Jules Dassin Overview:

Director, Jules Dassin, was born Julius Dassin on Dec 18, 1911 in Middletown, CT. Dassin died at the age of 96 on Mar 31, 2008 in Athens, Greece and was laid to rest in First Cemetery in Athens, Greece.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Dassin was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best DirectorNever on Sunday (1960)N/ANominated
1960Best WritingNever on Sunday (1960)N/ANominated
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Uptight! (1968): and Ruby Dee

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 24, 2022 From 4 Star Films

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. Uptight was released in December of the same year. It’s a rather unnerving circumstance because the movie was conceived well before the horrid tragedy, and yet this cataclysmic moment haunts the picture. If the struggle for unity was ... Read full article


Short Cuts 3: Night and the City, 1950,

By Aaron West on Nov 10, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Nov 10 Posted by aaronwest Aaron and Dave Eves kick off Noirvember with a discussion about ’s last Hollywood film before being blacklisted and out of work. We talk about the fascinating characters of Harry, Gregorius, and many of the other supporting actors. We also discuss the ac... Read full article


Short Cuts 3: Night and the City, 1950,

By Aaron West on Nov 10, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Nov 10 Posted by aaronwest Aaron and Dave Eves kick off Noirvember with a discussion about ’s last Hollywood film before being blacklisted and out of work. We talk about the fascinating characters of Harry, Gregorius, and many of the other supporting actors. We also discuss the ac... Read full article


Short Cuts 3: Night and the City, 1950,

By Aaron West on Nov 10, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Nov 10 Posted by aaronwest Aaron and Dave Eves kick off Noirvember with a discussion about ’s last Hollywood film before being blacklisted and out of work. We talk about the fascinating characters of Harry, Gregorius, and many of the other supporting actors. We also discuss the ac... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born December 18th;1911-2008 (2)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 18, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Some of the most cleaver films ever made, crisp storytelling, unique characterizations, fanciful results, unusual casting and memorable experiences, that was the work of director . Jewel heists, capers, thrillers, film-noir, comedy, drama, this was his territory, not feeling... Read full article


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Jules Dassin Facts
Father of Julie Dassin.

In 1968, was nominated for two Tony Awards: as Best Director (Musical) and as author of the book of Best Musical nominee "Ilya, Darling," a musical version of his film Never on Sunday (1960).

Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1984.

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