Samuel Fuller Movies List

Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Gangs of New York

Samuel Fuller Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 47 movies
A Fuller Life
A Fuller Life ( English )
Artist: Samuel Fuller , James Franco , Jennifer Beals , Bill Duke , Wim Wenders
Director: Samantha Fuller
Release date: 28-08-2013
The Real Glory: Reconstructing 'The Big Red One'
Artist: Samuel Fuller , Mark Hamill , Bobby Di Cicco , Robert Carradine , Perry Lang
Director: Richard Schickel
Release date: 03-05-2005
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller
Artist: Samuel Fuller , Sydney Pollack , Reed Hadley , John Ireland , Gene Evans
Director: Richard Schickel
Music Director: Arthur B. Rubinstein
Release date: 02-07-2002
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera
Director: Adam Simon
Release date: 28-06-1996
Girls in Prison
Girls in Prison ( English )
Artist: Anne Heche , Ione Skye , Nicolette Scorsese , Bahni Turpin , Jon Polito
Director: John McNaughton
Music Director: Hummie Mann
Release date: 19-08-1994
Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made
Artist: Jim Jarmusch , Samuel Fuller
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Release Year: 1994
Anything for John
Anything for John ( English )
Artist: John Cassavetes , Seymour Cassel , Peter Falk , Samuel Fuller , Ben Gazzara
Director: Dominique Cazenave , Doug Headline
Release date: 06-09-1993
Street of No Return
Street of No Return ( English )
Director: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 17-05-1989
A Return to Salem's Lot
Artist: Michael Moriarty , Ricky Addison Reed , Samuel Fuller , Andrew Duggan , Evelyn Keyes
Director: Larry Cohen
Release Year: 1987
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
Director: Steven Paul
Release date: 01-03-1984
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Samuel Fuller Biography

Samuel Michael Fuller (August 12, 1912 – October 30, 1997) was an American screenwriter, novelist and film director known for low-budget genre movies with controversial themes. He was born Samuel Michael Fuller in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Rabinovitch, a Jewish immigrant  from Russia, and Rebecca Baum, a Jewish immigrant from Poland. After immigrating to America, the family's surname was changed from Rabinovitch to "Fuller" possibly by inspiration of a Doctor who arrived in America on the Mayflower.  At the age of 12, he began working in journalism  as a newspaper  copyboy. He became a crime reporter  in New York City at age 17, working for the New York Evening Graphic. He broke the story of Jeanne Eagels' death.  He wrote pulp novels and screenplays  from the mid-1930s onwards. Fuller also became a screenplay  ghostwriter  but would never tell interviewers which screenplays that he ghost-wrote explaining "that's what a ghost writer is for". During World War II, Fuller joined the United States Army infantry. He was assigned to the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, and saw heavy fighting. He was involved in landings in Africa, Sicily, and Normandy  and also saw action in Belgium and Czechoslovakia. In 1945 he was present at the liberation of the German concentration camp at Falkenau  and shot 16 mm footage which was used later in the documentary Falkenau: The Impossible. For his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart.  Fuller used his wartime experiences as material in his films, especially in The Big Red One (1980), a nickname of the 1st Infantry Division. After his controversial film "White Dog" was shelved by Paramount pictures, Fuller moved to France, and never directed another American film. Fuller eventually returned to America. He died of natural causes in his California home. In November 1997, the Directors Guild held a three hour memorial in his honor, hosted by Curtis Hanson, his long time friend and co-writer on White Dog. He was survived by his wife Christa and daughter Samantha.

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