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Michael Curtiz (1886–1962)


Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros. and became thoroughly entrenched in the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Casablanca
Casablanca Director
(1942)
White Christmas
White Christmas Director
(1954)
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce Director
(1945)

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 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Part 1 (1967) ... (segment "director "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
 1959 The Hangman
 1958 King Creole
 1954 The Egyptian
 1951 Force of Arms
 1950 Bright Leaf
 1949 Flamingo Road
 1946 Night and Day
 1944 Janie
 1942 Casablanca
 1941 Dive Bomber
 1941 The Sea Wolf
 1940 The Sea Hawk
 1940 Virginia City
 1939 Four Wives
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short)
 1939 Dodge City
 1939 Blackwell's Island (uncredited)
 1937 Kid Galahad
 1937 Marked Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Black Legion (uncredited)
 1936 Anthony Adverse (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood
 1935 Go Into Your Dance (uncredited)
 1935 Black Fury
 1934 British Agent
 1934 The Key
 1934 Mandalay
 1933 Female
 1933 Goodbye Again
 1933 The Mayor of Hell (uncredited)
 1933 The Keyhole
 1932 Doctor X
 1930 River's End
 1930 Bright Lights
 1930 The Office Wife (uncredited)
 1930 Mammy
 1929 The Gamblers
 1929 Glad Rag Doll
 1928 Noah's Ark
 1928 Tenderloin
 1927 A Million Bid
 1926 The Golden Butterfly (as Michael Kertesz)
 1926 Fiaker Nr. 13 (as Michael Kertész)
 1925 Das Spielzeug von Paris (as Michael Kertesz)
 1924 General Babka
 1924 The Moon of Israel (as Michael Courtice)
 1924 Harun al Raschid (as Michael Kertész)
 1923 Nameless (as Michael Kertész)
 1923 Die Lawine (as Michael Kertesz)
 1923 Der junge Medardus (as Michael Kertész)
 1922 Sodom und Gomorrha (as Mihály Kertész)
 1921 Labyrinth des Grauens (as Mihaly Kertesz)
 1921 Mrs. Dane's Confession (as Michael Kertesz)
 1921 Good and Evil (as Michael Kertesz)
 1921 Mrs. Tutti Frutti (as Michael Kertész)
 1920 Die Gottesgeisel (as Michael Kertesz)
 1920 Der Stern von Damaskus (as Michael Kertesz)
 1920 A víg özvegy (as Kertész Mihály)
 1920 Boccaccio (as Michael Kertesz)
 1919 Liliom (as Kertész Mihály)
 1919 Die Dame mit dem schwarzen Handschuh (as Michael Kertesz)
 1919 Jön az öcsém (Short) (as Kertész Mihály)
 1919 Lu, a kokott (as Mihály Kertész)
 1919 Alraune (as Mihály Kertész)
 1918 Lulu
 1918 Az ezredes (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 A napraforgós hölgy (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 Varázskeringö (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 A skorpió I. (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 Júdás (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 Az ördög (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 99 (as Mihály Kertész)
 1918 Árendás zsidó (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 Egy krajcár története (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 A csúnya fiú (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 Tavasz a télben (as Kertész Mihály)
 1918 Lulu szerelmei (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 A béke útja (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 A vörös Sámson (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 A föld embere (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 A szentjóbi erdö titka (as Mihály Kertész)
 1917 A senki fia (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 Tatárjárás (Short) (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 Az utolsó hajnal (as Mihály Kertész)
 1917 A kuruzsló (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 Halálcsengö (as Mihály Kertész)
 1917 Zoárd mester (as Mihály Kertész)
 1917 A magyar föld ereje (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 A fekete szivárvány (as Kertész Mihály)
 1917 Farkas (as Kertész Mihály)
 1916 Doktor úr (as Kertész Mihály)
 1916 A bánat asszonya (as Kertész Mihály)
 1916 Az ezüst kecske (as Kertész Mihály)
 1916 A karthausi (as Kertész Mihály)
 1916 Makkhetes (as Mihály Kertész)
 1915 Akit ketten szeretnek (as Kertész Mihály)
 1915 Bánk bán (as Kertész Mihály)
 1915 A kölcsönkért csecsemök (as Kertész Mihály)
 1915 The Undesirable (as Kertész Mihály)
 1915 A paradicsom (as Kertész Mihály)
 1914 Az éjszaka rabja (as Kertész Mihály)
 1914 A hercegnö pongyolája (as Kertész Mihály)
 1914 Az aranyásó (as Mihály Kertész)
 1914 Rablélek (as Kertész Mihály)
 1913 Az utolsó bohém (as Kertész Mihály)
 1913 Házasodik az uram (as Kertész Mihály)
 1912 Ma és holnap (as Kertész Mihály)
 1912 Az ezüst kecske (Short) (as Kertész Mihály)
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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Courtice | Michael Kertesz | Mihaly Kertesz | Michael Kertész | Mihály Kertész | Kertész Mihály

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the set of The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), attempting to explain that he wanted a lot of riderless horses in the background of the climactic charge] Bring on the empty horses. NOTE: David Niven, who was in the cast of the film and heard about the remark, later used it as the title for his autobiography. See more »

Trivia:

Directed ten different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Paul Muni, John Garfield, James Cagney, Walter Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Eve Arden and William Powell. Cagney and Crawford won Oscars for their performances in one of Curtiz' movies. See more »

Nickname:

Miska

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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