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George Hickenlooper

George Hickenlooper

Highest Rated: 100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

Lowest Rated: 14% Persons Unknown (1996)

Birthday: May 25, 1963

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

A fiercely independent filmmaker whose best work focused on larger-than-life figures, George Hickenlooper directed such notable pictures as "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" (1991), "The Man from Elysian Fields" (2001), "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" (2003) and "Casino Jack" (2010). A devoted fan of classic cinema, Hickenlooper was drawn to the dreamers and rogues who populated the real-life stories behind great films, profiling such leading directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich and Monte Hellman, among others. His fascination with outsiders translated into his dramatic filmmaking as well. His most accomplished picture in this vein was the bittersweet "Man from Elysian Fields," with Andy Garcia as a writer reduced to working as a gigolo. Hickenlooper endured studio interference with remarkable aplomb, making him a hero of the indie set; his sudden death in 2010 robbed the motion picture business of one of its most fearless chroniclers.



39% 34% Casino Jack Director $1.0M 2010
No Score Yet 30% Rhineland Executive Producer - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of the Code Executive Producer - 2006
78% 72% Ghosts of Cité Soleil Executive Producer $48.8K 2006
20% 60% Factory Girl Director - 2006
87% 77% Mayor of the Sunset Strip Director,
$257.3K 2003
51% 54% The Man From Elysian Fields Director $1.4M 2001
57% 17% The Big Brass Ring Director - 1999
No Score Yet 58% Dogtown Director,
- 1997
14% 31% Persons Unknown Director - 1996
56% 38% The Low Life Director $40.9K 1995
No Score Yet 81% Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Brigade Director - 1993
100% 94% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Director,
- 1991
No Score Yet 69% Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas Director,
- 1991