- NAME: Alfred Hitchcock
- OCCUPATION: Director, Producer, Television Personality, Screenwriter
- BIRTH DATE: August 13, 1899
- DEATH DATE: April 29, 1980
- EDUCATION: St. Ignatius College, University of London
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Bel Air, California
- Full Name: Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
- Nickname: The Master of Suspense
- AKA: Hitchcock
- AKA: Alfred Hitchcock
- AKA: Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
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Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was nicknamed the "Master of Suspense" for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience.
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Stephen Rebello, author of "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho," describes his reaction the first time he saw "Psycho" and the cultural impact of Alfred Hitchock's film. Video courtesy of Open Road Media.
Known as "The Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock is most famous for his voyeuristic style, twist endings, and cameo appearances in his films.
While working in the art department of a film company, Alfred Hitchcock learned all about the film industry. His wife, Alma, often advised him and supported him while he created his films.
Although Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" would end up ruining the career of its leading lady, Tippi Hedren, it propelled Sean Connery to stardom.
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