Franklin J. Schaffner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Franklin J. Schaffner

American film director

Date of Birth: 30-May-1920

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 02-Jul-1989

Profession: film director, trade unionist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Franklin J. Schaffner

  • Franklin James Schaffner (May 30, 1920 – July 2, 1989) was an American film, television, and stage director.
  • He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Patton (1970), and is also known for the films Planet of the Apes (1968), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Papillon (1973), and The Boys from Brazil (1978).
  • He served as President of the Directors Guild of America between 1987 and 1989.

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