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Alan J. Pakula (1928–1998)


Alan J. Pakula was born on April 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Alan Jay Pakula. He was a producer and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), All the President's Men (1976) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He was married to Hannah Pakula and Hope Lange. He died on November 19, 1998 in Melville, Long Island, New York. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sophie's Choice
Sophie's Choice Producer
(1982)
All the President's Men
(1976)
Presumed Innocent
(1990)
To Kill a Mockingbird
(1962)

Filmography

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 1993 The Pelican Brief (producer)
 1992 Consenting Adults (producer)
 1989 See You in the Morning (producer)
 1987 Orphans (producer)
 1986 Dream Lover (producer)
 1982 Sophie's Choice (producer)
 1979 Starting Over (producer)
 1974 The Parallax View (producer)
 1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (producer - produced by)
 1971 Klute (producer)
 1969 The Sterile Cuckoo (producer)
 1968 The Stalking Moon (producer)
 1967 Up the Down Staircase (producer)
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover (producer)
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall (producer)
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger (producer)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird (producer)
 1957 Fear Strikes Out (producer - as Alan Pakula)
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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Pakula

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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I am oblique, I think that has to do with my own nature. I like trying to do things which work on many levels, because I think it is terribly important to give an audience a lot of things they might not get as well as those they will, so that finally the film does take on a texture and is not just simplistic communication. See more »

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In 1998, he was slowly in the works to direct a situation comedy he had written entitled "A Tale of Two Strippers"; which told the story of two male exotic dancers in Las Vegas who find themselves trying to evade a hit man after witnessing an arranged murder when they get an address mixed up and arrive to the wrong location to perform a private gig. He died in an automobile accident before ... See more »

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