Blake Edwards

26 Jul 1922 - 16 Dec 2010

Director, Writer, Producer, Actor

Blake Edwards (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer.

Edwards' career began in the 1940s as an actor but he soon turned to writing radio scripts at Columbia Pictures. He used his writing skills to begin producing and directing, with some of his best films including: Experiment in Terror, The Great Race, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with the British comedian Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he was also renowned for his dramatic work, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Days of Wine and Roses. His greatest successes, however, were his comedies, and most of his films were either musicals, melodramas, slapstick comedies, and thrillers.

In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.

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Filmography (41 titles)

(movie, 2009)
···The Pink Panther 2
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Writer
(movie, 2006)
···The Pink Panther
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Family
Role: Writer
(movie, 1995)
···Victor/Victoria
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Role: Director
(movie, 1993)
···Son of the Pink Panther
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1991)
···Switch
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···Peter Gunn
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
···Skin Deep
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1988)
···Sunset
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1987)
···Blind Date
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···A Fine Mess
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···That's Life!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···City Heat
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Writer
(movie, 1984)
···Micki + Maude
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1983)
···Curse of the Pink Panther
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Trail of the Pink Panther
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1982)
···Victor Victoria
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1981)
···S.O.B.
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···10
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1978)
···Revenge of the Pink Panther
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Family
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1974)
···The Tamarind Seed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···The Carey Treatment
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1971)
···Wild Rovers
Genre: Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1970)
···Darling Lili
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···Inspector Clouseau
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Writer
(movie, 1968)
···The Party
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1967)
···Gunn
Genre: Mystery
Role: Director
Genre: Comedy, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1965)
···The Great Race
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1964)
···A Shot in the Dark
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1963)
···The Pink Panther
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1962)
···Days of Wine and Roses
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1961)
···Breakfast at Tiffany's
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1960)
···High Time
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Role: Director
(movie, 1959)
···Operation Petticoat
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1958)
···The Perfect Furlough
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1958)
···This Happy Feeling
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1957)
···Mister Cory
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1956)
···He Laughed Last
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1946)
···Strangler of the Swamp
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Christian 'Chris' Sanders Jr.)