Peter Bogdanovich

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  • Birth Place: Kingston, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • His mother was pregnant with him when she and his father fled the Nazi occupation; he was born in the United States.
  • Worked as a film critic in his early professional years, which brought him into contact with such iconic directors as Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. 
  • Was only 32 when he directed his moody masterpiece, 1971's The Last Picture Show, which was eventually named a culturally significant film by the National Film Registry.
  • He quickly followed that with 1973's Paper Moon. The enduring comedy featured 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal, who would go on to win the best supporting actor Oscar for her role.
  • Was a founding member of the Directors Company, a production company whose members included Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin, and through which he produced Paper Moon. 
  • Honored by the International Federation of Film Archives for his film-preservation efforts.

Awards

  • 1973, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Long Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1972, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Drama: Nominee
  • 1971, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1979, Venice Film Festival — Pasinetti Award for Best Film: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1973, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee

Relationships

  • Antony Bogdanovich — Brother
  • Dorothy Stratten — Ex-significant Other
  • Antonia Bogdanovich — Daughter
  • Cybill Shepherd — Ex-significant Other
  • Polly Platt — Ex-wife
  • L.B. Straten — Ex-wife
  • Alexandra Bogdanovich — Daughter
  • Borislav Bogdanovich — Father
  • Herma Bogdanovich — Mother

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  • Birth Place: Kingston, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Actor, Producer

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