Paul Mazursky

Paul Mazursky

Highest Rated: 92% Antz (1998)

Lowest Rated: 6% Faithful (1996)

Birthday: Apr 25, 1930

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

An independent filmmaker and often onscreen performer frequently compared with fellow New Yorker Woody Allen, Paul Mazursky spent years in show business developing an acting career and a reputation as a writer before finally directing his own screenplays. After making his feature debut as an actor in Stanley Kubrick's "Fear and Desire" (1953), Mazursky went on to write for "The Danny Kaye Show" (CBS, 1963-67) while also penning the pilot episode for "The Monkees" (NBC, 1966-68). Though denied his feature directorial debut by star Peter Sellers with his script for "I Love You Alice B. Toklas" (1968), he was finally able to helm his first movie with "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969), a once-controversial, but now tame by comparison look at loose sexual mores in the "free love" era. He went on to direct several fine movies in the following decade, including "Blume in Love" (1973) and "Harry and Tonto" (1974), before having one of his biggest hits with the feminist-themed "An Unmarried Woman" (1978). Mazursky continued to charm audiences with "Moscow on the Hudson" (1984) while having perhaps his greatest box office success with "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986). Following an atypical effort with the tragic-comic "Enemies: A Love Story" (1989), Mazursky began to stumble as a director with "Scenes from a Mall" (1991) and "The Pickle" (1993). While leaving feature directing largely behind, Mazursky made acting appearances in several movies and on television shows, while making clear as the years passed that he had left the director's chair for good. Paul Mazursky died in Los Angeles on June 30, 2014 at the age of 84.

Highest rated movies

Enemies, a Love Story
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Blume in Love
2 Days in the Valley
Why Do Fools Fall in Love

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 46% Nick Nolte: No Exit Self - 2008
No Score Yet 11% National Lampoon's Cattle Call Judge Mendel (Character) - 2006
73% 38% I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Charlie (Character) $194.6K 2006
No Score Yet 21% Coast to Coast Stanly Tarto (Character),
Director
- 2004
86% 89% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Unknown (Character) - 2001
20% 71% Big Shot's Funeral Tony (Character) $529 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do It for Uncle Manny Famous Movie Director (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 64% Crazy in Alabama Walter Schwegmann (Character) $2.0M 1999
No Score Yet 67% A Slight Case of Murder John Brant (Character) - 1999
52% 76% Why Do Fools Fall in Love Morris Levy (Character) $12.5M 1998
83% 71% Winchell Director - 1998
92% 52% Antz Psychologist (Voice) $90.7M 1998
No Score Yet 34% Touch Artie (Character) $373.1K 1997
No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Dr. Jonathon Cummings (Character) - 1997
62% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Teddy Peppers (Character) $11.1M 1996
6% 50% Faithful Dr. Susskind (Character),
Director
$2.1M 1996
No Score Yet 26% Miami Rhapsody Vic Marcus (Character) $5.2M 1995
29% 68% Love Affair Herb Stillman (Character) - 1994
20% 18% The Pickle Butch Levine (Character),
Director,
Producer
$45.6K 1993
7% 14% Man Trouble Lee MacGreevy (Character) $3.5M 1992
32% 25% Scenes From a Mall Doctor Hans Clava (Character),
Director,
Producer
$9.2M 1991
88% 53% Enemies, a Love Story Leon Tortshiner (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$7.8M 1989
86% 60% Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Sidney (Character) $1.9M 1989
42% 46% Moon Over Parador Momma (Character),
Director
$10.1M 1988
79% 53% Down and Out in Beverly Hills Sidney Waxman (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$60.2M 1986
40% 49% Into the Night Bud Herman (Character) - 1985
86% 59% Moscow on the Hudson Director - 1984
No Score Yet 74% Tempest Producer (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1982
No Score Yet 38% Willie and Phil Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1980
No Score Yet 22% A Man, a Woman and a Bank Norman Barrie (Character) - 1979
90% 72% An Unmarried Woman Director,
Producer
- 1978
No Score Yet 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Director,
Producer
- 1976
35% 63% A Star Is Born Brian (Character) - 1976
88% 81% Harry and Tonto Director - 1974
72% 53% Blume in Love Hellman (Character),
Director
- 1973
No Score Yet 32% Alex in Wonderland Director - 1970
79% 65% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Director,
Writer
- 1969
14% 56% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathwatch Maurice (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 78% Blackboard Jungle Emmanuel Stoker (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 36% Fear and Desire Pvt. Sidney (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
93% 93% Curb Your Enthusiasm Norm (Guest Star) 2004 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2002
92% 97% The Sopranos Sunshine (Guest Star) 2000-2001
44% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
93% 93% Frasier Vinnie (Guest Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Creator 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Together Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on a Rooftop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star),
Writer
1962-1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Frank (Character) 1960 1962-1963