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Alfred Hitchcock

Director, Writer Date of birth 13th August 1899
Place of birth Leytonstone, London, England
Year of debut 1925
First feature film The Pleasure Garden


  • Academy Awards nominated5
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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Alfred Hitchcock left school at 14 to study engineering when his father died. He spent five years working his way up from title designer to director at a London film studio. He earned critical acclaim for the silent movie The Lodger in 1927 and his first sound movie Blackmail in 1929. He moved to the US in 1939. Revered by critics and audiences as The Master Of Suspense, he directed many classic movies including Rebecca and Psycho. He died at the age of 80 in Bel Air.

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Did you know?

  • Although Alfred Hitchcock won an Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at the Oscars in 1967, he never won a Best Director Oscar.
  • Four months before he died, he was awarded a Knight Commander of the British Empire.
  • He made several cameo appearances in his movies. For instance, he can be seen walking dogs in The Birds and missing a bus in North By Northwest.
  • He married movie editor Alma Reville in 1926. He was married to her until he died. They had one daughter together.
  • It was rumoured that he didn't have a bellybutton. It was supposedly sewed up during surgery.


  • 5 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1960 Directing - Psycho
    • 1954 Directing - Rear Window
    • 1945 Directing - Spellbound
    • 1944 Directing - Lifeboat
    • 1940 Directing - Rebecca
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1973 Best Director - Motion Picture - Frenzy
    • 1973 Best Motion Picture - Drama - Frenzy