William Friedkin height - How tall is William Friedkin?

William Friedkin was born on 29 August, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a director,writer,producer. At 86 years old, William Friedkin height is 6 ft 0 in (183.0 cm).

Now We discover William Friedkin's Biography, Age, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of net worth at the age of 86 years old?

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Occupation director,writer,producer
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 29 August 1935
Birthday 29 August
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nationality USA

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Who Is William Friedkin's Wife?

His wife is Sherry Lansing (6 July 1991 - present), Kelly Lange (7 June 1987 - 1990) ( divorced), Lesley-Anne Down (1982 - 1985) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Jeanne Moreau (8 February 1977 - 1979) ( divorced)

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Wife Sherry Lansing (6 July 1991 - present), Kelly Lange (7 June 1987 - 1990) ( divorced), Lesley-Anne Down (1982 - 1985) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Jeanne Moreau (8 February 1977 - 1979) ( divorced)
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William Friedkin Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is William Friedkin worth at the age of 86 years old? William Friedkin’s income source is mostly from being a successful Director. He is from USA. We have estimated William Friedkin's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Director

William Friedkin Social Network




Has cited the babadook(2014) as the scariest movie he's ever seen.


Profiled in "Conversations with Directors: An Anthology of Interviews from Literature/Film Quarterly", E.M. Walker, D.T. Johnson, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008.


In 1997 it was announced that "The Ripper Diaries", a film he was scheduled to direct with Anthony Hopkins (I) starring, had been put on hold.


Joe Eszterhas, in "Hollywood Animal: A Memoir," claims that Friedkin's wife Sherry Lansing, the boss of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group, made Eszterhas issue a statement that he supported Paramount's hiring of Friedkin as director for his Jade (1995) script. In truth, Eszterhas did not want the former Oscar-winner, whom he considered a washed-up has-been, to direct the picture, but he deferred to Lansing's wishes.


He had once been considered by fellow filmmaker Michael Mann for the original role of Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter (1986).


In 1985 he was sued for plagiarism by Michael Mann, who claimed that To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) stole the entire concept of Mann's TV series Miami Vice (1984). Mann lost the lawsuit.


After The Exorcist--The Version You've Never Seen Before (1973) he was planning on making a film about aliens and Atlantis. However, after Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) went into production, he abandoned the film and made Sorcerer (1977) instead.


With the death of Mike Nichols, Friedkin is the earliest surviving Best Director Oscar winner. Everyone who won before 1972 has passed on. (2018).


The night he won his Academy Award for directing The French Connection (1971), he was riding with his manager when their Rolls-Royce broke down several miles from the ceremony. They had to hitch a ride from a driver at a gas station in order to arrive in time.


He went to work for WGN TV immediately after graduating from high school where he started making documentaries, one of which won the Golden Gate Award at the 1962 San Francisco film festival.


Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 372-375. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.


Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane (1941).


He was believed to be the youngest person to win the Best Director Oscar, at age 32. Later, he was discovered to have actually been born in 1935, and was 36 at the time. The record returned to Norman Taurog.