Public Figure Profiles

King Vidor

King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter whose 67-year film-making career successfully spanned the silent and sound eras. His works are distinguished by a vivid, humane, and sympathetic depiction of contemporary social issues. Considered an auteur director, Vidor approached multiple genres and allowed the subject matter to determine the style, often pressing the limits of film-making conventions.His most acclaimed and successful film in the silent era is The Big Parade (1925). Vidor's sound films of the 1940s and early 1950s arguably represent his richest output. Among his finest works are Northwest Passage (1940), Comrade X (1940), An American Romance (1944), and Duel in the Sun (1946).

His dramatic depictions of the American western landscape endow nature with a sinister force where his characters struggle for survival and redemption.Vidor's earlier films tend to identify with the common people in a collective struggle, whereas his later works place individualists at the center of his narratives.Considered an "actors' director" many of his players received Academy Award nominations or awards, among them Wallace Beery, Robert Donat, Barbara Stanwyck, Jennifer Jones, Anne Shirley, and Lillian Gish.Vidor was nominated five times by the Academy Awards for Best Director. In 1979, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his "incomparable achievements as a cinematic creator and innovator." Additionally, he won eight national and international film awards during his career, including the Screen Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 1957.In 1962, he was head of the jury at the 12th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1969, he was a member of the jury at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Some of their strengths

King Vidor has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Passionate, Intellectual, Analytical, Intuitive, Imaginative, and Bold.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, King Vidor is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who is known for being a good partner.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know King Vidor well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe King Vidor as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, King Vidor is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, King Vidor tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of King Vidor's challenges

While King Vidor has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, King Vidor can be Rebellious, Emotional, Emotionally Distant, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Arrogant, and Status-seeking.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of King Vidor's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

King Vidor must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Irritable and Moody

King Vidor is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Serious and Callous

Finally, King Vidor also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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