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Dashiell Hammett
Dashiell Hammett
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May 27, 1894
January 10, 1961
Birth Name:
Samuel Dashiell Hammett
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Portrayed by Jason Robards in Julia (1977) and Frederic Forrest in Hammett (1982). Robards won a Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar for his portrayal.
Born on the exact same day as French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline.
Lillian Hellman and Hammett lived together on and off for decades but were never married.
While not credited, his novel "Red Harvest" was the inspiration for the film Yojimbo (1961), later remade as A Fistful of Dollars (1964) (aka "For A Few Dollars More"), When the Raven Flies (1984) (aka "When the Raven Flies") and Last Man Standing (1996). .
Is portrayed by Sam Shepard in Dash and Lilly (1999).
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