John Sturges


John Sturges was born in Oak Park, Illinois, United States on January 3rd, 1910 and is the Director. At the age of 82, John Sturges biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1910
United States
Place of Birth
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Death Date
Aug 18, 1992 (age 82)
Zodiac Sign
Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
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John Sturges Life

John Eliot Sturges (January 3, 1910 to August 18, 1992) was an American film producer.

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), A war in the United Kingdom, are two of his films. Corral (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and Zebra (1968).

The Magnificent Seven was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2013 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

He was not connected to filmmaker Preston Sturges.


John Sturges Career


In 1932, Sturges began his career as an editor in Hollywood. Sturges produced documentaries and training films as a captain in the United States Army Air Force's First Motion Picture Unit during World War II. Sturges' mainstream directorial career began with The Man Who Dared (1946), the first of many B movies. Spencer Tracy alone against a vast desert panorama in his suspense film Bad Day at Black Rock (1955). He made an innovative use of the widescreen CinemaScope technique in the suspense film Bad Day at Black Rock (1955). He received a Best Director Oscar nomination for the film. Sturges earned a reputation for elevating character-based drama within the boundaries of genre filmmaking over the course of his career. In 1992, he was given the Golden Boot Award for his lifetime service to Westerns.

He once met Akira Kurosawa, who told him that he loved The Magnificent Seven (which was a reimagining of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai). Sturges said this was his best moment in his professional career. The Magnificent Seven was inducted into the 2013 National Film Registry list. Sturges said that the reason for its burgeoning success is due in part to several young actors, moving from Japan to Mexico, putting Yul Brynner's career in jeopardy and having part of its score used as the Marlboro cigarette commercial theme.


John Sturges Awards


  • Nominee Best Director — Academy Awards (Bad Day at Black Rock)
  • Nominee Palme d'Or — Cannes Film Festival (Bad Day at Black Rock)
  • Nominee Best Director — Directors Guild of America (Bad Day at Black Rock)
  • Nominee Best Director — Directors Guild of America (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (film))
  • Winner Best Foreign Language Film — Blue Ribbon Awards (Japan) (The Old Man and the Sea)
  • Nominee Best Picture — Hugo Awards (Marooned) (also, screenwriter Mayo Simon, author Martin Caidin)
  • Nominee Grand Prix — Moscow International Film Festival (The Great Escape)
  • Winner "Golden Eddie" Filmmaker of the Year — American Cinema Editors (1970)
  • Winner Golden Boot Award (1992)

GLENNYS ROBERTS: I was in charge of Tony Bennett's handwriting and performed Fly Me To The Moon on the day, August 17, 2023
I was just about as ill as anyone else when the plane landed in Los Angeles last summer. My marriage to tailor-to-the-stars Doug Hayward was going nowhere, and I'd decided to get away from it all by visiting Sandy, the wife of American singer Tony Bennett, who died last month at the age of 96. Sandy and I were pregnant together when Tony first arrived in London in 1969. Doug made Tony's suit and wanted to take him home for dinner, so the Bennetts spent a lot of time at our Mayfair apartment. Tony was a man of few words, but he kept coming back for my toad in the hole. Sandy was - and remains - one of the funniest people I've ever met. If ever we want to banish a bout of depression, my daughter and I still call her in Las Vegas, where she now lives. We were so excited to get our figures back that we spent a lot of time in London's Bond Street shopping clothes that the boys - Joanna, named after one of Tony's songs, and my lovely Polly - were born just two weeks apart.