Richard Fleischer

Richard Fleischer

Date of Birth: 08.12.1916
Country: USA

Richard Fleischer: A Biography

Richard Fleischer was a renowned American film director, born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Max Fleischer, a pioneer of animation. Richard studied at the theater department of Yale University and began his career in the theater in 1937. In 1940, he transitioned to the world of cinema, working as an editor and documentary film director, including films such as "Design for Death" (1948) and "The Oscar." He also worked in news and directed the series "This is America."

Fleischer's success allowed him to join a major Hollywood studio where he proved his talent through a series of suspenseful noir programs, such as "Bodyguard" (1948), which he co-wrote with Robert Altman. He made his feature film debut with "Child of Divorce" in 1946. He was known for directing visually stunning films, mostly in the crime and police genres, including "Compulsion" (1959), "The Boston Strangler" (1968), and "The New Centurions" (1972). In 1984, he directed the second film in the Conan series, "Conan the Destroyer."

In addition to his work in film, Fleischer published his memoir, "Just Tell Me When to Cry," in 1993. His filmography includes notable films such as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954), "The Vikings" (1958), "Fantastic Voyage" (1966), and "Doctor Dolittle" (1967). He also directed films in various genres, including adventure, historical, biographical, horror, comedy, and fantasy.

Throughout his career, Richard Fleischer left a lasting impact on the film industry with his versatile directing style and contribution to various genres.