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Denis Sanders (21 January 1929 ￢ﾀﾓ 10 December 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer who directed the debut performances of Robert Redford, George Hamilton, Sydney Pollack and Tom Skerritt in the critically acclaimed 1962 film War Hunt. He won two Academy Awards, the first for Best Short Subject in 1955 for A Time Out of War that had served as his master's degree thesis at U.C.L.A. and which he co-scripted with his brother Terry Sanders; and the second for Best Documentary in 1970 for Czechoslovakia 1968.
In 1958 he teamed up again with Terry to adapt Norman Mailer's World War II novel The Naked and the Dead.
He was born in New York, New York and died in San Diego, California where he was professor and film maker in residence at San Diego State University from a heart attack.
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