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William Friedkin

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Friedkin in 2012 at the Deauville American Film Festival

Source: Wikipedia

William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing The French Connection in 1971 and The Exorcist in 1973; for the former, he won the Academy Award for Best Director. Some of his other films include Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in L.A., Jade, Rules of Engagement, The Hunted, Bug, and Killer Joe.

Fact file

  • Born: August 29, 1935 (age 79) Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Occupation: Director, producer, screenwriter
  • Years active: 1965–present
  • Spouse(s): Jeanne Moreau (1977–1979) Lesley-Anne Down (1982–1985) Kelly Lange (1987–1990) Sherry Lansing (1991–present)

Read more about William Friedkin at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Classic Hollywood: This will turn your head around: `The Exorcist' turns 45 this month
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-10-20 13:00:00
During the production of the masterpiece of horror “The Exorcist,” director William Friedkin and screenwriter William Peter Blatty enjoyed having fun with the suits at Warner Brothers. At one point, the two were going to shoot a mock scene from the movie with Groucho Marx and send the footage to...

Variety, 2018-08-27 15:10:05
Social entertainment platform TaTaTu has acquired rights for North America and the U.K. to the documentary “Friedkin Uncut” ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week. Written and directed by Francesco Zippel, “Friedkin Uncut” aims to offer insight into the life and artistic journey of William ...

Variety, 2018-04-23 00:42:41
WASHINGTON — William Friedkin returned to Washington last week to talk about his latest project — “The Devil and Father Amorth,” a documentary project that explores real-life exorcisms. In it, Friedkin witnesses and films an exorcism in Italy in 2016, of a young Italian woman named Christina who believed that ...

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