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Hal Ashby

Hal Ashby

  • Landlord, The (1970) July 30 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Being There (1979) September 03 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Bound For Glory (1976) September 06 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: December 27, 1988
Born: September 2, 1929 Cause of Death: liver and colon cancer
Birth Place: Ogden, Utah, USA Profession: Director ...
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Raised in Utah; one of the few non-Mormon families in his neighborhood
1941:
Father committed suicide
1953:
Hitchhiked to Los Angeles
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Worked numerous jobs before becoming multilith operator at Republic Pictures; responsible for duplicating scripts
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Became apprentice film editor
1958:
First film credit, "The Big Country"; worked under Robert Swink who became Ashby's mentor
1965:
First film as co-editor, "The Loved One"
1965:
First film as solo editor, "The Cincinnati Kid"; first screen collaboration with Norman Jewison
1966:
Garnered first Oscar nomination for Best Editing for Jewison's comedy "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming"
1967:
Won Best Editing Oscar for Jewison's "In the Heat of the Night"
1968:
First film as associate producer (also supervising editor), "The Thomas Crown Affair"
1970:
Film directing debut, "The Landlord"
1971:
Directed the cult classic "Harold and Maude"
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Hired by MGM to direct a film starring Jack Nicholson; project dropped when studio would not approve female lead; Nicholson and Ashby then teamed for "The Last Detail" (1973)
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Chosen to direct "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; resigned over disgreements about the script
1975:
Teamed with Robert Towne and Warren Beatty to helm "Shampoo"
1976:
Helmed the acclaimed biopic of folk singer Woody Guthrie, "Bound for Glory"; film earned Best Picture Oscar nomination
1978:
Earned Best Director Oscar nomination for "Coming Home"
1979:
Won further acclaim for directing Peter Sellars in "Being There"
1982:
Helmed the documentary "Let Spend the Night Together", about the Rolling Stones
1986:
Directed last film, "Eight Million Ways to Die"
1987:
Helmed the pilot for the TV series "Beverly Hills Buntz"

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