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Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
Born:
June 23, 1927
Died:
September 23, 1987
Age:
60
Birth Name:
Robert Louis Fosse
Nickname:
Flash
Country:
Awards:
Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 9 nominations.
Position in rating:
Some Facts
Was acting mentor to actress Melanie Griffith.
Fosse has unintentionally competed with Francis Ford Coppola on several occasions. Both were up for the 1972 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for The Godfather (1972) and Fosse for Cabaret (1972); Fosse won). Both were up for the 1974 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Fosse for Lenny (1974); Coppola won). Both were up for the 1979 Best Director Oscar (Coppola for Apocalypse Now (1979) and Fosse for All That Jazz (1979); neither won). Also, when Fosse's film won the Palme D'or at the Cannes film festival in 1980 (Coppola won the previous year for Apocalypse Now (1979)), he tied with the Akira Kurosawa film Kagemusha (1980), which had two Americans as executive producers: George Lucas and Coppola.
His idol was Fred Astaire.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 302-304. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
Directed five actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine and Roy Scheider. Minnelli and Grey won for their performances in Cabaret (1972).
Personal Quotes
[on working with Valerie Perrine on Lenny (1974)] Quite simply, she is the best actress I have ever directed.
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I'm still working on my life, just like it's out of town, and when I get it fixed, I'll bring it in.
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Don't dance for the audience; dance for yourself.
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I thank God that I wasn't born perfect.
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[on the chances of an Oscar for All That Jazz (1979)] I'm such a long shot. I think anyone who bets on me should get a toaster, like they give out in banks, for having made the investment.
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