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Hal Needham (Hal Brett Needham)

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Biography

Memphis, Tennessee, USA
As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.

He wrote and directed some of the most financially successful action comedy films, making his directorial debut with the box office smash, Smokey and the Bandit (1977). The ten features he directed include Hooper (1978) and The Cannonball Run (1981)... Read more...

Actor

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Character: Airman in the Blue Lagoon

In Harm's Way 1965

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Character: The Sgt.

The Devil's Brigade 1968

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Character: Himself - Director, Stunt Coordinator

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - Member Stuntman Hall of Fame

Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular 1994

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Character: Porsche 928 Driver with Cowboy Hat

Cannonball Run II 1984

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Character: Man Punching Stroker Into Ladies Room

Stroker Ace 1983

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award

The Oscars 2013

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Character: Himself - Stuntman and Director

The Oscars 2014

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Character: Doyle Kidnapper

French Connection II 1975

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Directing

Writing