Bob Clark

Bob Clark

Highest Rated: 90% A Christmas Story (1983)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 5, 1939

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The warm and personable director behind such seminal films as "A Christmas Story" and "Porky's," Bob Clark masterfully combined warm sentiment with a sharp edge. What other sex romp had such a sense of innocence; what other holiday classic conjured up such a vivid image of the f-word without actually uttering the phrase? Clark started in low-budget horror films, and was also credited with jump-starting the slasher movie craze with his darkly comic, "Black Christmas" - his other less-than-jolly yuletide movie. While later efforts like "Baby Geniuses" failed to live up to his earlier output, Clark was in the middle of a revival of his early hits, with a remake of "Black Christmas" already on DVD and, with the help of radio mogul Howard Stern, a planned remake of "Porky's" in the works. All this came to a shocking end on April 4, 2007, the 67-year-old director was tragically killed in an automobile accident, along with his 22-year-old son along the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie Dynamite Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2009
14% 38% Black Christmas Executive Producer $16.2M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Juarez: Stages of Fear Cinematographer - 2005
No Score Yet 27% Karate Dog Director - 2004
0% 24% SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Director $9.1M 2004
18% 81% Now & Forever Director - 2001
No Score Yet 57% I'll Remember April Director - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Catch a Falling Star Director - 2000
No Score Yet 86% The Dukes of Hazzard -- Hazzard in Hollywood Writer,
Executive Producer
- 2000
2% 24% Baby Geniuses Director,
Screenwriter
$27.1M 1999
No Score Yet 47% The Ransom of Red Chief Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Neighbor's Daughter Town Mayor (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Memories: Secrets From the Rose Garden Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fudge-A-Mania Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Derby Director - 1995
No Score Yet 45% It Runs in the Family Director,
Screenwriter
- 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Clock Director - 1993
35% 41% Popcorn Producer $3.8M 1991
0% 26% Loose Cannons Director $4.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie III Director - 1990
27% 60% From the Hip Director,
Screenwriter
$7.0M 1987
20% 57% Turk 182! Director - 1985
14% 35% Rhinestone Director - 1984
11% 40% Porky's II: The Next Day Director,
Producer
- 1983
90% 88% A Christmas Story Director,
Writer,
Producer
$20.7M 1983
34% 57% Porky's Director,
Producer
- 1981
No Score Yet 52% Tribute Director - 1980
85% 64% Murder by Decree Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amazing Apes Director - 1977
No Score Yet 45% Breaking Point Director,
Producer
- 1976
No Score Yet 54% Moonrunners Producer - 1975
83% 64% Deathdream Director,
Producer
- 1974
71% 75% Stranger in the House Director,
Producer
- 1974
38% 39% Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet She-Man: A Story of Fixation Director,
Screenwriter
- 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Director 1985
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Writer 1979