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Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (/ˈmæŋkəwɪts/; February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and he twice won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for both Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives
A Letter to Three Wives
(1949) and All About Eve
All About Eve
(1950).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Hollywood career

2.1 Preservation

3 Family history 4 Death 5 Filmography

5.1 Director 5.2 Writer

6 Awards

6.1 Directed Academy Award
Academy Award
performances

7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Early life[edit] Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Franz Mankiewicz (died 1941) and Johanna Blumenau, Jewish
Jewish
emigrants from Germany.[1][2][3][4] He had a sister, Erna Mankiewicz (1901–1979), and a brother, Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
(1897–1953), who became a screenwriter.[5][6] Herman also won an Oscar for co-writing Citizen Kane (1941).[7] At age four, Mankiewicz moved with his family to New York City, graduating in 1924 from Stuyvesant High School.[8] In 1928, he obtained a bachelor's degree from Columbia University. At 19, he was sent by his college professor father to Berlin
Berlin
where he was to study German drama at the University of Berlin. Instead, Mankiewicz got work at the UFA film studio translating film intertitles from German to English.[1] Hollywood career[edit] Comfortable in a variety of genres and able to elicit career performances from actors and actresses alike, Joseph L. Mankiewicz combined ironic, sophisticated scripts with a precise, sometimes stylized mise en scène. Mankiewicz worked for seventeen years as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and as a producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
before getting a chance to direct at Twentieth Century-Fox. Over six years he made 11 films for Fox, reaching a peak in 1950 and 1951 when he won consecutive Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Screenplay and Direction for both A Letter to Three Wives
A Letter to Three Wives
and All About Eve, which was nominated for 14 Academy Awards
Academy Awards
and won six. During his long career in Hollywood, Mankiewicz wrote forty-eight screenplays. He also produced more than twenty films including The Philadelphia Story which was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Picture in 1941. However, he is best known for the films he directed, twice winning the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Director. In 1944, he produced The Keys of the Kingdom, which starred Gregory Peck, and featured Mankiewicz's then-wife, Rose Stradner, in a supporting role as a nun. In 1951 Mankiewicz left Fox and moved to New York, intending to write for the Broadway stage. Although this dream never materialized, he continued to make films (both for his own production company Figaro and as a director-for-hire) that explored his favorite themes – the clash of aristocrat with commoner, life as performance and the clash between people's urge to control their fate and the contingencies of real life.[citation needed] In 1953 he directed Julius Caesar for MGM, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play. It received widely favorable reviews, and David Shipman, in The Story of Cinema, described it as a "film of quiet excellence, faltering only in the later moments when budget restrictions hampered the handling of the battle sequences".[9] The film serves as the only record of Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
in a Shakespearean role; he played Mark Antony, and received an Oscar nomination for his performance. Mankiewicz was to direct Brando again two years later in the film version of the musical Guys and Dolls. In 1958 Mankiewicz directed The Quiet American, an adaptation of Graham Greene's 1955 novel about the seed of American military involvement in what would become the Vietnam War. Mankiewicz, under career pressure from the climate of anti-Communism and the Hollywood blacklist, distorted the message of Greene's book, changing major parts of the story to appeal to a nationalistic audience. A cautionary tale about America's blind support for "anti-Communists" was turned into, according to Greene, a "propaganda film for America".[10] Cleopatra consumed two years of Mankiewicz's life and ended up both derailing his career and causing severe financial losses for the studio, Twentieth Century-Fox, which were not fully recovered until Rodgers and Hammerstein's popular and acclaimed The Sound of Music was released two years later. Mankiewicz made more films, however, garnering an Oscar nomination for Best Direction in 1972 for Sleuth, his final directing effort, starring Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
and Michael Caine. In 1983, he was a member of the jury at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.[11] Preservation[edit] The Academy Film Archive preserved his films All About Eve
All About Eve
and Sleuth.[12] Family history[edit] He was the younger brother of Herman J. Mankiewicz. His sons are Eric Reynal (from his first marriage), the late writer/director Tom Mankiewicz, and producer Christopher Mankiewicz. He also has a daughter, Alex Mankiewicz. His great-nephew is radio and television personality Ben Mankiewicz, who currently can be seen on TCM. He also was the uncle of Frank Mankiewicz, a well-known political campaign manager who officially announced the death of the assassinated presidential candidate, Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968. He was not related to the similar-sounding British screenwriter, Wolf Mankowitz. Death[edit] Mankiewicz died of a heart attack on February 5, 1993, six days before his 84th birthday. He was interred in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard cemetery in Bedford, New York.[8] Filmography[edit] Director[edit]

Year Title Production company Cast Notes

1946 Dragonwyck 20th Century Fox Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
/ Vincent Price

Somewhere in the Night Richard Conte
Richard Conte
/ John Hodiak
John Hodiak
/ Nancy Guild

1947 The Late George Apley Ronald Colman

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
/ Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
/ George Sanders

1948 Escape Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
/ Peggy Cummins
Peggy Cummins
/ William Hartnell

1949 A Letter to Three Wives Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain
/ Linda Darnell
Linda Darnell
/ Ann Sothern

House of Strangers Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
/ Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
/ Richard Conte

1950 No Way Out Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark
/ Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
/ Linda Darnell

All About Eve Bette Davis
Bette Davis
/ Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
/ George Sanders

1951 People Will Talk Cary Grant
Cary Grant
/ Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain
/ Hume Cronyn

1952 5 Fingers James Mason
James Mason
/ Danielle Darrieux

1953 Julius Caesar Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
/ James Mason
James Mason
/ John Gielgud

1954 The Barefoot Contessa 20th Century Fox Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
/ Ava Gardner Technicolor
Technicolor
film

1955 Guys and Dolls Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn
/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
/ Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
/ Frank Sinatra Eastmancolor film

1958 The Quiet American 20th Century Fox Audie Murphy
Audie Murphy
/ Graham Greene

1959 Suddenly, Last Summer Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
/ Montgomery Clift
Montgomery Clift
/ Katharine Hepburn

1963 Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
/ Richard Burton
Richard Burton
/ Rex Harrison DeLuxe film

1964 A Carol for Another Christmas ABC Sterling Hayden
Sterling Hayden
/ Peter Sellers Television film

1967 The Honey Pot Famous Artists Productions Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
/ Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
/ Maggie Smith Technicolor
Technicolor
film

1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Commonwealth United Entertainment

Co-directed with Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
/ Documentary film

There Was a Crooked Man... Warner Bros. Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
/ Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Hume Cronyn Technicolor
Technicolor
film

1972 Sleuth Palomar Pictures Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ Michael Caine Color film

Writer[edit]

Fast Company (1929) co-writer Slightly Scarlet (1930) co-writer Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) The Social Lion
The Social Lion
(1931) adaptation Only Saps Work (1931) co-writer The Gang Buster
The Gang Buster
(1931) Finn & Hattie (1931) June Moon
June Moon
(1931) co-writer Skippy (1931) co-writer Newly Rich (1931) co-writer Sooky
Sooky
(1931) co-writer This Reckless Age (1932) co-writer Sky Bride
Sky Bride
(1932) co-writer Million Dollar Legs (1932) story If I Had A Million
If I Had A Million
(1932) (segments "China Shop", "Three Marines", "Violet") uncredited Diplomaniacs (1933) co-writer Emergency Call
Emergency Call
(1933) co-writer Too Much Harmony (1933) story Alice in Wonderland (1933) co-writer Manhattan Melodrama
Manhattan Melodrama
(1934) co-writer Our Daily Bread (1934) dialogue Forsaking All Others (1934) I Live My Life (1935) The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) co-writer Dragonwyck (1946) Somewhere in the Night (1946) co-writer A Letter to Three Wives
A Letter to Three Wives
(1949) House of Strangers
House of Strangers
(1949) uncredited No Way Out (1950) co-writer All About Eve
All About Eve
(1950) People Will Talk
People Will Talk
(1951) Julius Caesar (1953) uncredited The Barefoot Contessa
The Barefoot Contessa
(1954) Guys and Dolls (1955) The Quiet American
The Quiet American
(1958) Cleopatra (1963) co-writer The Honey Pot
The Honey Pot
(1967)

Awards[edit]

Year Film Result Category

Academy Awards

1931 Skippy Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay

1941 The Philadelphia Story Nominated Best Picture

1950 A Letter to Three Wives Won Best Director

Won Best Writing, Screenplay

1951 All About Eve Won Best Director

Won Best Writing, Screenplay

No Way Out Nominated Best Original Screenplay

1953 5 Fingers Nominated Best Director

1955 The Barefoot Contessa Nominated Best Original Screenplay

1973 Sleuth Nominated Best Director

Directors Guild of America

1949 A Letter to Three Wives Won Outstanding Directorial Achievement

1951 All About Eve Won Outstanding Directorial Achievement

1953 5 Fingers Nominated Outstanding Directorial Achievement

1954 Julius Caesar Nominated Outstanding Directorial Achievement

1981

Won Honorary Life Member Award

1986

Won Lifetime Achievement Award

Writers Guild of America

1950 A Letter to Three Wives Won Best Written American Comedy

1951 All About Eve Won Best Written American Comedy

Nominated Best Written American Drama

No Way Out Nominated The Robert Meltzer Award

1952 People Will Talk Nominated Best Written American Comedy

1955 The Barefoot Contessa Nominated Best Written American Drama

1956 Guys and Dolls Nominated Best Written American Musical

1963

Won Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement

Directed Academy Award
Academy Award
performances[edit]

Year Performer Film Result

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor

1953 Marlon Brando Julius Caesar Nominated

1963 Rex Harrison Cleopatra Nominated

1972 Michael Caine Sleuth Nominated

1972 Laurence Olivier Sleuth Nominated

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress

1950 Anne Baxter All About Eve Nominated

1950 Bette Davis All About Eve Nominated

1959 Katharine Hepburn Suddenly, Last Summer Nominated

1959 Elizabeth Taylor Suddenly, Last Summer Nominated

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

1950 George Sanders All About Eve Won

1954 Edmond O'Brien The Barefoot Contessa Won

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress

1950 Celeste Holm All About Eve Nominated

1950 Thelma Ritter All About Eve Nominated

References[edit]

^ a b 1983 interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aTNbVyI2Gc (see talk page) ^ The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1998. ISBN 0-684-80620-7. Mankiewicz was the youngest of three children born to the German immigrants Franz Mankiewicz, a secondary schoolteacher, and Johanna Blumenau, a homemaker.  ^ Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 1983. ISBN 0-8057-9291-0. The father, Franz Mankiewicz, emigrated from Germany in 1892, living first in New York and then moving to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in to take a job ...  ^ "Dr. Frank Mankiewicz". New York Times. December 5, 1941. Mankiewicz, Mr. Frank, dearly beloved husband of Johanna, devoted father of Herman, Joseph, and Mrs. Erna Stenbuck. Services Park West Memorial Chapel, ...  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Joseph Mankiewicz Weds. MGM
MGM
Producer Marries Rose Stradner, Viennese Actress". New York Times. July 29, 1939. Retrieved July 2, 2008.  ^ "Erna Mankiewicz Stenbuck, 78, Retired New York Schoolteacher". New York Times. August 19, 1979. Retrieved July 2, 2008. Erna Mankiewicz Stenbuck, a retired, teacher in the New York City schools, died Aug. 1 in Villach, Austria, where she had lived for several years. She was 78 years old. ... She was married in ... to Dr. Joseph Stenbuck, a New York City surgeon who died in 1951. They had no children. She is survived by a brother, Joseph L. ...  ^ "H. J. Mankiewicz, Screenwriter, 56. Winner of Academy Award
Academy Award
in 1941 Dies. Playwright Was Former Newspaper Man.". New York Times. March 6, 1953. His brother, Joseph, is a well known screen author, producer, and director. ... A sister, Mrs. Erna Stenbuck of New York, also survives.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ a b Flint, Peter (February 6, 1993). "Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Literate Skeptic of the Cinema, Dies at 83". New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2007. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, a writer, director and producer who was one of Hollywood's most literate and intelligent film makers, died yesterday at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He was 83 and lived in Bedford, N.Y.  ^ David Shipman The Story of Cinemas, Volume 2: From " Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
to the Present Day, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1984, p.852 ^ Alford, Matthew (November 14, 2008). "An offer they couldn't refuse". The Guardian. London.  ^ "Berlinale: 1983 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved November 14, 2010.  ^ "Preserved projects". Academy Film Archive. 

Further reading[edit]

Chrissochoidis, Ilias (ed.). The Cleopatra Files: Selected Documents from the Spyros P. Skouras Archive. Stanford, 2013. Brodsky, Jack; Nathan Weiss (1963). The Cleopatra Papers. New York: Simon and Schuster.  Mankiewicz, Joseph L.; Gary Carey (1972). More About 'All About Eve'. New York: Random House.  Geist, Kenneth L. (1978). Pictures Will Talk: The Life and Films of Joseph L. Mankiewicz. New York: Scribners. ISBN 0-684-15500-1.  Cheryl Bray Lower: Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Critical Essays and Guide to Resources. Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Co., 2001. ISBN 0-7864-0987-8 Bernard F. Dick: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. New York, Twayne Publishers, 1983. ISBN 0-8057-9291-0 Oderman, Stuart, Talking to the Piano Player 2. BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN 1-59393-320-7. Tom Mankiewicz
Tom Mankiewicz
and Robert Crane. My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

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Awards for Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Director

1927–1950

Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1927) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1928) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1929) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1930) Norman Taurog
Norman Taurog
(1931) Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1932) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1933) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1934) John Ford
John Ford
(1935) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1936) Leo McCarey (1937) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1938) Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
(1939) John Ford
John Ford
(1940) John Ford
John Ford
(1941) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1942) Michael Curtiz
Michael Curtiz
(1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay

1928–1950

Benjamin Glazer (1928) Hanns Kräly (1929) Frances Marion
Frances Marion
(1930) Howard Estabrook
Howard Estabrook
(1931) Edwin J. Burke (1932) Victor Heerman
Victor Heerman
and Sarah Y. Mason
Sarah Y. Mason
(1933) Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
(1934) Dudley Nichols (1935) Pierre Collings
Pierre Collings
and Sheridan Gibney (1936) Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, and Norman Reilly Raine
Norman Reilly Raine
(1937) Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Arthur Lewis, W. P. Lipscomb, and George Bernard Shaw (1938) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1939) Donald Ogden Stewart
Donald Ogden Stewart
(1940) Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller (1941) George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, and Arthur Wimperis (1942) Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, and Howard E. Koch (1943) Frank Butler, and Frank Cavett (1944) Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Robert Sherwood (1946) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

Harry Brown and Michael Wilson (1951) Charles Schnee (1952) Daniel Taradash (1953) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1954) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1955) John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, and James Poe (1956) Carl Foreman
Carl Foreman
and Michael Wilson (1957) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958) Neil Paterson (1959) Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
(1960) Abby Mann (1961) Horton Foote (1962) John Osborne
John Osborne
(1963) Edward Anhalt (1964) Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) James Goldman (1968) Waldo Salt (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975)

1976–2000

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Alvin Sargent (1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Kurt Luedtke (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
and Mark Peploe (1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000)

2001–present

Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

1948–1975

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Anthony Harvey (1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Presidents of the Screen Directors Guild and the Directors Guild of America

King
King
Vidor (1936) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1939) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1941) Mark Sandrich
Mark Sandrich
(1943) John Cromwell (1944) George Marshall (1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Sidney
George Sidney
(1951) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1960) George Sidney
George Sidney
(1961) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1967) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1971) Robert Aldrich (1975) George Schaefer (1979) Jud Taylor (1981) Gilbert Cates (1983) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1987) Gene Reynolds
Gene Reynolds
(1993) Jack Shea (1997) Martha Coolidge (2002) Michael Apted
Michael Apted
(2003) Taylor Hackford
Taylor Hackford
(2009) Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
(2013) Thomas Schlamme (2017)

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Films directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Dragonwyck (1946) Somewhere in the Night (1946) The Late George Apley (1947) The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
(1947) Escape (1948) A Letter to Three Wives
A Letter to Three Wives
(1949) House of Strangers
House of Strangers
(1949) No Way Out (1950) All About Eve
All About Eve
(1950) People Will Talk
People Will Talk
(1951) 5 Fingers
5 Fingers
(1952) Julius Caesar (1953) The Barefoot Contessa
The Barefoot Contessa
(1954) Guys and Dolls (1955) The Quiet American
The Quiet American
(1958) Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) Cleopatra (1963) A Carol for Another Christmas
A Carol for Another Christmas
(1964) The Honey Pot
The Honey Pot
(1967) There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) Sleuth (1972)

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