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Robert Mulligan

Highest Rated:   91% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Lowest Rated:   36% Inside Daisy Clover (1966)
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After a stab at studying for the priesthood, Bronx-born Robert Mulligan majored in radio communications at Fordham University. He carried over his radio skills into his WWII service with the Marines, then landed a postwar job in the editorial department of the New York Times. He joined the CBS television network as a messenger boy, graduating to director of such live series as Suspense and Playhouse 90. In 1957, Mulligan collaborated for the first time with his future partner, producer/writer/director Alan J. Pakula; the team's initial film effort was Fear Strikes Out (1957), a biography of mercurial baseball player Jimmy Piersall. Forming Pakula-Mulligan Productions in 1962, Mulligan went on to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for To Kill a Mockingbird. Mulligan's 1960s films seem to be far more heartfelt and personal than one expects from Hollywood products of that decade, though he is stronger on style and characterization than projecting a discernible point of view. Splitting with Pakula in 1969, Mulligan went on to direct a wide variety of subjects: the 1971 nostalgia piece Summer of '42, the 1972 horror effort The Other, the 1979 stage-to-screen adaptation Same Time, Next Year, and so on. After a three-year absence, Mulligan returned to directing in 1991 with the amiable Summer of '42 rehash Man in the Moon. Robert Mulligan was the brother of Richard Mulligan, an actor best known for his TV work on such series as Soap and Empty Nest.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% The Man in the Moon
  • Director
1991
38% Clara's Heart
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Kiss Me Goodbye
  • Producer
  • Director
1982
40% Same Time, Next Year
  • Producer
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Bloodbrothers
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet The Nickel Ride
  • Director
  • Producer
1975
88% The Other
  • Producer
1972
77% Summer of '42
  • Narrator
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet The Stalking Moon
  • Director
1968
80% Up the Down Staircase
  • Director
1967
36% Inside Daisy Clover
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Baby, the Rain Must Fall
  • Director
1965
89% Love with the Proper Stranger
  • Director
1963
91% To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet The Spiral Road
  • Director
1962
80% Come September
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet The Great Imposter
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet The Rat Race
  • Director
1960
82% Fear Strikes Out
  • Director
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Bomb Squad Lt.
  • 2015

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