Anatole Litvak Overview:

Director, Anatole Litvak, was born Michael Anatole Litvak on May 10, 1902 in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). Litvak died at the age of 72 on Dec 15, 1974 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine and was laid to rest in Cimeti?re du P?re Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1948Best DirectorThe Snake Pit (1948)N/ANominated
1951Best PictureDecision before Dawn (1951)N/ANominated

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

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The Sisters (, 1938)

By Judy on Apr 3, 2016 From Movie Classics

This posting is my contribution to the Bette Davis Blogathon, organised by Crystal at The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Please?visit and read the other postings.? Bette Davis might be best?remembered for her “bad girl” roles, but these were not the only characters she played. In Th... Read full article

Anastasia (1956, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 29, 2015 From The Stop Button

Anastasia manages that fine line between being dramatic and a constant delight. Ingrid Bergman’s performance is magnificent, with Arthur Laurents’s screenplay–and Litvak’s direction of her–never quite letting the viewer in. It’s a mystery after all–is Bergma... Read full article

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945." Pages 677-683. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955.

Directed 4 actresses to Oscar nominations: Barbara O'Neil (Best Supporting Actress, All This, and Heaven Too (1940)), Barbara Stanwyck (Best Actress, Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)), Olivia de Havilland (Best Actress, The Snake Pit (1948)), and Ingrid Bergman (Best Actress, Anastasia (1956)). Bergman won an Oscar for her performance in Litvak's film.

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