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Jules Dassin (1911–2008)


Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi (1955), Never on Sunday (1960), and Topkapi (1964). He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Samuel Dassin and Berthe Vogel. Young ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Never on Sunday Director
(1960)
Rififi Director
(1955)
Phaedra Director
(1962)
The Law Director
(1959)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Magdalena. Musical. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Perlo Vita
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Personal Quote:

Louis B. Mayer's arm around your shoulder meant his hand was closer to your throat. See more »

Trivia:

His film Rififi (1955) was called "the benchmark all succeeding heist films have been measured against," by the LA film critic Kenneth Turan when the film was re-released in 2000. See more »

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