Biography

Paul Morrissey (born 23 February 1938, New York City) is an American film director, best-known for his association with Andy Warhol.

Morrissey attended Ampleforth College, a private Roman Catholic boarding school and Fordham University, both Roman Catholic schools, and later served in the United States Army. A political conservative and self-described "right-winger", who has publicly protested against what he perceives as immorality and "anti-Catholicism", Morrissey's long-term collaboration with the low-keyed, apparently apolitical Warhol was viewed by many as "a successful mismatch", although both men did share some traits, i.e. both were practising Catholics from "ethnic" backgrounds (Warhol was of Rusyn descent and Morrissey is of Irish descent).

Morrissey's bold, avant-garde direction in filmmaking is often attributed to his relationship with Warhol and The Factory, although Morrissey claimed in his memoir, Factory Days, that this is not the case.

Paul Morrissey (born 23 February 1938, New York City) is an American film director, best-known for his association with Andy Warhol.

Morrissey attended Ampleforth College, a private Roman Catholic boarding school and Fordham University, both Roman Catholic schools, and later served in the United States Army. A political conservative and self-described "right-winger", who has publicly protested against what he perceives as immorality and "anti-Catholicism", Morrissey's long-term collaboration with the low-keyed, apparently apolitical Warhol was viewed by many as "a successful mismatch", although both men did share some traits, i.e. both were practising Catholics from "ethnic" backgrounds (Warhol was of Rusyn descent and Morrissey is of Irish descent).

Morrissey's bold, avant-garde direction in filmmaking is often attributed to his relationship with Warhol and The Factory, although Morrissey claimed in his memoir, Factory Days, that this is not the case.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender -

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1938-02-23

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2010 News from Nowhere Director
2005 Veruschka: A Life for the Camera Director
1988 Spike of Bensonhurst Director
1985 Beethoven's Nephew Director
1985 The Armchair Hacker Director
1984 Mixed Blood Director
1982 Forty Deuce Director
1981 Madame Wang's Director
1978 The Hound of the Baskervilles Director
1974 Blood for Dracula Director
1973 Flesh for Frankenstein Director
1973 L'Amour Director
1972 Heat Director
1971 Women in Revolt Director
1971 I Miss Sonja Henie Director
1970 Trash Director
1968 Lonesome Cowboys Director
1968 Flesh Director
1968 San Diego Surf Director
1968 The Loves of Ondine Director
1967 I, a Man Director
1966 Chelsea Girls Director
1965 Like Sleep Director
1964 All Aboard the Dreamland Choo-Choo Director
1964 The Origin of Captain America Director

Acting

2010 Beautiful Darling as Himself
2007 A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory as Himself
2005 Excavating Taylor Mead as Himself
2004 Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis as Himself
2002 A look on the Wild Side as Himself
2000 Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story
1998 Divine Trash as Himself
1995 Nico Icon as Himself
1982 Room 666
1969 Midnight Cowboy as The Party
1967 Superartist as Himself
1962 Diane the Zebra Woman

Writing

1988 Spike of Bensonhurst Story Screenplay
1985 Beethoven's Nephew Writer
1984 Mixed Blood Screenplay
1974 Blood for Dracula Writer
1973 Flesh for Frankenstein Screenplay
1973 L'Amour Writer
1972 Heat Story
1971 Women in Revolt Writer
1970 Trash Writer
1968 Lonesome Cowboys Author
1968 Flesh Author

Camera

1972 Heat Director of Photography
1968 Lonesome Cowboys Director of Photography
1968 Flesh Director of Photography
1967 Bike Boy Director of Photography
1966 The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards Camera Operator
1966 A Symphony of Sound: The Velvet Underground & Nico 1966 Camera Operator
1966 Moe Gets Tied Up Camera Operator
1966 Screen Test: Lou Reed (Coke) Director of Photography
1966 Screen Test: Helmut Director of Photography
1965 My Hustler Camera Operator
1965 Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick Director of Photography

Production

1973 L'Amour Producer
1971 Women in Revolt Executive Producer
1969 Blue Movie Executive Producer

Crew

1966 Screen Test #4 Cinematography
1966 Screen Test #3 Cinematography
1965 Screen Test #1 Cinematography

Editing

1971 Women in Revolt Editor

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