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William Friedkin

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Birthday
29, 1935
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1935 (age 84)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Director of the classic 1973 horror film The Exorcist. For his direction of the 1971 movie The French Connection, he earned an Academy Award.

Before Fame

Immediately following high school, he worked for the Chicago television station WGN-TV.

Trivia

He directed such films as Bug, To Live and Die in L.A., and Rules of Engagement.

Family Life

He married Jeanne Moreau in 1977, Lesley-Anne Down in 1982, Kelly Lange in 1987, and Sherry Lansing in 1991.

Associated With

He directed Cruising, a 1980 thriller that starred Al Pacino.