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Henry Jaglom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henry Jaglom is a London-born American film director and playwright. Jaglom was born to a Jewish family in London, England, the son of Marie (née Stadthagen) and Simon M. Jaglom, who worked in the import-export business. His father was from a wealthy family from Russia and his mother was from Germany. They left for England because of the Nazi regime. Through his mother, he is a descendant of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. Jaglom trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York, where he acted, wrote and directed off-Broadway theater and cabaret before settling in Hollywood in the late 1960s. Under contract to Columbia Pictures, Jaglom featured in such TV series as Gidget and The Flying Nun and acted in a number of films which included Boris Sagal's The Thousand Plane Raid (1969), Jack Nicholson's Drive, He Said (1971), Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie (1971), Orson Welles' never-completed The Other Side of the Wind and more. Jaglom's transition from acting in films to creating them was largely influenced by his experience watching the Italian film 8½ (1963). “The film changed my identity. I realized that what I wanted to do was make films. Not only that, but I realized what I wanted to make films about: my own life, to some extent.” Jaglom began his filmmaking career working with Nicholson on the editing of Hopper's Easy Rider (1969), and made his writing/directing debut with A Safe Place (1971), starring Tuesday Weld, Nicholson and Welles. His next film, Tracks (1976), starred Hopper and was one of the earliest movies to explore the psychological cost on America of the Vietnam War. His third film, the first to be a commercial success, was Sitting Ducks (1980), a comic romp. Jaglom co-starred in four of his most personal films—Always, But Not Forever (1985), Someone to Love (1987) starring Orson Welles in his farewell film performance, New Year's Day (1989), which introduced David Duchovny, and Venice/Venice (1992) opposite French star Nelly Alard. In 1983, Jaglom taped lunch conversations with Orson Welles at Los Angeles's Ma Maison. Edited transcripts of these sessions appear in Peter Biskind's book My Lunches With Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles (2013). As a playwright, has written four plays that have been successfully performed on Los Angeles stages: The Waiting Room (1974), A Safe Place (2003), Always—But Not Forever (2007) and Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2009/2010). Jaglom is the subject of the Henry Alex Rubin's and Jeremy Workman's documentary Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997). Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Jaglom, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 26, 1938 In London, England
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In the movie The Thousand Plane Raid 1969-07-15
Latest Project:
Movie The Other Side of the Wind 2018-11-02
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Poster of This Is Orson Welles
Poster of Orson Welles: Shadows & Light
Poster of Last Summer in the Hamptons
Poster of New Year's Day
Movie The Other Side of the Wind Himself 2018-11-02
Movie Orson Welles: Shadows & Light Himself 2015-05-09
Movie This Is Orson Welles Himself 2015-05-21
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Filmmaker and Orson's Friend 2014-12-12
Movie BBStory: An American Film Renaissance 2010-11-23
Movie Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Himself 2004-05-16
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Himself 2003-03-09
Movie Last Summer in the Hamptons Max Berger 1995-11-22
Movie Venice/Venice Dean 1992-04-10
Movie New Year's Day Drew 1990-02-09
Movie Someone to Love Danny Sapir 1988-04-21
Movie Always, But not Forever David 1985-10-04
Movie The Last Movie Minister's Son 1971-09-29
Movie Drive, He Said Conrad 1971-06-13
Movie The Thousand Plane Raid Worchek 1969-07-15
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