Vincente Minnelli Overview:

Legendary director, Vincente Minnelli, was born Lester Anthony Minnelli on Feb 28, 1903 in Chicago, IL. Minnelli died at the age of 83 on Jul 25, 1986 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Vincente Minnelli was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Gigi in 1958.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best DirectorAn American in Paris (1951)N/ANominated
1958Best DirectorGigi (1958)N/AWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Films (1958-62)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 6, 2023 From 4 Star Films

Gigi (1958) Lerner & Loewe’s adaptation of Colette’s Gigi is a picture accentuating the France of Hollywood’s most opulent dreams and confections frequented by the consummate French people of the movies: Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, and Louis Jordan. Whether it’s Erns... Read full article


’s Films (1946-1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 25, 2023 From 4 Star Films

Undercurrent hardly holds a substantial place in any noir conversations partially because ’s reputation in part seems antithetical to the dark style born out of chiaroscuro and German Expressionism. His background was squarely in luscious art design and stage productions. Like... Read full article


Home from The Hill (1960): Underrated Family Drama

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 30, 2020 From 4 Star Films

“They just live in the same house and kill each other a little at a time, and I’m in the middle.” – George Hamilton The beauty of Home from The Hill is how it systematically works against our preconceived notions of what it will be, repeatedly asserting itself in new and dyna... Read full article


An American in Paris (1951, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 20, 2018 From The Stop Button

For most of An American in Paris, Gene Kelly?s charm makes up for his lack of acting ability. Even after it turns out the story?s about him stalking Leslie Caron until she agrees to go out with him. It?s okay after that point because she falls immediately in love with Kelly once she does. He makes h... Read full article


Undercurrent (1946, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 20, 2017 From The Stop Button

Undercurrent is the story of newlyweds Katharine Hepburn and Robert Taylor. She’s recovering from being in danger of old maidhood–despite being raised by two scientists, she’s content just cleaning up after widower father Edmund Gwenn’s home laboratory. Taylor is a captain of... Read full article


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Vincente Minnelli Facts
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967

Invented the crab dolly, a camera dolly on wheels that can move the camera in any direction.

When he was signed to MGM, he was allowed to apprentice for a year on the lot. By the time he started directing, he knew every department at the studio.

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