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Hal Ashby

Highest Rated:   96% Being There (1979)
Lowest Rated:   0% 8 Million Ways To Die (1986)
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After briefly attending Utah State University, Hal Ashby worked in a minor capacity at the Universal script department. Moving to Republic Studios in 1953, he became an assistant film editor, graduating to full editor in 1963. Four years later, Ashby won the Best Editing Oscar for his work on In the Heat of the Night. He made his directorial debut with 1970's The Landlord, then became the fair-haired boy of the cult-movie circuit with his film Harold and Maude (1971), the bittersweet saga of the offbeat relationship between a death-obsessed young man and a freewheeling elderly woman. Ashby's subsequent track record as a director was remarkable, including such now-classic efforts as The Last Detail (1973), Shampoo (1975), Bound for Glory (1976), Coming Home (1978), and Being There (1979). His strength lay in a facile adaptability to the widely divergent talents of actors ranging from Jon Voight to Jack Nicholson. Ashby's winning streak was broken by the sloppily self-indulgent Second-Hand Hearts (1981), after which he wielded the megaphone on such indifferent efforts as The Slugger's Wife (1984) and Eight Million Ways to Die (1985). He died of cancer in 1988.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% 8 Million Ways To Die
  • Director
$1.4M 1986
0% The Slugger's Wife
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Solo Trans
  • Director
1984
25% Lookin' to Get Out
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Let's Spend the Night Together
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Second Hand Hearts
  • Director
1981
96% Being There
  • Director
1979
81% Coming Home
  • Director
1978
84% Bound for Glory
  • Director
1976
63% Shampoo
  • Director
1975
93% The Last Detail
  • Director
1973
86% Harold and Maude
  • Director
1971
92% The Landlord
  • Director
1970

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