Altman, Robert

Born: 1925 AD
Currently alive, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Director

1925 - Born in Kansas City, Missouri


1930-1940 - At age six, he enrolled at St. Peters Catholic School and then transferred to Rockhurst high school, there he began experimenting with a tape recorder


                    - Went to Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington and studied at Junior College 1945 - got into the Air Force as a copilot of a B-24


                     - He began writing short stories and screenplays when he was 20


1950 - Started to make industrial and sports documentary, films for employee training, and advertisements for Calvin Company


1955 - Left the company


1956-1964 - Debut as a director for the teenage gang drama entitled "The Delinquents"


                     - Worked for a number of TV companies and different shows such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Millionaire and Bonanza"


1963 - Founded his own production company Lion's Gate


1968 - Directed "Countdown," a fiction feature film


1969 - Accepted the offer to direct the black comedy-drama about surgeons in a Korean War medical unit entitled "M*A*S*H" which earned him a global box office and a Palme d'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival


1970 - Did "Brewster McCloud"


1971 - "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"


1973 - Did "The Long Goodbye"


1974 - "Thieves Like Us"


1975 - Directed the drama film called "Nashville" in which he got nominated for both Best Film and Best Director


- Received awards of the same title from the National Society of Film Critics


1980s-1981 - Sold his production company


                      - Focused on theatrical adaptation


                      - Won an Emmy Award for directing for the HBO series "Tanner '88"


1990-2000 - Produced films such as: "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" in 1994 "Afterglow" in 1997 "Trixie" in 2000

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