Newt Arnold

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Newt Arnold (February 22, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Arnold directed Bloodsport, which was released in 1988 and has since become a cult film[1] and several other screen works. Arnold was the two-time recipient of the Directors Guild of America Award for his work as an assistant director of The Godfather Part II and 12 Angry Men.

Early life[edit]

Born in Palo Alto, California, Arnold earned a bachelor's degree at Stanford University and postgraduate scholarships in the Banff School of Fine Arts and the University of London.[2] He received a master's degree from University of California, Los Angeles.

Film[edit]

In film, Arnold was initially an assistant director particularly in The Ballad of Josie, The Way West, The Devil's Brigade and The Green Berets.[2] Arnold's screen career spanned forty-five years and also included work on television films, miniseries and commercials.[2] For his work as first assistant director of The Godfather Part II he received the Directors Guild of America Award.[2] Arnold received a second Directors Guild of America Award for his work in 12 Angry Men,[2] a remake of the 1957 film with the same title. His directing work on Masada and the miniseries Peter the Great was also praised by critics.[2]

Arnold also directed Hands of a Stranger (1962), Blood Thirst (1965), Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986) and Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood (released posthumously in 2003).[3]

Death[edit]

Arnold died of leukemia on February 12, 2000 in his home in Encino, California.[2] He was survived by his wife and two sons, Jonathan and Evan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serafino, Jason (2012-08-16). "The Must-See Action Movies From The Stars Of "The Expendables 2"". Complex. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Myrna Oliver (February 22, 2000). "Newt Arnold; Award-Winning Filmmaker". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Newt Arnold". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 9, 2016.