Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890- 1945". Pages 683-688. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Directed seven actors in Oscar-nominated performance: Corinne Griffith, Diana Wynyard, Leslie Howard, Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone and Basil Rathbone.
Is the only person to ever win a best director Oscar for a film (in this case The Divine Lady) that was not nominated for Best Picture.
One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1934 to 1935