Directed a pilot for a sitcom to be called "The Pickle Bros.".
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[on cinematographer Robby Müller
] I'd seen and admired his work, especially in Paris, Texas
(1984), and that was the look I wanted. He had this great foreigner's eye for the [United] States, particularly the West Coast, and it was so fresh. He wasn't shooting cliches. He captured all those details usually overlooked in American films, and I wanted to do something that was very different from The
Was offered the chance to direct The Exorcist
(1973) by producer William Peter Blatty
after Blatty screened The French Connection
(1971). Warner Bros. had been pressuring him to use another director but after seeing Friedkin's film, Blatty decided he wanted the film of his novel to be infused with as much energy as Friedkin had brought to "The French Connection".
Infamous for his volatile, provocative behavior on film sets