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William S. Burroughs

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Uncle Howard
  • Actor
-- 2016
Uncle Howard
  • Actor
-- 2016
Burroughs
  • Actor
-- 2014
63% For No Good Reason
  • Actor
$67.1k 2014
Taking Tiger Mountain
  • Screenwriter
-- 2014
From Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines
  • Actor
-- 2013
The Cut Ups
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
-- 2012
89% Ornette: Made in America
  • Actor
-- 2012
87% William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
  • Actor
$46.4k 2010
70% Chelsea on the Rocks
  • Actor
-- 2009
Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs On the Road
  • Actor
-- 2007
Heavy Petting
  • Actor
-- 2007
Junky's Christmas
  • Actor
-- 2006
Corso: The Last Beat
  • Actor
-- 2004
William S. Burroughs - Final Academy Documents
  • Actor
-- 2002
29% Condo Painting
  • Actor
-- 2000
Show Stoppers
  • Actor
-- 2000
Gothic Industrial Madness
  • Actor
-- 2000
Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles
  • Actor
-- 1999
On the Road with Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats
  • Actor
-- 1999
Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles
  • Actor
-- 1999
Second Timothy Leary Tape
  • Actor
-- 1999
57% Twister
  • Actor
-- 1996
The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs
  • Himself
-- 1995
79% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
  • Actor
-- 1994
22% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Himself
-- 1994
Destroy All Rational Thought
  • Actor
-- 1993
Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees
  • James (Hive) Maker
-- 1991
William S. Burroughs - Commissioner of Sewers
  • Actor
-- 1991
Gang of Souls
  • Actor
-- 1989
Bloodhounds of Broadway
  • Butler
-- 1989
Twister
  • Man in Barn
-- 1989
100% Drugstore Cowboy
  • Tom the Priest
-- 1989
Heavy Petting
  • Actor
-- 1989
Beat Generation: An American Dream
  • Actor
-- 1987
Home of the Brave
  • Actor
-- 1986
What Happened to Kerouac?
  • Actor
-- 1986
Decoder
  • Old Man
-- 1984
80% Burroughs - The Movie
  • Actor
-- 1984
Kerouac, the Movie
  • Actor
-- 1984
Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds
  • Actor
-- 1982
Poetry in Motion
  • Actor
-- 1982
Chappaqua
  • Opium Jones
-- 1966
88% Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (The Witches) (Haxan)
  • Actor
-- 1929

William S. Burroughs Trivia

The prosecution of Burroughs' book "Naked Lunch" by the Comonwealth of Massachusetts is considered the last major obscenity trial in the United States. The book was initially found obscene, but the Massachusetts Supreme Court overturned the decision on appeal in 1966. For the initial trial, Grove Press had gathered together an impressive list of "experts" such as Norman Mailer to defend the book, but Burroughs' modern classic initially lost and was declared obscene in Massachusetts. However, the state Supreme Court (Memoirs v. Massachusetts) found that the book "was not without social value, and therefore, not obscene." With the ruling, an era that began in 1870s when anti-smut crusader Anthony Comstock led the charge for stricter enforcement of obscenity laws by the federal and state governments came to an end.
- submitted by El Hombre I (6 years ago)

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