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Howard Zieff

Highest Rated:   81% Private Benjamin (1980)
Lowest Rated:   20% Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
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While still a very young man, Los Angeles Art Center alumnus Howard Zieff became a leading figure of the TV commercial world. It was a 21-year-old Zieff who directed the 1964 Alka-Seltzer commercial that popularized the song "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)." Better still, it was Zieff who called the shots on the deathless "spicy meatball" ad for (again) Alka-Seltzer. So dynamic a talent could not be confined to the one-minute form forever, and in 1973 Zieff made his feature-film bow with the comedy Slither. While this and a follow up, the fine comedy Hearts of the West, did little business at the box office, Zieff was luckier with his subsequent star-vehicle hits House Calls (1978), The Main Event (1979), and Private Benjamin (1981). Howard Zieff's most personal project, and one of his best, was the serio-comic 1991 sleeper My Girl.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
27% My Girl 2
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
1996
50% My Girl
  • Director
1991
54% The Dream Team
  • Director
1989
20% Unfaithfully Yours
  • Director
1984
81% Private Benjamin
  • Director
1980
38% The Main Event
  • Director
1979
29% House Calls
  • Director
1978
80% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy)
  • Director
1975
80% Slither
  • Director
1973

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