STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,769 this week

Charles Burnett (I)


Charles Burnett was born in Mississippi in 1944, he grew up in Watts. He was one of the privileged blacks who had access to college education in those days; the 60s. He studied at UCLA's Film Department. He was first noticed in 1981 with Killer of Sheep which won a prize at Berlin. Burnett's film The Glass Shield, a tense rapid-fire police drama ... See full bio »

Watch This Week's Trailer Trailer

Watch everything you need to see from this week’s epic trailers including Captain Marvel, "Maniac," and Mary Poppins Returns.

Watch now

Bill Pullman on His Tortured Role in "The Sinner"

"The Sinner" star talks us through his arc in the show's just-finished Season 2.

Watch our interview

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 21 Apr 2016
 
a list of 26 people
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 46 people
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 38 people
created 18 Aug 2014
 
a list of 25 people
created 15 Feb 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Charles Burnett's work have you seen?

User Polls

16 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Killer of Sheep
Killer of Sheep Director
(1978)
To Sleep with Anger
(1990)
My Brother's Wedding
(1983)
The Annihilation of Fish
(1999)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (29 credits)
 2012 Mulatto Saga (Short)
 2010 42 One Dream Rush (Short)
 2009 Relative Stranger (TV Movie)
 2007 Quiet as Kept (Short)
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2003 For Reel? (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (Documentary)
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
 2000 Finding Buck McHenry (TV Movie)
 2000 Olivia's Story (Short)
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998 Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland (Documentary short)
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
 1997 Documenta X - Die Filme (Documentary)
 1996 Nightjohn (TV Movie)
 1995 When It Rains (Short)
 1991 America Becoming (Documentary)
 1973 The Horse (Short)
 1969 Several Friends (Short)
Show Show Writer (15 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (11 credits)
Show Show Editor (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (13 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charles Burnette
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

For me, anyone who finishes a film I take my hat off to. When an audience sees a finished film, it doesn't know the wars fought by the director to make his or her picture. See more »

Trivia:

Brother-in-law of filmmaker Joy Shannon See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed