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Richard Lester was one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, and continued his career into the 1970s and early '80s. He is best remembered for the two films he helmed starring The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (1964) (1964) and Help! (1965) (1965), the frenetic cutting style of which was seen by many as the predecessor of the music video a... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Superman II
Superman II Director
(1980)
Superman III
Superman III Director
(1983)
A Hard Day's Night
(1964)
The Three Musketeers
(1973)

Filmography

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 2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Video) (uncredited)
 1991 Get Back (Documentary)
 1989 Paul McCartney (Documentary short)
 1983 Superman III
 1980 Superman II
 1979 Cuba
 1976 The Ritz
 1975 Royal Flash
 1974 Juggernaut
 1968 Petulia
 1965 Help!
 1962 Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (as Dick Lester)
 1959 The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (Short) (as Dick Lester)
 1958 After Hours (TV Series)
 1956 Son of Fred (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1956 A Show Called Fred (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... (as Dick Lester)
 1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1956)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1954 The Vise (TV Series)
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3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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[on wandering around Europe in 1954] I played the piano at an army base outside of Paris. And I played the guitar in a café in the south of Spain. I didn't do it very often. The first time I did it for an evening, it was to get a free meal. And I'd also put a plate down beside me in which I'd put three of my own pesetas to encourage others to do likewise. I played folk songs and sang for the ... See more »

Trivia:

While working on the parts of Superman (1978) that would be incorporated in the sequel Superman II (1980), cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth died unexpectedly on October 28, 1978. When Lester took over the directorial reins from Richard Donner, he decided to give the sequel a comic-book look rather than the stately, mythic look that Donner and Unsworth had crafted for the first movie, and ... See more »

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Frequently has characters in the background making amusing comments about the main action.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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