Richard Shepard

Richard Shepard

Highest Rated: 80% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

Lowest Rated: 55% The Hunting Party (2007)

Birthday: May 18, 1965

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Writer/director Richard Shepard cultivated an eclectic career in the 1990s and 2000s, helming numerous pilots and episodes for series like "Ugly Betty" (ABC 2006-2010) and "Girls" (HBO 2012- ) while also overseeing a string of darkly clever comedy-drama features like "The Matador" (2005) and "Dom Hemingway" (2013). The New York native began working in independent films and cable television before making a minor splash with the psycho-thriller "Oxygen" (1999). A half-decade would pass before he returned to films with "The Matador," a wry comedy with Pierce Brosnan in an impressive turn as a hired killer at the end of his rope. Shepard followed this with "The Hunting Party" (2009) and "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale" (HBO 2009) before scoring another hit with "Dom Hemingway," a crime comedy with Jude Law taking a similar path as Brosnan and playing against type as a vulgar safecracker. Shepard's talent for crafting both polished television and offbeat theatrical releases marked him as one of the most versatile directors in two mediums.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 91% Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas Director,
Executive Producer
- 2021
71% 57% The Perfection Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet 62% Tokyo Project Director,
Producer
- 2017
57% 38% Dom Hemingway Director,
Screenwriter
$518.1K 2013
80% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Director - 2009
55% 67% The Hunting Party Director,
Screenwriter
$876.7K 2007
75% 65% The Matador Director,
Writer
$12.6M 2005
59% 74% Scotland, Pa. Producer $384.1K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Class Warfare Director - 2001
No Score Yet 68% Mexico City Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 2000
77% 55% Oxygen Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet 57% Mercy Director,
Producer
- 1995
No Score Yet 76% The Linguini Incident Director - 1992
No Score Yet 11% Cool Blue Director - 1988

TV

Credit
100% 90% Acapulco Executive Producer 2021
81% 80% Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Executive Producer,
Director
2020-2021
58% 89% Sweetbitter Executive Producer,
Director
2018-2019
67% 46% The Twilight Zone Director 2019
89% 75% Girls Director 2017
58% No Score Yet Golden Boy Executive Producer,
Director
2013
49% 79% Ringer Executive Producer,
Director
2011-2012
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Director 2010
16% 0% In the Motherhood Director 2009
97% 82% Ugly Betty Director 2006