Jack Arnold, 1975
Jack Arnold Waks|
October 14, 1916
New Haven, Connecticut
March 17, 1992 (aged 75)|
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Life and careerEdit
Born Jack Arnold Waks in New Haven, Connecticut, as a child he read a lot of science fiction, which laid the foundations for his genre films of the 1950s.
Arnold directed a number of 1950's science fiction films. The best known of these, It Came from Outer Space (1953), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Tarantula (1955), and The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) are noted for their atmospheric black-and-white cinematography and sophisticated scripts. Later, he worked as the director of The Mouse That Roared (1959), in which Peter Sellers played three roles, one of them in drag.
Arnold began his television career in 1955 with several episodes of Science Fiction Theater. He went on to direct the long-running television series Perry Mason and Peter Gunn. He also directed episodes of such television shows as Alias Smith and Jones, The Fall Guy, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, Wonder Woman, Mr. Terrific, and Mr. Lucky, as well as the 1980 TV movie Marilyn: The Untold Story.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Film or series|
|1951||Nominated||Academy Award||Best Documentary, Features||With These Hands Shared with Lee Goodman|
|1985||Won||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films||President's Award|| |