William Friedkin is an American film and television director, producer and screenwriter closely identified with the "New Hollywood" movement of the 1970s. Beginning his career in documentaries in the early 1960s, he is perhaps best known for directing the action thriller film The French Connection (1971) and the supernatural horror film The Exorcist (1973), the former of which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director. The latter also earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.
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|1998||Emmy||Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|1974||Golden Globe||Best Director - Motion Picture||Won|
|1972||Golden Globe||Best Director - Motion Picture||Won|