Professional and acclaimed movie director of Over the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, and East of Eden. He waited desks and washed meals to afford to visit Williams University. He and Lee Strasberg brought technique acting towards the forefront and founded The Stars Studio. He recommended casting little-known stars and provided performers like Warren Beatty their initial major jobs. He wedded playwright Molly Time Thatcher on Dec 5, 1932, celebrity Barbara Loden on June 5, 1967, and Frances Rudge on June 26, 1982. He aimed Adam Dean in the film version of East of Eden.