Cecil B. DeMille Net Worth

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Cecil Blount DeMille net worth is
$10 Million

Cecil Blount DeMille Wiki Biography

Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director and film producer in both silent and sound films.DeMille began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved on to writing and directing stage productions. His first silent film, The Squaw Man (1914), was a box-office hit and "served to put Hollywood on the map." His first biblical epic, The Ten Commandments (1923), was both a critical and financial success; it held the Paramount revenue record for 25 years.DeMille was renowned for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies. Cleopatra (1934) was his first film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The pinnacle of his career started with Samson and Delilah (1949), his third biblical epic which had "an all-time record business." He went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the first time for his circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. His last and most famous film, The Ten Commandments (1956), is currently the seventh highest-grossing film of all-time adjusted for inflation.In addition to his Academy Award win, he was also awarded an Academy Honorary Award for his film contributions, the Palme d'Or, a DGA Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He was also the first recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is named in his honor.He was married to Constance Adams DeMille in 1902 with whom he had one natural child, Cecilia, and three adopted children, Katherine, John, and Richard. DeMille died in January 1959 of a heart ailment at the age of 77.

Full NameCecil B. DeMille
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1881
Place Of BirthAshfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionProducer, Director, Editor
EducationWidener University
SpouseConstance Adams DeMille
ChildrenJohn DeMille, Cecilia DeMille
ParentsMatilda Beatrice DeMille
SiblingsWilliam C. deMille, Agnes DeMille
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Director, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
MoviesThe Ten Commandments, The Greatest Show on Earth, The King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, The Sign of the Cross, The Cheat, The Squaw Man, Madam Satan, Union Pacific, The Crusades, Reap the Wild Wind, Male and Female, Joan the Woman, North West Mounted Police, The Plainsman, Unconquered, The Godless ...
1Film epics, religious or otherwise.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)$10,000
The Captive (1915)$500 /week
The Warrens of Virginia (1915)$500 /week
1[on why he chose to include a scene of a Roman bacchanal in Manslaughter (1922)] I wished to show that a nation that is addicted to speed and drunkenness is riding for a fall. The best way to achieve this result was to picturize the greatest nation that ever suffered from these vices and show what happened to it. From this, it is easy to drawn a modern parallel.
2The first star of a motion picture should be its story. If this star is properly cast - with drama turning upon drama in an ever-widening, accelerating orbit - its spectacular production-value satellites fall logically into place. Once the course and character of this first-magnitude star have been charted, it should be surrounded by a galaxy of stars which fit properly into its field. If their brilliance adds lustre to the main star, so much the better.
3I am not one who would rail at the public if one of my pictures failed to "get across". The public knows art. I have never yet been connected with a failure, but, if I were, I would blame myself, not my audience.
4I cast Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, the wife of Moses, after our casting director, Bert McKay called my attention to one scene she played in Sombrero (1953), which was a picture far removed in theme from The Ten Commandments (1956), I sensed in her a depth, an emotional power, a womanly strength which the part of Sephora needed, and which she gave it.
5For the roles of Samson and Delilah (1949), I selected two players quite deliberately because they embody in a large part of the public mind the essence of maleness and attractive femininity, Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr. That casting was risky. If it turned out that my two leads had nothing to give to the story but the appearance of male strength and female beauty, however superlatively they shone in those qualities, the real point of the story would be lost. But when I saw the rushes of the scene in the grist mill, of Samson mocked in agony and Delilah discovering that the man she has loved and betrayed is now blind, I knew, if I had not known before, that the talents of Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr are more than skin-deep.
6The critics were less than kind to my selection for the other feminine lead, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri. I think the critics went farther wrong there even than they usually do; I think Anne Baxter's performance was very good. Perhaps the critics were too busy thinking what clever things they could write about our misspelling of Nefretiri's name.
7Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
8[A week before his death, DeMille was asked what his future plans were] Another picture, I imagine... or, perhaps, another world.
9[on "The Squaw Man"] I love this story so much that as long as I live I will make it every ten years.
10I didn't write the Bible and didn't invent sin.
11I make my pictures for people, not for critics.
12A picture is made a success not on a set but over the drawing board.
13Every time I make a picture the critics' estimate of American public taste goes down ten percent.
14It was a theory that died very hard that the public would not stand for anyone dressed in clothes of another period... I got around this objection by staging what we call a vision. The poor working girl was dreaming of love and reading "Tristan and Isolde". The scene faded out, and scenes were depicted on the screen that the girl was supposed to be reading... Thus a bit of costume picture was put over on the man who bought the picture for his theater, and there was no protest from the public.
15[on the set of North West Mounted Police (1940) when Chief John Big Tree's war whoops became too enthusiastic] Mr. Big Tree, please - if you just moderate it a little. It's too harrowing. After all, this is only a massacre.
16Give me any two pages of the Bible and I'll give you a picture.
17[to his crew] You are here to please me. Nothing else on Earth matters.
18The public is always right
1Highly praised for his ability to manage large crowds of extras, the key to DeMille's success at managing the crowds was to give each extra very specific, detailed instructions on what they were to be doing in any given scene, whether it was crossing the street or walking after a carriage or even just conversing with one another. This gave the scenes featuring large crowds a sense of realism and being alive that they otherwise would have liked.
2A conservative Republican, DeMille refused to cast liberal Democrat Burt Lancaster in Samson and Delilah (1949) and The Greatest Show On Earth (1952) due to politics, despite Lancaster's imposing physique and real life experience as a circus acrobat, which allowed him to do his own stunts.
3Charlton Heston, star of DeMille's The Greatest Show On Earth (1952) and DeMille's remake of his own The Ten Commandments (1956), wrote in his autobiography In The Arena of DeMille: "I should have thanked him for my career.".
4His mother was of Jewish descent.
5In a swipe at movie censors, published a satirical newspaper article in which he censored Mother Goose rhymes.
6According to DeMille he fell in love with film after watching The Great Train Robbery (1903) in Manhattan with Jesse L. Lasky. Several days later they lunched with Sam Goldfish (later to change his name to Samuel Goldwyn) and attorney Arthur Friend and formed the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, which later grew to be Paramount Pictures.
7According to Tim Adler's book about the history of the Mafia in Hollywood, in the late 1930s De Mille was threatened by the mob, which wanted to swindle him while he was in his hospital bed. DeMille stood up from the bed and ordered the gangster to get out of his room, because he -- DeMille -- was not afraid of the Mafia.
8From 1940 onward, all of the films that he produced and directed were made in color.
9President of DeMille Pictures Corporation, formed in 1925.
10Beginning in 1940 and continuing on to the end of his career, DeMille always narrated his films.
11Even when DeMille directed a contemporary story, he would frequently insert a sequence showing the same stars in a previous historical era, playing earlier incarnations of their modern-day characters. According to Gloria Swanson, who became a star in DeMille's films, he included these scenes because he genuinely believed in reincarnation.
12Profiled in "American Classic Screen Profiles" by John C. Tibbets and James M. Welch (2010).
13He was buried alongside his brother William C. de Mille at Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Among the pallbearers were Adolph Zukor, Samuel Goldwyn and Henry Wilcoxon.
14After The Ten Commandments (1956), his remake of his earlier The Ten Commandments (1923), DeMille began work on a project about Lord Robert Baden-Powell and the Boy Scout movement, but eventually abandoned it in favor of The Buccaneer (1958). The actor he had in mind to play Baden-Powell was David Niven.
15During his silent movie days, DeMille wanted to film a romantic scene on a California beach. His plan was to film the hero and heroine walking together on the beach as the sun slowly rose over the ocean behind them. He instructed his cameramen to "film the perfect sunrise." However, his cameramen informed him that this would be impossible - the sun does not *rise* over the ocean in California. It *sets!* "Well, then get me a sun-*set*," said DeMille. "We'll use rear-screen projection, and run the film in reverse so it looks like the sun is *rising* in the background." DeMille's camera crew went to the beach and filmed the sun setting over the ocean. A few days later, DeMille filmed the scene with the two actors on a movie soundstage made up to look like the beach. The on-location film of the Pacific sunset was reversed and projected on a rear screen, so that it looked as if the sun was rising slowly on the horizon behind the two actors. The scene was filmed in one take, and DeMille was ecstatic. The following day, DeMille and his crew gathered in a studio screening room to watch the scene. The film looked perfect - until DeMille noticed something that literally reduced him to tears. The reversed "sunrise" behind the two actors looked spectacular - but the waves on the beach were flowing backwards into the ocean, and all the seagulls in the rear projection scene were flying backwards.
16He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1725 Vine Street; and for Radio at 6240 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
17Stuntman Jack Montgomery, who played a Christian cavalryman in DeMille's The Crusades (1935), recalled in an interview the tension that existed between DeMille and the dozens of stuntmen hired to do the battle scenes. They resented what they saw as DeMille's cavalier attitude about safety, especially as several stuntmen had been injured, and several horses had been killed, because of what they perceived to be DeMille's indifference. At one point, DeMille was standing on the parapets of the castle, shouting through his megaphone at the "combatants" gathered below. One of them, who had been hired for his expertise at archery, finally tired of DeMille's screaming at them, notched an arrow into his bow and fired it at DeMille's megaphone, the arrow embedding itself into the device just inches from DeMille's head. He quickly left the set and didn't come back that day. He came back the next day, but for the rest of the picture, DeMille never shouted at the stuntmen again.
18He was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party.
19An active supporter of the practice of blacklisting real or alleged Communists, progressives and other "subversives", in 1952 DeMille attempted to get Joseph L. Mankiewicz removed as President of the Directors Guild because he would not endorse the DeMille-inspired loyalty oath. Directors George Stevens and John Ford managed to block DeMille's efforts.
20The lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globe Awards) is named after him.
21In still another story, DeMille was sitting in a Paramount executive's office, discussing a film he wanted to make. The climax of the film would be yet another huge battle sequence, requiring thousands of extras. When the studio executive complained that it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay all the extras needed for the battle, DeMille smiled wickedly. "I've got that covered," he said. "We'll use real bullets.".
22In another story, DeMille welcomed a new assistant to his private bungalow on the Paramount Studios lot. "This is an old building," he told the young man. "You'll notice the floor slants down and to the left. I'm placing you in the left side office at the end of the hall, so you can watch the heads as they roll by.".
23In another famous story, DeMille was on a movie set one day, about to film an important scene. He was giving a set of complicated instructions to a huge crowd of extras, when he suddenly noticed one female extra talking to another. Enraged, DeMille shouted at the extra, "Will you kindly tell everyone here what you are talking about that is so important?". The extra replied, "I was just saying to my friend, 'I wonder when that bald-headed son-of-a-bitch is going to call lunch.'" DeMille glared at the extra for a moment, then shouted, "Lunch!".
24DeMille is the subject of many Hollywood legends. According to one famous story, DeMille once directed a film that required a huge, expensive battle scene. Filming on location in a California valley, the director set up multiple cameras to capture the action from every angle. It was a sequence that could only be done once. When DeMille shouted "Action!", thousands of extras playing soldiers stormed across the field, firing their guns. Riders on horseback galloped over the hills. Cannons fired, pyrotechnic explosives were blown up, and battle towers loaded with soldiers came toppling down. The whole sequence went off perfectly. At the end of the scene, DeMille shouted "Cut!". He was then informed, to his horror, that three of the four cameras recording the battle sequence had failed. In Camera #1, the film had broken. Camera #2 had missed shooting the sequence when a dirt clod was kicked into the lens by a horse's hoof. Camera #3 had been destroyed when a battle tower had fallen on it. DeMille was at his wit's end when he suddenly remembered that he still had Camera #4, which he had had placed along with a cameraman on a nearby hill to get a long shot of the battle sequence. DeMille grabbed his megaphone and called up to the cameraman, "Did you get all that?". The cameraman on the hill waved and shouted back, "Ready when you are, C.B.!".
25His son, John Blount Demille, was born in 1913. He was of Spanish descent.
26He and his wife adopted daughter Katherine DeMille in 1920, when she was 9. He father had died in World War I and her mother died of tuberculosis. Her birth name was Katherine Lester.
27Died the same day as Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer.
28To promote The Ten Commandments (1956), he had stone plaques of the commandments posted at government buildings across the country. Many of them are still standing to this day, and some are now the subjects of First Amendment lawsuits.
29Before casting of Victor Mature as the male lead of Samson and Delilah (1949), DeMille considered using a then unknown bodybuilder named Steve Reeves as Samson, after his original choice, Burt Lancaster, declined due to a bad back. DeMille liked Reeves and thought he was perfect for the part, but a clash between Reeves and the studio over his physique killed that possibility. Almost a decade later, Reeves found fame and stardom appearing in Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) and many other Italian films.
30Remade four of his own films.
31Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 207-222. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
32At his death, DeMille was in the process of producing/directing an epic film about the creation of the Boy Scouts, to star James Stewart. His estate papers include a script and extensive research material.
33He was perhaps the only director to film two remakes of one of his films: The Squaw Man (1914) (the first film he ever directed), The Squaw Man (1918) and The Squaw Man (1931).
34Grandfather of Cecilia DeMille Presley.
35A photograph of DeMille working on the set of Cleopatra (1934) appears in the selvage on the right side of a sheet of 10 USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamps, issued 25 February 2003, celebrating American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes.
36Was the original host of the popular "Lux Radio Theater", which presented one-hour radio adaptations of popular movies, often with the original stars, always with many of the biggest names in Hollywood. DeMille served as host/director of the series from its debut in 1936 until 1944, when a politically-oriented dispute with the American Federation of Radio Artists forced his suspension, and ultimate resignation, from the program. William Keighley succeeded him for the remainder of the program's run.
37Uncle-in-law of B.P. Fineman.
38Son of Beatrice DeMille, brother of director William C. de Mille, uncle of Agnes de Mille and Peggy George.
39Following his death, he was interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever Cemetery) in Los Angeles, California.
40Only eldest daughter Cecilia de Mille was the DeMilles' natural child, daughter Katherine DeMille and sons John and Richard de Mille being adopted later.
41DeMille was notable for his courage and athleticism and despised men unwilling to perform dangerous stunts or who had phobias. He criticized Victor Mature on the set of Samson and Delilah (1949), calling him "100 percent yellow".
42Although married to wife Constance for fifty-six years, DeMille had long-term affairs with two other women: Jeanie Macpherson and Julia Faye, occasionally entertaining both women simultaneously on his yacht or his ranch. His wife knew of the affairs, but preferred to live with their children in the main house.
43One of the 36 co-founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).


The Buccaneer1958supervising executive producer
The Ten Commandments1956producer - as Cecil B. de Mille
The War of the Worlds1953executive producer - uncredited
The Greatest Show on Earth1952producer
When Worlds Collide1951executive producer - uncredited
Samson and Delilah1949producer
Unconquered1947producer - as Cecil B. De Mille
The Story of Dr. Wassell1944producer
Reap the Wild Wind1942producer - as Cecil B. De Mille
North West Mounted Police1940producer
Union Pacific1939producer
The Buccaneer1938producer
The Plainsman1936producer - uncredited
The Crusades1935producer - uncredited
Cleopatra1934producer - uncredited
Four Frightened People1934producer
This Day and Age1933producer - uncredited
The Sign of the Cross1932producer - uncredited
The Squaw Man1931producer - uncredited
Madam Satan1930producer - uncredited
Dynamite1929producer - uncredited
The Godless Girl1929producer
Walking Back1928producer - uncredited
Hold 'Em Yale1928producer
Let 'Er Go Gallegher1928executive producer
The Angel of Broadway1927producer
The Fighting Eagle1927executive producer
The King of Kings1927producer
The Yankee Clipper1927producer
White Gold1927producer
The Cruise of the Jasper B1926producer
Her Man o' War1926producer
The Volga Boatman1926producer
Whispering Smith1926producer
The Road to Yesterday1925producer
The Coming of Amos1925producer
The Dressmaker from Paris1925supervising producer
The Golden Bed1925producer
Feet of Clay1924producer
The Ten Commandments1923producer - uncredited
Adam's Rib1923producer
Saturday Night1922producer
Fool's Paradise1921producer
The Affairs of Anatol1921producer - as Cecil B. De Mille
Forbidden Fruit1921producer
Something to Think About1920producer
Why Change Your Wife?1920producer
Male and Female1919producer
For Better, for Worse1919producer
Don't Change Your Husband1919producer
The Squaw Man1918producer
Till I Come Back to You1918producer
We Can't Have Everything1918producer
Old Wives for New1918producer
The Whispering Chorus1918producer
The Devil-Stone1917producer
The Woman God Forgot1917producer
The Little American1917producer
A Romance of the Redwoods1917producer
Lost and Won1917producer
Joan the Woman1916producer
The Dream Girl1916producer
Maria Rosa1916producer
The Heart of Nora Flynn1916producer
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1916producer
The Golden Chance1915/Iproducer
The Cheat1915producer
Chimmie Fadden Out West1915producer
Chimmie Fadden1915Short producer
The Arab1915producer
The Wild Goose Chase1915Short producer - uncredited
The Captive1915producer
The Unafraid1915Short producer - uncredited
The Warrens of Virginia1915producer - uncredited
The Girl of the Golden West1915producer
The Ghost Breaker1914producer
Rose of the Rancho1914producer
The Man from Home1914producer
What's His Name1914producer
The Call of the North1914producer - uncredited
Brewster's Millions1914producer - uncredited
The Squaw Man1914producer - uncredited


Till I Come Back to You1918
We Can't Have Everything1918
Old Wives for New1918
The Whispering Chorus1918
The Devil-Stone1917
Nan of Music Mountain1917uncredited
The Woman God Forgot1917
The Little American1917uncredited
A Romance of the Redwoods1917
Lost and Won1917uncredited
Joan the Woman1916
The Dream Girl1916
Maria Rosa1916
The Heart of Nora Flynn1916
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1916
The Golden Chance1915/I
The Cheat1915uncredited
Chimmie Fadden Out West1915
Chimmie Fadden1915Short
The Arab1915
The Wild Goose Chase1915Short
The Captive1915
The Unafraid1915Short
The Warrens of Virginia1915
After Five1915
The Girl of the Golden West1915
The Ghost Breaker1914
Rose of the Rancho1914
The Man from Home1914
What's His Name1914
The Virginian1914picturized by
The Call of the North1914
The Man on the Box1914co-director - uncredited
The Only Son1914
The Master Mind1914uncredited
Brewster's Millions1914
The Squaw Man1914
The Ten Commandments1956as Cecil B. de Mille
The Greatest Show on Earth1952
Samson and Delilah1949
California's Golden Beginning1948Short
Unconquered1947as Cecil B. De Mille
The Story of Dr. Wassell1944
Reap the Wild Wind1942as Cecil B. De Mille
North West Mounted Police1940
Union Pacific1939
The Buccaneer1938
The Plainsman1936
The Crusades1935
Four Frightened People1934
This Day and Age1933
The Sign of the Cross1932as Cecil B. De Mille
The Squaw Man1931as Cecil B. De Mille
Madam Satan1930
The Godless Girl1929
Walking Back1928uncredited
The King of Kings1927
The Volga Boatman1926
The Road to Yesterday1925
The Golden Bed1925
Feet of Clay1924
The Ten Commandments1923as Cecil B. De Mille
Adam's Rib1923
Saturday Night1922
Fool's Paradise1921
The Affairs of Anatol1921uncredited
Forbidden Fruit1921
Something to Think About1920
Why Change Your Wife?1920
Male and Female1919
For Better, for Worse1919
Don't Change Your Husband1919
The Squaw Man1918


Land of Liberty1939
We Can't Have Everything1918
Old Wives for New1918
The Whispering Chorus1918
The Devil-Stone1917
The Woman God Forgot1917
The Little American1917uncredited
A Romance of the Redwoods1917
Joan the Woman1916
The Dream Girl1916
Maria Rosa1916
The Heart of Nora Flynn1916
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1916
The Golden Chance1915/I
The Cheat1915uncredited
Chimmie Fadden Out West1915
Chimmie Fadden1915Short
The Arab1915
The Wild Goose Chase1915Short uncredited
The Captive1915
The Unafraid1915Short uncredited
The Warrens of Virginia1915uncredited
The Girl of the Golden West1915
Rose of the Rancho1914
The Man from Home1914
What's His Name1914
The Virginian1914uncredited


The Night Club1925play "After Five"
Forbidden Fruit1921story "The Golden Chance"
The Little American1917uncredited
A Romance of the Redwoods1917play "Maedchen fuer alles"
The Love Mask1916
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1916story
The Golden Chance1915/Istory
Chimmie Fadden Out West1915
Chimmie Fadden1915Short
The Arab1915story
The Captive1915based on the play by
The Unafraid1915Short story - uncredited
After Five1915play
The Girl of the Golden West1915scenario
The Ghost Breaker1914
The Circus Man1914uncredited
Rose of the Rancho1914scenario
The Man from Home1914story
What's His Name1914
Lord Chumley1914Short play
The Squaw Man1914picturized by - as Cecil B. De Mille


The Buster Keaton Story1957Cecil B. DeMille
The Ten Commandments1956Narrator (uncredited)
Son of Paleface1952Photographer (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Night Life1952ShortSpeaker
The Greatest Show on Earth1952Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Sunset Blvd.1950Cecil B. DeMille (as Cecil B. De Mille: in opening credits)
Samson and Delilah1949Narrator (uncredited)
Unconquered1947Narrator (uncredited)
Variety Girl1947Cecil B. DeMille
The Story of Dr. Wassell1944Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
Reap the Wild Wind1942Prologue Speaker (voice, uncredited)
Star Spangled Rhythm1942Cecil B. DeMille
Glamour Boy1941Movie Director (uncredited)
North West Mounted Police1940Narrator (voice, uncredited)
The Last Train from Madrid1937Crowd Member (uncredited)
Hollywood Extra Girl1935Documentary shortCecil B. DeMille
Madam Satan1930Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
Free and Easy1930Director Cecil B. DeMille (uncredited)
The Squaw Man1914Faro Dealer (uncredited)


Fighting Love1927supervisor
Eve's Leaves1926presenter
Red Dice1926presenter
Three Faces East1926presenter
Made for Love1926presenter
The Wedding Song1925presenter / supervisor
The Coming of Amos1925presenter
Changing Husbands1924supervisor
The Secret Game1917director general
A Mormon Maid1917director general
Betty to the Rescue1917director general
The Secret Sin1915director general
Young Romance1915director general
The Virginian1914director general

Production Manager

The Buccaneer1958supervisor


Jake and the Giants2015mentor


The Lost CityDocumentary completedHimself
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille2016DocumentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryNarrator, 'Samson and Delilah' (uncredited)
The Buccaneer1958Himself - prologue (uncredited)
Social Security in Action1958TV SeriesHimself
Cinépanorama1957TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1957TV SeriesHimself
The Heart of Show Business1957ShortHimself, Narrator
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Academy Awards1954TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV SpecialHimself - Best Picture Winner, as producer
What's My Line?1952TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Ken Murray Show1952TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: The Great Director1951Documentary shortHimself - 'The Great Director'
History Brought to Life1950Documentary shortHost / Narrator (uncredited)
Jens Mansson in America1947Himself (uncredited)
KTLA Premiere1947TV MovieHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary1945Documentary shortHimself
The Hollywood You Never See1934Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-91933ShortHimself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 61931ShortHimself
Estrellados1930Himself (Guest Appearance)
Surf and Sail1929Documentary shortHimself
Life in Hollywood No. 11927ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 71923Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 231923Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 191923Documentary shortHimself
A Trip to Paramountown1922Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 11922Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 1-F1921Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer2009DocumentaryHimself
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema2007DocumentaryHimself
Tal der Träumer2004Video shortHimself
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The DeMille Dynasty1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life1997DocumentaryHimself - Addresses Extras (uncredited)
The Casting Couch1995Video documentary
The Bible According to Hollywood1994Video documentaryHimself
American Masters1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Going Hollywood: The '30s1984DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHimself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1954TV Series
The Movies March On1939Short documentaryHimself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-51933ShortHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2015OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationCreative
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1725 Vine Street.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 6240 Vine Street.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director
1957Boxoffice Blue Ribbon AwardBoxoffice Magazine AwardsBest Picture of the Month for the Whole Family (January)The Ten Commandments (1956)
1957Special AwardPhotoplay AwardsThe Ten Commandments (1956)
1953OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1953Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardAcademy Awards, USA
1953Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorThe Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1953Lifetime Achievement AwardDirectors Guild of America, USA
1953Special AwardPhotoplay AwardsThe Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1952Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1950Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USADistinguished motion picture pioneer for 37 years of brilliant showmanship.
1950Boxoffice Barometer TrophyBoxoffice Magazine AwardsYear's Highest-Grossing PictureSamson and Delilah (1949)
1939Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalUnion Pacific (1939)

Nominated Awards

1957OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Ten Commandments (1956)
1953OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1953DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1935Mussolini CupVenice Film FestivalBest Foreign FilmThe Crusades (1935)

3rd Place Awards

1952NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Known for movies

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