BirthdayFebruary 20, 1925
BirthplaceKansas City, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Robert Altman

    Full name: Robert Altman
    Also known as: Robert Bernard Altman, Robert Altman, Altman, Robert Bernard
    Professions: Director, Producer, Writer
    Work: Awards for Robert Altman
    Occupation: Film director and screenwriter

  2. Robert Altman Measurements

    Height: 6' (1.83 m)

  3. Robert Altman Known for

    Gosford Park (2001), MASH (1970), Short Cuts (1993), The Player (1992)

  4. Robert Altman Death information

    Died: Monday, 20th of November, 2006 (Age: 81)

  5. Robert Altman Biography

    Robert Bernard Altman (/???ltm?n/; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective unlike most Hollywood films.His style of filmmaking was unique among directors in that his subjects covered most genres but with a "subversive" twist, typically relying on satire and humor to express his personal vision. Altman developed a reputation for being "anti-Hollywood" and non-conformist in both his themes and directing style. However, actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise, thereby inspiring their own creativity.He preferred large casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, says "he can make film fireworks out of next to nothing."In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award. His films MASH (1970), McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), and Nashville (1975) have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

  6. Robert Altman Family

    Spouse: Lotus Corelli

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