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Martin Ritt

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Martin Ritt, one of the best and most sensitive American filmmakers of all time, was a director, actor, and playwright who worked in both film and theater. He was born in New York City. His films reflect like almost none other, a profound and intimate humane vision of his characters. He originally attended and played football for Elon College in North Carolina. The stark contrasts of the depression-era South, against his New York City upbringing, instilled in him a passion for expressing the struggles of inequality, which is clearly present in the films he directed. After leaving St. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Burly DeVito, Braves Manager

The Slugger's Wife 1985

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Character: Himself - Interviewee

Arena 1975

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Character: Hans Baerlach

End of the Game 1975

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Character: Himself

Hollywood on Trial 1976

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Character: Himself - Director Norma Rae

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Directing