As per our current Database, John Sturges has been died on August 18, 1992(1992-08-18) (aged 82)\nSan Luis Obispo, California, United States.
When John Sturges die, John Sturges was 82 years old.
|Popular As||John Sturges|
|Occupation||Film & Theater Personalities|
|Age||82 years old|
|Born||January 03, 1910 (Oak Park, Illinois, United States, United States)|
|Town/City||Oak Park, Illinois, United States, United States|
John Sturges’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
John Sturges was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.
He started his career in Hollywood as an Editor in 1932. During World War II, he directed documentaries and training films for the United States Army Air Forces. Sturges's mainstream directorial career began in 1946 with The Man Who Dared, the first of many B-movies. He made imaginative use of the widescreen CinemaScope format by placing Spencer Tracy alone against a vast desert panorama in the suspense film Bad Day at Black Rock, for which he received a Best Director Oscar nomination in 1955. Over the course of his career, Sturges developed a reputation for elevated character-based drama within the confines of genre filmmaking. He was awarded the Golden Boot Award in 1992 for his lifetime contribution to Westerns.
Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges, by Glenn Lovell (former film critic for the San Jose Mercury News), was published by University of Wisconsin Press in 2008.
He once met Akira Kurosawa, who told him that he loved The Magnificent Seven (which was a remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai). Sturges considered this the proudest moment of his professional career. Sturges' film was an inductee in the 2013 National Film Registry list, and commented that its popularity is due in part as a springboard for several young actors, transported the locale from Japan to Mexico, putting a twist into the career of Yul Brynner and having as part of its score the Marlboro cigarette commercial theme.