Paul Mazursky

Paul Mazursky

Highest Rated: 92% An Unmarried Woman (1978)

Lowest Rated: 7% 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



No Score Yet 46% Nick Nolte: No Exit Himself (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 11% National Lampoon's Cattle Call Judge Mendel (Character) - 2006
73% 39% I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Charlie (Character) $194.6K 2006
No Score Yet 21% Coast to Coast Stanly Tarto (Character),
- 2004
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
86% 89% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 66% A Slight Case of Murder John Brant (Character) - 1999
30% 64% Crazy in Alabama Walter Schwegmann (Character) $2M 1999
52% 76% Why Do Fools Fall in Love Morris Levy (Character) $12.5M 1998
92% 52% Antz Psychologist (Voice) $90.7M 1998
83% 67% Winchell Director - 1998
No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Dr. Jonathon Cummings (Character) - 1997
33% 34% Touch Artie (Character) $373.1K 1997
7% 49% Faithful Dr. Susskind (Character),
$2.1M 1996
59% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Teddy Peppers (Character) $11.1M 1996
45% 26% Miami Rhapsody Vic Marcus (Character) $5.2M 1995
30% 68% Love Affair Herb Stillman (Character) - 1994
20% 18% The Pickle Butch Levine (Character),
$45.6K 1993
7% 15% Man Trouble Lee MacGreevy (Character) $3.5M 1992
32% 25% Scenes From a Mall Doctor Hans Clava (Character),
$9.2M 1990
85% 52% Enemies, a Love Story Leon Tortshiner (Character),
$7.8M 1989
83% 61% Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Sidney (Character) $1.9M 1989
42% 46% Moon Over Parador Momma (Character),
$10.1M 1988
79% 52% Down and Out in Beverly Hills Sidney Waxman (Character),
$60.2M 1986
38% 49% Into the Night Bud Herman (Character) - 1985
86% 59% Moscow on the Hudson Director - 1984
55% 74% Tempest Producer (Character),
- 1982
No Score Yet 38% Willie and Phil Director,
- 1980
No Score Yet 22% A Man, a Woman and a Bank Norman Barrie (Character) - 1979
92% 72% An Unmarried Woman Director,
- 1978
36% 64% A Star Is Born Brian (Character) - 1976
80% 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Director,
- 1976
83% 81% Harry and Tonto Director - 1974
83% 57% Blume in Love Hellman (Character),
- 1973
No Score Yet 32% Alex in Wonderland Director - 1970
79% 65% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Director,
- 1969
14% 56% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathwatch Maurice (Character) - 1966
76% 77% Blackboard Jungle Emmanuel Stoker (Character) - 1955
75% 36% Fear and Desire Pvt. Sidney (Character) - 1953


92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Norm (Guest Star) 2009 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2002
92% 98% The Sopranos Sunshine (Guest Star) 2000-2001
38% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
93% 94% Frasier Vinnie (Guest Voice) 1995
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),
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Frank (Character) 1962-1963 1960


Sidney says: It wasn't my fault! The magician did it. Honest! Prospero the Magician. First we're a bird, and then we're an island. Before I was a general, and now I'm a fish! Hoorah for the magician! The river... it's blood, Mac! Cold... cold... I'm going for a swim. Come on in, Mac! Listen to them... it's blood!

Roman Officer says: you go that way, you go that way and ill walk in a circle

Roman Officer says: You go that way, you go that way, and I will walk in a circle.