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Michael Polish

Michael Polish was born on October 30, 1970 in El Centro, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for The Astronaut Farmer (2006), Twin Falls Idaho (1999) and 90 Minutes in Heaven (2015). He has been married to Kate Bosworth since August 31, 2013. He was previously married to Jo Strettell. See full bio »

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 2016 Hot Bot (completed)
 2014 Amnesiac
 2013 Big Sur
 2009 Stay Cool (as Ted Smith)
 2009 The Smell of Success (as Larry Smith)
 2003 Northfork
 2001 Jackpot
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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Larry Smith | Ted Smith

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(On Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)) Maybe it was because they are more cartoonish. They were framed differently, their particular way of close-ups. The music was more on top of the picture than any others, played so much into character that it identified certain instruments with people. That's what I thought a Western should be. If someone asked me what my favorite Western was, I'd say, "... See more »


Brother-in-law of Wendy Polish. See more »

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