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Bob Rafelson


Bob Rafelson is an American film director, writer and producer. He is regarded as one of the founders of the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s. Among his best-known films are Five Easy Pieces (1970), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). He was also one of the creators of the pop group and TV series The ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Five Easy Pieces
Five Easy Pieces Producer
(1970)
Head
Head Producer
(1968)
Blood and Wine
Blood and Wine Director
(1996)

Filmography

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 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice (producer)
 1976 Stay Hungry (producer)
 1973 The Mother and the Whore (producer - uncredited)
 1972 The King of Marvin Gardens (producer)
 1971 The Last Picture Show (producer - uncredited)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces (producer)
 1969 Easy Rider (producer - uncredited)
 1968 Head (producer)
  The Monkees (TV Series) (producer - 49 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (executive producer - 9 episodes, 1968)
- Mijacogeo (1968) ... (executive producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- Monkees Blow Their Minds (1968) ... (executive producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- Some Like It Lukewarm (1968) ... (executive producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- Monkees Mind Their Manor (1968) ... (executive producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- The Monkees in Paris (1968) ... (executive producer - as Robert Rafelson)
 1963-1964 Channing (TV Series) (associate producer - 4 episodes)
- A Bang and a Whimper (1964) ... (associate producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- Memory of a Firing Squad (1964) ... (associate producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- A Hall Full of Strangers (1963) ... (associate producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- Beyond His Reach (1963) ... (associate producer - as Robert Rafelson)
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series) (associate producer - 2 episodes)
- Garve (1963) ... (associate producer - as Robert Rafelson)
- Lion on Fire (1963) ... (associate producer - as Robert Rafelson)
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TV commercial: DIM underwear. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[In a 1981 interview] In '7, I said I'll be lucky if I direct ten pictures in my life. It looks like I'm on schedule.

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Moscow Film Festival - tribute. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts Jack Nicholson

Star Sign:

Pisces

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