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Victor Salva

Born in Martinez, California, 20 miles outside San Francisco, Victor Salva had written and directed over 20 short and feature-length films before graduating from high school. In the mid-'80s his 37-minute short Something in the Basement (1986) took first place in the fiction category at the Sony/AFI Home Video Competition. A horror allegory about ... See full bio »
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[on Powder (1995)] [It] contains many of my thoughts from my time in prison in its subtext. It was a terrible time for me, enduring the constant taunts. I often felt like Flanery's [Sean Patrick Flanery's] albino character. My power did not come from within myself, though; my close friend Francis [Francis Ford Coppola] gave me that power. He visited me weekly, we discussed my crimes. Francis ... See more »


Is a convicted child molester. In 1988 he confessed to five felony counts of sexual relations with a 12-year-old boy who he videotaped in sexual situations. Salva sent a year in state prison for the crimes. See more »


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