Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Highest Rated: 98% The Last Waltz (1978)

Lowest Rated: 25% The Darwin Awards (2006)

Birthday: Mar 24, 1919

Birthplace: Not Available

Though historians often group Lawrence Ferlinghetti in a clique with Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and the other icons of beat culture during the '50s and '60s, a number of key differences exist; like the others, Ferlinghetti authored and published numerous volumes of literature (social activist poetry, in his case), but uniquely, he never personally celebrated the trademark beat lifestyle of trekking out on the road, hitchhiking all over America and taking a series of random jobs; instead, he found and occupied a far more individualistic and sedentary role, as the founder and proprietor of the iconic City Lights bookstore and book publisher in San Francisco, one of the primary publishing outlets and sellers of countercultural literature (indeed, a focal point for it). Ferlinghetti participated in a number of documentaries, as well, including the 1984 Kerouac and the 2007 Obscene (about Grove Press founder Barney Rosset).

Highest Rated Movies



91% Big Joy Actor 2014
64% Ferlinghetti A Rebirth of Wonder Actor 2013
92% Obscene Actor 2008
No Score Yet Ferlinghetti: A City Light Actor $5.3K 2008
No Score Yet One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur Actor 2008
25% The Darwin Awards Actor 2006
92% The Joy of Life Narrator 2005
No Score Yet On the Road with Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats Actor 1999
No Score Yet Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti Actor 1996
No Score Yet Beat Generation: An American Dream Actor 1987
No Score Yet What Happened to Kerouac? Actor 1986
No Score Yet Kerouac, the Movie Actor 1984
98% The Last Waltz Actor 1978
No Score Yet Wholly Communion Actor 1965

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