Silent film director known for his focus on the 1915 film The Birth of a Country. His later movies include Orphans from the Surprise and Damaged Blossoms. He was trained by his sister within a one-room schoolhouse. His second film, Intolerance, searched for to rectify a lot of the moral complications posed by his initial (The Delivery of a Country). He wedded Linda Arvidson on, may 14, 1906. His second relationship, in 1936, was to Evelyn Baldwin. He frequently directed films starring silent film celebrity Lillian Gish.