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Jerry Schatzberg

Highest Rated: 100% Lumière and Company (1996)

Lowest Rated: 50% Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

Manhattan-born director Jerry Schatzberg left TV commercials and fashion photography for feature films at precisely the right time: after the freak success of 1969's Easy Rider, the studios were scrambling for "personal statement" directors who could relate to the younger, hipper filmgoers. Making his big-screen debut 1970's Puzzle of a Downward Child, the story of an unhappy fashion model, Schatzberg didn't score with the critics until his second picture: Panic in Needle Park (1971), a bleak study of cocaine addiction starring Al Pacino. Pacino costarred with Gene Hackman in Schatzberg's next film, Scarecrow (1973), which in in many ways is an apotheosis of '70s alienation and confusion. Perhaps significantly, Schatzberg's critical following in the US rose and fell with the '70s; after 1979's Seduction of Joe Tynan, the trend in Hollywood shifted from small, introspective films to the Spielberg/Lucas blockbuster mentality. But Jerry Schatzberg never lost his European devotees, as witness the international success of 1989's Reunion.

Highest Rated Movies



94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
No Score Yet The Day the Ponies Come back Director Screenwriter 2000
100% Lumière and Company Actor 1996
No Score Yet Reunion Director 1989
No Score Yet Clinton and Nadine Director 1988
64% Street Smart Director 1987
57% No Small Affair Director 1984
No Score Yet Misunderstood Director 1984
50% Honeysuckle Rose Director 1980
86% The Seduction of Joe Tynan Director 1979
No Score Yet Sweet Revenge (Dandy, the All American Girl) Producer Director 1976
75% Scarecrow Director 1973
85% The Panic in Needle Park Director 1971
No Score Yet Puzzle of a Downfall Child Director 1970


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