10 Facts about Lewis Milestone

Post On: January 3, 2017
By: Agustina
In: People

Facts about Lewis Milestone tell the readers about the prominent motion picture director. ¬†He was a Moldovan born American man. He earned two titles of Best Director o the Academy Awards for his work in directing Two Arabian Knights (1927) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). He was born on 30th September 1895 and died on 25th September 1980. Milestone had directed other famous movies like Ocean’s 11 (1960), Of Mice and Men (1939), The Front Page (1931), and The General Died at Dawn (1936).

Facts about Lewis Milestone 1: the birthplace

The birthplace of Milestone was located in Kishinev, Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. Today, the area is called Moldova. He was from a Jewish family background.

Lewis Milestone

Lewis Milestone

Facts about Lewis Milestone 2: relocating to United States

Just before the First World War broke out, Milestone relocated to United States in 1912.

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Facts about Lewis Milestone 3: the jobs of Milestone

During the First World War, Milestone became an assistant director for the army training films in US Signal Corps.

Facts about Lewis Milestone 4: as a US citizen

Milestone became a US citizen after the naturalization process in 1919.

Two Arabian Knights

Two Arabian Knights

Facts about Lewis Milestone 5: moving to Hollywood

Milestone moved to Hollywood after the end of the First World War. He had the job as a film cutter. Then he was appointed as an assistant director.

Facts about Lewis Milestone 6: promotion as director

Milestone was promoted as a director by Howard Hughes. During the first Academy Award ceremony, he won the Best Director for the 1928 film Two Arabian Knights.

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Facts about Lewis Milestone 7: All Quiet on the Western Front

Another success of Milestone was when he directed All Quiet on the Western Front. It earned him another Oscar for Best Director. The movie was adapted from a novel by Erich Maria Remarque.

Facts about Lewis Milestone 8: rotoambulator

Rotoambulator is a tool combined from a crane and a dolly, which has three wheels. This tool had been used by Milestone during the filming of The Front Page.

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Facts about Lewis Milestone 9: the works of Milestone in 1930s and 1940s

In 1930s and 1940s, the work of Milestone was characterized with the usage of fluid camera.

Facts about Lewis Milestone

Facts about Lewis Milestone

Facts about Lewis Milestone 10: the war movies

Some movies of Milestone set in the war included A Walk in the Sun, The Purple Heart and The North Star.

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