(November 14 to November 15, 1997) He directed Thornton Wilder's story, "Shadow of a Doubt," in a presentation for the 13th Annual Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on his cameos] One of the earliest of these was in The Lodger
(1927), the story of Jack the Ripper. My appearance called for me to walk up the stairs of the rooming house. Since my walk-ons in subsequent pictures would be equally strenuous - boarding buses, playing chess, etc. - I asked for a stunt man. Casting, with an unusual lack of perception, hired this fat man!
Was at his heaviest in the late 1930s, when he weighed over 300 pounds. Although always overweight, he dieted and lost a considerable amount of weight in the early 1950s, with pictures from sets like To Catch a Thief
(1955) showing a surprisingly thin Hitchcock. His weight continued to fluctuate throughout his life.
Liked to use major stars in his films that the audience was familiar with, so he could dispense with character development and focus more on the plot.
The Master of Suspense