Photo of Peter Bogdanovich Peter Bogdanovich

A noted film critic who became an acclaimed director, Peter Bogdanovich was born July 30, 1939, in Kingston, N.Y. In the early '60s, Bogdanovich published several studies of famous film directors, including Orson Welles, John Ford and Howard Hawks, idols who would inspire much of his later work.

In 1966, Bogdanovich allied with B-movie king Roger Corman, assisting him on The Wild Angels and shooting new scenes for a dubbed Russian space epic retitled Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women. Bogdanovich's first solo directing effort, Targets, featured Boris Karloff in his last significant role.

In 1971, The Last Picture Show brought Bogdanovich Oscar acclaim and a name as the greatest new director of his generation. He enjoyed further success with What's Up, Doc?, Paper Moon and Saint Jack (1979). He had another hit in the '80s with Mask and has since directed several TV movies.

Peter Bogdanovich in Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut

2015 PG-13

Movie history was changed forever when director François Truffaut published his 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock." In this engaging documentary, a host of prominent filmmakers describes the effect that Truffaut's book had on their work.

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  • Peter Bogdanovich in Stagecoach Stagecoach
  • Peter Bogdanovich in Mask: Director's Cut Mask: Director's Cut
  • Peter Bogdanovich in Magician Magician
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  • Peter Bogdanovich in Tom Petty: Runnin' Down a Dream Tom Petty: Runnin' Down a Dream
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  • Peter Bogdanovich in Saint Jack Saint Jack
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  • Peter Bogdanovich in Infamous Infamous
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  • Peter Bogdanovich in They All Laughed They All Laughed
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  • Peter Bogdanovich in Mr. Jealousy Mr. Jealousy
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  • Peter Bogdanovich in Dedication Dedication
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