Henry Jaglom

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Henry Jaglom is an auteur, one that has always made a profit on his quirky, low-budget, stream-of-consciousness pictures, often about loneliness and relationships. A scion ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1941 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (22)

Duck Souffle 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The M Word 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Just 45 Minutes From Broadway 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Queen of the Lot 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Irene in Time 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Hollywood Dreams 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Going Shopping 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Festival in Cannes 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Festival 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Deja Vu 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Babyfever 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Venice/Venice 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Eating 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

New Year's Day 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Someone to Love 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Always (But Not Forever) 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

(("Municipalians" "The Bomb")) (Director)

Sitting Ducks 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Tracks 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

A Safe Place 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (20)

The M Word 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Just 45 Minutes From Broadway 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Queen of the Lot 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Irene in Time 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hollywood Dreams 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Going Shopping 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Festival in Cannes 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Festival 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deja Vu 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Babyfever 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Venice/Venice 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eating 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

New Year's Day 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Someone to Love 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Always (But Not Forever) 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sitting Ducks 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tracks 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Safe Place 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (16)

Wheatfield With Crows 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just 45 Minutes From Broadway 2012 (Movie)

Uncle Misha (Actor)

Searching for Orson 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Natalie Wood: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Venice/Venice 1992 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

New Year's Day 1989 (Movie)

Drew (Actor)

Someone to Love 1988 (Movie)

Danny Sapir (Actor)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Always (But Not Forever) 1985 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 (Movie)

Eli (Actor)

Sitting Ducks 1980 (Movie)

Jenny's Friend (Actor)

Lily Aime-Moi 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Drive, He Said 1971 (Movie)

Conrad (Actor)

Psych-Out 1968 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

Edge of Outside (TV Show)

Actor
Editor (13)

The M Word 2014 (Movie)

(Editor)

Irene in Time 2009 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hollywood Dreams 2007 (Movie)

(Editor)

Going Shopping 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)

Festival in Cannes 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

Deja Vu 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)

Babyfever 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

Eating 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

New Year's Day 1989 (Movie)

(Editor)

Someone to Love 1988 (Movie)

(Editor)

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 (Movie)

(Editor)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

editorial consultant (Editing)
Producer (8)

Duck Souffle 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Going Shopping 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Little Noises 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

New Year's Day 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Someone to Love 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Always (But Not Forever) 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hearts and Minds 1975 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)
Other (2)

Deja Vu 1998 (Movie)

painting of Paris past provider (Other)

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 (Movie)

film extract("A Safe Place" (1971)) (Other)

Biography

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Henry Jaglom is an auteur, one that has always made a profit on his quirky, low-budget, stream-of-consciousness pictures, often about loneliness and relationships. A scion of a wealthy Russian Jewish financier, he began his career in New York theater before moving to Los Angeles where he continued his affiliation with the Actors Studio and was signed as a contract player with Columbia-Screen Gems, working on series like "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun" (both starring Sally Field). His first foray behind the camera came during the Six Day War (Egypt vs. Israel) in 1967 when he shot a three-hour, 8mm, silent movie on the frontlines. The social gadfly in him had already cultivated friendships with such Hollywood personages as Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Sally Kellerman, the screenwriter Carol Eastman and producer Bert Schneider of BBS Productions who saw his movie and hired him to help edit Dennis Hopper's "Easy Rider" (1969).

Relationships

Marie Jaglom

Mother

Karen Black Actor

Companion

Victoria Foyt Actor

Wife
Co-wrote and starred in "Babyfever" (1994), "Last Summer in the Hamptons" (1995) and "Deja Vu" (1998)

Simon Jaglom

Father
born in December 1896 in Russia lost all his property to the Communists in 1917 but remade his money in international trade in the Free State of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) during the world wars, eventually emigrating to NYC with his fortune intact in 1939

Sabrina Jaglom

Daughter
born in December 1991 mother, Victoria Foyt appeared in "Last Summer in the Hamptons" (1995)

Simon Jaglom

Son
born in 1994 mother, Victoria Foyt

Michael Jaglom

Brother
appeared in "Tracks" (1975), "Sitting Ducks" (1978) and "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?" (1983), among other Jaglom films, under pseudonym Michael Emil

Andrea Marcovicci Actor

Companion
acted in "Someone to Love" (1987)

Patrice Townsend

Wife
married in May 1977 divorced in 1982 was assistant director on "Tracks" and acted in "Sitting Ducks", "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies" (1982) and "Always (But Not Forever)" (1985)

Patrice Townsend Actor

Husband
Married in 1979 Divorced in 1983

Brenda Vaccaro Actor

Companion

Tuesday Weld Actor

Companion
acted in "A Safe Place" (1971)

Natalie Wood Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1959
wrote and directed plays while a student

Actors Studio

New York , New York
studied under Lee Strasberg; joined the Los Angeles branch when he moved there

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1959
wrote and directed plays while a student

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1959
wrote and directed plays while a student

Milestones

2007

Wrote and directed "Hollywood Dreams" starring Justin Kirk and Tanna Frederick

2005

Helmed "Going Shopping" a film, which looks at the unique role that clothing and shopping plays in the lives of women, co-starring Victoria Foyt, Lee Grant and Rob Morrow

2001

Edited, wrote and directed "Festival in Cannes"

1998

Again reteamed with Foyt (who co-wrote and starred) for "Deja Vu", based on a short story the director wrote in 1974; cast included Stephen Dillane, Vanessa Redgrave and her real-life mother Rachel Kempson

1995

Co-wrote (with Foyt) "Last Summer in the Hamptons"; also directed and acted in it alongside Foyt; shot the film on location while selling his parents' East Hampton home

1995

Subject of documentary feature "Who Is Henry Jaglom?", co-directed by H Alex Rubin and Jeremy Workman

1994

With wife Victoria Foyt, co-wrote the script for "Babyfever"; also directed, with Foyt starring

1990

Had art-house success with "Eating"

1989

"New Year's Day" was the official US entry at the Venice Film Festival; filmed in his NYC apartment

1987

"Someone to Love", featured Welles in his final film appearance and another of the director's girlfriends, Andrea Marcovicci

1985

Acted opposite ex-wife Patrice Townsend in the often hilarious "Always (But Not Forever)", a bit of art imitating life in its bittersweet account of their marriage's breakup

1983

His "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?" starred girlfriend Karen Black as an unpredictable neurotic whose husband just left her; was the official US entry at Cannes

1982

Directed two of the four segments of "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies"

1980

Third feature, "Sitting Ducks", an energetic, funny sleeper about a timid syndicate accountant (the director's brother Michael Emil) and pal who take a day's collections, ripping off the Mob; a sequel remains unreleased

1976

Helmed and scripted "Tracks", a Vietnam-obsessed pic which starred Hopper as a vet who eventually goes bonkers escorting his dead buddy across the country

1974

Presented and financed (through his Rainbow Pictures) the Oscar-winning documentary "Hearts and Minds"

1972

Directed by Welles in the never completed "The Other Side of the Wind"

1970

Directorial and screenwriting debut, "A Safe Place", with Tuesday Weld, Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles; though it bombed in the USA, film played at one Paris theater for seven years; produced by BBS Productions (Schneider, Bob Rafelson and Steve Blauner)

1968

Tapped by Bert Schneider (who had seen his Six Day War footage) to help edit Dennis Hopper's original five-hour version of "Easy Rider" down to 95 minutes; credited as consultant

1968

Feature debut as actor in Richard Rush's "Psych-Out"

1967

Shot three-hour 8mm silent movie on the frontline of the Six Day War

1965

Moved to Los Angeles

1939

Moved from Europe to New York with family

Signed as contract TV actor by Columbia-Screen Gems and appeared in episodes of "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun" (both ABC)

Acted in Hopper's "The Last Movie" (1971) and Nicholson's "Drive, He Said" (1972, also produced by BBS)

Auditioned for the leading role of "The Graduate"

Founded and served as president of International Rainbow Pictures, Jagfilms Inc., The Women's Film Company (all Los Angeles)

While based in NYC, acted off-Broadway and in summer stock and cabaret

Bonus Trivia

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Mr. Jaglom is man of various birth dates. All sources seem to agree on the month and day but the year varies from 1938 to 1943. We previously listed 1941 in this database. However, since we have information that he moved with his family from London to the USA in 1939, we will consider 1938 to be closest to the truth.

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Jaglom was the third recipient of the Beatrice Wood Film Award.

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