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Frank Pierson (I) (1925–2012)

Producer | Writer | Director
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975) | Cool Hand Luke (1967) | Presumed Innocent (1990)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 16 nominations More »
Frank R. Pierson | Frank R. Robinson
May 12, 1925 (died Jul 22, 2012)
6' 2" (1.88m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for BoyBoy The Producers Wish To Thank For Their Support  Less 2010 $255K
  • Primary photo for Wristcutters: A Love StoryWristcutters: A Love Story Special Thanks  Less 2006 $1MM $317K
  • Primary photo for Requiem for a DreamRequiem for a Dream Special Thanks  Less 2000 $4.5MM $3.6MM
  • Primary photo for A Brother's KissA Brother's Kiss Special Thanks  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Never Again, ForeverNever Again, Forever Executive Producer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for CopycatCopycat Script Revisions (uncredited)  Less 1995 $20MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Presumed InnocentPresumed Innocent Writer (screenplay)  Less 1990 $22MM $86MM
  • Primary photo for In CountryIn Country Writer (screenplay)  Less 1989 $18MM $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for 84C MoPic84C MoPic Thanks  Less 1989 $154K
  • Primary photo for King of the GypsiesKing of the Gypsies Director, Writer (written for the screen by)  Less 1978 $7.3MM
  • Primary photo for A Star Is BornA Star Is Born Director, Writer (screenplay by)  Less 1976 $6MM $80MM
  • Primary photo for Dog Day AfternoonDog Day Afternoon Writer (screenplay)  Less 1975 $1.8MM $50MM
  • Primary photo for The Anderson TapesThe Anderson Tapes Writer (screenplay) (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less 1971 $3MM $5MM
  • Primary photo for The Looking Glass WarThe Looking Glass War Director (as Frank R. Pierson), Writer (written for the screen by) (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Cool Hand LukeCool Hand Luke Writer (screenplay) (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less 1967 $3.2MM
  • Primary photo for The HappeningThe Happening Writer (screenplay) (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Cat BallouCat Ballou Writer (screenplay) (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less 1965 $21MM
Past Television (27 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The 64th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage), In Memory Of  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Mad MenMad Men (TV Series) Consulting Producer (25 episodes, 2009–2012), Writer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2009–2012 25
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  • Primary photo for The Good WifeThe Good Wife (TV Series) Consulting Producer (7 episodes, 2010), Writer (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 7
    • Running (May 25, 2010) Consulting Producer  Less
    • Hybristophilia (May 18, 2010) Consulting Producer, Writer  Less
    • Unplugged (May 11, 2010) Consulting Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The L WordThe L Word (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards56th Annual Writers Guild Awards (TV Special) Contributor (special features segment)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for ParadiseParadise (TV Movie) Director  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Soldier's GirlSoldier's Girl (TV Movie) Director  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Making of Gosford ParkThe Making of Gosford Park (TV Short) Special Thanks  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for ConspiracyConspiracy (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Dirty PicturesDirty Pictures (TV Movie) Director  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for TrumanTruman (TV Movie) Director  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded KneeLakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (TV Movie) Director  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Citizen CohnCitizen Cohn (TV Movie) Director  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Somebody Has to Shoot the PictureSomebody Has to Shoot the Picture (TV Movie) Director  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for HaywireHaywire (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Amanda FallonAmanda Fallon (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Bold Ones: The New DoctorsThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 1973), Writer (teleplay) (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for NicholsNichols (TV Series) Writer (creator) (24 episodes, 1971–1972), Producer (24 episodes, 1971–1972), Director (6 episodes, 1971–1972), Writer (story) (3 episodes, 1971–1972), Writer (1 episode, 1971), Writer (teleplay) (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1971–1972 24
    • Bertha (May 16, 1972) Producer (as Frank R. Pierson), Writer (creator) (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less
    • All in the Family (Mar 14, 1972) Producer (as Frank R. Pierson), Writer (creator) (as Frank R. Pierson), Writer (story)  Less
    • Wonder Fizz Flies Again (Mar 7, 1972) Director, Producer (as Frank R. Pierson), Writer (creator) (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Neon CeilingThe Neon Ceiling (TV Movie) Director  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The 42nd Annual Academy AwardsThe 42nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Writer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Route 66Route 66 (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1963), Director (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for Naked CityNaked City (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1962–1963)  Less 1962–1963 2
  • Primary photo for EmpireEmpire (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 1963), Producer (2 episodes, 1963), Writer (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 2
  • Primary photo for Dr. KildareDr. Kildare (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for Have Gun - Will TravelHave Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) Producer (54 episodes, 1960–1962), Associate Producer (35 episodes, 1959–1962), Writer (teleplay) (6 episodes, 1959–1960), Story Editor (5 episodes, 1959), Writer (3 episodes, 1960–1961), Writer (based on an idea by) (1 episode, 1961), Director (1 episode, 1962), Writer (story) (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959–1962 95
    • Invasion (Apr 28, 1962) Producer (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less
    • Alice (Mar 17, 1962) Associate Producer (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less
    • Don't Shoot the Piano Player (Mar 10, 1962) Producer (as Frank R. Pierson)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Goodyear TheatreGoodyear Theatre (TV Series) Writer (story) (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
Self (18 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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