Writer-director Robert Rossen made only a handful of films during his career.
The award-winning director, who began his career as a playwright and stage director before moving from Broadway to Hollywood in 1939, was frequently praised for the hard-hitting realism of his motion pictures.
He cast a then-unknown Broderick Crawford in the pivotal role of Willie Stark, a character based on the late Louisiana Gov. Huey Long, for 1949's "All the King's Men." Rossen produced, directed and wrote the script for the film, which won three Academy Awards, including best picture.
Rossen had been inactive professionally since 1964, when he completed "Lilith."
|1949||Best Director||All the King's Men||Nomination|
|1949||Best Screenplay||All the King's Men||Nomination|
|1949||Best Picture||All the King's Men||Win|
|1961||Best Director||The Hustler||Nomination|
|1961||Best Picture||The Hustler||Nomination|
|1961||Best Adapted Screenplay||The Hustler||Nomination*|