Bob Rafelson

Bob Rafelson

Highest Rated: 96% The Mother and the Whore (1973)

Lowest Rated: 7% Man Trouble (1992)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1933

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Though most often identified as being a chief collaborator with actor Jack Nicholson, producer-director Bob Rafelson made his name and fortune as one of the creators of "The Monkees" (NBC, 1966-68), a popular sitcom that exploded into a cultural phenomenon. Prior to that success, Rafelson worked as a lower-level producer on a few anthology series before partnering with producer Bert Schneider to form Raybert Productions, which later became BBS Productions. After he directed the Monkees' cult hit "Head" (1968), the pair entered the age of New Hollywood by executive producing the counterculture classic, "Easy Rider" (1969), while Rafelson turned Nicholson into a viable leading man with "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), easily the director's best film. He went on to turn TV star Sally Field into a major film actress with "Stay Hungry" (1975) and helped pull Jessica Lange out of the doldrums with "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981). After waiting six years to direct "Black Widow" (1987), he made his most personal film, "Mountains of the Moon" (1990). Rafelson remained an influential filmmaker whose best work with Nicholson helped usher in a new era of Hollywood moviemaking.




25% 25% The House on Turk Street Director - 2002
No Score Yet 20% Poodle Springs Director - 1998
61% 35% Blood and Wine Director,
$1.1M 1996
60% No Score Yet Tales of Erotica Director - 1994
7% 14% Man Trouble Director $3.5M 1992
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Director $1.4M 1990
50% 41% Black Widow Director $22.7M 1987
No Score Yet 31% Always Sam (Character) $41.8M 1985
79% 59% The Postman Always Rings Twice Director,
- 1981
67% 40% Stay Hungry Director,
- 1976
96% 92% The Mother and the Whore Producer $11.2K 1973
69% 58% The King of Marvin Gardens Director,
- 1972
88% 84% Five Easy Pieces Director,
- 1970
83% 82% Easy Rider Producer - 1969
75% 71% Head Director,
- 1968


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monkees Producer 1966-1968