(March 24, 1945- )
Wrote and directed 'The Dunwich Horror (1970),' 'The Bedroom Window (1987)' and 'L. A. Confidential (1997)'
Also directed 'Losin' It (1983),' 'Bad Influence (1990),' 'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992),' 'The River Wild (1994),' 'Wonder Boys (2000)' and '8 Mile (2002)'
Why he might be annoying
He takes a long time between movie projects, usually more than two years.
He was a Hollywood director-for-hire being assigned movie projects rather than selecting his own.
He often casts his leading actors against type.
He creates characters that aren't what they appear to be.
Why he might not be annoying
He is the first chairman of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
He said he is 'a movie lover before a movie maker.'
He makes complex and provocative films despite being difficult to market and rarely a money maker.
He won the best screenplay Oscar (1998).
He won nine other major awards for directing and fifteen for screenplay writing efforts on 'L. A. Confidential.'
He directed the video clip for Bob Dylan's 'Things Have Changed.'
Credit: The Gent
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 82.35% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 42.42% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 58 Votes: 72.41% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 114 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 175 Votes: 57.71% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 361 Votes: 44.88% Annoying
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