William Friedkin

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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... read more

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.

Born

Thursday, 29 August 1935

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1998EmmyOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
1974OscarBest Director Nominated
1974Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Won
1972OscarBest Director Won
1972Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Won
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