- Studied law to appease his father, who was a prominent attorney.
- Hired by newly created studio 20th Century Fox in 1935 by Joseph Schenck.
- Taught at Yale School of Drama.
- Several of his films dealt with taboo themes at the time, such as heroin abuse and homosexuality.
- His 1953 film The Moon Is Blue was derided by the Legion of Decency for using the words "virgin" and "pregnant."
- Clashed with studio heads as well as actors he directed due to his harsh manner and penchant for temper tantrums.
- Acted in several movies and television shows, including Stalag 17 and Batman.
- 1960, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1960, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film and British Film: Nominee
- 1959, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
- 1964, Golden Globe — Promoting International Understanding: Nominee
- 1959, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
- 1964, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1944, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
- 1963, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
- 1955, Berlin Film Festival — Bronze Bear: Winner
- Marion Mill — Ex-wife
- Mary Gardner — Ex-wife
- Hope Bryce Preminger — Wife
- Ingo Preminger — Brother
- Gypsy Rose Lee — Ex-significant Other
- Mark Preminger — Son
- Josefa Preminger — Mother
- Erik Lee Preminger — Son
- Markus Preminger — Father
- Victoria Preminger — Daughter
- University of Vienna Law School, Vienna, Austria
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