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Date of Birth 1942Florida, USA

Mini Bio (2)

William Richert is a movie director, screenwriter and producer who has also acted in the movies and TV. Born in Florida in 1942, he moved to Los Angeles when he was 17 and got his start making documentaries. His first feature film as a director was the JFK-assassination satire Winter Kills (1979), a troubled production that was released to poor box office in 1979. Other films he has helmed include A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988) and the 1998 remake of The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

New Hollywood Maverick: Wild Bill Richert - Film Society of Lincoln Center

A bold, brash uncompromising figure in the tradition of Orson Welles and John Cassavetes, William Richert burst on to the Hollywood scene near the end of the storied 1970s, first as a screenwriter and then as director of the dazzling conspiracy opus Winter Kills. A critical triumph abandoned by its studio, the movie set the tone for Richert's career to come-a quartet of highly original, idiosyncratic American features that have maintained an almost clandestine existence, subject to poor distribution and myriad unauthorized versions.


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