32 Facts About Robert Altman

1. Robert Altman is survived by his wife Kathryn Reed and five children.

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2. Robert Altman went to Canada to shoot That Cold Day in the Park, a portentous modern gothic drama starring Sandy Dennis as a disturbed spinster who brings home a young drifter, with dire consequences.

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3. Robert Altman tried to do for the fashion world what he had done with Hollywood and Nashville in 1994's Ready to Wear, but the film was only a modest success.

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4. Robert Altman directed his first opera at the University of Michigan.

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5. Robert Altman gave stage plays such as Sam Shepard's Fool for Love and Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy similar film treatments.

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6. In 1981, Robert Altman sold his production company, Lion's Gate, for $2.3 million.

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7. In 1975, Robert Altman produced what many deemed to be the best movie of the 1970s, Nashville.

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8. Robert Altman was angered that the film was re-edited before its release, but Countdown did garner some critical acclaim.

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9. In 1963, Robert Altman founded a film production company, Lion's Gate, with Ray Wagner.

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10. Robert Altman talked his way into a directing job at the Calvin Company, which made industrial films in Kansas City.

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11. Robert Altman lived in New York City for a while, trying to find work as a writer of screenplays and stories, but was unsuccessful.

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12. Robert Altman pursued a number of career avenues in Kansas City.

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13. In 1943, when Robert Altman was 18 years old, he joined the United States Air Force.

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14. Robert Altman was born on February 20, 1925, in Kansas City, Missouri.

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15. Robert Altman can not really hide behind the safety blanket of satire here, as it seems clear that OC.

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16. Robert Altman would show me how he wanted the camera to move—always move.

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17. Carol Burnett remembers Robert Altman admitting that many of the ideas in his films came from the actors.

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18. Robert Altman understood the creative limits imposed by the television genre, and now set out to direct and write films which would express his personal visions about American society and Hollywood.

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19. Robert Altman died on November 20, 2006, at age 81 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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20. Robert Altman was one of numerous notable public figures, including the linguist Noam Chomsky and the actress Susan Sarandon, who signed the "Not in Our Name" declaration opposing the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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21. Robert Altman resided in Malibu throughout the 1970s, but sold that home and the Lion's Gate production company in 1981.

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22. Robert Altman was survived by his wife, Kathryn; his 6 children; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

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23. Robert Altman became the stepfather to Konni Reed when he married Kathryn.

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24. Robert Altman was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999.

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25. In 1982, Robert Altman staged a production of Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress at the University of Michigan, where he concurrently taught a course on his films.

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26. In 1969, Robert Altman was offered the script for MASH, an adaptation of a little-known Korean War-era novel satirizing life in the armed services; more than a dozen other filmmakers had passed on it.

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27. Robert Altman learned to work quickly and efficiently on a limited budget.

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28. Robert Altman entered filmmaking on a whim, selling a script to RKO for the 1948 picture Bodyguard, which he co-wrote with George W George.

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29. Robert Altman is one of the few filmmakers whose films have won the Golden Bear at Berlin, the Golden Lion at Venice, and the Golden Palm at Cannes.

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30. Robert Altman never won a competitive Oscar despite seven nominations.

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31. Robert Altman developed a reputation for being "anti-Hollywood" and non-conformist in both his themes and directing style.

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32. Robert Altman is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema.

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