Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli

director, additional crew, music department

Vincente Minnelli was born on Feb 28, 1903 in USA. Vincente Minnelli's big-screen debut came with Artist and Models directed by Raoul Walsh in 1937. Vincente Minnelli is known for Home from the Hill directed by Vincente Minnelli, Robert Mitchum stars as Captain Wade Hunnicutt and Eleanor Parker as Hannah Hunnicutt. Vincente Minnelli has got 7 awards and 20 nominations so far. The most recent award Vincente Minnelli achieved is Online Film & Television Association. The upcoming new movie Vincente Minnelli plays is A Matter of Time which will be released on Oct 31, 1976.

Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set designer and costumer, adopting a Latinized version of his father's first name when he was hired as an art-director by Radio City Music Hall. The fall of 1935 saw his directorial debut for a Franz Schubert revue, At Home Abroad. The show was the first of three, in the best Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. spirit, before receiving Arthur Freed's offer to work at MGM. This was his second try at Hollywood -- a short unsuccessful contract at Paramount led nowhere. He stayed at MGM for the next 26 years. After working on numerous Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland vehicles, usually directed by Busby Berkeley, Arthur Freed gave him his first directorial assignment on Un petit coin aux cieux (1943), a risky screen project with an all-black cast. This was followed by the ambitious period piece Le chant du Missouri (1944) whose star Judy Garland he married in 1945. Employing first-class MGM technicians, Minnelli went on directing musicals -- Tous en scène ! (1953) - as well as melodramas -- Comme un torrent (1958) - and urban comedies like La femme modèle (1957), occasionally even working on two films simultaneously. Minnelli is one of the few directors for whom Technicolor seems to have been invented. Many of his films included in every one of his movies features a dream sequence.

  • Birthday

    Feb 28, 1903
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

Known For


7 wins & 20 nominations

Online Film & Television Association
Winner - OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Laurel Awards
Top Director
Winner - Golden Laurel
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