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William Friedkin

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $691,268,327 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #214)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Rules of Engagement (Director), The Exorcist (Director), Bug (Director), Jade (Director), Killer Joe (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Making the Boys), Himself (A Decade Under the Influence), Himself (Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells)
Most productive collaborators: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ellen Burstyn, Guy Pearce, Scott Rudin

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee2$49,361$4,977$54,338
(Unclassified)1$34,514$0$34,514
In Technical RolesDirector16$465,361,283$225,907,044$691,268,327

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Killer Joe

December 31st, 2012

Killer Joe came out in limited release in July. It earned good buzz initially and it started really well, but as it expanded, it struggled. Granted, it still managed to hit $1 million, but it didn't come close to expanding wide. Was it as good as its opening couple weekends? Or was there a reason it only thrived in very limited release? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/10/2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Wo… Himself  $15,528 $4,977 $20,505
3/11/2011 Making the Boys Himself  $33,833 $0 $33,833
4/25/2003 A Decade Under the Influence Himself  $34,514 $0 $34,514
Movies: 3Totals:$83,875$4,977$88,852
  Averages:$27,958$1,659$29,617
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/27/2012 Killer Joe Director $1,291,645 $3,367,465 $4,659,110
5/25/2007 Bug Director $7,006,708 $1,296,287 $8,302,995
3/14/2003 The Hunted Director $34,234,008 $12,979,087 $47,213,095
4/7/2000 Rules of Engagement Director $61,322,858 $10,397,073 $71,719,931
10/13/1995 Jade Director $9,812,870 $0 $9,812,870
2/18/1994 Blue Chips Director $22,359,041 $0 $22,359,041
10/30/1992 Rampage Director $796,368 $0 $796,368
4/27/1990 The Guardian Director $16,140,440 $0 $16,140,440
11/1/1985 To Live and Die in L.A. Director $17,307,019 $0 $17,307,019
11/4/1983 Deal of the Century Director $10,400,000 $0 $10,400,000
1/1/1980 Cruising Director $19,784,223 $0 $19,784,223
1/1/1978 The Brink's Job Director $9,400,000 $0 $9,400,000
6/24/1977 Sorcerer Director $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
12/26/1973 The Exorcist Director $202,347,346 $197,867,132 $400,214,478
10/9/1971 The French Connection Director $41,158,757 $0 $41,158,757
3/17/1970 The Boys in the Band Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 16Totals:$465,361,283$225,907,044$691,268,327
  Averages:$29,085,080$14,119,190$43,204,270