Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader

Highest Rated: 100% Blue Collar (1978)

Lowest Rated: 8% Dying of the Light (2014)

Birthday: Jul 22, 1946

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Once called the best screenwriter never to be nominated for an Oscar, writer-director Paul Schrader emerged in the 1970s as one of American cinema's most compelling contributors, thanks in large part to his collaborations with director Martin Scorsese on some of the best movies ever made. After marking his writing debut with the underrated thriller "The Yakuza" (1975), Schrader wrote the dense and gritty "Taxi Driver" (1976) for Scorsese, creating arguably one of cinema's most memorable lead characters in Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro). He went on to write "Obsession" (1977) for Brian De Palma before making an auspicious directorial debut with "Blue Collar" (1978). But Schrader saved his best for his second collaboration with Scorsese and De Niro, "Raging Bull" (1980), an unrelenting portrait of a man, Jake La Motta, gripped by unceasing violence. He also directed Richard Gere in "American Gigolo" (1980), and collaborated with Scorsese again on "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 68% First Reformed Director,
Screenwriter
$3.4M 2017
50% 19% Dog Eat Dog Director - 2016
96% 76% Hitchcock/Truffaut Himself (Character) $304.9K 2015
8% 15% Dying of the Light Director,
Screenwriter
- 2014
21% 15% The Canyons Director $49.5K 2013
88% 82% Eames: The Architect & the Painter Unknown (Character) $147.6K 2011
35% 44% Adam Resurrected Director - 2008
52% 28% The Walker Director,
Writer
$77.2K 2007
30% 25% Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Director $41.8M 2005
71% 61% Auto Focus Director $2.1M 2002
72% 70% Bringing Out the Dead Writer (Screenplay) $16.6M 1999
29% 42% Forever Mine Director,
Writer
- 1999
88% 72% Affliction Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$6.3M 1997
33% 34% Touch Director,
Writer
$373.1K 1997
56% 38% City Hall Screenwriter $20M 1996
No Score Yet 46% Witch Hunt Director - 1994
87% 64% Light Sleeper Director,
Writer
$1M 1992
47% 61% The Comfort of Strangers Director - 1990
No Score Yet 43% Hollywood Mavericks Unknown (Character) - 1990
50% 47% Patty Hearst Director $984K 1988
53% 53% Light of Day Director,
Writer
$9.1M 1987
76% 62% The Mosquito Coast Screenwriter $12.9M 1986
89% 91% Mishima Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Way to Bresson Himself (Character) - 1984
61% 46% Cat People Director,
Writer
- 1982
68% 51% American Gigolo Director,
Writer
- 1980
93% 93% Raging Bull Writer $87.3K 1980
76% 67% Hardcore Director,
Writer
- 1979
100% 88% Blue Collar Director,
Writer
- 1978
86% 78% Rolling Thunder Screenwriter - 1977
96% 93% Taxi Driver Writer - 1976
59% 72% The Yakuza Screenwriter - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet 34% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of Film: An Odyssey himself (Character) 2011

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