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Henry Jaglom

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American actor/director/writer Henry Jaglom studied acting at the University of Pennsylvania, then completed his training at the Actors Studio in New York. Jaglom acted on stage and in TV, marking time in small roles until 1967, when Jaglom found a project that could provide his big break: a marathon documentary of the Israeli six-day war, which he filmed, wrote and edited, but which was never generally released. Back in the U.S. as an actor in 1968, Jaglom was able to attain backing for his first film directorial job, A Safe Place (1971). While capable of turning out a "safe" commercial film like Always (1985), Jaglom has preferred to work in a European-style cinema verite fashion, encouraging his actors to improvise within a "party" framework. The director's Someone to Love (1987), set during a birthday celebration, allowed Orson Welles in his last screen appearance to expouse his philosophies to his heart's content. Jaglom's Eating (1990), which took place during another birthday bash, contained an incredibly self-revealing scene featuring Frances Bergen, Candice Bergen's mother. Jaglom's work is not always to everyone's taste, especially those films in which he self-indulgently cast himself in the leading role, but those willing to go along for the ride are in for a treat, albeit a long-winded one.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% Ovation!
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2016
72% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
  • Actor
$9.3k 2014
38% The M Word
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$0.2M 2014
10% Just 45 Minutes From Broadway
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$89.1k 2012
29% Queen of the Lot
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$0.2M 2010
29% Irene in Time
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet Brother Theodore
  • Actor
2007
36% Hollywood Dreams
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$89.7k 2007
No Score Yet Searching for Orson
  • Actor
2006
40% Going Shopping
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2005
100% Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
  • Actor
2004
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls
  • Actor
2003
65% Festival in Cannes
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$41.5k 2002
65% Deja Vu
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1998
64% Last Summer in the Hamptons
  • Max Berger
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1995
86% Who Is Henry Jaglom?
  • Actor
1995
36% Babyfever
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Venice/Venice
  • Screenwriter
  • Dean
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Little Noises
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1991
71% Eating
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1990
No Score Yet New Year's Day
  • Director
  • Drew
  • Screenwriter
1989
83% Someone to Love
  • Danny
1988
No Score Yet Always
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • David
1985
No Score Yet Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1983
0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Sitting Ducks
  • Screenwriter
  • Jenny's Friend
  • Director
1980
43% Tracks
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1976
No Score Yet Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom: The Ninth New York Film Festival
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet A Safe Place
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1971
43% The Last Movie
  • Minister's Son
1971
67% Drive, He Said
  • Conrad
1971
No Score Yet The Thousand Plane Raid
  • Worchek
1969
No Score Yet Psych-Out
  • Warren
1968

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