Sir Alfred Hitchcock


Hitchcock was an English/American film director who pioneered significant developments in the movie industry of the mid 20th century. He is most famous for producing several classic films, especially of the thriller genre. Hitchcock is considered one of the greatest and most influential film producers of the Twentieth Century. Some of his most famous films include 39 Steps (1935), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), and Psycho (1960).

Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England where he studied at the Roman Catholic Salesian College and later St. Ignatius College. When he was just five, his father sent him to a police station with a note that he should be locked up for five minutes, which left him with a life-long fear of authority and the police in particular. During his childhood, the young Alfred would often spend time by himself, inventing games and drawing maps.

He gained his first job with a telegraph company, but it was around this time he developed a burgeoning interest in the cinema, which was a recent innovation.