Sam Peckinpah

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 02/21/1925 († 59, 12/28/1984) | Fresno, California (United States of America (USA))
David Samuel Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969). He was known for the visually innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre. Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, as well as the corruption and violence in human society. His characters are often loners or losers who desire to be honorable, but are forced to compromise in order to survive in a world of nihilism and brutality. He was given the nickname "Bloody Sam" owing to the violence in his films. Peckinpah's combative personality, marked by years of alcohol and drug abuse, affected his professional legacy. Many of his films were noted for behind-the-scenes battles with producers and crew members, damaging his reputation and career during his lifetime. Some of his films, including Major Dundee (1965), Straw Dogs (1971), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Drama | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Sam Peckinpah

Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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Movies with Sam Peckinpah as Actor(16)

as Himself (Archive footage)2019 Peckinpah Suite
as Himself (archive footage)2006 Filmmakers in Action
as Maxwell Danforth's Aide1983 The Osterman Weekend
as Himself (as Sam Peckimpah)1981 Un pasota con corbata
as Dr. Sam Collins1979 The Visitor
as Film Director1978 Convoy
as Wilbur Olsen1978 China 9, Liberty 37
as Will (uncredited)1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
as Interviewee1971 On Location: Dustin Hoffman
as Charlie the Meter Reader1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
as Bank Teller (uncredited)1955 Wichita

Movies with Sam Peckinpah as Crew(31)

Directing/Director1983 The Osterman Weekend
Directing/Director1978 Convoy
Directing/Director1977 Cross of Iron
Directing/Director1975 The Killer Elite
Directing/Director1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Directing/Director1972 Junior Bonner
Directing/Director1972 The Getaway
Directing/Director1971 Straw Dogs
Writing/Screenplay1971 Straw Dogs
Directing/Director1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Production/Producer1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Directing/Director1969 The Wild Bunch
Writing/Screenplay1969 The Wild Bunch
Writing/Screenplay1968 Villa Rides
Directing/Director1966 Noon Wine
Writing/Screenplay1966 Noon Wine
Directing/Director1965 Major Dundee
Writing/Screenplay1965 Major Dundee
Writing/Writer1965 The Glory Guys
Directing/Director1963 The Losers
Directing/Director1962 Ride the High Country
Writing/Screenplay1962 Ride the High Country
Directing/Director1962 Pericles on 31st Street
Writing/Writer1962 Pericles on 31st Street
Writing/Writer1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Directing/Director1961 The Deadly Companions
Writing/Dialogue1954 Private Hell 36

TV Shows/Series with Sam Peckinpah as Crew(19)

Writing/Writer1991 Silk Stalkings
Writing/Writer1966 ABC Stage 67
Directing/Director1966 ABC Stage 67
Directing/Director1961 The Dick Powell Show
Writing/Writer1960 Route 66
Directing/Director1960 Route 66
Writing/Writer1960 The Westerner
Directing/Director1960 The Westerner
Writing/Writer1958 The Rifleman
Directing/Director1958 The Rifleman
Writing/Writer1957 Have Gun – Will Travel
Directing/Director1956 Broken Arrow
Writing/Writer1956 Broken Arrow
Directing/Director1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Writing/Writer1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour
Writing/Writer1955 Gunsmoke
Directing/Director1955 Gunsmoke
Writing/Screenplay1955 Gunsmoke

Full Name: Sam Peckinpah
Born: Saturday, 02/21 1925 (February) in Fresno, California (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 12/28 1984 (December) in Inglewood (aged: 59)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Fresno High School
Sam Peckinpah frequently works together with these people:
L.Q. Jones (9x, Actor)
Ted Haworth (8x, Crew)
Gordon T. Dawson (8x, Crew)
Claude Akins (7x, Actor)
Ben Johnson (7x, Actor)
Slim Pickens (7x, Actor)
Jerry Fielding (7x, Crew)
Lawrence Dobkin (7x, Actor)
Vera Miles (6x, Actress)
William Conrad (6x, Actor)
Denver Pyle (6x, Actor)
Edward Binns (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:13532, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/22/2021