Julie Taymor


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Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007). She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a teacher of political science. Young Taymor was fond of... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Frida Director
(2002)
(2007)
Titus Director
(1999)
The Glorias Director

Filmography

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 2010/I The Tempest
 2002 Frida
 1999 Titus
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Oedipus Rex (1993)
 1992 Fool's Fire (TV Movie)
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She was choreographer, costume, mask and puppet designer for Carlo Gozzi's play, "The King Stag," in a summer production at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Andrei Serban was director. Michael H. Yeargan was set designer. John Ambrosone was lighting designer. Christopher Walker was sound designer. ... See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Taymor

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on designing puppets/costumes for 'The Lion King'] Having made the decision not to hide the performers within animal suits or behind masks, the challenge was to convey the animal's essence while maintaining the presence of the human.

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She was awarded the 1999 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Theatrical Event of the Year for the Lion King performed at the Lyceum in London, England. See more »

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