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David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American filmmaker and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969). He was known for the innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence, as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre.

Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, and the corruption of violence in human society. He was given the nickname "Bloody Sam" owing to the violence in his films. His characters are often loners or losers who desire to be honorable, but are forced to compromise in order to survive in a world of nihilism and brutality.

Peckinpah's combative personality, marked by years of alcohol and drug abuse, has often overshadowed his professional legacy. Many of his films were noted for behind-the-scenes battles with producers and crew members, damaging his reputation and career during his lifetime. Many of his films, such as Straw Dogs (1971), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), remain controversial.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American filmmaker and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969). He was known for the innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence, as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre.

Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, and the corruption of violence in human society. He was given the nickname "Bloody Sam" owing to the violence in his films. His characters are often loners or losers who desire to be honorable, but are forced to compromise in order to survive in a world of nihilism and brutality.

Peckinpah's combative personality, marked by years of alcohol and drug abuse, has often overshadowed his professional legacy. Many of his films were noted for behind-the-scenes battles with producers and crew members, damaging his reputation and career during his lifetime. Many of his films, such as Straw Dogs (1971), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), remain controversial.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender -

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1925-02-21

Day of Death 1984-12-28

Place of Birth Fresno, California, United States

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1983 The Osterman WeekendDirector
1978 ConvoyDirector
1977 Cross of IronDirector
1975 The Killer EliteDirector
1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo GarciaDirector
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the KidDirector
1972 The GetawayDirector
1972 Junior BonnerDirector
1971 Straw DogsDirector
1970 The Ballad of Cable HogueDirector
1969 The Wild BunchDirector
1966 Noon WineDirector
1966 ABC Stage 67(1 episode)Director
1965 The Glory GuysDirector
1965 Major DundeeDirector
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)Director
1963 The LosersDirector
1962 Ride the High CountryDirector
1962 Pericles on 31st StreetDirector
1961 The Dick Powell Show(2 episodes)Director
1961 The Deadly CompanionsDirector
1960 Route 66(2 episodes)Director
1960 The Westerner(5 episodes)Director
1958 The Rifleman(4 episodes)Director
1958 Tom Tit TotDirector
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(2 episodes)Director
1956 Broken Arrow(1 episode)Director
1955 Gunsmoke(2 episodes)Director
1952 Portrait of a MadonnaDirector

Writing

1991 Silk Stalkings(4 episodes)Writer
1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo GarciaStory
1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo GarciaScreenplay
1971 Straw DogsScreenplay
1969 The Wild BunchScreenplay
1968 Villa RidesScreenplay
1966 ABC Stage 67(1 episode)Writer
1965 The Glory GuysWriter
1965 Major DundeeScreenplay
1962 Ride the High CountryScreenplay
1960 Route 66(1 episode)Writer
1960 The Westerner(3 episodes)Writer
1958 The Rifleman(5 episodes)Writer
1958 Tom Tit TotWriter
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel(1 episode)Writer
1956 Broken Arrow(2 episodes)Writer
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour(1 episode)Writer
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)Screenplay
1955 Gunsmoke(4 episodes)Writer
1952 Portrait of a MadonnaWriter

Acting

2004 Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade as Himself
1993 Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron as Himself
1983 The Osterman Weekend as Maxwell Danforth's Aide
1981 Un pasota con corbata as Himself (as Sam Peckimpah)
1979 The Visitor as Dr. Sam Collins
1978 China 9, Liberty 37 as Wilbur Olsen
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Will (uncredited)
1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers as Charlie the Meter Reader

Creator

1960 The WesternerCreator
1958 The RiflemanCreator

Production

1970 The Ballad of Cable HogueProducer

Sound

1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo GarciaSongs

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