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Age: 86, born 29 August 1935

Country of origin: United States

Height: 6' 0"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Sherry Lansing


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The Idiot's Guide To Famous (Classic) Filmmakers (85 items)
list by Severin Severin
Published 8 years, 10 months ago 14 comments
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Directors:The Filmography of... (207 items)
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Published 10 years, 11 months ago 21 comments
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A Movie for every Director (part 2) (100 items)
list by xolmis
Published 8 years, 8 months ago 1 comment
35 votes
My favorite directors (50 items)
list by BadSmile
Published 9 years, 11 months ago 9 comments
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Director's Favorite Actors/Actresses (64 items)
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Published 10 years, 11 months ago 3 comments

William Friedkin Videos



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Description: Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane (1941). He went to work for WGN TV immediately after graduating from high school where he started making documentaries, one of which won the Golden Gate Award at the 1962 San Francisco film festival. In 1965, he moved to Hollywood and immediately started directing TV shows, including an episode of ... (more)
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Movies directed by

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1. The Exorcist (1973)
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7.8
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3. Killer Joe (2000)
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6.9
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6.1
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7.5
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TV directed by

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Movies written by

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308 Watched
2. Cruising (1980)
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6.7
224 Watched
3. The Guardian (1990)
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5.8
51 Watched
4. Rampage (1988)
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6.2
32 Watched




Movies

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7.6
32 want to see
2. Without Limits (1998)
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6.9
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4.9
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7.5
8 want to see
5. Making the Boys (2011)
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8.7
8 want to see




TV

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1. The Simpsons (1989)
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5. Tavis Smiley (2004)
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Every Best Director Winner (71 person items)

"1971-The French Connection "


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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 person items)

"1974 Planned to make a movie about aliens and the myth of Atlantis but when Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" went into production, he decided to make a remake of "The Wages of Fear" instead ("Sorcerer") 1997 "The Ripper Diaries", thriller starring Anthony Hopkins as Jack the Ripper never went into production. "


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Venice Film Festival 2017 (175 person items)
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Die Hard (1970's) (8 movies items)

"Director!"


kathy voted for an image 5 years, 10 months ago