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Alan J. Pakula (1928–1998)


Alan J. Pakula was an American film director, writer and producer. He was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Best Director for All the President's Men (1976) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sophie's Choice (1982). He also directed Presumed Innocent (1990), The Pelican Brief (1993) and The Devil's Own ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Sophie's Choice Producer
(1982)
(1976)
(1990)
(1962)

Filmography

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 1993 The Pelican Brief (producer)
 1992 Consenting Adults (producer)
 1989 See You in the Morning (producer)
 1987 Orphans (producer)
 1986 Dream Lover (producer)
 1982 Sophie's Choice (producer)
 1979 Starting Over (producer)
 1974 The Parallax View (producer)
 1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (producer - produced by)
 1971 Klute (producer)
 1969 The Sterile Cuckoo (producer)
 1968 The Stalking Moon (producer - produced by)
 1967 Up the Down Staircase (producer - produced by)
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover (producer)
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall (producer)
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger (producer)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird (producer - produced by)
 1957 Fear Strikes Out (producer - as Alan Pakula)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Pakula

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on The Devil's Own (1997)] In American film there is a good guy and a bad guy. It's the first thing my grandson always asks: Who's the good guy and who's the bad guy? When I say Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt are both good guys, that throws him. What's interesting to me is what happens when people with two different senses of what is right and what is wrong meet. What's interesting is the fact that... See more »

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He was killed when a metal pipe smashed through the windshield of his black Volvo station wagon and struck him in the head. The seven-foot-long pipe was already in the roadway when another car gave it a glancing blow, sending it through Pakula's windshield. Then Pakula's car swerved across a service road and hit a fence. The accident happened about a quarter mile east of the Melville exit on the ... See more »

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