STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,764 this week

Richard Fleischer (1916–2006)


Richard firmly established his credentials with such epics as The Vikings (1958) , 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Barabbas (1961) and also proved to be a master of intimate drama with Compulsion (1959) , which won Cannes Festival awards for it's male stars. He won an Academy Award for one of his earliest films - a documentary Design for ... See full bio »

Child Stars, Then and Now

Check out some of our favorite child stars from movies and television. See how many you recognize now that they're grown up.

See the gallery

The Best Movies Coming This Summer

Plan your summer of movies with IMDb's Summer Movie Guide, featuring all the best films coming to theaters and streaming this season.

See the full list

Related News

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Fantastic Voyage
Mon, Jul 04 3:37 PM PDT on THMAX (534)
Fantastic Voyage
Mon, Jul 11 5:17 AM PDT on THMAX (534)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 people
created 22 Jul 2020
 
a list of 36 people
created 31 Dec 2019
 
a list of 34 people
created 12 Jan 2016
 
a list of 25 people
created 09 Aug 2014
 
a list of 39 people
created 24 Oct 2018
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Richard Fleischer's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Soylent Green Director
(1973)
Red Sonja Director
(1985)
The Vikings Director
(1958)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (62 credits)
 1989 Call from Space (Short)
 1985 Red Sonja
 1983 Amityville 3-D (directed by)
 1983 Tough Enough (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1979 Ashanti
 1975 Mandingo
 1974 Mr. Majestyk
 1973 Soylent Green
 1971 See No Evil
 1971 The Last Run
 1969 Che!
 1967 Think Twentieth (Documentary short)
 1961 Barabbas
 1959 Compulsion
 1958 The Vikings
 1956 Bandido!
 1953 Arena
 1951 His Kind of Woman (uncredited)
 1949 Trapped
 1949 Make Mine Laughs (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1949 Follow Me Quietly (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1949 The Clay Pigeon (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1948 Bodyguard (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1948 So This Is New York (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1947 Design for Death (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1947 Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 5 (Documentary short)
 1947 Banjo (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1947 Mr. Bell (Short) (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1946 Child of Divorce (as Richard O. Fleischer)
 1944 Memo for Joe (Short documentary) (as Richard O. Fleischer)
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Writer (12 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
Show Show Self (32 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography: "Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution"

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dick Fleischer | Richard O. Fleischer

Spouse:

Mary Dickson  (his death)  (3 children)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Conan the Destroyer (1984)] Arnold has done a fantastic job -- and real progress in this art of acting, but as he has an accent I've been obliged to work him twice as hard. See more »

Trivia:

Fleischer was born into a showbusiness family, but harboured ambitions of becoming a psychiatrist. He abandoned medical studies, however, in favour of a drama course at Yale University. At Yale, he established the Arena Players theatre group, acting as producer and director for all of their staged plays. See more »

Nickname:

Dick

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed