Harold Becker

Harold Becker

Highest Rated: 86% The Onion Field (1979)

Lowest Rated: 21% Mercury Rising (1998)

Birthday: Sep 25, 1928

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

New York City native Harold Becker studied art and photography at the prestigious Pratt Institute and began his career as a designer and stills photographer. He segued to directing TV commercials and short films, including the award-winning "Ivanhoe Donaldson." In 1972, Becker made his feature debut as co-director and co-producer (with Souter Harris) with "The Ragman's Daughter," a superb, if somewhat forgotten, low-budget romance set in England and featuring strong performances from Victoria Tennant and Simon Rouse. Indeed, eliciting fine work from actors would become a hallmark of Becker's directing career. Over the course of his career, he would be responsible for helming vehicles that would showcase future stars ranging from James Woods and Ted Danson to Sean Penn and Tom Cruise.




No Score Yet 26% Vengeance: A Love Story Executive Producer $4.5K 2017
24% 37% Domestic Disturbance Director $45.2M 2001
21% 40% Mercury Rising Director $32.9M 1998
56% 37% City Hall Director,
$20.0M 1996
57% 46% Malice Director,
$46.0M 1993
76% 66% Sea of Love Director $56.6M 1989
40% 49% The Boost Director $766.8K 1988
50% 36% The Big Town Director $776.7K 1987
60% 78% Vision Quest Director - 1985
68% 67% Taps Director - 1981
33% 50% The Black Marble Director - 1980
86% 65% The Onion Field Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ragman's Daughter Director,
- 1972