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William Richert is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 1 january 1942 at Florida (USA)

William Richert

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Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1942 (78 years) at Florida (USA)

William Richert (born in 1942 in Florida) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor. He is best known for his performance as Bob in the 1991 Gus van Sant film My Own Private Idaho.

At age 17, he hopped a bus to Hollywood. At the age of 19, he interviewed Richard Nixon's daughters Tricia and Julie, as part of a planned documentary titled Presidents' Daughters. He directed several other documentaries (including Derby, and A Dancer's Life) and the feature films Winter Kills, The American Success Company, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, and The Man in the Iron Mask (also known as The Mask of Dumas).

Reardon was originally distributed by 20th Century Fox, and has since been re-cut and re-issued independently as Aren't You Even Going To Kiss Me Goodbye?

Richert sued the Writers Guild of America over not being credited on the screenplay of the film The American President. Richert claimed Sorkin's screenplay was a thinly-veiled plagiarism of Richert's 1981 'The President Elopes', and that the television series The West Wing was derived from part of the same screenplay. After Guild arbitration, Aaron Sorkin was awarded full credit on American President.

Richert also sued the Directors Guild of America over its collection of overseas levies for American directors who are not members.

He currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where he is developing a new mob drama, 'The Vindicator'.

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Filmography of William Richert (9 films)

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Actor

ATF
ATF (1999)
, 1h28
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Michael O'Neill, Keith David, Mark Boone Junior, William Richert
Roles Patrick McKennan
Rating45% 2.25052.25052.25052.25052.2505
Following the infamous tragedy in Waco, Texas, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (A.T.F.) found themselves in a battle with an armed militia, the organization, led by director Maggie Hale (Kathy Baker), finds itself in a new fight. Agent Robyn O'Brien (Amy Brenneman) goes undercover to infiltrate a militia selling illegal street-sweeper guns, dismissing Hale's orders to stay away. When O'Brien gets held prisoner inside the militia's compound, the A.T.F. is left with the decision to start another Waco and attack the militia, or come up with another way to save her.
The Client
The Client (1994)
, 1h59
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, J. T. Walsh, Brad Renfro
Roles Harry Bono
Rating66% 3.3493953.3493953.3493953.3493953.349395
Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his little brother, Ricky, are smoking cigarettes in the woods near their home when they encounter Mob lawyer Jerome Clifford. Clifford tells Mark that he is about to kill himself to avoid being murdered by Barry "The Blade" Muldanno, the nephew of notorious mob kingpin Johnny Sulari. Ricky becomes catatonic after witnessing the suicide and is hospitalized. Authorities — and the Mob — realize that Clifford may have told Mark where a Louisiana senator who was murdered by Muldanno is buried.
My Own Private Idaho, 1h41
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Transport films, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Films about automobiles, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Road movies, Erotic thriller films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film
Actors River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey, Chiara Caselli
Roles Bob Pigeon
Rating70% 3.549823.549823.549823.549823.54982
Mike (River Phoenix), a gay street hustler, is standing alone on a deserted stretch of highway. He starts talking to himself and notices that the road looks “like someone’s face, like a fucked-up face.” He experiences a narcoleptic episode and dreams of his mother comforting him as he replays home movies of his childhood in his mind.

Director

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, 1h30
Directed by William Richert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye, Louanne Sirota, Matthew Perry
Rating55% 2.799152.799152.799152.799152.79915
Set in a wealthy Chicago suburb during the 1960s, middle-class Jimmy Reardon (River Phoenix) hangs out with his upper-class best friend, Fred Roberts (Matthew Perry), and sleeps with Fred's snobby girlfriend, Denise Hunter (Ione Skye). He spends his time writing poetry and drinking coffee while he decides what to do after high school. His parents won't help him pay for tuition unless he attends the same business college as his father did, but Jimmy doesn't want to follow that path. Instead, he focuses on coming up with enough money for a plane ticket to go to Hawaii with his wealthy yet chaste girlfriend, Lisa Bentwright (Meredith Salenger). On the night of a big party, Jimmy is given the task of driving home his mother's divorced friend, Joyce Fickett (Ann Magnuson), who conveniently seduces him. Since he is late picking up Lisa, she goes to the dance with the rich Matthew Hollander (Jason Court) instead. Jimmy then crashes the family car and shares an intimate rapproachment with his father (Paul Koslo) while becoming a hero.
Winter Kills, 1h37
Directed by William Richert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone
Rating61% 3.0988753.0988753.0988753.0988753.098875
Nick Kegan (Bridges) is the son of world-famous tycoon Pa Kegan (Huston) and the younger half-brother of the late President Timothy Kegan, who was slain by a lone sniper 19 years earlier. When an ex-convict named Arthur Fletcher (Joe Spinell) makes a deathbed confession to Nick, claiming that he was the second of two riflemen who shot the president and was sub-contracted by an unknown agency, Nick sets off on a quest to discover the truth about his late brother's murder.

Scriptwriter

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, 1h30
Directed by William Richert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye, Louanne Sirota, Matthew Perry
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.799152.799152.799152.799152.79915
Set in a wealthy Chicago suburb during the 1960s, middle-class Jimmy Reardon (River Phoenix) hangs out with his upper-class best friend, Fred Roberts (Matthew Perry), and sleeps with Fred's snobby girlfriend, Denise Hunter (Ione Skye). He spends his time writing poetry and drinking coffee while he decides what to do after high school. His parents won't help him pay for tuition unless he attends the same business college as his father did, but Jimmy doesn't want to follow that path. Instead, he focuses on coming up with enough money for a plane ticket to go to Hawaii with his wealthy yet chaste girlfriend, Lisa Bentwright (Meredith Salenger). On the night of a big party, Jimmy is given the task of driving home his mother's divorced friend, Joyce Fickett (Ann Magnuson), who conveniently seduces him. Since he is late picking up Lisa, she goes to the dance with the rich Matthew Hollander (Jason Court) instead. Jimmy then crashes the family car and shares an intimate rapproachment with his father (Paul Koslo) while becoming a hero.
Winter Kills, 1h37
Directed by William Richert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0988753.0988753.0988753.0988753.098875
Nick Kegan (Bridges) is the son of world-famous tycoon Pa Kegan (Huston) and the younger half-brother of the late President Timothy Kegan, who was slain by a lone sniper 19 years earlier. When an ex-convict named Arthur Fletcher (Joe Spinell) makes a deathbed confession to Nick, claiming that he was the second of two riflemen who shot the president and was sub-contracted by an unknown agency, Nick sets off on a quest to discover the truth about his late brother's murder.
The Happy Hooker, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Striptease
Actors Lynn Redgrave, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Conrad Janis, Tom Poston, George Dzundza, Richard Lynch
Rating33% 1.6832751.6832751.6832751.6832751.683275
As prostitutes are arrested in New York, a flashback begins to the life of one of them, a Dutch secretary Xaviera Hollander (Redgrave) who moved to New York in hopes of marrying her fiancé Carl (Pryor), whom she met whilst visiting her sister in South Africa.
Law and Disorder
Directed by Ivan Passer
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Karen Black, Leslie Ackerman, Ann Wedgeworth, Jack Kehoe
Rating64% 3.2420653.2420653.2420653.2420653.242065
In the crime-infested New York City of the 1970s, two residents and friends, Willie and Cy, decide to join the Auxiliary wing of the New York City Police

Producer

Law and Disorder
Directed by Ivan Passer
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Karen Black, Leslie Ackerman, Ann Wedgeworth, Jack Kehoe
Roles Producer
Rating64% 3.2420653.2420653.2420653.2420653.242065
In the crime-infested New York City of the 1970s, two residents and friends, Willie and Cy, decide to join the Auxiliary wing of the New York City Police