Albert Maysles

Albert Maysles

Actor, Director, Director of Photography, Producer, Editor, Writer, Camera Operator

BIO

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Albert (born November 26,
1926, Boston, Massachusetts) and David Maysles (rhymes with "hazels",
born 10 January 1932, Boston, Massachusetts) were a documentary
filmmaking team whose cinéma vérité works include Salesman (1968), Gimme
Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976). Their 1964 film on The Beatles
forms the backbone of the DVD, The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.
Several Maysles films document art projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
over a three-decade period, from 1974 when Christo's Valley Curtain was
nominated for an Academy Award to 2005 when The Gates headlined New
York's Tribeca Film Festival.

David Maysles, the younger brother,
died of a stroke on January 3, 1987, in New York. Albert Maysles
graduated in 1949 with a BA from Syracuse University and later earned a
masters degree at Boston University. Albert has continued to make films
on his own since his brother's death. Jean-Luc Godard once called Albert
Maysles "the best American cameraman". In 2005 Maysles was given a
lifetime achievement award at the Czech film festival AFO (Academia Film
Olomouc). He is working on his own autobiographical documentary.

In
2005 he founded the Maysles Institute, a nonprofit organization that
provides training and apprenticeships to underprivileged individuals.
Albert is a patron of Shooting People, a filmmakers' community.

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Birthday

Nov. 26, 1926

Place of birth

Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Known for

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Salvador Dalí's Fantastic Dream

Produced by 20th Century Fox, this Maysles Brothers short was intended to help promote the releas... Read more

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6.5

Shake! Otis at Monterey

Renowned documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker captures Otis Redding in his ascendancy, singing a... Read more

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5.5

Psychiatry in Russia

In 1955, Albert Maysles traveled by motorcycle throughout Russia. During this trip, he shot what ... Read more

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5.5

Orson Welles in Spain

Orson Welles pitches to potential investors his vision of a largely improvised bullfighter movie ... Read more

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Addiction

Assembled by some of the nation's top documentary filmmakers, this centerpiece film in HBO's 'Add... Read more

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The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

This documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour has become a legendary, harrowing symbol of ... Read more

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The Gates

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6.5

With Love from Truman

'With Love from Truman' portrays an intimate meeting with renowned author Truman Capote. As a rep... Read more

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6.5

Cut Piece

Filmed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Cut Piece documents one of Yoko Ono’s most powerful conceptua... Read more

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Safari Ya Gari

This early travelogue film, made in a Kenyan train station, captures an impromptu musical perform... Read more

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Salesman

Filmmakers (and brothers) Albert and David Maysles follow four employees of a company that makes ... Read more

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Muhammad and Larry

In October of 1980 Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight ti... Read more

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Russian Close-Up

Albert Maysles' visual diary of the faces and places encountered along a cross country motorscoot... Read more

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8.5

The Beales of Grey Gardens

Mother and daughter - Big Edie and Little Edie Beale - live with six cats in a crumbling house in... Read more

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Jessye Norman Sings Carmen

Jessye Norman Sings Carmen is a gripping vérité study of the famous dramatic soprano’s approach t... Read more

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Christo's Valley Curtain

Oscar nominated documentary about the largest man-made curtain in the world as "sculpture". Read more

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Running Fence

Second in the series by the Maysles brothers documenting the monuments/sculptures of Christo, who... Read more

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Islands

The Maysles' third film about the artists sees them trying to get three projects off the ground: ... Read more

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Christo In Paris

Christo is like a religious fanatic whose religion is art. Film 4 in a series of 5. Read more

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Umbrellas

The controversial story of the artist Christo's grand-scale environmental art project in Japan an... Read more

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Meet Marlon Brando

Journalists from all over America meet Marlon Brando in a New York hotel room to interview him ab... Read more

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8.5

Integration Report 1

A documentary chronicling the civil rights struggles of the late 1950s. Read more

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Iris

A look into the late life of fashion- and interior-design maven Iris Apfel. Read more

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6.4

Grey Gardens

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, li... Read more

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LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

This heartbreaking documentary depicts the extreme poverty of an African-American family and thei... Read more

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A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

Esther Robinson's portrait of her uncle Danny Williams, Warhol's onetime lover, collaborator and ... Read more

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7.5

Monterey Pop

Legendary California music festival (pre-Woodstock) that launched the state-side careers of sever... Read more

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Adventures on the New Frontier

A look at the daily business of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with a focus on some of the polit... Read more

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In Transit

The Empire Builder is America’s busiest long-distance train route, running from Chicago to Seattl... Read more

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6.7

When We Were Kings

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Forman is ten year... Read more