Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980)
Hitchcock was a British film director and producer who was a pioneer in
the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Hitchcock moved to
Hollywood at the end of the 1930s when David O. Selznick signed him
to a seven-year contract. Alfred Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature
films in a career spanning six decades.The magazine Movie Maker has
described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, one of cinema’s
most significant artists.