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Lewis Milestone Overview:

Director, Lewis Milestone, was born Lev Milstein on Sep 30, 1895 in Kishinev [now Chisinau], Moldova. Milestone died at the age of 85 on Sep 25, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



Lewis Milestone was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning two for Best Director for Two Arabian Knights and All Quiet on the Western Front in 1927/28 and 1929/30 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1927/28Best DirectorTwo Arabian Knights (1927)N/AWon
1929/30Best DirectorAll Quiet on the Western Front (1930)N/AWon
1930/31Best DirectorThe Front Page (1931)N/ANominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Rain (1932, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

Rain is an adaptation of an adaptation. Maxwell Anderson?s script is based on John Colton and Clemence Randolph?s stage script of a Somerset Maugham story. The story?s from 1921, the play first ran in 1922, Rain is from 1932. Maugham?s story is a first-person account, the play is not but does follow... Read full article

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 3, 2015 From The Stop Button

For the first act or so of All Quiet on the Western Front, director Milestone very gently puts the viewer amid the na?vet? of the film’s protagonists, a group of students who drop out to enlist (in the first World War). He opens with this gorgeously complicated shot–brilliantly edited by... Read full article

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Directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Adolphe Menjou (Best Actor, The Front Page (1931)) and Akim Tamiroff (Best Supporting Actor, The General Died at Dawn (1936)).

Cousin of virtuoso violinist Nathan Milstein.

Among his close friends were Harold Lloyd, Gilbert Roland and Dana Andrews.

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