William Friedkin


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Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane (1941). He ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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(1971)
(1985)
The Exorcist Director
(1973)
Killer Joe Director
(2011)

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 2017 The Devil and Father Amorth (Documentary)
 2011 Killer Joe
 2007-2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mascara (2009)
- Cockroaches (2007)
 2007 The Painter's Voice (Video documentary short)
 2006 Bug
 2003 The Hunted
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
 1995 Jade
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jailbreakers (1994)
 1994 Blue Chips
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 The Guardian
 1988 C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (TV Movie)
 1987 Rampage
 1986 C.A.T. Squad (TV Movie)
 1986 Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album (Video short) (uncredited)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers (1985) ... (segment "Nightcrawlers")
 1985 Wang Chung: To Live and Die in LA (Video short)
 1984 Laura Branigan: Self Control (Video short)
 1980 Cruising
 1977 Sorcerer
 1973 The Exorcist
 1967 Good Times
 1966 The Thin Blue Line (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (TV Series documentary)
 1965 Pro Football: Mayhem on a Sunday Afternoon (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Off Season (1965)
 1965 The Bold Men (TV Movie documentary)
 1962 The People vs. Paul Crump (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

Opera: Directed "Salome" by Richard Strauss, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany. NOTE: This was the first opera he directed. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Billy Friedkin

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

The day after I won the Oscar was the only time I ever went to see a psychiatrist. I was profoundly unhappy, I told him I won an Oscar and I didn't think I deserved it. See more »

Trivia:

With the death of Mike Nichols, Friedkin is the earliest surviving Best Director Oscar winner. Everyone who won before 1972 has passed on. (2018). See more »

Trademark:

[Car Chase] His films often feature a pivotal car chase (The French Connection (1971), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Jade (1995)). See more »

Nickname:

Hurricane Billy

Star Sign:

Virgo

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