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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[on his departure from
] I walked from the series because Jules V. Levy
and that group had taken over my initial concept and perverted it into pap. They wouldn't let Johnny grow up; they refused to let it be the story of a boy who grows to manhood learning what it's all about.
In his January 1972 Playboy interview, Peckinpah was asked to comment about critic Pauline Kael
's assertion that in
, he endorsed rape by having the protagonist's wife seemingly enjoy being violated by her ex-boyfriend. Pointing out that the scene in question was actually the first stage of a gangbang and that the wife clearly did not enjoy being taken by the second man...
The lead character (or characters) in most of his films live by a code of conduct or honor that proves to be obsolete in the face of changing times.