Robert Ellis Miller

Robert Ellis Miller

Highest Rated: 100% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Lowest Rated: 100% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1927

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A child actor, Robert Ellis Miller left Harvard University determined to become a director, working in theater and live TV in his native NYC before relocating to Los Angeles. He cut his teeth helming episodes of "Naked City" (ABC), "The Twilight Zone" and "Route 66" (both CBS), among other series, before making his feature directorial debut with the engaging romantic comedy, "Any Wednesday" (1966), starring Jane Fonda and Jason Robards. He scored a critical success with the screen version of Carson McCullers' novel, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" (1968). The picture won Oscar nominations for both Alan Arkin (Best Actor) and Sandra Locke (Best Supporting Actress), featured Stacy Keach and gave Cicely Tyson her first major film role and enhanced his reputation as an actors' director. Thirty years later, the American Film Institute honored Miller, screening this film along with Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967) and Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971). Of his remaining features, "Reuben, Reuben" (1983), which reunited him with "Ash Wednesday" screenwriter Julius J Epstein, probably attracted the most notice, garnering a Best Actor Oscar nomination for Tom Conti.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Wedding Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pointman Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Rules Director - 1993
No Score Yet 22% Bed & Breakfast Director $3.8K 1991
No Score Yet 84% Hawks Director $21.7K 1988
No Score Yet 33% Brenda Starr Director $45.1K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Strangers Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Lover Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Life as a Man Director - 1984
100% 79% Reuben, Reuben Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame X Director - 1981
No Score Yet 50% Baltimore Bullet Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ishi: The Last of His Tribe Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just an Old Sweet Song Director - 1976
No Score Yet 17% The Girl From Petrovka Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buttercup Chain Director - 1970
100% 85% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Director - 1968
No Score Yet 64% Sweet November Director - 1968
No Score Yet 48% Any Wednesday Director - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcoa Premiere Director 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Director 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Director 1960