William S. Burroughs

From "Uncle Howard"
Actor · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 56
William Seward Burroughs II was an American writer and visual artist. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. read more

William Seward Burroughs II was an American writer and visual artist. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians and made many appearances in films. He was also briefly known by the pen name William Lee. Burroughs created and exhibited thousands of paintings and other visual artworks, including his celebrated 'Gunshot Paintings'.

Birth Name

William Seward Burroughs

Born

Thursday, 05 February 1914

Died

Saturday, 02 August 1997

Actor Filmography

Spaceship Earth Self 2020
Take Your Pills Self 2018
Uncle Howard Self 2016
Don't Blink Self / Self (archive footage) 2016
William S. Burroughs: The Possessed 2015
Neurons to Nirvana (archive footage) 2013
Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man Self 2012
For No Good Reason Self 2012
Fix: The Ministry Movie Himself 2011
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Self 2011
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Spaceship Earth Self 2020
Take Your Pills Self 2018
Uncle Howard Self 2016
Don't Blink Self / Self (archive footage) 2016
William S. Burroughs: The Possessed 2015
Neurons to Nirvana (archive footage) 2013
Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man Self 2012
For No Good Reason Self 2012
Fix: The Ministry Movie Himself 2011
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Self 2011
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Self 2010
Flicker Himself 2008
Chelsea on the Rocks Self 2008
Obscene Himself / Self 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Narrator 2007
Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road Self 2007
Wanderlust Tom the Priest 2006
Absolute Wilson Self 2006
Elephant Voice (text excerpts) 2003
Condo Painting 2000
No Maps for These Territories Self 2000
Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Himself / Self 1999
The Source Self 1999
The Book of Life Preacher on Radio / Preacher on Radio (voice) 1998
Destroy All Rational Thought himself / Self 1998
Ah Pook Is Here Narrator 1994
Reputations Self 1994
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Self 1994
Relics: Einstein's Brain Himself / Self 1994
The Junky's Christmas Narrator 1993
Naked Making Lunch Himself / Self 1992
Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees James "Hive" Maker / James 'Hive' Maker 1991
Laurie Anderson: Collected Videos Self 1991
Thanksgiving Prayer A Speaker 1991
William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers Himself / Self 1991
Bloodhounds of Broadway Butler 1989
Drugstore Cowboy Tom the Priest 1989
Heavy Petting Himself / Self 1989
Twister Man in Barn 1989
Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets Himself / Self 1989
The Beat Generation: An American Dream Self 1987
American Masters Self 1986
Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson Himself / Self 1986
What Happened to Kerouac? Self 1986
Ornette: Made in America Self 1986
Kerouac, the Movie Self (novelist) 1985
Decoder Old Man 1984
Burroughs: The Movie Self 1984
The Dream Machine Self 1983
Poetry In Motion Self 1982
Energy and How to Get It 1981
Shamans of the Blind Country Narrator (voice) 1981
Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds Himself / Self 1979
Thot-Fal'N Himself 1978
Saturday Night Live Self 1975
Arena Self 1975
Bill and Tony Himself / Self 1972
Great Performances Self 1971
Chappaqua Opium Jones 1966
The Cut Ups 1966
Towers Open Fire 1963
William Buys a Parrot Himself / Self 1963
Häxan Narrator (1968 re-release) 1922
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