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Paul Williams is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Sound American born on 19 september 1940 at Omaha (USA)

Paul Williams

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Birth name Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 19 september 1940 (78 years) at Omaha (USA)

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is perhaps best known for popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s including Three Dog Night's rendition of "An Old Fashioned Love Song", Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World", David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart", and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays", as well as his contributions to films, such as writing the lyrics to the #1 chart-topping "Evergreen", the love theme from A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song; and "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie. He also wrote the lyrics to the opening theme for The Love Boat, with music previously composed by Charles Fox, which was originally sung by Jack Jones, and later, by Dionne Warwick.

He has also had a variety of high-profile acting roles such as Little Enos Burdette in the action-comedy Smokey and the Bandit (1977), and as the villainous Swan in Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise (1974), which Williams also co-scored, receiving an Oscar nomination in the process. He has worked as well in television, theater, and provided voice-overs for animation.

Biography

Williams has been married three times. He has two children, Sarah and Cole Williams (born 1981), from his first marriage (1971) to Kate Clinton; the marriage ended in divorce. He married Hilda Keenan Wynn (born January 15, 1955), daughter of actor Keenan Wynn in 1993; they are now divorced. He is now married to writer Mariana Williams.

In September 2011, director Stephen Kessler's documentary Paul Williams Still Alive premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Williams struggled with alcohol and substance abuse during the 1970s-80s. Sober since 1990, Williams has been active in the field of recovery from addictions and became a Certified Drug Rehabilitation Counselor through UCLA. In 2014, he co-authored Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just for Addicts, with Tracey Jackson.

Best films

A Star Is Born (1976)
(Songs)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jim Henson
Jim Henson
(2 films)
Dave Goelz
Dave Goelz
(4 films)
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Alan Parker
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Dom DeLuise
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Williams (36 films)

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Actor

Baby Driver, 1h53
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort
Roles The Butcher
Rating75% 3.7977653.7977653.7977653.7977653.797765
Baby, jeune orphelin particulier, se retrouve forcé à collaborer avec un chef de gang de braqueurs à Atlanta.
Daft Punk Unchained, 1h25
Directed by Hervé Martin-Delpierre
Origin France
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians
Actors Kanye West, Thomas Bangalter, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Peter Lindbergh
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.645323.645323.645323.645323.64532
Le documentaire revient sur les 20 ans de carrière de Daft Punk, de leurs début et leur premier album Homework à la consécration mondiale avec Random Access Memories.
Valentine's Day, 2h4
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey
Roles Romeo Midnight
Rating57% 2.850942.850942.850942.850942.85094
The film follows a group of related characters and their struggles with love on Valentine's Day.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Steve Whitmire, Uma Thurman, Dave Goelz, Jane Krakowski, Bill Barretta, Nathan Lane
Roles Chief Christmas Elf
Rating66% 3.34423.34423.34423.34423.3442
On Christmas Eve, the Muppets go to the post office in New York City to deliver each of their letters to Santa Claus (Richard Griffiths). When they head back to their apartment, Gonzo discovers that three letters wound up in his coat from a mishap there. One of those letters he recognizes as being written by his friend, a neighbor girl named Claire (Madison Pettis). On Gonzo's insistence, the principal Muppets decide to go to the North Pole and deliver them personally.
Georgia Rule, 1h53
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes, Garrett Hedlund
Rating58% 2.949642.949642.949642.949642.94964
Rebellious teenager Rachel screams, swears and drinks; she is, in a word, uncontrollable. With her latest car crash, Rachel has broken the final rule in her mother Lily's San Francisco home. With nowhere else to take the impulsive and rambunctious girl, Lily hauls her daughter to the one place she swore she'd never return—her own mother's house in Idaho. Matriarch Georgia lives her life by a number of unbreakable rules—God comes first, and hard work comes a very close second—and wants that anyone who shares her home do the same. Now saddled with raising the young woman, it requires each patient breath she takes to understand Rachel's fury.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, 1h53
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Political films, Children's films, Films about marriage, Films about royalty
Actors Anne Hathaway, Heather Matarazzo, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine, John Rhys-Davies, Callum Blue
Roles Lord Harmony
Rating58% 2.908952.908952.908952.908952.90895
Five years after the first film, Crown Princess of Genovia Amelia "Mia" Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) has just graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and is returning to Genovia with her bodyguard Joe (Héctor Elizondo) and beloved cat Fat Louie. There, she will await her reign once her grandmother, Queen Clarisse (Julie Andrews), steps down as Queen. During Mia's 21st birthday party, she dances with all the eligible bachelors in hope of finding a husband. She becomes attracted to a handsome young gentleman named Nicholas (Chris Pine). During the course of the night, Mia's tiara falls off and is caught by Parliament member Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) who secretly plans to steal Mia's crown. While the Parliament is in-session the next morning, Mia stumbles upon a hidden room that allows her to secretly listen in. Viscount Mabrey reveals his nephew, Lord Devereaux, is another heir to the Genovian throne. Despite Queen Clarisse's objection, the only way Mia can assume her duties as Queen is if she marries within the month. Clarisse invites Lord Devereaux to stay at the palace, while Mia is shocked to discover Lord Devereaux is Nicholas. Mia's best friend Lilly Moscovitz (Heather Matarazzo) surprises her by visiting. Together, they pick through potential husbands. Mia eventually chooses Andrew Jacoby (Callum Blue), Duke of Kenilworth and days later they are engaged. Mabrey plans to have Nicholas woo Mia and dissolve the engagement.
The Rules of Attraction, 1h50
Directed by Roger Avary
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about virginity, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel, Kip Pardue, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Roles Doctor
Rating66% 3.3490853.3490853.3490853.3490853.349085
Set at the fictional Camden College in New Hampshire, the film opens at the "End of the World" party, where students Lauren Hynde, Paul Denton, and Sean Bateman give apathetic interior monologues on their lives and briefly exchange glances with one another. Lauren, previously a virgin, takes a film student upstairs to have sex, only to wake up being raped by a townie while the film student records it; upon waking, she reflects on how she had planned to lose her virginity to Victor, her now ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Paul tries to have sex with a jock, only to be bashed when it turns out he is deeply closeted; additionally, a bruised Sean tears up a purple letter, before approaching and having sex with a blonde girl at the party.
Headless Body in Topless Bar, 2h26
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Raymond J. Barry, Taylor Nichols, David Selby, Paul Williams, April Grace
Roles Carl Levin
Rating48% 2.4358152.4358152.4358152.4358152.435815
The action unfolds in a shabby New York strip bar in real time. While a bartender dispenses drinks, a topless dancer (Jennifer McDonald) moves listlessly on stage for a handful of patrons: a businessman (David Selby), two hockey fans (Rustam Branaman, Taylor Nichols), and a wheelchair bound old man (Paul Williams). A Man (Raymond J. Barry) enters and announces a stick-up. As the bartender reaches for a gun, the Man shoots and kills him.
A Million to Juan, 1h38
Directed by Tony Plana, Paul Rodriguez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Tony Plana, Paul Rodriguez, Polly Draper, Larry Linville, David Rasche, Edward James Olmos
Roles Jenkins
Rating54% 2.7067652.7067652.7067652.7067652.706765
The story begins with a narration by Alejandro Lopez as he retells the events of his father's life, Juan Lopez (Paul Rodriguez), and how by selling oranges he changed their lives.
The Doors
The Doors (1991)
, 2h20
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Jennifer Tilly
Roles Warhol PR
Rating71% 3.5988853.5988853.5988853.5988853.598885
The film opens during the recording of Jim's An American Prayer and quickly moves to a childhood memory of his family driving along a desert highway in 1949, where a Young Jim sees an elderly native American dying by the roadside. In 1965, Jim arrives in California and is assimilated into the Venice Beach culture. During his film school days studying at UCLA, he meets his future girlfriend Pamela Courson, and has his first encounters with Ray Manzarek, as well as the rest of the people who would go on to form the Doors, Robby Krieger and John Densmore.
Solar Crisis, 1h51
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Disaster films
Actors Tim Matheson, Charlton Heston, Peter Boyle, Corin Nemec, Dorian Harewood, Paul Williams
Roles Freddy the Bomb (voice)
Rating38% 1.915271.915271.915271.915271.91527
A huge solar flare is predicted to irradiate the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a backup if the Artificial Intelligence fails) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp CEO Teague thinks the flare will not happen and wants the mission to fail so he can buy the planet cheaply while the scare lasts. Employee Haas prepares a surprise for the astronauts. While Steve Kelso commands the space ship where temperature rises, Steve's father Admiral 'Skeet' Kelso is searching the desert for Steve's son Mike who has gone AWOL to say goodbye to his dad but who inadvertently crossed the path of the guys from IXL after meeting desert-dweller Travis.
Old Gringo
Old Gringo (1989)
, 1h59
Directed by Luis Puenzo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits, Luis Puenzo, Jim Metzler, Jenny Gago
Rating58% 2.902362.902362.902362.902362.90236
American schoolteacher Harriet Winslow (Jane Fonda) goes to Mexico to work as a governess for the Miranda family, and becomes caught up in the Mexican revolution. Mexicans transporting her from Chihuahua, secretly soldiers of Pancho Villa's army, use her luggage to smuggle weapons to the servants at the Miranda hacienda. The servants in turn aid the attacking revolutionary army of General Tomas Arroyo (Jimmy Smits). During the attack, a sardonic "Old Gringo", American author Ambrose Bierce (Gregory Peck), joins the fighting on the side of the revolutionaries; he operates a railway switch that sends a railroad flatcar laden with explosives to its target.