalThe Best Man (1964)
1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directorial Achievement in DramaThe Defenders (1961)
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Television AdaptationFord Star Jubilee (1955)
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Director - Live SeriesFord Star Jubilee (1955)
1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest DirectionStudio One (1948)

Nominated Awards

1979Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Boys from Brazil (1978)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorPatton (1970)
1963DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in TelevisionA Tour of the White House (1962)
1961DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in TelevisionPlayhouse 90 (1956)

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