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Cole Aldrich

Biography

NBA center who was simply drafted 11th overall this year 2010 with the Oklahoma Town Thunder. He performed 3 years of university golf ball at Kansas, earning an NCAA Tournament in 2008. He was exchanged in Oct 2012 towards the Houston Rockets along with superstar guard/forwards Adam Harden in trade for several players and draft picks. He was created to Walter and Kathleen Aldrich. From 2010 to 2012 he performed over the Oklahoma Town Thunder alongside forwards Kevin Durant.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cole Aldrich
Salary 7.644 million USD
Date Of Birth October 31, 1988
Place Of Birth Burnsville, MN
Height 2.11 m
Weight 111 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education University of Kansas, Bloomington Jefferson High School
Nationality American
Spouse Brittany Claflin
Parents Walter Aldrich, Kathleen Aldrich
Siblings Grant Aldrich
Star Sign Scorpio

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1He was a left-wing Democrat who opposed US involvement in the Vietnam War.
2Two of Aldrich's movies--Vera Cruz (1954) and Kiss Me Deadly (1955)--are considered to be among the most influential films of the 1950s.
3Three films Aldrich directed were chosen for inclusion in the 10 best list in 1955 compiled by François Truffaut for "Cahiers du Cinema" magazine: Apache (1954), The Big Knife (1955) and Vera Cruz (1954).
4Interviewed in Peter Bogdanovich's "Who the Devil Made It: Conversations With Robert Aldrich, George Cukor, Allan Dwan, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Chuck Jones, Fritz Lang, Joseph H. Lewis, Sidney Lumet, Leo McCarey, Otto Preminger, Don Siegel, Josef von Sternberg, Frank Tashlin, Edgar G. Ulmer, Raoul Walsh." NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
5Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1959
6Directed five different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Victor Buono, Bette Davis, Agnes Moorehead, Ian Bannen and John Cassavetes.
7Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 8-14. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
8From 1975-79 he was President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
9Father of William Aldrich.
10Father of director Adell Aldrich
11Nephew of John D. Rockefeller Jr., grandson of Nelson Aldrich.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
...All the Marbles1981
The Frisco Kid1979
The Choirboys1977
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977
Hustle1975
The Longest Yard1974
Emperor of the North1973
Ulzana's Raid1972
The Grissom Gang1971
Too Late the Hero1970
The Greatest Mother of Them All1969Short
The Killing of Sister George1968
The Legend of Lylah Clare1968
The Dirty Dozen1967
The Flight of the Phoenix1965
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964
4 for Texas1963
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1962
Sodom and Gomorrah1962
The Last Sunset1961
Adventures in Paradise1959TV Series 2 episodes
Hotel de Paree1959TV Series 1 episode
Ten Seconds to Hell1959
The Angry Hills1959
The Garment Jungle1957uncredited
Attack1956
Autumn Leaves1956
The Big Knife1955
Kiss Me Deadly1955
Vera Cruz1954
Apache1954
World for Ransom1954uncredited
Four Star Playhouse1953-1954TV Series 5 episodes
Big Leaguer1953
The Doctor1952-1953TV Series 4 episodes
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV Series 1 episode
China Smith1952TV Series 2 episodes

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd1952assistant director
Limelight1952assistant director
The Prowler1951assistant director
New Mexico1951assistant director
M1951assistant director
Of Men and Music1951Documentary assistant director
The White Tower1950assistant director - uncredited
A Kiss for Corliss1949assistant director
Red Light1949assistant director: second unit
The Red Pony1949assistant director - uncredited
Caught1949associate director - uncredited
Force of Evil1948assistant director
No Minor Vices1948assistant director - uncredited
So This Is New York1948assistant director
Arch of Triumph1948assistant director
Body and Soul1947assistant director
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami1947assistant director
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946assistant director - uncredited
Pardon My Past1945assistant director
The Southerner1945assistant director
Story of G.I. Joe1945assistant director
Rookies in Burma1943second assistant director - uncredited
Gangway for Tomorrow1943second assistant director - uncredited
A Lady Takes a Chance1943second assistant director
Behind the Rising Sun1943second assistant director - uncredited
The Adventures of a Rookie1943second assistant director - uncredited
Bombardier1943second assistant director - uncredited
The Big Street1942second assistant director - uncredited
The Falcon Takes Over1942second assistant director - uncredited
Joan of Paris1942second assistant director - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hustle1975producer
The Grissom Gang1971producer
Too Late the Hero1970producer
The Greatest Mother of Them All1969Short producer
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?1969producer
The Killing of Sister George1968producer
The Legend of Lylah Clare1968producer
The Flight of the Phoenix1965producer
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964producer
4 for Texas1963producer
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1962producer
Ten Seconds to Hell1959producer - uncredited
The Ride Back1957producer - uncredited
Attack1956producer
The Big Knife1955producer
Kiss Me Deadly1955producer
World for Ransom1954producer
The First Time1952associate producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Late the Hero1970screenplay / story
4 for Texas1963written by
Ten Seconds to Hell1959screenplay
The Gamma People1956original story - uncredited

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Steel Trap1952production supervisor
When I Grow Up1951production manager

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Night1951Ringsider at Fight (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ten Tall Men1951assistant to producer - as Robert B. Aldrich

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soldiers of the Damned2015in memory of
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twilight's Last Gleaming: The Dynamics of Controversy1977Documentary shortHimself
Revista de cine1976TV SeriesHimself
Lionpower from MGM1967ShortHimself (uncredited)
Operation Dirty Dozen1967Short documentaryHimself
Cinépanorama1958TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Doing Time on 'The Longest Yard'2005Video shortHimself
Unleashing the Mean Machine2005Video shortHimself
Backstory2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982Hochi Film AwardHochi Film AwardsBest Foreign Language Film...All the Marbles (1981)
1956Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest DirectorAutumn Leaves (1956)
1956Pasinetti AwardVenice Film FestivalAttack (1956)
1955Silver LionVenice Film FestivalThe Big Knife (1955)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director10th place.
1968DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Dirty Dozen (1967)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director4th place.
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director6th place.
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director6th place.
1963Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
1963DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
1956Golden LionVenice Film FestivalAttack (1956)
1955Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Big Knife (1955)

TitleSalary
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)$25,000

#Quote
1[on Joan Crawford's withdrawal from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] There's no doubt in the world that Crawford was sick, seriously sick. If she'd been faking either the insurance company would never have paid the claim or she would never have been insurable again. Insurance companies are terribly tough, there's no such thing as a made-up ailment that they pay you off on.
2[on Charles Chaplin, for whom he worked as assistant director on Limelight (1952)] He's the greatest actor in the world but he doesn't know how to direct.
3[1974 comment on Kim Novak] Is Kim Novak a joke in her own time?
4[on Lewis Milestone] From Lewis Milestone I learned diplomacy in dealing with actors.
5[on Burt Lancaster] He has matured gracefully, plays men his own age and understands the need not to win the girl. He is much more tolerant of other people's point of view.
6[on Lee Marvin] Look, this feller is a pretty good boozer, he's got a short fuse, but he can be handled okay.
7[on Frank Sinatra] Unpleasant man. No one has yet worked out what really makes him tick. But he sings well.
8[on Bette Davis] Now Davis is a tough old broad and you fight. But when you see what she puts on the screen you know it was worth taking all the bull.
9I think I am a much more humorous and funny fellow, and I would like to do a comedy or a musical, and I think I could easily adapt to that because of my knowledge of music. But it has nothing to do with what you think of yourself, but only what others think of you.
10The power is for the director to do what he wants to do. To achieve that he needs his own cutter, he needs his cameraman, he needs his own assistant and a strong voice in his choice of writer; a very, very strong voice on who's the actor. He needs the power not to be interfered with and the power to make the movie as he sees it.
11The struggle for self-determination, the struggle for what a character wants his life to be . . . I look for characters who feel strongly enough about something not to be concerned with the prevailing odds, but to struggle against those odds.
12[on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)] Judging by the initial press reaction. I wasn't sure whether I was going to produce and direct a motion picture or referee a fight.
13A director is a ringmaster, a psychiatrist and a referee.

#Trademark
1Extreme and often selfish leading characters
2Directed a plethora of genres but almost all of his films contained a subversive undertone
3Frequently cast Wesley Addy.

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