Franklin J Schaffner
- Category : 1920-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (6,14,39,49)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 2
American film director, winner of the Academy Award for Best Director for Patton (1970), and also known for the films Planet of the Apes (1968), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Papillon (1973), and The Boys from Brazil (1978).
He won directing Emmys for his work on the original 1954 CBS teleplay, Twelve Angry Men. Schaffner earned two more Emmy awards for his work on the 1955 TV adaptation of the Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, shown on the anthology series Ford Star Jubilee. He won his fourth Emmy Award for his work on the series, The Defenders.
In the realm of network television, Schaffner also received widespread critical acclaim in 1962 for his groundbreaking collaboration with the First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy and CBS television's Musical Director Alfredo Antonini in the production of A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy, a television special which was broadcast to over 80 million viewers worldwide.
Schaffner married Helen Jane Gilchrist in 1948. The couple had two children, Jennie and Kate.
He died on 2 July 1989 at the age of 69. He was released 10 days before his death from a hospital where he was being treated for lung cancer.