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George Hickenlooper

Both a feature and documentary filmmaker, George Hickenlooper most recent film was the Golden Globe nominated THE BIG BRASS RING, which he adapted from an Orson Welles screenplay. The critically acclaimed film starred William Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Miranda Richardson and Irene Jacob. He also wrote and directed DOGTOWN, starring Mary Stuart Masterson, Jon Favreau and Natasha Gregson Wagner, and THE LOW LIFE, starring Kyra Sedgwick and Sean Astin. In addition, he directed PERSONS UNKNOWN, and SOME FOLKS CALL IT A SLING BLADE, the critically acclaimed, award winning short which inspired Billy Bob Thornton's Oscar-winning feature SLING BLADE.

Among Hickenlooper's highly regarded documentaries are MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP, about Southern California music legend Rodney Bingenheimer, the Emmy Award winning HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMAKER'S APOCALYPSE, about the making of the film APOCALYPSE NOW, MONTE HELLMAN: AMERICAN AUTEUR, PICTURE THIS: THE TIMES OF PETER BOGDANOVICH IN ARCHER CITY, TEXAS, and ART, ACTING AND THE SUICIDE CHAIR: DENNIS HOPPER. A 1986 graduate of Yale University, he is also the author of the book Reel Conversations, a collection of interviews with directors and critics.


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George Hickenlooper Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayMay 25, 1965 (48)
SignGemini
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

Selected Filmography

Factory Girl
THE LOW LIFE: DIRECTOR'S CUT
Casino Jack
Mayor of the Sunset Strip
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade
The Man from Elysian Fields
The Low Life
Grey Knight
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