Person Details

Birthday: 1899-08-13 22:16:40

Death: 1980-04-29 22:16:40

Aliases: Hitch , The Master of Suspense , Sir Alfred Hitchcock , Альфред Хичкок , 亞弗列·希治閣 , อัลเฟรด ฮิตช์ค็อก , アルフレッド・ヒッチコック , ألفريد هتشكوك , 알프레드 히치콕 , אלפרד היצ'קוק , Άλφρεντ Χίτσκοκ , Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock , آلفرد هیچکاک , Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Leytonstone, London, England, UK

Homepage: http://www.alfredhitchcock.com

Movie Involvements: 174

TV Involvements: 12


Most Famous Work

Biography

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside “icy blonde” female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or MacGuffins meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: “Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else.” The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.

Most Famous Work

Dial M for Murder
Average
8

Dial M for Murder

(1954) Producer
The Man Who Knew Too Much
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8

The Man Who Knew Too Much

(1956) Producer
Psycho
Average
8

Psycho

(1960) Producer
Vertigo
Average
8

Vertigo

(1958) Producer
Rear Window
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8

Rear Window

(1954) Producer
The Twilight Zone
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8

The Twilight Zone

(1959) Writer
To Catch a Thief
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7

To Catch a Thief

(1955) Producer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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8

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

(1955) Producer

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself
2018 Himself
2017 Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
2015 Himself (archive footage)
2014 Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
2013 Himself
Himself - Archive footage
2010 Himself (archive footage)
2009 Himself (archive footage)
2008 Himself (archive footage)
2006 N/A
2001 Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
2000 Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
1999 Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
1997 Himself (archive footage)
1996 Himself (archive footage)
1985 N/A
1984 Himself (archive footage)
1976 Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics
1973 Himself
1972 Himself
Spectator at Opening Rally (uncredited)
1971 N/A
1969 Man in Wheelchair (uncredited)
1968 Himself - Guest
1966 Man in Hotel Lobby with Baby (uncredited)
Himself
1964 Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited)
Himself
1963 Man Walking Dogs Out of Pet Shop (uncredited)
1962 Himself - Host
1960 Man Outside Office
1959 Man Who Misses Bus
1958 Man Walking Past Elster's Office (uncredited)
1956 Prologue Narrator (uncredited)
Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited)
N/A
1955 Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition
Host
Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus
1954 Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment
1953 N/A
Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited)
1951 Man Boarding Train (uncredited)
1950 Himself - Mystery Guest
1949 Man at Governor's Reception
1948 Man Walking in Street After Opening Credits (uncredited)
1946 Man Drinking Champagne at Party
1945 Man Leaving Elevator (uncredited)
1943 Himself
Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited)
1942 Man in Front of New York Drugstore (uncredited)
1941 Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)
Man Passing David Smith on Street (uncredited)
1940 Man with Newspaper on Street (uncredited)
Man Outside Phone Booth (uncredited)
1938 Man in London Railway Station (uncredited)
1937 Photographer Outside Courthouse (uncredited)
Man Walking Past the Cinema as the Light Is Renewed (uncredited)
1935 Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited)
1934 Man in Raincoat Passing Bus (uncredited)
1930 Man on Street (uncredited)
1929 Man on Subway (uncredited)
Himself
1927 Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited)
Man with Stick Near Tennis Court
Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2014 Treatment
1922 Title Graphics
Title Graphics
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2014 Director
1976 Director
1972 Director
1969 Director
1966 Director
1964 Director
1963 Director
1960 Director
1959 Director
Director
1958 Director
1957 Director
1956 Director
Director
1955 Director
Director
Director
1954 Director
Director
1953 Director
1951 Director
1950 Director
Director
1949 Director
1948 Director
1947 Director
1946 Director
1945 Director
Director
1944 Director
Director
Director
Director
1943 Director
1942 Director
1941 Director
Director
1940 Director
Director
1939 Director
1938 Director
1937 Director
Director
1936 Director
1935 Director
1934 Director
Director
1932 Director
1931 Director
Director
Director
1930 Director
Director
Director
Director
1929 Director
Director
Director
1928 Director
Director
1927 Director
Director
Director
Director
1926 Director
1925 Assistant Director
Director
Assistant Director
1923 Director
Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Production

Art

Editing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1924 Editor
Year Role Movie/Tv

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