Sam Peckinpah (1925–1984)


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"If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch (1969), Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael. That exploding bottle also christened the director with the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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(1969)
Straw Dogs Writer
(1971)
The Getaway Director
(1972)
(1983)

Filmography

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 2022 The Wild Bunch (original screenplay) (announced)
 2011 Straw Dogs (earlier screenplay)
 1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 Straw Dogs (screenplay)
 1969 The Wild Bunch (screenplay)
 1968 Villa Rides (screenplay)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Noon Wine (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 The Glory Guys (screenplay)
 1965 Major Dundee (screenplay by)
  The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1963) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Losers (1963) ... (story)
- Pericles on 31st Street (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1962 Ride the High Country (uncredited)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks (screenplay - uncredited)
  The Westerner (TV Series) (creator - 9 episodes, 1960) (created by - 3 episodes, 1960) (written by - 3 episodes, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Painting (1960) ... (creator)
- Hand on the Gun (1960) ... (creator)
- Going Home (1960) ... (creator)
- Line Camp (1960) ... (creator)
- Ghost of a Chance (1960) ... (creator)
  Klondike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- Swoger's Mule (1960) ... (writer)
- Klondike Fever (1960) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Story of Julesberg (1960) ... (writer)
  Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (writer - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- Miss Jenny (1960)
- Lonesome Road (1959) ... (writer)
- Trouble at Tres Cruces (1959) ... (writer)
- The Sharpshooter (1958) ... (writer)
  The Rifleman (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (story - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- The Baby Sitter (1959) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Money Gun (1959) ... (teleplay)
- The Boarding House (1959) ... (written by)
- The Marshal (1958) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Home Ranch (1958) ... (written by)
  Broken Arrow (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Transfer (1958) ... (writer)
- The Teacher (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Assassin (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Kidder (1958) ... (written by)
 1955-1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (screenplay by - 12 episodes)
- Bottleman (1958) ... (screenplay by - uncredited)
- Dirt (1958) ... (screenplay by - as David S. Peckinpah)
- How to Kill a Woman (1957) ... (screenplay by - as David S. Peckinpah)
- Jealousy (1957) ... (screenplay by)
- Poor Pearl (1956) ... (screenplay by)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Johnny Ringo's Last Ride (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Singer (1958) ... (written by)
 1957 Trackdown (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Town (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (teleplay and story - 1 episode)
- Apache Gold (1957) ... (teleplay and story)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- End of a Gun (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed Julian Lennon video "Too Late for Goodbyes".

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 18 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sam Peckimpah | David S. Peckinpah | David Samuel Peckinpah | David Peckinpah | Sam 'The Man' Peckinpah

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Begoña Palacios  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The whole underside of our society has always been violence and still is. Churches, laws--everybody seems to think that man is a noble savage. But he's only an animal. A meat-eating, talking animal. Recognize it. He also has grace and love and beauty. But don't say to me we're not violent. See more »

Trivia:

He died on the same day his wife Begoña Palacios was having her 44th birthday. They married three times. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Jason Robards, James Coburn, Emilio Fernández, Warren Oates, Kris Kristofferson, Ben Johnson, David Warner, Slim Pickens, L.Q. Jones and R.G. Armstrong. See more »

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