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Robert Flaherty

Born on February 16, 1884 in Iron Mountain, MI
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Michigan-born filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty was the son of a miner/prospector who dragged his son along on his many wealth-seeking expeditions to northernmost America. Thus the young Flaherty was exposed to many different cultures. Read Full Biography
Year Award Category Movie Result
1948 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Story Louisiana Story Nominated
1948 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Documentary Louisiana Story Won
1937 Venice International Film Festival Best Director Elephant Boy Won
1934 Venice International Film Festival Best Foreign Film Man of Aran Won


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