Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Born: August 13, 1899

Died: April 29, 1980

Nationality: English

Occupation: Director

Biography: Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. On 19 April 1955, he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Colombo's Hollywood: wit and wisdom of the moviemakers" (Collins, 1979), p. 132

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Source/Notes: Attributed. According to the book "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light" (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, "nobody has been able to date the origins" of this statement, but "the director himself recalled that he might have said something along those lines in the late 1920s"