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Born in New York City in 1938, Paul Morrissey studied literature at Fordham University. In the early 1960s, following a stint in the Army and jobs in insurance and as a social worker, he began directing short independent films. In 1965, he was introduced to Andy Warhol, who asked him to contribute ideas and bring new direction to the film ... See full bio »

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Trash Director
Heat Director
Flesh Director
Blood for Dracula


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 2005 Veruschka: A Life for the Camera (Documentary)
 1984 Mixed Blood
 1982 Forty Deuce
 1981 Madame Wang's
 1973 L'Amour
 1972 Heat
 1971 I Miss Sonia Henie (Short)
 1970 Trash
 1968 Lonesome Cowboys (uncredited)
 1968 Flesh
 1967 I, a Man
 1966 Chelsea Girls
 1965 Like Sleep (Short)
 1964 About Face (Short)
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Show Show Producer (8 credits)
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Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (29 credits)
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Films are about personality: the better the personality, the better the film.


Was a 1955 graduate of Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York City, USA. Was also a member of the Physics Club there. See more »

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Genius or idiot? stepstosand
criminally overlooked Filmmaker, deserves to be in the AFI TOP 100. Welshfilmfan
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