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      Jerry Schatzberg

      Jerry Schatzberg

      Highest Rated: 80% Panic in Needle Park (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 57% No Small Affair (1984)

      Birthday: Jun 26, 1927

      Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

      New York native Jerry Schatzberg began his career as a fashion photographer, working as an assistant to Bill Helburn in the mid-1950s before branching out on his own in the late 50s and 60s. While working freelance, he also began to helm TV commercials and gradually moved to the silver screen, debuting with 1970's "Puzzle of a Downfall Child." A confusing drama about a fashion model trying to come to terms with her life, "Puzzle" starred Faye Dunaway, with whom Schatzberg had been romantically linked. Critics were dismissive of the film and its confounding structure, but the director hit pay dirt with his sophomore effort, the gripping "Panic in Needle Park" (1971). Focusing on the downward spiral into drugs of a petty crook (Al Pacino) and his girlfriend (Kitty Winn), "Panic in Needle Park" received plaudits for its unsparing look at the effects of drug use (in this case heroin) and for its dynamic leading performances. (Winn received the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award.)


      guest, Jerry Schatzberg at arrivals for LOVE Screening, Village East Cinema, New York, NY October 29, 2015. Photo By: Lev Radin/Everett Collection SCARECROW, from left: Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, director Jerry Schatzberg, rehearsing on location, at Colorado State Penitenary, 1973



      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Ponies Came Back Director,
      - 2000
      No Score Yet 64% Reunion Director - 1989
      No Score Yet 11% Clinton and Nadine Director - 1988
      67% 45% Street Smart Director $711.0K 1987
      57% 35% No Small Affair Director - 1984
      No Score Yet 92% Misunderstood Director - 1984
      60% 75% Honeysuckle Rose Director - 1980
      75% 38% The Seduction of Joe Tynan Director - 1979
      No Score Yet 0% Sweet Revenge Director - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandy, the All-American Girl Director - 1976
      76% 79% Scarecrow Director - 1973
      80% 75% Panic in Needle Park Director - 1971
      No Score Yet 61% Puzzle of a Downfall Child Director,
      - 1970


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Icon: Music Through the Lens Unknown (Character) 2020