D. W. Griffith

David Llewelyn Wark "D. W." Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American film director, mostly remembered as the director of the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916). He is closely associated with his frequent leading lady, Lillian Gish.Griffith began making short films in 1908, and released his first feature, Judith of Bethulia, in 1913.

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