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Melvin Van Peebles

Film Director / Novelist / Screenwriter / Actor / Film Producer / Composer / Playwright / Writer | * 08/21/1932 († 89, 09/21/2021) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Melvin Van Peebles (born Melvin Peebles; August 21, 1932 – September 21, 2021) was an American actor, filmmaker, writer, and composer. He worked as an active filmmaker into the 2000s. His feature film debut, The Story of a Three-Day Pass (1967), was based on his own French-language novel La Permission and was shot in France, as it was difficult for a black American director to get work at the time. The film won an award at the San Francisco International Film Festival which gained him the interest of Hollywood studios, leading to his American feature debut Watermelon Man, in 1970. Eschewing further overtures from Hollywood, he used the successes he had so far to bankroll his work as an independent filmmaker. In 1971, he released his best-known work, creating and starring in the film Sweet Sweetback'..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Melvin Van Peebles

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Commander of The Legion of Honour
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Movies with Melvin Van Peebles as Actor(41)

as Grandpa V.2018 Armed
as Grandpa Peeples2013 Peeples
as Elmo2011 Redemption Road
as himself2009 Directors on Directing
as himself2008 American Swing
as George2007 Blackout
as himself2005 Unstoppable
as Sweetback2003 The Hebrew Hammer
as himself2002 BaadAsssss Cinema
as himself1998 Classified X
as Vernon1997 Riot
as Andre Speier1996 Gang in Blue
as Mr. Bucket1996 Calm at Sunset
as Old Jail Bird1995 Panther
as Noble1994 Terminal Velocity
as himself1993 Farewell, Babylon!
as Papa Joe1993 Posse
as himself1993 Last Action Hero
as Editor1992 Boomerang
as Taxi Driver1991 True Identity
as The Inspector1989 Identity Crisis
as Mr. Witherspoon1987 Jaws: The Revenge
as Interviewed Man1986 America
as Wino Bob1985 O.C. and Stiggs
as himself1973 Wattstax
as Sign Painter1970 Watermelon Man

TV Shows/Series with Melvin Van Peebles as Actor(7)

Movies with Melvin Van Peebles as Crew(48)

Writing/Writer2004 Baadasssss!
Directing/Director2003 The Real Deal: What It Is
Directing/Director2000 Bellyful
Production/Delegated Producer2000 Bellyful
Sound/Music2000 Bellyful
Writing/Writer2000 Bellyful
Writing/Writer1998 Classified X
Directing/Director1996 Tales of Erotica
Directing/Director1996 Gang in Blue
Production/Producer1996 Gang in Blue
Production/Producer1995 Panther
Writing/Novel1995 Panther
Writing/Screenplay1995 Panther
Directing/Director1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Editing/Editor1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Production/Producer1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Sound/Original Music Composer1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Writing/Writer1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Directing/Director1989 976-STUD
Directing/Director1989 Identity Crisis
Editing/Editor1989 Identity Crisis
Production/Producer1989 Identity Crisis
Writing/Writer1976 Just an Old Sweet Song
Directing/Director1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Editing/Editor1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Sound/Music1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Sound/Songs1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Writing/Theatre Play1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Writing/Screenplay1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Directing/Director1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Production/Producer1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Writing/Screenplay1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Directing/Director1970 Watermelon Man
Sound/Original Music Composer1970 Watermelon Man
Writing/Writer1969 Slogan
Directing/Director1968 The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Directing/Director1961 Les cinq cent balles
Sound/Original Music Composer1961 Les cinq cent balles
Writing/Writer1961 Les cinq cent balles
Directing/Director1957 Three Pick-Up Men for Herrick
Directing/Director1957 Sunlight

TV Shows/Series with Melvin Van Peebles as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1995 The Outer Limits
Writing/Teleplay1981 The Sophisticated Gents
Writing/Writer1980 CBS Schoolbreak Special

Full Name: Melvin Peebles
Born: Sunday, 08/21 1932 (August) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 09/21 2021 (September) in Manhattan (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language), French (FR)
Educated at: Ohio Wesleyan University, Thornton Township High School, University of Amsterdam
Record Label: Capitol Records
Melvin Van Peebles frequently works together with these people:
Mario Van Peebles (27x, Actor)
Maurice Evans (11x, Actor)
Julie Harris (10x, Actress)
George Rose (7x, Actor)
James Woods (6x, Actor)
Denholm Elliott (6x, Actor)
Richard Thomas (6x, Actor)
Lamont Johnson (5x, Crew)
Judith Anderson (5x, Actress)
Bob Minor (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:761446, Added: 11/03/2018, Last updated: 02/12/2024