American film directorDied when: 96 years 104 days (1155 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Julius "Jules" Dassin (December 18, 1911 – March 31, 2008) was an American film and theatre director, producer, writer and actor.A subject of the Hollywood blacklist in the McCarthy era, he subsequently moved to France, and later Greece, where he continued his career.
He was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Directors' Guild.Dassin received a Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Du rififi chez les hommes.
He was later nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay – Written Directly for the Screen for his film Never on Sunday, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for his Broadway production of Illya Darling.