Cecil B. DeMille
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"Cecil Blount DeMille" was an American film director and film producer in both Silent film/silent and sound films.

DeMille began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved on to writing and directing stage productions. His first silent film, The Squaw Man (1914 film)/The Squaw Man (1914), was a box-office hit and "served to put Hollywood on the map." His first biblical epic, The Ten Commandments (1923 film)/The Ten Commandments (1923), was both a critical and financial success; it held the Paramount revenue record for 25 years.

DeMille was renowned for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies. Cleopatra (1934 film)/Cleopatra (1934) was his first film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The pinnacle of his career started with Samson and Delilah (1949 film)/Samson and Delilah (1949), his third biblical epic which had "an all-time record business." He went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the first time for his circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. His last and most famous film, The Ten Commandments (1956 film)/The Ten Commandments (1956), is currently the List of highest-grossing films#Highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation/seventh highest-grossing film of all-time adjusted for inflation.

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