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Birth information

29 August 1935 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nickname

Hurricane Billy

How tall is William Friedkin?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sherry Lansing
Kelly Lange
Lesley-Anne Down
Jeanne Moreau

Life Story of William Friedkin

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.

Significant features of William Friedkin

Frequently uses a hand-held camera in action sequences
[Car Chase] His films often feature a pivotal car chase (The French Connection (1971), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Jade (1995)).
Frequently works with William Petersen
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Publications and Magazines about William Friedkin

William Friedkin The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir. 2013
Nataloff@aol.com Hurricane Billy. 1990

Biographical movies about William Friedkin

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist 2019

What movies did William Friedkin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988) , Rampage (1987) , C.A.T. Squad (1986) , Sorcerer (1977) , The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977) , Paper Moon (1973) , The Thin Blue Line (1966) , Pro Football: Mayhem on a Sunday Afternoon (1965) ,
Directors Filmography
The Devil and Father Amorth (2017) , Killer Joe (2011) , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009) , The Painter's Voice (2007) , Bug (2006) , The Hunted (2003) , Rules of Engagement (2000) , 12 Angry Men (1997) , Jade...

Birth information

29 August 1935 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nickname

Hurricane Billy

How tall is William Friedkin?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sherry Lansing
Kelly Lange
Lesley-Anne Down
Jeanne Moreau

Life Story of William Friedkin

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.

Significant features of William Friedkin

Frequently uses a hand-held camera in action sequences
[Car Chase] His films often feature a pivotal car chase (The French Connection (1971), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Jade (1995)).
Frequently works with William Petersen
...

Publications and Magazines about William Friedkin

William Friedkin The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir. 2013
Nataloff@aol.com Hurricane Billy. 1990

Biographical movies about William Friedkin

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist 2019

What movies did William Friedkin play or participate?

Producers Filmography
C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988) , Rampage (1987) , C.A.T. Squad (1986) , Sorcerer (1977) , The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977) , Paper Moon (1973) , The Thin Blue Line (1966) , Pro Football: Mayhem on a Sunday Afternoon (1965) ,
Directors Filmography
The Devil and Father Amorth (2017) , Killer Joe (2011) , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009) , The Painter's Voice (2007) , Bug (2006) , The Hunted (2003) , Rules of Engagement (2000) , 12 Angry Men (1997) , Jade...

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Gene Hackman, William Friedkin, Roy Scheider, Eddie Egan, etc.

The night he won his Academy Award for directing The French Connection (1971), he was riding with his manager when their Rolls-Royce broke down several miles from the ceremony. They had to hitch a ride from a driver at a gas station in order to arrive in time.

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William Friedkin in Friedkin Uncut (2018)

His video for Laura Branigan's song "self control" has never been shown in its entirety on MTV. Friedkin's uncut version features a brief shot of a female breast.

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William Friedkin in Friedkin Uncut (2018)

He was going to work with Peter Gabriel on a film project, but Gabriel was caught up with work with his former band Genesis on the album "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway". The project was called off.

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William Friedkin in Oscars, Actors and The Exorcist (1974)

He was believed to be the youngest person to win the Best Director Oscar, at age 32. Later, he was discovered to have actually been born in 1935, and was 36 at the time. The record returned to Norman Taurog.

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William Friedkin in The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 372-375. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

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William Friedkin and Gabriele Amorth in The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)

After The Exorcist (1973) he was planning on making a film about aliens and Atlantis. However, after Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) went into production, he abandoned the film and made Sorcerer (1977) instead.

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William Friedkin in Atemlos vor Angst (1977)

While on his first directing assignment for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), he was reprimanded by Alfred Hitchcock for not wearing a tie.

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William Friedkin in A Fuller Life (2013)

Began his career in the mailroom of WGN-TV in Chicago. Within two years he was directing live television.

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Gene Hackman and William Friedkin in French Connection - Brennpunkt Brooklyn (1971)

In 1985 he was sued for plagiarism by Michael Mann, who claimed that To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) stole the entire concept of Mann's TV series Miami Vice (1984). Mann lost the lawsuit.

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William Friedkin in Bug - Tödliche Brut (2006)

He directed five different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair. Hackman won an Oscar for The French Connection (1971).

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William Friedkin in Jade (1995)

Does not like to work with storyboards.

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William Friedkin and Mick Garris in Post Mortem with Mick Garris (2009)

Has two sons: Jackson Friedkin with Lesley-Anne Down and Cedric Friedkin with Australian dancer Jennifer Nairn-Smith.

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William Friedkin and Mick Garris in Post Mortem with Mick Garris (2009)

According to writer/director Larry Cohen, composer Bernard Herrmann was approached by Friedkin to score The Exorcist (1973). After screening the movie to Herrmann, Friedkin said, "I want you to write me a better score than you wrote for Citizen Kane (1941)", to which Herrmann replied, "Then why don't you make a better movie than 'Citizen Kane'?".

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Linda Blair, William Friedkin, and Barton Heyman in Der Exorzist (1973)

In an interview in Linda Ruth Williams' book "The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema", Friedkin said that Jade (1995) is his favorite of all his films.

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Linda Blair and William Friedkin in Der Exorzist (1973)

Often goes to extreme lengths to get the desired realism in his scenes. Infamous examples include the illegal car chase from The French Connection (1971) (which employed a stunt driver racing amidst unsuspecting drivers and pedestrians), and his effective tactics to get certain reactions from his actors in The Exorcist (1973) (discharging firearms close to the actors' ears, slapping them in the face, violently yanking them with ropes, etc.).

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Nick Nolte and William Friedkin in Blue Chips (1994)

In 1997 it was announced that "The Ripper Diaries", a film he was scheduled to direct with Anthony Hopkins (I) starring, had been put on hold.

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William Friedkin, Owen Roizman, and Jason Miller in Der Exorzist (1973)

He was a very talented basketball player in his youth and considered pursuing that as a profession.

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William Friedkin and Sherry Lansing at an event for The Oscars (2017)

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Willem Dafoe, William Friedkin, Sherry Lansing, and Giada Colagrande

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William Friedkin and Sherry Lansing at an event for The Oscars (2015)

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William Friedkin and Alberto Barbera

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