Sam Spiegel

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Samuel P. Spiegel (November 11, 1901 – December 31, 1985) was a Austro-Polish-born American independent film producer.wikipedia
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Academy Award for Best Picture

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Financially responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed motion pictures of the twentieth century, Spiegel's movies won the Academy Award for Best Picture three times, a Hollywood first for a sole independent producer. Spiegel won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront and a further two times for his two collaborations with British director David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
Sam Spiegel and Saul Zaentz tie for the most wins with three each.

The African Queen (film)

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Starting with the 1951 film The African Queen, he produced films through his British-based production company Horizon Pictures.
The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf.

Lawrence of Arabia (film)

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Spiegel won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront and a further two times for his two collaborations with British director David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company Horizon Pictures and Columbia Pictures, with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson and starring Peter O'Toole in the title role.

Horizon Pictures

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Starting with the 1951 film The African Queen, he produced films through his British-based production company Horizon Pictures.
Horizon Pictures (GB) Ltd was a film production company founded in the United Kingdom by the Austrian-born American film producer Sam Spiegel in 1947 and John Huston.

Hashomer Hatzair

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Spiegel worked briefly in Hollywood in 1927 following a stint serving with Hashomer Hatzair in Palestine.
Famous alumni include Arik Einstein, Dan Shechtman, Tony Cliff, Ehud Gazit, Ernest Mandel, Mordecai Anielewicz, Abraham Leon, Benny Morris, Eliane Karp, Leopold Trepper, Amnon Linn, Zahara Rubin, Haviva Reik, Abba Hushi, Sam Spiegel, Irv Weinstein, Manès Sperber, Leon Rosselson, Juliana Rozestan, José Gurvich, Prisoner X (Ben Zygier), Milo Adler Gilles, Gila Martow, and even Isser Harel and Menachem Begin who were briefly members before joining Mapai and the right wing Betar respectively, as well as Kerem B'Yavneh's Rabbi Avraham Rivlin.

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Spiegel was born to a Jewish family in Jarosław, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now in Poland).

The Last Tycoon (1976 film)

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American actress Theresa Russell alleged that she was sexually propositioned by Spiegel during her first casting session for his 1976 film The Last Tycoon.
The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American drama film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon.

Theresa Russell

American actress Theresa Russell alleged that she was sexually propositioned by Spiegel during her first casting session for his 1976 film The Last Tycoon.
Through Douglas, she was introduced to film producer Sam Spiegel, who suggested her for the part of Cecilia Brady in Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon (1976), starring Robert De Niro.

On the Waterfront

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Spiegel won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront and a further two times for his two collaborations with British director David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
This led Kazan and Schulberg to meet with independent producer Sam Spiegel, who set up a deal with Columbia.

Sam Spiegel Film and Television School

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Since 1996, they have made an annual contribution, through the Jerusalem Foundation, to the film school in Jerusalem bearing his name since that time — the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem.
It was renamed in honor of Sam Spiegel in 1996, with the support of the Sam Spiegel Estate.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

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Spiegel won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront and a further two times for his two collaborations with British director David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

Suddenly, Last Summer (film)

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The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam Spiegel from a screenplay by Gore Vidal and Williams with cinematography by Jack Hildyard and production design by Oliver Messel.

The Night of the Generals

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The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British-American Second World War crime mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel.

David Lean

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Spiegel won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront and a further two times for his two collaborations with British director David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

The Prowler (1951 film)

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The film was produced by Sam Spiegel (as S.P. Eagle) and was written by Dalton Trumbo.

The Strange One

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It was directed by Jack Garfein, produced by Sam Spiegel, and was adapted from a novel and stage play by Calder Willingham called End as a Man.

Betrayal (1983 film)

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With a semi-autobiographical screenplay by Pinter, the film was produced by Sam Spiegel and directed by David Jones.

Melba (film)

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In January 1952, upon completion of the Melba story treatment by Harry Kurnitz, producer Sam Spiegel and his attorney flew to London with the script in-hand to acquire film rights for her story from Melba's estate.

The Invader (1935 film)

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