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Andy Warhol

Lowest Rated:   50% The Feature (2008)
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Birthplace:   Forest City, Pennsylvania, USA
American pop artist Andy Warhol became a pop icon himself, symbolizing the wild decadence of the "beautiful people" of the 1970s. Born Andrew Warhola in Pennsylvania, he studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology before designing advertisements for women's shoes. After gaining notoriety for his pop-art renditions of things such as Campbell's Soup cans and silk screens of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol began making experimental films during the early '60s. Most of his early works were little more than passive chronicles of the ordinary. For example, in the film Sleep, he simple recorded a man sleeping for several hours. Such endeavors were heralded as groundbreaking by other experimental filmmakers, but the public and most critics generally regarded them as wastes of film, and their time. Still, Warhol continued making these plotless films until he eventually began adding crude soundtracks and sketchy scripts. Many of these films are filled with his "players": the beautiful people, "freaks," and wealthy dilettantes that constantly surrounded the artist and his "Factory," an art studio he founded in 1962. His films became a form of cinéma vérité, a voyeur's delight of strange people doing equally strange things. Some of the players Warhol turned into underground celebrities included Candy Darling, Viva, Holly Woodlawn, and Ingrid Superstar. Simply playing versions of themselves, they left the viewer to decide if they were, in fact, real people or simply fantastical figures. Many of Warhol's films were centered on sex and death, and the sex in his films was often explicit and transcended traditional gender boundaries. In 1968, Warhol was wounded by a disgruntled Factory reject, an incident which inspired the 1996 movie I Shot Andy Warhol. While healing, he began to withdraw from filmmaking, closed the Factory, and turned the reins of his operation over to filmmakers such as Paul Morrissey, who helped make subsequent movies more commercially accessible. Morrissey was behind Warhol's best known films Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula, both of which were shot while in Rome in 1973. Although Warhol never fully recovered from the attempt on his life and had stopped making films, he did continue his voyeurism of the strange lives of his illustrious friends via the Polaroid camera he carried with him until he died in 1987 from complications following surgery.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% Uncle Howard
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Life of Juanita Castro
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Tiger Morse
  • Director
2013
77% Beautiful Darling
  • Actor
$13.9k 2011
88% William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
  • Actor
$46.9k 2010
70% Chelsea on the Rocks
  • Actor
2009
68% The Universe of Keith Haring
  • Actor
2008
50% The Feature
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet 13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Haircut #1 and Kiss
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Ari & Mario
  • Director
2007
100% Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
  • Actor
2006
73% Who Gets to Call It Art?
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet American Masters - Andy Warhol
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Punk Drunk Love: The Images of Mick Rock
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Beauty #2
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Tintin and Me
  • Actor
2003
88% Nico Icon
  • Actor
1995
86% Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
  • Actor
1990
92% Imagine: John Lennon
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Andy Warhol
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Portfolio
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Cocaine Cowboys
  • Himself
1979
No Score Yet Blank Generation
  • Himself
1979
71% Andy Warhol's Bad
  • Executive Producer
1977
No Score Yet Chelsea Girls With Andy Warhol
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Driver's Seat
  • English Lord
1975
No Score Yet Painters Painting
  • Actor
1973
100% Heat
  • Producer
  • Actor
1972
50% CS Blues (Cocksucker Blues)
  • Actor
1972
60% Ciao! Manhattan
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Kitchen
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Women in Revolt
  • Producer
1971
90% Andy Warhol's Trash
  • Producer
1970
No Score Yet Imitation of Christ
  • Producer
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Blue Movie
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Walden - Diaries Notes and Sketches
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Lonesome Cowboys
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet The Loves of Ondine
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1968
No Score Yet The Queen
  • Actor
1968
63% Flesh
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet San Diego Surf
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Four Stars (****) (The 24 Hour Movie)
  • Director
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Nude Restaurant
  • Director
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet I, A Man
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet My Hustler
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet The Illiac Passion
  • Poseidon
1967
No Score Yet Bike Boy
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet The Closet
  • Director
1966
50% Chelsea Girls
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1966
No Score Yet More Milk Yvette
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • Producer
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Superboy
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Camp
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Screen Test #2
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Vinyl
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Lupe
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Outer and Inner Space
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Taylor Mead's Ass
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Paul Swan and Hedy
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Match Girl
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Hedy
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Andy Warhol
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Space
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Henry Geldzahler
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Harlot
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Tarzan and Jane Regained...Sort Of
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Soap Opera
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Empire
  • Director
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Normal Love
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Blow Job
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Sleep
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Eat
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Couch and Harlot
  • Director

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