Franklin J. Schaffner (1920–1989)

Director | Producer | Actor



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  • Fred J. Koenekamp and Franklin J. Schaffner in Papillon (1973)
  • Franklin J. Schaffner

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Filmography


All Filmography

Did You Know

Trivia

Directed 4 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: George C. Scott, Janet Suzman, Lee Tracy and Laurence Olivier. Scott won (and refused) the award for his performance in Patton (1970).


Trademark

He often used Jerry Goldsmith to compose the scores (Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon, etc.)


Star Sign

Gemini

Personal Details

Born

Franklin James Schaffner

Tokyo, Japan

Died

(age 69)
Santa Monica, California, USA


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