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Keith Samples

Highest Rated: 96% Big Night (1996)

Lowest Rated: 6% A Smile Like Yours (1997)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Keith Samples made his name as a movie exec before turning to directing. As the chief executive at Rysher Entertainment in the mid- to late-1990s, Samples oversaw the productions of Paul Thomas Anderson's debut "Hard Eight," the bowling comedy "Kingpin," and the chef flick "Big Night." But Samples decided to give up his authoritative role in the company to pursue his more personal ambitions as a filmmaker. (It was probably just as well: Rysher folded its cash-bleeding, feature-film wing shortly after Samples's exit.) In 1997, he wrote and directed the romantic comedy "A Smile Like Yours," starring Greg Kinnear and Lauren Holly. But Samples's true calling seemed to be in television, where he racked up an impressive roster of credits, among them episodes of "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Oz," "The Practice," "Judging Amy," "Felicity," and "The O.C.." In 2005, he directed the straight-to-video sequel of the roommate scare pic "Single White Female," "Single White Female 2: The Psycho"; it included a small role for his wife, Meggan Kimberley. He followed it up in 2008 with the crime drama "Love Lies Bleeding."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunting Season Director,
Writer
- 2013
No Score Yet 32% Love Lies Bleeding Director - 2008
No Score Yet 18% Single White Female 2: The Psycho Director - 2005
26% 60% Walking Tall Executive Producer $45.9M 2004
92% 79% Election Producer $14.9M 1999
17% 19% Turbulence Executive Producer $11.5M 1997
6% 19% A Smile Like Yours Director,
Screenwriter
$3.3M 1997
32% 46% Switchback Executive Producer $6.5M 1997
96% 84% Big Night Executive Producer $12.0M 1996
22% 62% The Evening Star Producer $12.7M 1996
81% 83% Hard Eight Executive Producer $215.6K 1996
10% 45% House Arrest Executive Producer $7.0M 1996
63% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Executive Producer $11.1M 1996
13% 52% Three Wishes Executive Producer $6.7M 1995
8% 60% It Takes Two Executive Producer - 1995
No Score Yet 38% It Takes Two Executive Producer - 1988

TV

Credit
93% 96% Everwood Director 2005
88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Director 2003-2004
20% No Score Yet Like Family Director 2004
No Score Yet 67% One Tree Hill Director 2004
No Score Yet 60% Felicity Director 1999-2002
No Score Yet 80% Dawson's Creek Director 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Director 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack & Jill Director 2001
No Score Yet 90% Roswell Director 2000
92% 98% Oz Director 1998-1999