Peter Bogdanovich

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
The Peter Bogdanovich story is a Hollywood tale through and through, replete with memorable associations and fantastic success mitigated by mediocrity, tragedy and bankruptcy. Though his talent was never as great as the ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1939 in Kingston, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (86)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

Speaker (Actor)

Abandoned 2014 (Movie)

Dr Markus Bensley (Actor)

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

Judge Harlan Plath (Actor)

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Healer 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Other Side of the Wind 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cold Turkey 2013 (Movie)

Poppy (Actor)

Max Rose 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 1994 - 1995, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picture Windows 1994 - 1996, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Queen of the Lot 2010 (Movie)

Pedja Sapir (Actor)

Humboldt County 2008 (Movie)

Professor Hadley (Actor)

The Doorman 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Dukes 2008 (Movie)

Lou Fiola (Actor)

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris 2007 (Movie)

Vocal Performance (Actor)

Broken English 2007 (Movie)

Irving Mann (Actor)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

Roger Spade (Actor)

The Fifth Patient 2007 (Movie)

Birani (Actor)

Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

Bennett Cerf (Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Searching for Orson 2005 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Out of Order 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Decade Under the Influence 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Definition of Insanity 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Festival in Cannes 2002 (Movie)

Milo (Actor)

Jeff Bridges: Building Bridges 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

River Phoenix 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The O'Neals: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Independent 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Burt Reynolds: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Coming Soon 2000 (Movie)

Bartholomew (Actor)

If We Picked the Winners 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

John Ford: An American Icon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

54 1998 (Movie)

Elaine's Patron (Actor)

American Comedy Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Bella Mafia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Claire Makes It Big 1998 (Movie)

Arturo Mulligan (Actor)

Life's Greatest Holiday Stories 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

Dr Poke (Actor)

The Shoe Store 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ballyhoo: The Hollywood Sideshow! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Howard Hawks: American Artist 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Orson Welles: The One-Man Band 1996 (Movie)

(Narrator)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy On the Right 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cybill 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Is Henry Jaglom? 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Orson Welles: What Went Wrong? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Mavericks 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

John Cassavetes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

John Wayne Standing Tall 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Opening Night 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

Eddie Schuman (Actor)

F for Fake 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Targets 1968 (Movie)

Sammy Michaels (Actor)

Bacall on Bogart (TV Show)

Actor

Backstory (TV Show)

Actor

Directed by John Ford (TV Show)

Actor

Lick the Star (TV Show)

Actor

New York at the Movies (TV Show)

Actor

On Cukor (TV Show)

Actor

Rated X (TV Show)

Actor
Director (27)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Fallen Angels 1994 - 1996, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Hustle: The Pete Rose Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

The Cat's Meow 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

To Sir With Love II 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Texasville 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Illegally Yours 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Nickelodeon 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Daisy Miller 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Paper Moon 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

What's Up Doc? 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Directed By John Ford 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Picture Show 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Targets 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

A Saintly Switch (TV Show)

Director

Naked City: A Killer Christmas (TV Show)

Director

The Mystery of Natalie Wood (TV Show)

Director

The Price of Heaven (TV Show)

Director
Writer (12)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Texasville 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nickelodeon 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

At Long Last Love 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What's Up Doc? 1972 (Movie)

(From Story)

What's Up Doc? 1972 (Movie)

(Story By)

Directed By John Ford 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Picture Show 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Targets 1968 (Movie)

(From Story)

Targets 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (11)

Phantom Halo 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Orson Welles: The One-Man Band 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Texasville 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Illegally Yours 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The City Girl 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

At Long Last Love 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Daisy Miller 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paper Moon 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

What's Up Doc? 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Targets 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("One Day Since Yesterday") (Song)
Other (1)

Directed By John Ford 1971 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

Biography

The Peter Bogdanovich story is a Hollywood tale through and through, replete with memorable associations and fantastic success mitigated by mediocrity, tragedy and bankruptcy. Though his talent was never as great as the hubris that allowed him to believe his own press clippings and compare himself to Orson Welles after critics called his breakout movie, "The Last Picture Show" (1971), "the most impressive work by a young American director since 'Citizen Kane'," he did enjoy a brief run as a 70s wunderkind before slipping into a Welles-like decline that made his earlier words ("I hope I'm not repeating what happened to Orson") almost a self-fulfilling prophecy. In fact, Bogdanovich's eye for younger ladies separated him from perhaps his greatest asset (first wife Polly Platt whose production designs and story input played no small part in his greatest triumphs) and ultimately proved to be his Achilles' heel to tragedy, while living fabulously above his means and avoiding fiscal responsibilities led to the second of his two bankruptcies.

Relationships

Herma Bogdanovich

Mother
Descended from a rich Austrian Jewish family

Antonia Bogdanovich Actor

Daughter

Borislav Bogdanovich

Father
Serbian

Alexandra Bogdanovich

Daughter
Born c. 1970 mother, Polly Platt

Antonia Bogdanovich

Daughter
Born c. 1967 mother, Polly Platt

Antony Bogdanovich

Brother
Died in 1938 from burns sustained when his mother accidentally spilled scalding soup on him

Polly Platt Production Designer

Wife
Married in 1962 Divorced in 1971

Cybill Shepherd Actor

Companion
Met during the filming of "The Last Picture Show" (1971) their affair led to his divorce from Polly Platt their relationship ended in 1978

Dorothy Stratten

Companion
Met and fell in love with the playboy playmate during the filming of "They All Laughed" (1981) killed in a murder/suicide by her husband, Paul Snider, after she told him she was leaving him for Bogdanovich was the subject of Bob Fosse's biopic "Star 80" (1983)

Louise Stratten Actor

Wife
Married on December 30, 1988 was the half-sister of Dorothy Stratten, and 29 years his junior they divorced in 2001

EDUCATION

Stella Adler Conservatory

New York , New York 1954 - 1958
Was only 16 year old at the time, but lied about his age and said he was 18 years old to qualify

Collegiate School

New York , New York
Never graduated because he failed to make up an algebra exam

Milestones

2007

Appeared in Zoe Cassavetes' directorial debut, "Broken English"

2006

Cast in the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"

2003

Had a supporting role as a fictional version of himself in the Showtime comedy series "Out of Order"

2001

Returned to directing features with "The Cat's Meow" (released theatrically in 2002)

2000

Returned to acting, playing the recurring role of Dr. Melfi's (Lorraine Bracco) psychotherapist in the HBO series "The Sopranos"; also directed a fifth season episode of the series

1998

Appeared as the leader of therapy group in "Mr. Jealousy"; co-starred and produced by Eric Stoltz

1998

Had a cameo appearance in the feature "54"

1997

Helmed another CBS movie, "The Price of Heaven"

1996

Directed a television sequel to 1967 feature film "To Sir With Love" (CBS) with Sidney Poitier reprising his role

1995

Helmed segments of the Showtime anthology series' "Picture Windows" and "Fallen Angels"

1993

Directed "The Thing Called Love," about a country singer-songwriter who wants to make it big in Nashville; one of River Phoenix's last roles

1992

Translated the door-slamming British sex farce from the stage to the screen as director of "Noises Off"

1990

Returned to "Last Picture Show" territory with the sequel "Texasville" (produced, directed and scripted); was a critical and box office failure

1986

Founded Crescent Moon Productions, Inc.

1985

Directed the well received drama "Mask" co-starring Cher and Eric Stoltz

1984

Published the memoir, The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten

1981

Released "They All Laughed"after Dorothy Stratten's murder; wrote screenplay and contributed music, in addition to directing; distributed film himself after failing to find a distributor due to the negative publicity surrounding the Stratten murder

1979

Made a movie version of Paul Theroux's novel "Saint Jack"

1976

Wrote and directed the heartfelt valentine to early days of moviemaking, "Nickelodeon"; third film with Ryan O'Neal; second with Tatum O'Neal

1974

Provided companion Cybil Shepard with a starring vehicle, "Daisy Miller"; film received lackluster critical reception

1973

Again collaborated with O'Neal for "Paper Moon" (produced and directed); also co-starred a 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal who picked up a Supporting Actress Oscar; was the Directors Company's first offering

1972

Produced and directed "What's Up, Doc?" co-starring Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand

1970

Release of first documentary, "Directed by John Ford" (commissioned by the American Film Institute)

1970

Won acclaim for directing "The Last Picture Show"; received Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay (shared with Larry McMurtry)

1968

Feature directing and producing debut, "Targets," starring Boris Karloff and executive produced by Corman (also wrote and acted)

1966

Hired as second unit director by Roger Corman for "Wild Angels"; claims to have done rewrites (uncredited), location scouting and editing; was hired after Corman read some of his film criticism

1966

First feature film credit (as additional sequence director and narrator), "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" (credited as Derek Thomas)

1964

Moved to California

1961

Wrote monographs for the Museum of Modern Art Film Library on Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Howard Hawks

1959

Directed and co-produced the Off-Broadway staging of "The Big Knife"

1958

Began writing film criticism for publications including The New York Times, Esquire and Film Culture

1958

Acted with New York Shakespeare Festival

1956

Performed with American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut

Worked as a film programmer for the New Yorker Theater in Manhattan

Weekly film commentator for the CBS News program, "CBS This Morning"

Formed the Directors Company with Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin

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