William Friedkin

Actor · Director · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 78
William Friedkin is an American film and television director, producer and screenwriter closely identified with the "New Hollywood" movement of the 1970s. Beginning his career in documentaries in the early 1960s, he is perhaps best known for directing the action thriller film The French Connection (1971) and the supernatural horror film The Exorcist... read more

William Friedkin is an American film and television director, producer and screenwriter closely identified with the "New Hollywood" movement of the 1970s. Beginning his career in documentaries in the early 1960s, he is perhaps best known for directing the action thriller film The French Connection (1971) and the supernatural horror film The Exorcist (1973), the former of which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director. The latter also earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.

Born

Thursday, 29 August 1935

Links

Actor Filmography

I Am Alfred Hitchcock Self 2021
Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist Himself / Self 2020
Shock Docs Self - Director, The Exorcist 2020
Fellini of the Spirits Self 2020
The Exorcist Confidential Self 2020
Friedkin Uncut Himself / Self 2018
The Devil and Father Amorth Himself / Self - Director, The Exorcist 2018
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self / Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014
Algren Self 2014
A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "My Ballsy Yarns") 2013
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

I Am Alfred Hitchcock Self 2021
Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist Himself / Self 2020
Shock Docs Self - Director, The Exorcist 2020
Fellini of the Spirits Self 2020
The Exorcist Confidential Self 2020
Friedkin Uncut Himself / Self 2018
The Devil and Father Amorth Himself / Self - Director, The Exorcist 2018
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self / Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014
Algren Self 2014
A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "My Ballsy Yarns") 2013
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Self - Interviewee / Self 2013
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself / Self 2013
Stanley Kubrick in Focus Himself / Self 2012
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self 2011
Making the Boys Himself / Self - Academy Award Winning Director 2011
Miller's Tale Himself / Self 2011
Post Mortem with Mick Garris Self 2010
North by Northwest: One for the Ages Self 2009
Hollywood's Best Film Directors Self 2009
The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style Himself / Self 2009
Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making 'A Clockwork Orange' Self 2007
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself / Self 2007
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'the Shining' Himself / Self 2007
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition Self 2007
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo Self 2007
Shadows of Suspense Self 2006
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy Self 2005
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases Self 2005
The Hour Self 2005
A Little Solitaire Himself / Self 2004
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Self 2004
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains Self 2003
A Decade Under the Influence Self 2003
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies Self 2001
The Essentials Self - Special Guest 2001
The Directors Self 1999
Without Limits TV Director 1998
In the Grip of Evil Self - Director of 'The Exorcist' 1997
Howard Hawks: American Artist Self 1997
Fear in the Dark Himself / Self 1991
The Horror Hall of Fame Self 1990
The Simpsons Dr. Kenneth Humphries 1989
American Masters Self 1986
Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album Self 1985
The 48th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1976
Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin Self / Himself - Interviewer 1975
The 44th Annual Academy Awards Self - Winner 1972
The David Frost Show Self 1969
This Is Your Life Self 1955

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1998 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
1974 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1974 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Won
1972 Oscar Best Director Won
1972 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Won
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