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Who Is William Friedkin? Biography, Net Worth, Movies

William Friedkin

American director William Friedkin, popular for movies such as ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘French Connection’, has died at the age of 87. He died Monday, August 7th 2023. His death was confirmed by Chapman University dean Stephen Galloway, a friend of Friedkin’s wife Sherry Lansing. In this article, we look at William Friedkin biography, age, net … Read more

William Friedkin to Give the Cinema Masterclass of the 69th Festival de Cannes

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William Friedkin
William Friedkin

American director William Friedkin will give the Cinema Masterclass of the 69th Festival de Cannes. Following in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Nanni Moretti, Wong Kar-wai, Quentin Tarantino, Marco Bellocchio, Philip Kaufman and Jacques Audiard, he will be on the stage of the Palais des Festivals at Buñuel Theatre to talk with the audience. The Masterclass will be hosted by film critic Michel Ciment.
William Friedkin is one of the leading figures of American cinema and recently published the book “The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir” in which he portrays himself with passion and sincerity. He played a large part in the renewal of American cinema at the beginning of the Seventies with The French Connection (1971) or The Exorcist (1973). They were also popular hits. He won one Academy Award as Best Director in 1972 and multiple awards around the world.

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