Franklin J. Schaffner Overview:

Director, Franklin J. Schaffner, was born Franklin James Schaffner on May 30, 1920 in Tokyo, Japan. Schaffner died at the age of 69 on Jul 2, 1989 in Santa Monica, CA .

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Franklin J. Schaffner was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Director for Patton in 1970.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best DirectorPatton (1970)N/AWon
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Franklin J. Schaffner Facts
He was president of Gilchrist Productions from 1962- 1968, and then president of Franklin Schaffner Productions from 1968- 1989.

In 1977, the Franklin J. Schaffner Film Library was established at his alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College.

President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA). [1987-1989]

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