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Arthur Penn Overview:

Director, Arthur Penn, was born on Sep 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. Penn died at the age of 88 on Sep 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City .



Although Penn was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1962Best DirectorThe Miracle Worker (1962)N/ANominated
1967Best DirectorBonnie and Clyde (1967)N/ANominated
1969Best DirectorAlice's Restaurant (1969)N/ANominated

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 14, 2015 From The Stop Button

Bonnie and Clyde opens with two immediate introductions. First, in the opening titles, photographs from the 1930s set the scene. Second, in the first scene, with Faye Dunaway (as Bonnie) and Warren Beatty (as Clyde) meet one another and flirt their way into armed robbery. Okay, maybe in the latter, ... Read full article

Little Big Man (1970, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 15, 2015 From The Stop Button

Little Big Man is episodic. It has to be. Director Penn knows he can’t reveal the tragedy of the film right off because it’d be unbearable but he also can’t avoid it. The film starts in a bookend with an incredibly aged Dustin Hoffman beginning to recount the story; he do so out of... Read full article

Dead of Winter (1987, )

on Jun 25, 2008 From The Stop Button

Loath as I am to be glib about a director like , Dead of Winter comes off like a TNT Original Movie. Penn proves himself–with the exception of maybe one scene and even then it’s awkward because it’s using Steadicam–almost completely inept at directing a... Read full article

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Arthur Penn Facts
Won Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Director (Dramatic) for "The Miracle Worker." He was also Tony-nominated two other times: in 1958 as Best Director for "Two for the Seesaw." and in 1961 as Best Director (Dramatic) for "All the Way Home."

He directed 8 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Patty Duke, Anne Bancroft, Estelle Parsons, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard and Chief Dan George. Duke, Bancroft and Parsons won Oscars for their performances in one of Penn's movies.

Interviewed in "The Director's Event: Interviews with Five American Filmmakers," by Eric Sherman and Martin Rubin.

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