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Susan Seidelman

Highest Rated:   88% Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Lowest Rated:   18% Cookie (1989)
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Birthplace:   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
American filmmaker Susan Seidelman majored in art and fashion design at Drexel University. She worked at an independent TV station in Philadelphia before enrolling at NYU's film school. Her feminist-oriented student films, made between 1976 and 1977, won several awards and plenty of industry attention. Seidelman's first feature, the independently produced Smithereens (1983), made very little headway in mainstream theaters, but was a hit on the festival circuit. On the strength of Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Seidelman was lauded as one of Hollywood's few "bankable" female directors; the film's success was probably due more to the supporting performance of Madonna than to its director. Seidelman's next two films, Making Mr Right (1987) and Cookie (1989), failed to match the standard set by Desperately Seeking Susan. In 1989's She-Devil, Seidelman attempted to do for Roseanne Barr what she had done for Madonna -- - that is, transform Roseanne into a viable film personality. But She Devil did nothing for anyone, least of all Susan Seidelman, whose much-vaunted bankability was injured.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cut in Half
  • Director
2017
36% The Hot Flashes
  • Producer
  • Director
2013
37% Musical Chairs
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
$30.4k 2012
60% Boynton Beach Club
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
$3.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Ranch
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Power and Beauty
  • Director
2002
29% Gaudi Afternoon
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
2001
No Score Yet A Cooler Climate
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Barefoot Executive
  • Director
1995
60% Tales of Erotica
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1994
41% She-Devil
  • Producer
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet First Works
  • Actor
1989
18% Cookie
  • Director
1989
46% Making Mr. Right
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet Room 666 (Chambre 666)
  • Actor
1985
88% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Director
$27.4M 1985
No Score Yet Smithereens
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sex and the City
1998-2004
  • Director
  • 1998

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