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      Richard Lester

      Richard Lester

      Highest Rated: 100% Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Superman III (1983)

      Birthday: Jan 19, 1932

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      A visually dazzling and witty filmmaker whose hyperkinetic films helped to shape the look and pace of 1960s-era cinema, Richard Lester was the creative force behind the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) and "Help!" (1965), as well as such crowd-pleasing hits as "The Knack And How to Get It" (1965), "The Three Musketeers" (1973) and "Superman II" (1981). After cutting his teeth on American television, Lester relocated to England, where he attracted the attention of Peter Sellers. Their numerous collaborations included the Oscar-nominated short "The Running Jumping Standing Still Film" (1959) which featured many of his trademark flourishes, including visual non-sequiters, a taste for unbridled slapstick and absurdity, and a rapid but precise editing style that won numerous fans, including The Beatles. His work with the pop icons made him a leading figure in British film, where his youthful, anarchic approach found favor around the world. A brief career spiral was thwarted by the success of the big-budget "Musketeers" films, as well as "Superman II." Lester's exuberance and experimentation were later adopted by countless filmmakers, as well as the music video genre, which borrowed wholesale from his Beatles films. Lester's best work brimmed with an energy and charm that remained untouchable, even after five decades.


      A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, from left: George Harrison (holding child), John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, director Richard Lester on set, 1964, hardaysnight1964-fsct07(hardaysnight1964-fsct07) A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, The Beatles, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney candid on the set with director, Richard Lester, 1964. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, The Beatles, 1964, candid on the set with John Lennon reviewing the script and George Harrison talking with director, Richard Lester. PETULIA, Julie Christie, George C. Scott on set with director Richard Lester, 1968 PETULIA, Julie Christie (left), director Richard Lester (behind camera), on location, San Francisco, California, 1968 HOW I WON THE WAR, director Richard Lester on set, 1967 HELP!, Beatles and Director Richard Lester, 1965 HELP!, Director Richard Lester, 1965 SUPERMAN II, director Richard Lester, 1980 SUPERMAN III, director Richard Lester with producer Pierre Spengler and executive producer Ilya Salkind, 1983



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      29% 23% Superman III Director - 1983
      83% 76% Superman II Director - 1980
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      80% 56% Juggernaut Director - 1974
      88% 77% The Three Musketeers Director - 1973
      64% 63% Bed Sitting Room Director,
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      - 1967
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      86% 86% Help! Director - 1965
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      100% No Score Yet Ring-A-Ding Rhythm Director - 1962