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William Friedkin

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane (1941). He went to work for WGN TV immediately after graduating from high school where he started making documentaries, one of which won the Golden Gate Award at the 1962 San Francisco film festival. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Winner: Best Director

The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972

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Precinct Hollywood 2005

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Face Time 2002

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Thalberg Award

The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976

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