William Friedkin

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Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Date: August 29, 1935
Occupation: Director, Producer, Writer

William Friedkin Biography

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 the "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" (1962); Hitchcock infamously chastised him for not wearing a tie.

William Friedkin Movies / TV-Shows

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic (2012)
Arbitrage (2012)
Killer Joe (2011)
Making the Boys (2011)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)
Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making 'A Clockwork Orange' (2007)
Bug (2006)
The Culture Show (2004)
The Hunted (2003)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Without Limits (1998)
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998)
12 Angry Men (1997)
Jade (1995)
Blue Chips (1994)
The Guardian (1990)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
The Simpsons (1989)
Rampage (1987)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
American Masters (1985)
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Deal of the Century (1983)
Cruising (1980)
The Brink's Job (1978)
Sorcerer (1977)
Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975)
Paper Moon (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
The French Connection (1971)
The Boys in the Band (1970)
The Birthday Party (1968)
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Good Times (1967)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)

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