Blake Edwards

rendező, forgatókönyvíró, producer
Született: 1922. július 26. (Amerikai Egyesült Államok, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Meghalt: 2010. december 15. (Amerikai Egyesült Államok, Santa Monica, Kalifornia)


Mike34 febr. 19. 04:23:36
Edwards made his impact on television by creating two well-received series: the sleek detective drama Peter Gunn (1958–61).
_goldie_ 2015 júl. 26. - 13:24:03
Blake Edwards a vígjátékok királya :)
A Rózsaszín Párduc
A Rózsaszín Párduc visszatér - a mazsom a mazsáé :D
Nem látni és megszeretni
Estély habfürdõvel
Álom luxuskivitelben
kessy6 2007 júl. 29. - 15:34:46 meg nagyon-nagyon sok boldog szuletesnapot neki!!!
flowerpower 2007 júl. 26. - 20:53:43 Előzmény kessy6

Ma van szülinapja! 85 éves. Nagyon boldog szülinapot, Blake!
kessy6 2007 ápr. 08. - 12:07:50
Bocs, vege lemaradt.....potoltam.....
kessy6 2007 ápr. 08. - 12:07:15
Sellers stepped in, and suggested that the character be "bumbling", which, of course, changed not just the character, but the nature of film comedy. The next year, Edwards and Sellers returned with an enjoyable sequel, A Shot in the Dark. Over the years, both Sellers and Edwards used the Pink Panther franchise as a fallback, making another sequel when they needed cash.

In the late 1960s, as Edwards' marriage was dissolving and he was in psychotherapy, he commented in an interview that actress Julie Andrews "is so sweet she must have violets between her legs". Andrews, whose own marriage was ending, sent him a bouquet of violets, and their romance began. He directed her in Darling Lili, and while on location the two shared a house. They decided to marry when his two children wanted to move in with them.

In 1979, after making three Panther sequels in four years, Edwards wrote and directed the hit 10, which made Dudley Moore famous and Bo Derek briefly a star. S.O.B., starring Andrews, was the first of a series of Edwards' films that seemed semi-autobiographical, dealing with aging and the loss of creativity and virility -- and a shocked audience got to see Mary Poppins' breasts. Andrews also starred as the woman playing a female impersonator in 1982's Victor/Victoria, which was arguably Edwards' last great film.

Also in 1982, Edwards released The Trail of the Pink Panther, a mishmash of outtakes from several previous Panther films, starring Sellers -- two years after his death. Sellers' widow, Lynne Frederick, successfully sued Edwards for diminishing the late actor's memory, and received over a million dollars. The next year, Edwards made Curse of the Pink Panther, in which Inspector Clouseau was "missing". In 1993's Son of the Pink Panther, noted chair-walker Roberto Benigni did a poor impression of Sellers, and in 2006's The Pink Panther, Steve Martin filled the role, with Edwards neither writing nor directing.

After several films with poor box office returns, Edwards effectively retired from film after 1993's Son of the Pink Panther. He has directed Andrews on Broadway in Victor/Victoria, and in 2004 he accepted an honorary Oscar, zipping across the stage in an electric wheelchair to receive the statuette for "writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen". It was Edwards' only Academy Award.
kessy6 2007 ápr. 03. - 21:25:30
Blake Edwards is a moviemaker, usually associated with sophisticated, zany comedies, often scored by Henry Mancini. These include the Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers, 10 with Bo Derek, Victor/Victoria with James Garner and Robert Preston, and What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? with James Coburn and Dick Shawn.

Born William Blake Crump, his name changed after his mother married Jack McEdwards, a long-time Hollywood production manager who rose to the rank of assistant director on several films. The "Mc" appears to be an affectation by Edwards' stepfather, whose own father had been J. Gordon Edwards, a film director in the silent era noted for his films with actress Theda Bara, including the 1917 Cleopatra. As a boy, Blake Edwards played on the back lots of studios, and attended school with other children of the movie industry elite. After a stint in the Coast Guard, he went into the family business as an actor, and briefly shared an apartment with Mickey Rooney. Edwards' first film role was an uncredited bit part in Ten Gentlemen from West Point in 1942, with George Montgomery and Maureen O'Hara. In Marshal of Reno, Edwards acted alongside Gabby Hayes and 11-year-old Robert Blake, but the closest Edwards came to a starring role was in 1946, with Strangler of the Swamp.

After dozens of forgettable assignments, Edwards decided that he was not destined to be an actor, and began to work behind the scenes. He started writing movies in the late 1940s, co-scripting and acting in the low-budget westerns Panhandle and Stampede. He wrote radio dramas in the 1950s, including Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. Considered the last drama of radio's golden age, Johnny Dollar starred Edmond O'Brien (and later John Lund) in weekly adventures about an investigator looking into insurance fraud. That show was starchy and serious, but actor Dick Powell was impressed, and asked Edwards to write for his new radio drama, Richard Diamond, Private Eye, where Edwards' trademark snappy scripted sense of humor began blooming.

He directed his first films in the mid-1950s, beginning with the Frankie Laine musical comedy Bring Your Smile Along. In 1956, Edwards wrote and directed Mister Cory, with Tony Curtis in the lead, which he has called his "first film of any consequence". It provided a boost for both Edwards and Curtis, and the next several years were the peak of Edwards' career. He produced TV's Peter Gunn starring Craig Stevens, and made the film classics Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant, Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and Days of Wine and Roses with Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick.

Edwards' most famous work, The Pink Panther, was released in 1963, with Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The part had originally been cast with Peter Ustinov, but that actor reneged at the last minute. Sellers stepped in, and suggested that the character be "bumbling", which, of course, changed not just the cha
kessy6 2007 ápr. 03. - 21:21:42
Szegyen gyalazat,hogy egy mondat nincsen rola........

Blake Edwards (born July 26, 1922) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Born William Blake MCrump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edwards was the son of a stage director. He began his career as an actor and script-writer, including seven screenplays for Richard Quine.

His most popular films have been comedies, the alcoholism-themed melodrama Days of Wine and Roses being a notable exception. His most fruitful collaboration has been with Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther movies. Efforts to revive the Panther franchise after the death of Sellers met with little critical or commercial success, with the exception of the 2006 film, which has earned a 2008 sequel.

In 2004 he received an Academy Honorary Award for cumulative achievements over the course of his film career. He was also portrayed by John Lithgow in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, documenting comic actor Sellers' life and his friendship with Edwards.

His second wife (from 1969) is Julie Andrews, who has appeared in a number of his films including Darling Lili, 10, Victor/Victoria and the autobiographical satire S.O.B., in which Andrews played a character who was a caricature of herself. In 1995, he wrote the book for the stage musical adaptation of Victor/Victoria, also starring Andrews.

They have two daughters together, Joanna and Amy. He also has two children from a previous marriage: actress Jennifer Edwards, and music video director Geoffrey Edwards.

Es ez meg nem minden..........akit erdekel,hogy mit alkotott,az a youtube-on teljes biografiat talal....erdemes megnezni!!!!!!!