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Name: Guy Hamilton  
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Date of Birth: 16th September 1922
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Guy Hamilton (born September 16, 1922, Paris, France) was a noted British film director. He worked as an assistant for Carol Reed on films including The Fallen Idol (1948) and The Third Man (1949) before turning to directing with his first film The Ringer in 1952. He made 22 movies from the 1950s to the 1980s, including four installments of the James Bond series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming:

His James Bond films were:

  • Goldfinger in 1964
  • Diamonds Are Forever in 1971
  • Live and Let Die in 1973
  • The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974

Other notable films:

  • An Inspector Calls (1954)
  • The Colditz Story (1955) (which he also co-wrote)
  • A Touch of Larceny (1959)
  • The Best of Enemies (1962)
  • Funeral in Berlin (1967)
  • Battle of Britain (1969)

His more recent movies include Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and Force 10 from Navarone (1978).

Hamilton was originally chosen to direct Superman in 1978, but due to tax reasons he was only allowed to be in England for thirty days, where production had moved at the last minute. The film then went to Richard Donner.

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