So here is an off-screen crime committed against one of the greatest film makers of all time. As unbelievable as it may sound Alfred Hitchcock was nominated for five Oscars for Best Director but never won one! In addition to that, sixteen of his films were nominated for an Oscar but only Rebecca (for Best Picture), was successful in winning one!. The “Master of Suspense” was once quoted in an interview as saying, “I’m frightened of my movies. I never go to see them. I don’t know how people can bear to watch my movies!” Well, bear it they did! Psycho, released in 1960 and considered to be his most widely regarded film, earned “Hitch” a whopping $15 million, which adjusted for inflation is around $120 million today! Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Birds - the list of Hitchcock masterpieces is seemingly endless! Just a few months before his death in 1980, a knighthood was bestowed upon him in when he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth ll.
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