Prominent director of classic films The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, and The Misfits.
He lived in several boarding schools after his parents' divorce.
He wrote many of the films he directed, including the film adaptation of The Red Badge of Courage.
He married his fifth wife, Celeste Shane, on August 8, 1972. He directed both his father, Walter, and daughter, Anjelica, to Oscar wins.
He is the father of actress Anjelica Huston.
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