Frank Pierson (I) (1925–2012)

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

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • 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 / $7.4MM
  • 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 / $221MM
  • 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 / $89MM
  • 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 — / $16MM
  • 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)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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