Share:

Charles Burnett

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Cinematographer / Film Producer | * 04/13/1944 (76) | Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Charles Burnett (born April 13, 1944) is an American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include Killer of Sheep (1978), My Brother's Wedding (1983), To Sleep with Anger (1990), The Glass Shield (1994), and Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007). He has been involved in other types of motion pictures including shorts, documentaries, and a TV series. Called "one of America's very best filmmakers" by the Chicago Tribune and "the nation's least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director" by The New York Times, Burnett has had a long, diverse career. ()
Photo of Charles Burnett

Charles Burnett is an African-American film director, producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include Killer of Sheep (1977), My Brother’s Wedding (1983), To Sleep with Anger (1990), The Glass Shield (1994), and Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007). He has been involved in other types of motion pictures including shorts, documentaries, and a TV series. Considered by the Chicago Tribune as “one of America’s very best filmmakers”, and by the New York Times as “the nation’s least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director”, Charles Burnett has had a long and diverse filmmaking career.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | TV Movies

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Charles Burnett

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Macarthur Fellows Program National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay Independent Spirit Award for Best Director Distinguished Service Order Academy Honorary Award National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

Watch Movies & Series on Amazon Prime Video Today!

Enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows/series, over two million songs ad free, free shipping, exclusive deals and more with Amazon Prime. Start your 30-day free trial today. After that, only $12.99/month or $119 annually; Prime Video standalone is available for just $8.99/month.
www.amazon.com

Movies with Charles Burnett as Actor(5)

Movies with Charles Burnett as Crew(56)

Directing/Director2010 42 One Dream Rush
Directing/Director2009 Relative Stranger
Directing/Director2007 Quiet as Kept
Writing/Writer2007 Quiet as Kept
Crew/Cinematography2007 Quiet as Kept
Editing/Editor2007 Quiet as Kept
Production/Producer2007 Quiet as Kept
Directing/Director2003 Warming by the Devil's Fire
Writing/Writer2003 Warming by the Devil's Fire
Directing/Director2003 The Blues
Directing/Director2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
Directing/Director1999 Selma, Lord, Selma
Directing/Director1999 The Annihilation of Fish
Directing/Director1999 Finding Buck McHenry
Directing/Director1998 The Wedding
Directing/Director1997 The Final Insult
Writing/Writer1997 The Final Insult
Crew/Cinematography1997 The Final Insult
Directing/Director1996 Nightjohn
Directing/Director1995 When It Rains
Writing/Writer1995 When It Rains
Directing/Director1994 The Glass Shield
Writing/Writer1994 The Glass Shield
Directing/Director1991 America Becoming
Writing/Writer1991 America Becoming
Crew/Cinematography1991 America Becoming
Directing/Director1990 To Sleep with Anger
Writing/Writer1990 To Sleep with Anger
Writing/Writer1984 Bless Their Little Hearts
Camera/Director of Photography1984 Bless Their Little Hearts
Directing/Director1983 My Brother's Wedding
Writing/Writer1983 My Brother's Wedding
Production/Producer1983 My Brother's Wedding
Camera/Director of Photography1983 My Brother's Wedding
Editing/Editor1982 Illusions
Crew/Cinematography1982 A Different Image
Crew/Cinematography1979 Bush Mama
Directing/Director1978 Killer of Sheep
Writing/Writer1978 Killer of Sheep
Production/Producer1978 Killer of Sheep
Editing/Editor1978 Killer of Sheep
Crew/Cinematography1978 Killer of Sheep
Camera/Director of Photography1978 Killer of Sheep
Directing/Director1973 The Horse
Writing/Writer1973 The Horse
Production/Producer1973 The Horse
Editing/Editor1973 The Horse
Directing/Director1969 Several Friends
Writing/Writer1969 Several Friends
Production/Producer1969 Several Friends
Editing/Editor1969 Several Friends
Crew/Cinematography1969 69 Pickup

TV Shows/Series with Charles Burnett as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1999 Independent Lens

Full Name: Charles Burnett
Born: Thursday, 04/13 1944 (April) in Vicksburg (current age: 76 years + 200 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Los Angeles City College, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Other names for Charles Burnett (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Charles Burnett (director)"
"Charles Burnett (Regisseur)"
Charles Burnett frequently works together with these people:
Carl Lumbly (6x, Actor)
Thomas Penick (5x, Crew)
Mark Cousins (4x, Crew)
Haile Gerima (4x, Crew)
Julie Dash (4x, Crew)
Charles Bracy (4x, Actor)
Billy Woodberry (4x, Crew)
Paul Mariano (3x, Crew)
Ela Troyano (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9614, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 10/08/2020