Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich

Highest Rated: 100% The Last Picture Show (1971)

Lowest Rated: 0% Illegally Yours (1988)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1939

Birthplace: Kingston, New York, USA

The Peter Bogdanovich story is a Hollywood tale through and through, replete with memorable associations and fantastic success, along with various ups and downs. Bogdanovich was a teenage actor in NYC and directed and produced an Off-Broadway production of Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife" at age 20. He worked as a film critic for such magazines as Film Culture, Movie and Esquire and began interviewing directors in the early '60s, writing monographs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Howard Hawks, Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock and publishing elsewhere the results of his talks with other luminaries like John Ford, Fritz Lang and Allan Dwan. Critics compared his breakout movie, "The Last Picture Show" (1971), to "Citizen Kane." "What's Up, Doc?" (1972) was his tribute to the screwball comedies of Howard Hawks. Starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, "What's Up, Doc?" was a huge success, just the prescription for a country weary of the Vietnam War. Bogdanovich followed with the Depression-era comedy-drama "Paper Moon" (1973), which marked the peak of his filmmaking fame. "Nickelodeon" (1976), recreating the early days of motion pictures, was also a success, but personal tragedy sidelined him for a time following the murder of companion Dorothy Stratten. He returned in 1985 with "Mask," which opened to good reviews, and was followed by "Texasville" (1990), a sequel to "The Last Picture Show," and "Noises Off" (1992), adapted from the hit stage play. Bogdanovich continued to care about and seek out directors from the early days of Hollywood, compiling a storehouse of anecdotal information about the pioneering days of Hollywood which found its way into "Who the Devil Made It?," a huge and valuable collection of his interviews with 16 great Hollywood directors that was published in 1997.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Creatress Theo Mencken (Character) - 2019
63% 78% It: Chapter Two Peter -- Director (Character) $211.6M 2019
92% 80% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Himself (Character) - 2018
94% 91% The Great Buster: A Celebration Narrator,
Director,
Writer
$118.3K 2018
84% 59% The Other Side of the Wind Brooks Otterlake (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Los Angeles Overnight Vedor Ph.D. (Character) - 2018
96% 85% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Himself (Character) $819.7K 2017
88% 80% 78/52 Himself (Character) $30.3K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Blew It Himself (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 45% The Tell-Tale Heart The Old Man (Character) - 2016
17% 69% Durant's Never Closes George (Character) - 2016
50% 35% Between Us Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 6 Love Stories Duane Crawford (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pearly Gates Marty (Character) - 2015
73% No Score Yet Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself (Character) $15.5K 2014
8% 38% Phantom Halo Executive Producer - 2014
44% 35% She's Funny That Way Director,
Screenwriter
$106.4K 2014
20% 37% Cold Turkey Poppy (Character) - 2013
8% 22% Are You Here Judge Harlan Plath (Character) - 2013
92% 84% Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Unknown (Character) $7K 2011
No Score Yet 22% Abandoned Dr. Markus Bensley (Character) - 2010
36% 63% Queen of the Lot Pedja Sapir (Character) $158.2K 2010
60% 59% Humboldt County Professor Hadley (Character) $81.4K 2008
40% 64% Dedication Roger Spade (Character) $91.2K 2007
No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Patient Edward Birani (Character) - 2007
57% 34% The Dukes Lou (Character) $26.2K 2007
100% 92% Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Director - 2007
22% 50% The Doorman Himself (Character) - 2007
74% 69% Infamous Bennett Cerf (Character) $1.2M 2006
No Score Yet 19% Hustle Director - 2004
60% No Score Yet The Definition of Insanity Himself (Character) - 2004
67% 73% Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen Himself (Character) - 2004
75% 51% The Cat's Meow Director $3.2M 2001
65% 34% Festival in Cannes Milo (Character) $299K 2001
60% 49% The Independent Himself (Character) $238.4K 2000
25% 31% Rated X Film Professor (Character) - 2000
29% 26% Coming Soon Bartholomew (Character) $3.7K 1999
No Score Yet 63% A Saintly Switch Director - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitchcock, Selznick & the End of Hollywood Himself (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked City: A Killer Christmas Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lick the Star Principal (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price of Heaven Director - 1997
No Score Yet 26% Highball Frank (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage -- Two Women Director - 1997
71% 61% Mr. Jealousy Dr. Howard Poke (Character) $287.8K 1997
No Score Yet 59% To Sir, With Love II Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picture Windows: Trilogy 1 Director - 1995
57% 70% The Thing Called Love Director $872.4K 1993
61% 84% Noises Off Director $2.2M 1992
55% 46% Texasville Director,
Producer
$1.9M 1990
No Score Yet 43% Hollywood Mavericks Unknown (Character) - 1990
0% 26% Illegally Yours Director,
Producer
$123.1K 1988
93% 83% Mask Director - 1985
44% 51% They All Laughed Director - 1981
67% 75% Saint Jack Eddie Schuman (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1979
9% 47% Nickelodeon Director,
Writer
- 1976
20% 36% At Long Last Love Director,
Producer
- 1975
75% 29% Daisy Miller Director - 1974
92% 94% Paper Moon Director,
Producer
- 1973
90% 89% What's Up, Doc? Director,
Producer
- 1972
100% 90% The Last Picture Show Director,
Writer
- 1971
No Score Yet 84% Directed by John Ford Director - 1971
58% 56% Lions Love Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 21% Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women Director - 1968
89% 81% Targets Sammy Michaels (Character),
Director,
Writer (Story),
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
94% 92% The Good Wife Himself (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli & Isles Arnold Whistler (Guest Star) 2011
83% 83% How I Met Your Mother Peter Bogdanovich (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Writer's Hot List Guest 2009-2010
69% No Score Yet Easy Money Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
92% 98% The Sopranos Elliot Kupferberg (Guest Star),
Director
2006-2007 2004 2000-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2005
85% 77% The Simpsons Psychologist (Guest Voice) 2007
56% No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystery of Natalie Wood Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bella Mafia Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Unknown (Character) 1972

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