Biography

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Robert "Bob" Rafelson (born February 21, 1933) is an American film director, writer and producer. He is most famous for directing and co-writing the film Five Easy Pieces, starring Jack Nicholson, as well as being one of the creators of the pop group and TV series, The Monkees (with Raybert/BBS Productions partner Bert Schneider).

Rafelson was born in New York City, the son of a hat manufacturer. His uncle was screenwriter and playwright Samson Raphaelson.

Rafelson and Nicholson have been collaborators for over thirty years. Nicholson and Rafelson wrote and produced and Rafelson directed Head, starring the Monkees, in 1968, followed by Five Easy Pieces. In subsequent years, Rafelson directed Nicholson in four more films, including The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Man Trouble (1992), and Blood and Wine (1996).

Rafelson has adapted the works of legendary noir authors James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Rafelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert "Bob" Rafelson (born February 21, 1933) is an American film director, writer and producer. He is most famous for directing and co-writing the film Five Easy Pieces, starring Jack Nicholson, as well as being one of the creators of the pop group and TV series, The Monkees (with Raybert/BBS Productions partner Bert Schneider).

Rafelson was born in New York City, the son of a hat manufacturer. His uncle was screenwriter and playwright Samson Raphaelson.

Rafelson and Nicholson have been collaborators for over thirty years. Nicholson and Rafelson wrote and produced and Rafelson directed Head, starring the Monkees, in 1968, followed by Five Easy Pieces. In subsequent years, Rafelson directed Nicholson in four more films, including The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Man Trouble (1992), and Blood and Wine (1996).

Rafelson has adapted the works of legendary noir authors James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Rafelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1933-02-21

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2002 No Good Deed Director
2002 Porn.com Director
1998 Poodle Springs Director
1996 Blood and Wine Director
1996 Tales of Erotica Director
1994 Wet Director
1992 Man Trouble Director
1990 Mountains of the Moon Director
1987 Black Widow Director
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice Director
1976 Stay Hungry Director
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens Director
1970 Five Easy Pieces Director
1968 Head Director
1966 The Monkees (6 episodes)Director

Production

1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice Producer
1976 Stay Hungry Producer
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens Producer
1971 The Last Picture Show Producer
1970 Five Easy Pieces Producer
1968 Head Producer
1966 The Monkees (60 episodes)Producer
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (30 episodes)Producer

Acting

2017 We Blew It as Himself
2010 BBStory: An American Film Renaissance
2010 Reflections of a Philosopher King as Interviewee
2009 No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos as Himself
1995 Leaving Las Vegas as Man At Mall
1985 Always as Sam
1966 The Monkees (2 episodes)

Writing

1996 Blood and Wine Story
1990 Mountains of the Moon Screenplay
1976 Stay Hungry Screenplay
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens Writer
1970 Five Easy Pieces Story
1968 Head Writer
1966 The Monkees (60 episodes)Writer

Creator

1966 The Monkees Creator

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