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D.W. Griffith created 7 movies in the Short, Drama, Music, Romance, History, War, Western, Biography genres.
D.W. Griffith got succeed with average imdb rating 7.1.
He has been called "the father of film technique", "the man who invented Hollywood" and "the Shakespeare of the screen".
In 1920, he established United Artists with Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford.
Interred at Mount Tabor Methodist Church Graveyard, Centerfield, Kentucky, USA. (30 mins North of Louisville).
In 1975, the U.S. Postal Service honored Griffith with a postage stamp.
15 December 1999: Declaring that Griffith "helped foster intolerable racial stereotypes," The Directors Guild of America's National Board - without membership consultation - announced it would rename the D.W. Griffith Award, the Guild's highest honor. First given in 1953, its recipients included Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, John Huston, Woody Allen, Akira Kurosawa, John Ford, Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock and Griffith's friend Cecil B. DeMille.
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