Bob Rafelson

Bob Rafelson (New York, 21 December 1933) is an American film director.

Biography

Rafelson was born in New York at Dartmouth. In the 1960s, Rafelson learn alongside David Susskind in Columbia Screen Gems television. Rafelson wrote and produced the famous TV show The Monkees. A. from there, it would debut in cinema with Head, film co-written by him together with Jack Nicholson and starring The Monkees rock band.

After this promising start, Rafelson along with Bert Schneider and Steve Blauner creates Produtions BBS, a company that would become an emblem of a new film with movies like finding my destiny (Easy Rider) Dennis Hopper, my life is my life the own Rafelson, film, the last of Peter Bogdanovich and documentary style an Academy Award-winning Hearts and Minds. Precisely in my life is my life (1970), Rafelson won the New York Film Critics Circle, a nomination for the Academy Award for best original screenplay.

The following draft Rafelson would be The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), where again count on Jack Nicholson alongside Bruce Dern and Ellen Burstyn and returns to delve into the new style Rafelson prevailed in the early 1970s American cinema. In 1976, I want to go hungry would be his next project, a minor exception to make debut young actors like Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, and Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.

The 1980s starts strong to Rafelson perform the postman always rings twice (1982), a review of the 1941 film Tay Garnett on a novel by James M. Cain with Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange in starring roles that would be a great success. Then came the psychological thriller the case of the black widow, Debra Winger and Theresa Russell; The mountains of the Moon (1990), based on the experiences of the explorers of the 19th century Sir Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke in search of the sources of the Nile; and she never refuses (1992), starring Jack Nicholson and Ellen Barkin.

In 1997, directed blood and wine which is the eighth collaboration between Rafelson and Nicholson. Then Rafelson would go Poodle Springs for HBO, an adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s history and has made some appearances front of the camera for friends directors such as Henry Jaglom or Mike Figgis (in Leaving Las Vegas).

Filmography

As director

* Head (1968)

* My life is my life (Five Easy Pieces) (1970)

* The King of Marvin Gardens (The King of Marvin Gardens) (1972)

* I want to go hungry (Stay Hungry) (1976)

* The postman always rings twice (The Postman Always Rings Twice) (1981)

* The case of the black widow (Black Widow) (1987)

* The mountains of the Moon (Mountains of the Moon) (1990)

* She never refuses (Man Trouble) (1992)

* Blood and wine (Blood and Wine) (1997)

* Poodle Springs (Poodle Springs) (1998)

* No apparent reason (The House on Turk Street) (2002)

As a producer

* My life is my life (Five Easy Pieces) (1970)

* The last movie (1971) (The Last Movie), Peter Bogdanovich.

* The King of Marvin Gardens (The King of Marvin Gardens) (1972)

* I want to go hungry (Stay Hungry) (1976)

* The postman always rings twice (The Postman Always Rings Twice) (1981)

As a screenwriter

* I want to go hungry (Stay Hungry) (1976)

* Blood and wine (Blood and Wine) (1997)

Recognitions

Óscar

Year       Category              Film        Result

1970       Oscar film            My life is my life               Candidate

1970       Oscar for best original screenplay             My life is my life               Candidate