STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,017 this week

John Frankenheimer (1930–2002)


Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera. ... See full bio »

What Are Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2019?

Check out our list of the most anticipated movie releases for the rest of 2019.

See the list

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Ronin
Mon, Aug 26 12:00 PM PDT on SHOWX (583)
The General's Daughter
Thu, Aug 29 10:30 PM PDT on TNT (052)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 people
created 03 Dec 2015
 
a list of 32 people
created 08 Jun 2016
 
a list of 21 people
created 03 Dec 2017
 
a list of 45 people
created 25 Oct 2017
 
a list of 27 people
created 18 Jul 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of John Frankenheimer's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1962)
(1996)
(1964)
(1962)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (52 credits)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
 2001 Ambush (Short)
 1998 Ronin
 1997 George Wallace (TV Movie)
 1996 Andersonville (TV Mini-Series)
 1995 Silo 3 Jane
 1994 Against the Wall (TV Movie)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Maniac at Large (1992)
 1989 Dead Bang
 1987 Riviera (TV Movie) (as Alan Smithee)
 1986 52 Pick-Up
 1982 The Rainmaker (TV Movie)
 1982 The Challenge
 1979 Prophecy
 1977 Black Sunday
 1971 The Horsemen
 1968 The Fixer
 1966 Grand Prix
 1966 Seconds
 1964 The Train
 1962 All Fall Down
 1959-1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The American (1960)
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Fifth Column (1960)
 1960 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (TV Movie)
 1960 The Fifth Column (TV Movie)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Last Summer (1958)
 1956 The Ninth Day (TV Movie)
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Figures in Clay (1956)
- Flame-Out in T-6 (1956)
 1954-1955 Danger (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Dark Curtain (1955)
- Precinct Girl (1955)
 1954 You Are There (TV Series) (1 episode)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (11 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Smithee

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There are two things I will never do in my life. I will never climb Mount Everest, and I will never work with Val Kilmer again. There isn't enough money in the world. - in Premiere magazine, April 1997. (Frankenheimer directed the 1996 film The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), which starred Val Kilmer, with whom he reportedly had personal differences.) See more »

Trivia:

Owned a 1988 supercharged Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL, which was willed to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles upon his death. It can occasionally be seen at the museum on display. See more »

Trademark:

Films set in France See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed