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Sam Peckinpah

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The Resume

    (February 21, 1925-December 28, 1984)
    Birth name was David Samuel Peckinpah
    Studied theater at University of Southern California
    Screenwriter for Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
    First major movie was 'The Wild Bunch'
    Known for male-oriented movies with frantic plots full of confusion, anxiety, paranoia and explicit violence
    Nicknamed 'Bloody Sam'
    Died of a stroke in 1984 in Inglewood, CA
    Directed 'The Wild Bunch,' 'Straw Dogs,' 'The Getaway,' 'The Osterman Weekend,' 'Killer Elite,' 'Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia,' and 'Gunsmoke'

Why he might be annoying:

    He was known to have an edgy, abrasive temper.
    He once exasperated Charlton Heston so much on the set of 'Major Dundee' that Heston threatened him with a cavalry sabre.
    He dropped his first name.
    He drank to excess.
    Smoking pot made him become more volatile.
    His film 'Major Dundee' was a box-office flop.
    He was divorced.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He introduced an innovative brand of macho, yet intelligent, psychological thriller.
    He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II.
    He rose up the ranks in Hollywood, starting out at very low-level jobs such as a floor sweeper for The Liberace Show.
    The gore in his movies was unheard of at the time, and was both disgusting and thrilling to many people.

Credit: Big Papa

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    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 60 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 33 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 88 Votes: 35.23% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 96 Votes: 48.96% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 119 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 222 Votes: 45.95% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 259 Votes: 53.67% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 493 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 494 Votes: 58.30% Annoying