William Friedkin

Celebrity

Biography, Latest News & Videos

william friedkin
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/29/1935, Virgo
  • Profession: Director; producer; screenwriter
User Rating: (5 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars

VIDEO: Mascara

click to playclick to play
Mascara
Paid | iTunes
Length: 42:45
Aired: 4/2/2009

Langston is shocked when his former student is found murdered and becomes the focus of a CSI investigation into the world of Mexican wrestling. watch

VIDEO: Mascara [HD]

click to playclick to play
Mascara [HD]
Paid | Amazon Instant Video
Length: 43:00
Aired: 4/2/2009

Langston is shocked when his former student is found murdered and becomes the focus of a CSI investigation into the world of Mexican wrestling. watch

VIDEO: Mascara

click to playclick to play
Mascara
Paid | Amazon Instant Video
Length: 43:00
Aired: 4/2/2009

Langston is shocked when his former student is found murdered and becomes the focus of a CSI investigation into the world of Mexican wrestling. watch

Videos

The Hunted
Rampage
To Live And Die In L.A.
Rules Of Engagement

More Clips & Interviews

   FULL MOVIE
Bug (2006)
   FULL MOVIE
Bug
   FULL MOVIE
The Hunted
   FULL MOVIE
The Hunted

More William Friedkin Movies Videos

 FULL EPISODE
Mascara
 FULL EPISODE
Cockroaches

More William Friedkin On TV Videos

TV Listings

Loading...

Credits

Year Title Description
2007 Bug Movie, Director
2003 The Hunted Movie, Director
2003 A Decade Under The Influence Movie, Actor
2000 Rules Of Engagement Movie, Director
1997 12 Angry Men Movie, Director

More Credits (43)

News

French Connection Director William Friedkin Returns to CSI for 200th Episode

Two things lured Academy Award winner William Friedkin into directing the 200th episode of CSI: an enduring friendship with William Petersen, and a fascination with all things underground. Friedkin and Petersen worked together in the former CSI star's breakthrough film, To Live and Die in L.A., which Friedkin wrote and directed. The two Chicago-area natives also teamed on a Showtime adaptation of Twelve Angry Men and the December 2007 CSI episode "Cockroaches," which aired about a year before Petersen left the show. read more

CSI Exclusive: The Secrets Behind This Week's Repeat

Taking a cinematic turn, CSI this week will rebroadcast "Cockroaches," an episode directed by William Friedkin that has a slew of slick techniques. And now we've got the inside word on exciting behind-the-scenes goings-on in this groundbreaking episode.The CSI ep is Friedkin's first foray into directing for television, but that didn't stop him from employing some of his filmic style for the small screen. In one scene toward the end, when Warrick is hallucinating, Exorcist fans might recognize the use of flash-forward cuts with as-yet-unseen future events. Warrick is in a confused state of mind, and Friedkin uses his trademark technique to get us inside the character's head.But Friedkin isn't the only unique element in the ep: In that same hallucination scene, the background music that comes up is courtesy Warrick's real-life persona, Gary Dourdan, who plays the song with his band, Kolade. Even the setting in "Cockroaches" is the result of combined efforts and influences. The Pigalle... read more

CSI Preview: Legendary Film Director's Connection

Tonight’s CSI (9 pm/ET on CBS) was directed by Oscar-winner William Friedkin, the film legend behind two of the 1970s’ biggest blockbusters — The French Connection and The Exorcist — and the man who also helped launch the career of CSI’s William Petersen by giving him the lead in 1985’s To Live and Die in L.A. "Every year [Petersen] says to me, ‘Why don’t you do a show for me,’ and so I made the time to do it. It was terrific — I really did it for the opportunity to work with Billy again," explains Friedkin. That said, Petersen’s Gil takes a backseat tonight to Warrick — as the investigator’s job begins to suffer because of his pill addiction. "[ read more

Exclusive: CSI's Grissom to Get a Blast from His Past

Get this: Sources confirm that CSI has signed William Petersen's To Live and Die in L.A. director, William Friedkin, to helm the season's eighth episode (to air during November sweeps, natch). As such, I think it's safe to speculate that the hour, which delves into Vegas' seedy mob underworld, will include at least one killer car chase and more Wang Chung music than you ever thought you'd hear again. Kidding aside, if the Oscar winner had only made his deal a little sooner, he could have revisited his Exorcist heyday by calling the shots on Episode 6: That one revolves around a deadly, um, exorcise program. read more

Shop

The Directors - William Friedkin
Buy The Directors - William Friedkin from Amazon.com
From Winstar (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $11.99 (as of 1:04 AM EST - more info)
Charlie Rose with Robert MacNeil; Phil Jackson; William Friedkin (October 20, 1995)
Buy Charlie Rose with Robert MacNeil; Phil Jackson; William Friedkin (October 20, 1995) from Amazon.com
From Charlie Rose (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $24.95 (as of 1:04 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular