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Alfred Hitchcock
Born August 13, 1899
Died April 29, 1980





 Biography
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.

Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or "MacGuffins" meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon.

Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.

 Movies

CASTING
Rebecca (1940) Man Outside Phone Booth
Psycho (1960) Man Outside Office
Rear Window (1954) Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment (uncredited)
Murder! (1930) Man on Street (uncredited)
The Making of 'Psycho' (1997) Himself (archive footage)
The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973) Himself
A Profile of Hitchcock: The Early Years (1999)
Blackmail (1929) Man on Subway (uncredited)
Night Will Fall (2014) Himself (archive footage)
Sound Test for Blackmail (1929)
To Catch a Thief (1955) Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Himself (archive footage)
Marnie (1964) Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited)
The Trouble with Marnie (2000) Himself (archive footage)
Under Capricorn (1949) Man at Governor's Reception
North by Northwest (1959) Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited)
Dial M for Murder (1954) Man at Tony's Table in Dinner Photograph (uncredited)
The 39 Steps (1935) Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited)
The Illustrated Hitchcock (1972) Himself
Strangers on a Train (1951) Man Boarding Train (uncredited)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited)
A Talk with Hitchcock (1964) Himself
Notorious (1946) Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited)
I Confess (1953) Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited)
Foreign Correspondent (1940) Man with Newspaper on Street
The Psycho Legacy (2010) Himself (archive footage)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1928) Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Easy Virtue (1928) Man with Stick Near Tennis Court
Family Plot (1976) Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics
The Trouble with Harry (1955) Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition
In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy (2008) Himself (archive footage)
Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' (2000) Himself (archive footage)
The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock (1999) Himself (archive footage)
The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' (2000) Himself (archive footage)
Rope Unleashed (2001) Himself (archive footage)
Plotting 'Family Plot' (2001) Himself (archive footage)
'Torn Curtain' Rising (2000) Himself (archive footage)
'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic (2000) Himself (archive footage)
All About 'The Birds' (1999) Himself (archive footage)
The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over (2001) Himself (archive footage)
The Story of 'Frenzy' (2001) Himself (archive footage)
Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1999) Himself (archive footage)
The Wrong Man (1956) Prologue Narrator (uncredited)
The Ring (1927) Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited)
The Lady Vanishes (1938) Man in London Railway Station (uncredited)
Memory of the Camps (2015) Himself (archive footage)
Show-Business at War (1943) Himself
Billy Wilder Speaks (2006)
The Universal Story (1996) Himself (archive footage)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) Man in Raincoat Passing Bus (uncredited)
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) Himself (archive footage)
Terror in the Aisles (1984) Himself (archive footage)
Young and Innocent (1938) Photographer Outside Courthouse (uncredited)

CREW
North by Northwest (1959) Director
North by Northwest (1959) Producer
Rebecca (1940) Director
The 39 Steps (1935) Director
Notorious (1946) Director
Notorious (1946) Producer
Notorious (1946) Screenplay
To Catch a Thief (1955) Director
To Catch a Thief (1955) Producer
Vertigo (1958) Director
Vertigo (1958) Producer
Marnie (1964) Director
Marnie (1964) Producer
Dial M for Murder (1954) Director
Dial M for Murder (1954) Producer
Psycho (1960) Director
Psycho (1960) Producer
Blackmail (1929) Screenplay
Blackmail (1929) Director
Rear Window (1954) Director
Rear Window (1954) Producer
The Birds (1963) Director
The Birds (1963) Producer
Frenzy (1972) Director
Frenzy (1972) Producer
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Director
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Producer
Strangers on a Train (1951) Director
Strangers on a Train (1951) Producer
The Lady Vanishes (1938) Director
Rope (1948) Director
Rope (1948) Producer
Stage Fright (1950) Director
Stage Fright (1950) Producer
Topaz (1969) Director
Topaz (1969) Producer
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1928) Director
Secret Agent (1936) Director
Young and Innocent (1938) Director
Spellbound (1945) Director
Under Capricorn (1949) Director
Under Capricorn (1949) Producer
The Manxman (1929) Director
I Confess (1953) Director
I Confess (1953) Producer
The Trouble with Harry (1955) Director
The Trouble with Harry (1955) Producer
Torn Curtain (1966) Director
Torn Curtain (1966) Producer
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Director
Family Plot (1976) Director
Family Plot (1976) Producer
The Wrong Man (1956) Director
Suspicion (1941) Director
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) Director
The Paradine Case (1947) Director
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) Director
Murder! (1930) Director
Jamaica Inn (1939) Director
Saboteur (1942) Director
Foreign Correspondent (1940) Director
Sabotage (1937) Director
Lifeboat (1944) Director
The Farmer's Wife (1930) Director
Rich and Strange (1931) Director
Rich and Strange (1931) Adaptation
Champagne (1928) Director
Champagne (1928) Writer
Easy Virtue (1928) Director
The Ring (1927) Director
The Ring (1927) Writer
Number Seventeen (1932) Director
Number Seventeen (1932) Screenplay
The Pleasure Garden (1925) Director
Juno and the Paycock (1930) Director
Juno and the Paycock (1930) Writer
Aventure Malgache (1944) Director
Bon Voyage (1944) Director
The Skin Game (1931) Director
The Skin Game (1931) Writer
Downhill (1927) Director
Waltzes from Vienna (1934) Director
Elstree Calling (1930) Director
Mary (1931) Director
The Mountain Eagle (1926) Director
The White Shadow (1924) Art Direction
The White Shadow (1924) Screenplay
The White Shadow (1924) Editor
The Passionate Adventure (1924) Writer
Woman to Woman (1923) Writer
Lifeboat (1944) Producer
Sound Test for Blackmail (1929) Director
The Man from Home (1922) Art Direction
The Man from Home (1922) Title Graphics
Three Live Ghosts (1922) Art Direction
Three Live Ghosts (1922) Title Graphics
The Passionate Adventure (1924) Art Direction
Lifeboat (1944) Story
Always Tell Your Wife (1923) Director
The Blackguard (1925) Writer
The Blackguard (1925) Art Direction
The Blackguard (1925) Assistant Director
The Fighting Generation (1944) Director
The Prude's Fall (1925) Writer
The Prude's Fall (1925) Assistant Director
Number 13 Director
Number 13 Producer
The Bonnie Brier Bush (1921) Title Designer
Memory of the Camps (2015) Treatment
Murder! (1930) Adaptation
Lord Camber's Ladies (1932) Producer
Blackmail (Silent Version) (1929) Director
Saavi (1985) Adaptation
Memory of the Camps (2015) Director
An Elastic Affair (1930) Director
Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945) Director
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1928) Writer

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