I Heart Movies

There’s a kinda health report that went out to Directors Guild of America members which really includes first ADs and 2nd ADs and said something to the extent of the average life expectancy of a DGA member is 58 years. I think the assistant directors, with all the stress they had, brought the median age way down with like premature heart attacks- for being screamed at probably by producers and directors, I think it can take a lot out of you.–Paul Thomas Anderson 


The following legendary filmmakers (29 directors, 2 producers) died of a heart attack.


  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Orson Welles
  • David O. Selznick
  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Frank Capra
  • Jean-Pierre Melville
  • Carol Reed
  • Ernst Lubitsch
  • Max Ophüls
  • George Cukor
  • Fred Zinnemann
  • George Stevens
  • William Wyler
  • Sam Peckinpah
  • Preston Sturges
  • John Sturges
  • Anthony Mann
  • Mike Nichols
  • Lindsay Anderson
  • Roberto Rossellini
  • Satyajit Ray
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Jean Cocteau
  • Josef von Sternberg
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Raoul Walsh
  • Cecil B. DeMille
  • Robert Wise
  • King Vidor
  • Victor Fleming

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