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Don Siegel is a Actor, Director, Associate Producer, Assistant Director, Editor and Other American born on 26 october 1912 at Chicago (USA)

Don Siegel

Don Siegel
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Birth name Donald Siegel
Nationality USA
Birth 26 october 1912 at Chicago (USA)
Death 20 april 1991 (at 78 years) at California (USA)

Donald Siegel (October 26, 1912 – April 20, 1991) was an American film director and producer. His name variously appeared in the credits of his films as both Don Siegel and Donald Siegel. He was best known for the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) as well as five films with Clint Eastwood, including Dirty Harry (1971) and Escape from Alcatraz (1979), and John Wayne's final picture, 1976's The Shootist.

Best films

Sergeant York (1941)
(Director)
Casablanca (1942)
(Other)
All the King's Men (1949)
(Director)

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Filmography of Don Siegel (53 films)

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Actor

Into the Night, 1h55
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie, David Cronenberg
Roles Embarrassed Man
Rating65% 3.2502553.2502553.2502553.2502553.250255
Upon discovering that his wife is having an affair, depressed insomniac Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) drives to LAX on his friend Herb's (Dan Aykroyd) suggestion. There he is surprised by a beautiful jewel smuggler, Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer), who lands on his car and begs him to drive her away from four Iranians who are chasing her. She persuades him to drive her to various locations, and he becomes embroiled in her predicament. After becoming increasingly exasperated with her demands, he discovers that Diana has smuggled priceless emeralds from the Shah of Iran's treasury into the country, and is being pursued by various assorted assailants, including the aforementioned agents of a criminal Iranian expatriate and a British hitman (David Bowie).
Jinxed!
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery, Jack Elam, Jacqueline Sue Scott
Roles Adult Bookstore Owner
Rating45% 2.263772.263772.263772.263772.26377
Harold Benson (Rip Torn) and his lounge-singer wife Bonita Friml (Bette Midler) follow a young blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl) around the country. Harold has a blackjack winning jinx on Willie, and seemingly can't lose to him.
Jinxed!
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Jack Elam, Val Avery, Benson Fong
Rating45% 2.263772.263772.263772.263772.26377
Harold est un joueur professionnel qui fréquente les casinos de Las Vegas accompagné de sa femme, la chanteuse Bonita. Harold sympathise avec le jeune Willie dont la présence lui porte chance aux tables de jeux Mais Willie et Bonita se rencontrent et tombent amoureux. Bonita complote alors pour récupérer l'assurance-vie d'Harold et refaire sa vie avec Willie.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1h55
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Art Hindle
Roles Taxi Driver
Rating73% 3.6993353.6993353.6993353.6993353.699335
In deep space, a race of gelatinous creatures abandon their dying world. Pushed through space by the solar wind, they make their way to Earth and land in San Francisco. Some fall on plant leaves, assimilating them and forming small pods with pink flowers. Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams), an employee at the San Francisco Health Department, is one of several people who bring the flowers home. The next morning, Elizabeth's boyfriend, Geoffrey Howell, DDS (Art Hindle), suddenly becomes distant, and she senses that something is wrong. Her colleague, health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland), suggests that she see his friend, psychiatrist Dr. David Kibner (Leonard Nimoy). While driving to a book party Kibner is attending, they are accosted by a hysterical man (Kevin McCarthy, in a direct homage to the original film). The man runs off, and is soon seen dead, surrounded by a crowd of emotionless onlookers. At the party, Matthew calls the police about the incident, and finds them strangely indifferent. An agitated party attendee starts declaring that her husband is not her real husband. Kibner works to reconcile them. He also suggests that Elizabeth wants to believe that Geoffrey has changed because she is looking for an excuse to get out of their relationship.
Charley Varrick, 1h51
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson, Joe Don Baker, John Vernon, Felicia Farr, Jacqueline Sue Scott
Roles Murphy
Rating74% 3.7479553.7479553.7479553.7479553.747955
Charley Varrick (Matthau) is a crop-duster and former stunt pilot. The aging trailer-park dweller has clearly not been too successful. Together with his wife Nadine and co-conspirators Al Dutcher and Harman Sullivan (Andrew Robinson), a heavily disguised Varrick robs a bank in the rural crossroads community of Tres Cruces, New Mexico. During the robbery, two policemen and Dutcher are killed. Nadine drives the get-away car and eludes the police, but she, too, has been mortally wounded. Varrick distracts the police by blowing up the getaway car with black powder and gasoline, with his wife's body inside. He and Sullivan escape.
Play Misty for Me, 1h42
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Psychologie, Radio, Jazz films, Musical films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Clarice Taylor
Roles Murphy
Rating69% 3.4986953.4986953.4986953.4986953.498695
Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) is a KRML radio jockey who broadcasts nightly from a studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, often incorporating poetry into his program. He lives a rather freewheeling bachelor lifestyle. At his favorite bar, seemingly by coincidence, he encounters a woman named Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter). Dave drives Evelyn home, where she reveals that their meeting was not coincidental; she deliberately sought him out after hearing the bar mentioned on his radio show. He guesses correctly that she is a recurring caller who always requests the jazz standard "Misty." The two have sex.
Dirty Harry, 1h38
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Mae Mercer
Roles Pedestrian Passing Harry's Car (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.898693.898693.898693.898693.89869
A psychotic serial killer calling himself "Scorpio" (Andy Robinson) murders a young woman in a San Francisco swimming pool, using a high-powered rifle from a nearby rooftop. SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) finds a ransom message demanding the city pay him $100,000. Scorpio also promises that for each day that the city refuses his demand, he will commit a murder, and his next victim will be "a Catholic priest or a nigger." The chief of police and the mayor (John Vernon) assign the inspector to the case, though the mayor is reluctant because of an incident involving the shooting by Callahan of a naked man with a butcher knife chasing a woman the previous year in the city's Fillmore District.
Coogan's Bluff, 1h33
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Don Stroud, Betty Field, Tom Tully
Rating64% 3.2498253.2498253.2498253.2498253.249825
Arizona deputy sheriff Walt Coogan is sent to New York City to extradite escaped killer James Ringerman. Detective Lieutenant McElroy informs him that Ringerman is recovering from an overdose of LSD, cannot be moved until the doctors release him, and that Coogan needs to get extradition papers from the New York State Supreme Court.
The Beguiled: The Storyteller, 12minutes
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.5050653.5050653.5050653.5050653.505065
Ce court métrage est la première réalisation de Clint Eastwood. Ce dernier l'a réalisé à la suite du tournage du film de Don Siegel, Les Proies (The Beguiled), dans lequel Eastwood interprète le rôle principal. Il fait ici, en quelque sorte, un « making off » du film.

Director

Jinxed!
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery, Jack Elam, Jacqueline Sue Scott
Rating45% 2.263772.263772.263772.263772.26377
Harold Benson (Rip Torn) and his lounge-singer wife Bonita Friml (Bette Midler) follow a young blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl) around the country. Harold has a blackjack winning jinx on Willie, and seemingly can't lose to him.
Jinxed!
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Jack Elam, Val Avery, Benson Fong
Rating45% 2.263772.263772.263772.263772.26377
Harold est un joueur professionnel qui fréquente les casinos de Las Vegas accompagné de sa femme, la chanteuse Bonita. Harold sympathise avec le jeune Willie dont la présence lui porte chance aux tables de jeux Mais Willie et Bonita se rencontrent et tombent amoureux. Bonita complote alors pour récupérer l'assurance-vie d'Harold et refaire sa vie avec Willie.
Rough Cut
Rough Cut (1980)
, 1h52
Directed by Don Siegel, Robert Ellis Miller, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven, Timothy West, Joss Ackland, Patrick Magee
Rating56% 2.807062.807062.807062.807062.80706
Jewel thief Jack Rhodes, a.k.a. "Jack of Diamonds," is masterminding a heist of $30 million worth of uncut gems. He also has his eye on lovely Gillian Bromley, who becomes a part of the gang he is forming to pull off the daring robbery. Chief Inspector Cyril Willis from Scotland Yard, however, is blackmailing Gillian, threatening her with prosecution on another theft if she doesn't cooperate in helping him bag the elusive Rhodes, the last jewel in his crown before the Chief Inspector formally retires from duty.
Escape from Alcatraz, 1h47
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Prison films, Évasion, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Larry Hankin, Paul Benjamin
Rating75% 3.7993153.7993153.7993153.7993153.799315
On January 18, 1960, Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) arrives at the maximum security prison Alcatraz, having been sent there after escaping from several other prisons. He is sent in to meet the warden (Patrick McGoohan), who curtly informs him that no one has ever escaped from Alcatraz. Eventually he meets his old friends, bank robber brothers John and Clarence Anglin (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), and he makes the acquaintance of the prisoner in the cell next to his, car thief Charley Butts (Larry Hankin). Morris befriends numerous other inmates, including English (Paul Benjamin), a black inmate serving two life sentences for killing two white men in self-defense; the eccentric Litmus (Frank Ronzio) who keeps a pet mouse and calls himself Al Capone, and the elderly artist and chrysanthemum grower Doc (Roberts Blossom).
Telefon
Telefon (1977)
, 1h42
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about altered memories, Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly, Sheree North, Patrick Magee
Rating65% 3.2984253.2984253.2984253.2984253.298425
After the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union planted a number of long-term, deep-cover sleeper agents all over the United States, spies so thoroughly brainwashed that even they did not know they were agents; they could only be activated by a special code phrase (a line from Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" followed by their real given names). Their mission was to sabotage crucial parts of the civil and military infrastructure as a precursor to a possible US/USSR active conflict or war.
The Shootist, 1h40
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, Harry Morgan, James Stewart, Richard Boone
Rating76% 3.847983.847983.847983.847983.84798
An aging Books arrives in Carson City, Nevada on January 22, 1901. In a newspaper he reads that Great Britain's Queen Victoria has died. After a stranger calls him an "old man" and barks at him to get out of the way, Books laments that the Old West is dying too.