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John Richard Schlesinger CBE (February 16, 1926 - July 25, 2003) was an English film director. The documentary “Terminus” earned him a Venice Film Festival Gold Lion and a British Academy Award. Schlesinger’s “Midnight Cowboy” was internationally acclaimed and it won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture.
Schlesinger also directed stage productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the musical “I and Albert” (1972) at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. From 1973 he was an associate director of the Royal National Theatre.
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