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William Friedkin

William Friedkin
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 4968
  • BirthDate: 1935, 29 of August , Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Spouse: Sherry Lansing (6 July 1991 - present), Kelly Lange (7 June 1987 - 1990) (divorced), Lesley-Anne Down (1982 - 1985) (divorced) 1 son, Jeanne Moreau (8 February 1977 - 1979) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Facts of life

    William friedkin was born on august 29, 1935. He is producer, director and screenwriter. William was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Louis friedkin and raecheael.He is popular for the film the French connection. This film won him an academy award. He used to play basketball when he was young. After leaving high school, William began working at WGN-TV. He started to do live television shows at the age of 18.He moved to Hollywood in 1965 where he released his first film good times. In 1981, he suffered a heart attack. He has directed a number of films including the black comedy, killerJoe. He has been married four times. His first marriage was to Jeanne moreau in 1977. When they divorced he got married to Lesley Anne down in 1982. The marriage ended in 1985. In 1987, he married Kelly Lange. He is currently married to sherry Lansing.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 1974 for "Best Director for:The Exorcist (1973)."
    Won Oscar - 1972 for "Best Director for:The French Connection (1971)."
    Won President's Award - 1999 for ""
    Nominated Saturn Award - 1993 for "Best Director for:Rampage (1987)."
    Won George Pal Memorial Award - 1991 for ""
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1973 for "Best Direction for:The French Connection (1971)."
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 2006 for "Quinzaine des réalisateurs for:Bug (2006)."
    Won Audience Award - 1986 for "for:To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)."
    Nominated Critics Award - 1988 for "for:Rampage (1987)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1998 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials for:Die 12 Geschworenen (1997) (TV)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1974 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:The Exorcist (1973)."
    Won DGA Award - 1972 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:The French Connection (1971). Shared with: Paul Ganapoler (unit production manager) (plaque) William C. Gerrity (assistant director) (plaque) Terence A. Donnelly (assistant director) (plaque)"
    Nominated Emmy - 1998 for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie for:Die 12 Geschworenen (1997) (TV). (Showtime)."
    Won Movie Masterpiece Award - 1999 for "for:The Exorcist (1973)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1974 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:The Exorcist (1973)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1972 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:The French Connection (1971)."
    Won CineMerit Award - 2007 for ""
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 2000 for "Directing"
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1981 for "Worst Director for:Cruising (1980)."
    Won Time-Machine Honorary Award - 2007 for ""
    Won Golden Mouse - 2011 for "for:Killer Joe (2011)."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1997 for "Motion Picture On 14 August 1997. At 6925 Hollywood Blvd."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 671
  • Films with William Friedkin: Killer Joe - 2011
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 2007-2009
    The Painter's Voice - 2007
    Bug - 2006
    The Hunted - 2003
    Rules of Engagement - 2000
    12 Angry Men - 1997
    Jade - 1995
    Rebel Highway - 1994
    Blue Chips - 1994
    Tales from the Crypt - 1992
    The Guardian - 1990
    C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf - 1988
    Rampage - 1987
    C.A.T. Squad - 1986
    To Live and Die in L.A. - 1985
    The Twilight Zone - 1985
    Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album - 1985
    Deal of the Century - 1983
    Cruising - 1980
    The Brink's Job - 1978
    Sorcerer - 1977
    Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin - 1974
    The Exorcist - 1973
    The French Connection - 1971
    The Boys in the Band - 1970
    The Night They Raided Minsky's - 1968
    The Birthday Party - 1968
    Good Times - 1967
    The Thin Blue Line - 1966
    Pro Football: Mayhem on a Sunday Afternoon - 1965
    The People vs. Paul Crump - 1965
    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - 1965
    The Bold Men - 1965
    Time-Life Specials: The March of Time - 1965
    The 49th Annual Academy Awards - 1977
    Paper Moon - 1973
    Arbitrage - 2012
    Without Limits - 1998
    Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter - 2011
    On Tour - 2010
    Narc: Shooting Up - 2003
    Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection' - 2001
    Behind the Rules of Engagement - 2000
    Reputations - 1999
    The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' - 1998
    The Chili Con Carne Club - 1995
    Algren - 2012
    The Hour - 2011
    Miller's Tale - 2011
    Post Mortem with Mick Garris - 2011
    Making the Boys - 2011
    Godard Made in USA - 2010
    Into the Night with... - 2010
    The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style - 2009
    North by Northwest: One for the Ages - 2009
    Victor Fleming: Master Craftsman - 2009
    Nouvelle vague vue d'ailleurs - 2009
    Friedkin and Grosso Remember: The French Connection - 2009
    Scene of the Crime - 2009
    Frankenheimer in Focus - 2009
    Anatomy of a Chase - 2009
    Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master - 2008
    The Sound of Hitchcock - 2008
    In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy - 2008
    The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't - 2008
    40 x 15 - 2008
    View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' - 2007
    Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making 'A Clockwork Orange' - 2007
    The Visions of Stanley Kubrick - 2007
    Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 - 2007
    Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 - 2007
    Tatort Oper - Wie Filmemacher Oper machen - 2007
    The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo - 2007
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition - 2007
    Shadows of Suspense - 2006
    Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy - 2005
    Precinct Hollywood - 2005
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases - 2005
    A Little Solitaire - 2004
    Just the Facts - 2004
    Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' - 2003
    The 100 Greatest Scary Moments - 2003
    The Cutting Edge - 2003
    Pursuing 'The Hunted' - 2003
    Filming 'The Hunted' - 2003
    Narc: The Friedkin Connection - 2003
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains - 2003
    A Decade Under the Influence - 2003
    Face Time - 2002
    Intimate Portrait - 2001
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies - 2001
    Bravo Profiles - 2000
    The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection' - 2000
    The Directors - 1999
    The Uttmost - 1998
    American Masters - 1998
    In the Grip of Evil - 1997
    Howard Hawks: American Artist - 1997
    Hollywood Halloween - 1997
    The Secrets of Dick Smith - 1991
    Fear in the Dark - 1991
    The Horror Hall of Fame - 1990
    The 48th Annual Academy Awards - 1976
    The Merv Griffin Show - 1974
    The David Frost Show - 1972
    The 44th Annual Academy Awards - 1972
    The Story of Film: An Odyssey - 2011
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