Martin Ritt Net Worth

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Martin Ritt (March 2, 1914 – December 8, 1990) was an American director, actor, and playwright who worked in both film and theater. He was born in New York City.Some of the movies he directed included The Long, Hot Summer (1958), Paris Blues (1961), Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962), Hud (1963), The Outrage (1964), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), Hombre (1967), The Great White Hope (1970), Sounder (1972), Conrack (1974), Norma Rae (1983), Cross Creek (1983), and Stanley & Iris (1990).
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Full NameDJ Cuppy
Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1914
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Actor
ChildrenMartina Ritt Wernerand, Michael Ritt
ParentsFemi Otedola, Nana Otedola
SiblingsFewa Otedola, Christine Olawumi Otedola, Temi Otedola
NominationsCity People Entertainment Award for DJ of the Year (Female), The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creative Professional
Star SignPisces
Hombre (1967)$200,000
Edge of the City (1957)$10,000
1A film can never be totally successful if it doesn't upset anyone.
2I don't need final cut. I only cut the thing once. If they're dumb enough to fool around with it, let 'em do it.
3[on Barbra Streisand] She's got the balls of a Russian infantryman.
4[on Sally Field] Sally is one of the best, perhaps the best, actress I've ever worked with. Her rushes on Norma Rae (1979) were so good that I found myself crying over some of the more dramatic scenes. She's simply astounding.
5[on Paul Newman] A cool sexuality that is unique in the American cinema -- an amused quality and a high promise of sex and danger.
6I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you DO with it that counts.
7As far as a "Martin Ritt Production" is concerned, I wouldn't embarrass myself to take that credit. What about the Ravetches [Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.]? They wrote it. What about the actors who appear in it? If ever I write one, direct it and appear in it, then you can call it a Martin Ritt Production.
1Many of his films dealt with human relationships and social issues reflecting his own strongly-held viewpoints (particularly in regard to racism and unions).
2While blacklisted, he earned a living as an acting teacher at the Actors Studio.
3Served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
4Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in Manhattan and Eton College in North Carolina. Studied law at St. John's University, where he befriended Elia Kazan whom he subsequently joined at the Group Theatre in New York.
5He began his show-business career as an apprentice actor in the last years of the celebrated Group Theater (1931-1940), the first company in America to put Konstantin Stanislavski's techniques into practice. He appeared as "Sam" and was the assistant stage manager in the 1939 debut of Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" with John Garfield (then billed as "Julie Garfield") and two other fledgling actors who would also go on to direct films: Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront (1954)) and Michael Gordon (Pillow Talk (1959)). He also acted in one of the last Group productions, Irwin Shaw's "The Gentle People" with another novice actor new to Broadway who appeared in a small role: Karl Malden.
6Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 734-736. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
7Directed 13 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Melvyn Douglas, Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Richard Burton, James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Geraldine Page, Sally Field, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard and James Garner. Neal, Douglas and Field won Oscars for their performances in one of Ritt's movies.
8Blacklisted in the 1950s for his alleged support of causes deemed to be "Communist" by the House Un-American Activities Committee.


Stanley & Iris1990
Murphy's Romance1985
Cross Creek1983
Back Roads1981
Norma Rae1979
Casey's Shadow1978
The Front1976
Pete 'n' Tillie1972
The Great White Hope1970
The Molly Maguires1970
The Brotherhood1968
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold1965
The Outrage1964
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man1962
Paris Blues1961
5 Branded Women1960
The Sound and the Fury1959
The Black Orchid1958
The Long, Hot Summer1958
No Down Payment1957
The Alcoa Hour1957TV Series 1 episode
Edge of the City1957
The Plymouth Playhouse1953TV Series 1 episode
Starlight Theatre1951TV Series 1 episode
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre1950-1951TV Series 2 episodes


Cross Creek1983producer
The Front1976producer
The Molly Maguires1970producer
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold1965producer
The Outrage1964producer - uncredited
Starlight Theatre1950-1951TV Series producer - 7 episodes
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre1950TV Series producer - 1 episode
Danger1950TV Series producer - 2 episodes


The Slugger's Wife1985Burly DeVito, Braves Manager
Norma Rae1979Factory Worker (uncredited)
End of the Game1975Hans Baerlach
Awake and Sing1972TV MovieUncle Morty
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesDirector
Robert Montgomery Presents1956TV SeriesHugo Green
Danger1951-1952TV Series
CBS Television Workshop1952TV Series
The Rocket1952TV Movie
Winged Victory1944Gleason (as Pfc. Martin Ritt)


Norma Rae1981TV Movie story


Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist1987TV Movie documentary creative consultant


Anthony Quinn: An Original1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters1989TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Casey's Shadow'1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Arena1977TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hollywood on Trial1976DocumentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Front'1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV SeriesHimself
Film Night1971TV SeriesHimself
Cinema1967TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Días de cine2014TV SeriesHimself
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Director Norma Rae
John le Carré2008Video documentary short
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo2007DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

1979Technical Grand PrizeCannes Film FestivalNorma Rae (1979)
1967BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British FilmThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
1963OCIC AwardVenice Film FestivalHud (1963)

Nominated Awards

1983Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalCross Creek (1983)
1979Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalNorma Rae (1979)
1973DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesSounder (1972)
1967BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film from any SourceThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
1964OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorHud (1963)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorHud (1963)
1964DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesHud (1963)
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorHemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
1963Golden LionVenice Film FestivalHud (1963)
1959DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Long, Hot Summer (1958)
1958Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalThe Long, Hot Summer (1958)
1958Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Black Orchid (1958)

2nd Place Awards

1963NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorHud (1963)

Known for movies

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