John Frankenheimer
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"John Michael Frankenheimer" was an American film and television director known for social dramas and action/suspense films. Among his credits were Birdman of Alcatraz (film)/Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)/The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Train (1964 film)/The Train (1964), Seconds (film)/Seconds (1966), Grand Prix (1966 film)/Grand Prix (1966), French Connection II (1975), Black Sunday (1977 film)/Black Sunday (1977), and Ronin (film)/Ronin (1998).

Frankenheimer won four consecutive Emmy Awards in the 1990s for the television movies Against the Wall (1994 film)/Against the Wall, The Burning Season (1994 film)/The Burning Season, Andersonville (film)/Andersonville, and George Wallace (film)/George Wallace, which also received a Golden Globe award. He was considered one of the last remaining directors who insisted on having complete control over all elements of production, making his style unique in Hollywood.

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