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Richard Fleischer Net Worth

Richard Fleischer Net Worth is
$9 Million

Richard Fleischer Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Richard Fleischer was born on December 8, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) and Soylent Green (1973). He was married to Mary Dickson. He died on March 25, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1916
Died2006-03-25
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Writer
SpouseMary Dickson
Star SignSagittarius
#Quote
1[on "Fantastic Voyage" (1966)]: The whole film took about a year to make - there were hundreds of days of actual shooting on it. But, even so, I love making big films. They're a strain, but then, making any film is a strain.
2[about writer/producer Martin Rackin] Rackin was a real character. He was a fast-talking, breezy, nervous, con-man type who blinked his eyes a lot. You always had the feeling that he was some sort of a street-corner shell-game operator keeping an eye open for the cops.
3[on working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Conan the Destroyer (1984)] Arnold has done a fantastic job -- and real progress in this art of acting, but as he has an accent I've been obliged to work him twice as hard.
4[on George C. Scott] George just likes to block a scene out in a routine way. And then he does it and we shoot. He starts really acting when the camera goes. And throughout a film, 90% of the "takes" I've printed with George Scott in them have been first or second takes. And if I have to use the second "take," it's because in the first one something mechanical went wrong or some other actor blew a line.
5Every silver lining has a black, ugly cloud hanging over it.
6The Happy Time (1952) was exactly the kind of film I was looking for - a human comedy about a young boy's coming of age. No melodrama, no murders, no evil wooden puppets!
7I liked the first Conan film [Conan the Barbarian (1982)] very much; in fact, I saw a lot of The Vikings (1958) in it. It was a very well-made film, and it had many excellent dramatic qualities. [John Milius] gave it a sort of Wagnerian feel. I thought he did an excellent job. It was a heavy picture, but then the theme was very heavy - and it was imaginative in its design. Its problems came because it, for the most part, lacked humor. There were some jokes, but too much of the film was unrelieved drama.
#Fact
1The filming of Soylent Green (1973), which he directed, was suspended for a week because of the death of his father Max Fleischer.
2Replaced other directors on at least five pictures: His Kind of Woman (John Farrow), The Last Run (John Huston), Mandingo (Michael Campus), Ashanti (Richard C. Sarafian), and The Jazz Singer (Sidney J. Furie). He earned a reputation as a reliable "ringer" and a journeyman.
3Los Angeles, California. [2004]
4Fleischer was born into a showbusiness family, but harboured ambitions of becoming a psychiatrist. He abandoned medical studies, however, in favour of a drama course at Yale University. At Yale, he established the Arena Players theatre group, acting as producer and director for all of their staged plays.
5He directed feature films from 1946, under contract first with RKO (to 1951), followed by spells at 20th Century Fox (1955-61 and 1966-69) and Columbia (1971-72), free-lancing in between. He was best known for economically made suspense thrillers and tough crime dramas. His own personal favorite was The Narrow Margin (1952), shot on a budget of $230,000 within just 13 days. Other hits were dramatisations of real-life murder cases: Compulsion (1959), The Boston Strangler (1968) and 10 Rillington Place (1971). He did considerably less well in other genres, particularly after the mid-1960's, when the law of diminishing return applied to an ever increasing number of duds, including Doctor Dolittle (1967), Che! (1969), The Jazz Singer (1980) and Red Sonja (1985).
6Joined RKO in 1940, and for the next three years, co-wrote and edited the Pathe newsreel series "This Is America". He followed this with "Flicker Flashbacks", a series of silent film compilations, which he also produced.
7Directed Rex Harrison in three feature films.
8Father of Jane Fleischer Reid.
9His father's animation studios was one of the biggest competitors to Walt Disney's studio. Ironically, Disney ended up hiring Richard to direct his studio's first live-action feature, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).
10Grandsons, Nick (b. 1985) and Skyler (b. 1987). Granddaughters, Vivian (b. 1993), Claire (b. 1990) and Helen (b. 1996).
11At his LA mansion, had a pool in the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.
12Enjoyed playing the game tiddlywinks with his granddaughter Vivian.
13Grandfather of Claire Fleischer.
14Father of Mark Fleischer.
15Father of Bruce Fleischer
16Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945." Pages 345-351. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
17Brother-in-law of Seymour Kneitel.
18Nephew of Dave Fleischer.
19Brother of Ruth Fleischer.
20Son of animator Max Fleischer.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Run1971
10 Rillington Place1971
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970
Che!1969
The Boston Strangler1968
Doctor Dolittle1967
Think Twentieth1967Documentary short
Fantastic Voyage1966
Barabbas1961
The Big Gamble1961
Crack in the Mirror1960
These Thousand Hills1959
Compulsion1959
The Vikings1958
Between Heaven and Hell1956
Bandido1956
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing1955
Violent Saturday1955
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1954
Arena1953
The Happy Time1952
The Narrow Margin1952
His Kind of Woman1951uncredited
Armored Car Robbery1950
Trapped1949
Make Mine Laughs1949as Richard O. Fleischer
Follow Me Quietly1949as Richard O. Fleischer
The Clay Pigeon1949as Richard O. Fleischer
Bodyguard1948
Flicker Flashbacks No. 7, Series 51948Short
So This Is New York1948as Richard O. Fleischer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 6, Series 51948Short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 5, Series 51948Short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 4, Series 51948Short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 3, Series 51948Short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 51947Documentary short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 51947Short
Banjo1947as Richard O. Fleischer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 6, Series 41947Short
Mr. Bell1947Short as Richard O. Fleischer
Child of Divorce1946as Richard O. Fleischer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 3, Series 21945Short
Memo for Joe1944Short documentary
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 11943Short
Call from Space1989Short
Million Dollar Mystery1987
Red Sonja1985
Conan the Destroyer1984
Amityville 3-D1983
Tough Enough1983as Richard O. Fleischer
The Jazz Singer1980
Ashanti1979
Crossed Swords1977
The Incredible Sarah1976
Mandingo1975
Mr. Majestyk1974
The Spikes Gang1974
The Don Is Dead1973
Soylent Green1973
The New Centurions1972
See No Evil1971

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Spikes Gang1974producer
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970producer - uncredited
Billete para Tánger1955associate producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 7, Series 51948Short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 6, Series 51948Short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 5, Series 51948Short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 4, Series 51948Short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 3, Series 51948Short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 51947Documentary short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 51947Short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 6, Series 41947Short producer
Design for Death1947Documentary producer - as Richard O. Fleischer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 3, Series 21945Short producer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 11943Short producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
His Kind of Woman1951uncredited
Flicker Flashbacks No. 7, Series 51948Short writer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 6, Series 51948Short narrative
Flicker Flashbacks No. 5, Series 51948Short writer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 4, Series 51948Short writer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 3, Series 51948Short writer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 51947Documentary short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 51947Short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 6, Series 41947Short
Flicker Flashbacks No. 3, Series 21945Short narrative
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 11943Short writer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story1999Documentary source: Koko the Clown - as Dick Fleischer
Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery1989Short creative consultant
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1976TV Series director - 1 episode
Flicker Flashbacks No. 6, Series 41947Short commentary writer
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 11943Short commentary writer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman2006Video documentary dedicated to the memory of
Trapped Ashes2006very special thanks
First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series2006Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea'2003Video documentary special thanks
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment
BackstoryTV Series documentary acknowledgment - 1 episode, 2001 special thanks - 1 episode, 2001
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988special thanks
Biography1987TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sodankylä ikuisesti2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff2010DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series2006Video documentary shortHimself - son of Max Fleischer
Cineastas contra magnates2005DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Legenden2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Männer im Trenchcoat, Frauen im Pelz2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Murder by Numbers2004DocumentaryHimself
The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea'2003Video documentaryHimself - Director
Hollywood Greats2002-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Vikings: A Tale of Norway with Director Richard Fleischer2002Video documentary short
Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents2002DocumentaryHimself
History vs. Hollywood2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Backstory2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Director
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Reality Trip1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons1995DocumentaryHimself
Cinéma cinémas1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
The History of the SF Film1982TV Movie documentaryGuest
Clapper Board1981TV SeriesHimself
Revista de cine1977TV SeriesHimself
A Look at the World of SOYLENT GREEN1973Documentary shortHimself
Portrait of an Actor1971Documentary shortHimself - Interviewee
Cinema1966TV Series documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1995Special AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USAFor his career.
1974Grand PrizeAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalSoylent Green (1973)
1948OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Documentary, FeaturesDesign for Death (1947)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1986International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmAmityville 3-D (1983)
1981Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Jazz Singer (1980)
1974HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationSoylent Green (1973)
1967HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationFantastic Voyage (1966)
1960BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film from any SourceCompulsion (1959)
1960DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesCompulsion (1959)
1959Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalCompulsion (1959)
1959DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Vikings (1958)
1953Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorThe Happy Time (1952)

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