8 Biographical Movies
20 Print Biographies
1 Magazine Cover Photo
David S. Peckinpah | David Peckinpah | Sam 'The Man' Peckinpah
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[interview in Le Devoir, 10/12/74] I don't want to hear it said that I don't like women! I tried to show in [
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
] that I adore them. They represent the positive pole of the film, the life force and instinct.
In 1954 director Don Siegel
and producer Walter Wanger
had been desperately trying to persuade the warden of San Quentin Prison to allow the use of the facility to film
Riot in Cell Block 11
, but the warden had adamantly refused. After the final meeting in the prison, when the warden had said there was nothing Siegel or Wanger could do to persuade him to allow filming there...
Frequently cast Jason Robards
, 'James Coburn', 'Emilio Fernández', Warren Oates
, 'Kris Kristofferson', Ben Johnson, and L.Q. Jones