Directed industrial documentaries for Harvesters, Caterpillar Tractors, Gulf Oil. A spot for Catholic Bishop's Fund
3 Biographical Movies |
19 Print Biographies |
20 Interviews |
36 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Robert B. Altman
6' (1.83 m)
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[on his film The Gingerbread Man
(1998)] Well, it's criminal, their treatment of that film. There was a vindictive order from the guy who was running [Polygram Films], he was so pissed off with me, he literally told them, "I want that movie killed". We're talking to lawyers, but it's almost impossible to win a lawsuit. You can't prove what a film could have done. They were just pissed off because...
When directing episodes of the TV show Bonanza
(1959), Altman became close friends with actor Dan Blocker
, who portrayed Hoss. Altman wanted Blocker to play the Roger Wade character in his version of Raymond Chandler
's The Long Goodbye
(1973), but he died before the commencement of shooting. The movie was dedicated to Blocker.
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