Gene Saks - Rotten Tomatoes

Gene Saks

Highest Rated:   100% Cactus Flower (1969)
Lowest Rated:   29% Mame (1974)
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Trained as an actor, Gene Saks organized a number of New York-based workshop organizations before making his Broadway debut. He began directing in 1963, helming such Neil Simon Broadway plays as Biloxi Blues and Brighton Beach Memoirs and such Simon-scripted films as Barefoot in the Park (1967), The Odd Couple (1968), and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1986). Saks made his film acting bow in 1965, recreating his stage role as paranoid kiddie-show host Chuckles the Chipmunk in A Thousand Clowns. Saks was married to actress Beatrice Arthur, who co-starred in his 1974 film version of Mame, from 1950 to 1980.. In 1995 Saks directed the 1995 TV remake of the 1961 Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie. He died in 2015, at age 93.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
71% Barrymore
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2012
53% Melinda and Melinda
  • Actor
$3.8M 2005
71% Deconstructing Harry
  • Harry's Father
1997
No Score Yet Bye Bye Birdie
  • Director
1995
46% I.Q.
  • Boris Podolsky
1994
91% Nobody's Fool
  • Wirf
1994
No Score Yet A Fine Romance
  • Actor
  • Director
1992
70% Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Director
1986
40% Lovesick
  • Frantic Patient
1983
No Score Yet The Goodbye People
  • Marcus Soloway
1983
No Score Yet The One and Only
  • Sidney Seltzer
1978
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  • Harry Edison
1975
29% Mame
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  • Director
1972
100% Cactus Flower
  • Director
1969
100% The Odd Couple
  • Director
1968
87% Barefoot in the Park
  • Director
1967
69% A Thousand Clowns
  • Leo
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Judge Samuel Judge Carl Samuel
  • 1998

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