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Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter

William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing The French Connection in 1971 and The Exorcist in 1973; for the former, he won the Academy Award for Best Director. Some of his other films include Sorcerer,...Wikipedia

Age: 79
Born: 29th August, 1935, Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: French Connection; The Exorcist

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Profiled in "Conversations with Directors: An Anthology of Interviews from Literature/Film Quarterly", E.M. Walker, D.T. Johnson, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008.

 

Has two sons: Jack with Lesley-Anne Down and Cedric with Australian dancer Jennifer Nairn-Smith.

 

The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor`s work can take place, so that the actor can create. And in order to do that, you have to communicate, communicate with the actors. And direction is about communication on all levels.

 

Style is something that`s extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and what you are and what the material calls for. It cannot be superimposed.

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