TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM

By Ian AYRES

FRENCH CONNECTION FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

A feature documentary that takes a closer look at the troubled life of Bernie Schwartz, a poor and penniless rebel from the Bronx, and his astonishing ascent to celebrity as Hollywood's silver screen icon, Tony Curtis.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ian AYRES
    • Writer(s)
    • Ian AYRES
    • Producer(s)
    • Eric ELLENA (FRENCH CONNECTION FILMS), Guillaume DE GINESTEL (FRENCH CONNECTION FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Tony Curtis' rebel style and dark sultry allure had a worldwide impact on pop culture. Gaining his education on the streets as a con artist and petty thief, Tony's passion for movies led him to an actor's life where, at 23, he was discovered by a talent scout for Universal Studios. Few people would have rated his chances of still being employed as an actor more than fifty years later. Fewer still could have predicted he would become a pivotal part of Hollywood history
      Interviews already shot in the USA with Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Harry Belafonte, Hugh Heffner and Mamie Van Doren
    • Partners & financing
    • ORANGE CINEMA SERIES
      HBO CENTRAL EUROPE
      BIO & BIO HD (AETN UK)
      CNC (FRENCH FILM BOARD)
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