William S. Burroughs

Highest Rated: 100% Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Birthday: Feb 5, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
Next to Jack Kerouac, poet Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William S. Burroughs was among the primary voices of the Beat Generation and his books have earned him an enduring cult following. His most famous book, Naked Lunch, became the basis of a disturbing David Cronenberg film in 1991. Cronenberg's version of Burroughs' hallucinatory, autobiographical account of drug addiction and despair is a liberal adaptation and incorporates other elements from Burroughs' life, notably his accidental shooting of his own wife. As a cult figure, with his gaunt funereal demeanor, fedora hat, and heavy shades, Burroughs occasionally cameoed in offbeat films, notably Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and in Gus Van Sant's poorly received Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994). Burroughs last appeared in a rock video for the group U2's "Last Night on Earth."

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91% Uncle Howard Actor 2016
62% For No Good Reason Actor $67.6K 2014
No Score Yet Taking Tiger Mountain Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet From Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Cut Ups Actor Screenwriter 2012
88% William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Actor $46.9K 2010
71% Chelsea on the Rocks Actor 2009
No Score Yet Heavy Petting Actor 2007
No Score Yet Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs On the Road Actor 2007
No Score Yet Junky's Christmas Actor 2006
No Score Yet William S. Burroughs - Final Academy Documents Actor 2002
No Score Yet Gothic Industrial Madness Actor 2000
29% Condo Painting Actor 2000
No Score Yet Show Stoppers Actor 2000
No Score Yet Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Actor 1999
No Score Yet On the Road with Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats Actor 1999
No Score Yet Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs Himself 1995
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Himself 1994
77% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Actor 1994
No Score Yet Destroy All Rational Thought Actor 1993
No Score Yet William S. Burroughs - Commissioner of Sewers Actor 1991
No Score Yet Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees James (Hive) Maker 1991
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Butler 1989
No Score Yet Heavy Petting Actor 1989
No Score Yet Twister Man in Barn 1989
100% Drugstore Cowboy Tom the Priest 1989
No Score Yet Gang of Souls Actor 1989
No Score Yet Beat Generation: An American Dream Actor 1987
No Score Yet What Happened to Kerouac? Actor 1986
No Score Yet Home of the Brave Actor 1986
No Score Yet Kerouac, the Movie Actor 1984
No Score Yet Decoder Old Man 1984
91% Burroughs: The Movie Actor 1984
No Score Yet Poetry in Motion Actor 1982
No Score Yet Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds Actor 1982
No Score Yet Chappaqua Opium Jones 1966
88% Häxan (Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages) (The Witches) Actor 1929

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