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RATE AND COMMENT
Began his directing career making TV commercials
Feature debut, produced, directed, wrote the screenplay, and provided the story for "Too Soon to Love"; first of three collaborations with actor Jack Nicholson
First of six collaborations with acclaimed cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, "A Man Called Dagger"
Directed the first of three low-budget exploitation films for American International Pictures (AIP), "Thunder Alley"
Produced, wrote, and directed the acclaimed feature, "The Stunt Man"; last film as a director for 14 years; last screenwriting credit for ten years
Directed his first TV commerical in 20 years
Received co-screenwriting credit (with John Eskow) on Roger Spottiswoode's Vietnam-set political comedy, "Air America" after being fired as director (and initially replaced by Bob Rafelson)
Returned to feature directing after a 14-year hiatus with "Color of Night", a psychological thriller starring Bruce Willis
Suffered heart attack; underwent bypass surgery
Filmed the documentary "The Sinister Saga of the Making of 'The Stuntman'", screened in 2000