Leon Gast

Highest Rated: 98% When We Were Kings (1996)
Lowest Rated: 25% Manny (2015)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Leon Gast is known for making such seminal documentaries as Hell's Angels Forever and the Oscar-winning chronicle of the 1974 landmark fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, When We Were Kings (1996). He is especially noted for presenting his subjects with rare compassion and insight. A native of Jersey City, NJ, Gast studied dramatic arts at Columbia University, but dropped out shortly before graduation to work on the television series High Adventure with Lowell Thomas. A documentary show centered on expeditions to seldom-seen places the world over, it provided Gast the opportunity to travel extensively. While attending these away shoots, he observed carefully and began learning how to make non-fiction films. During the 1960s and 1970s, Gast became famous for his still photography and his work appeared in such magazines as Vogue, Esquire, and Harper's Bazaar.

Highest Rated Movies



25% Manny Director 2015
89% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali Executive Producer $58.1K 2013
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself Actor 2013
81% Smash His Camera Director $2.9K 2010
84% Soul Power Producer $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet 1 Love Producer Director 2003
No Score Yet Celia Cruz: Fania Allstars in Africa Director 1998
98% When We Were Kings Producer Director 1996
No Score Yet Hell's Angels Forever Director 1983
No Score Yet The Grateful Dead Director 1977
No Score Yet Fania All Stars: Salsa! Director 1976
No Score Yet Celia Cruz and the Fania Allstars in Africa Director 1974
No Score Yet Grateful Dead Movie Director 1974
No Score Yet Pointer Sisters: All Night Long Director 1974
No Score Yet Our Latin Thing Director 1972


No Score Yet Independent Lens
Executive Producer Producer
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