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      Hampton Fancher

      Hampton Fancher

      Highest Rated: 94% Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 58% The Minus Man (1999)

      Birthday: Jul 18, 1938

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Hampton Fancher has not had the most prolific Hollywood career, but his story has certainly taken some interesting twists. Raised in the Mexican-American enclave of East Los Angeles, Fancher discovered a passion for flamenco at the age of 13 when he saw actor Anthony Dexter dance in the title role of the 1951 biopic "Valentino." Fancher's love of the dance became so great that he quit school, hopped a freighter to Barcelona, and studied with Spanish flamenco masters for several years, briefly renaming himself Mario Montejo. Returning home, he spent nearly two decades as a bit-part television actor and occasional acting teacher before he began writing his first screenplay, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's '68 science-fiction novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" After extensive rewrites by Fancher and fellow screenwriter David Webb Peoples under the supervision of director Ridley Scott, the re-titled "Blade Runner" was unveiled to initial critical and commercial disappointment; it has since become a beloved cult classic. Fancher's next screenplay was the police action drama "The Mighty Quinn," released in '89 with Denzel Washington in the title role. Ten years later, he wrote and directed the serial-killer drama "The Minus Man," starring Owen Wilson and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. Fancher had a brief, tumultuous marriage to actress Sue Lyon in the mid-'60s; he later claimed that, as a fan of novelist Vladimir Nabokov, he was mainly attracted to Lyon because she had played the title role in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita."

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      ROME ADVENTURE, from left: Rossano Brazzi, Angie Dickinson, Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Hampton Fancher, 1962 ROME ADVENTURE, faces visible from left: Suzanne Pleshette, Troy Donahue, Angie Dickinson, Hampton Fancher (back to camera), 1962 ESCAPES, HAMPTON FANCHER, 2017. © GRASSHOPPER FILM ESCAPES, HAMPTON FANCHER, 2017. © GRASSHOPPER FILM The Real History of Science Fiction, Hampton Fancher, 04/19/2014, ©BBCAMERICA

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      88% 88% Blade Runner 2049 Screenwriter $91.5M 2017
      90% 83% Escapes Self - 2016
      58% 46% The Minus Man Director,
      Writer
      $368.8K 1999
      89% 48% The Mighty Quinn Screenwriter $4.0M 1989
      94% 90% Blade Runner: The Final Cut Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 1982
      89% 91% Blade Runner Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $3.9M 1982
      No Score Yet 78% The Other Side of the Mountain Lee Zadroga (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How Did a Nice Girl Like You Get Into This Business? Gino (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Incredible Sex Revolution Adam (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 41% Rome Adventure Albert Stillwell (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 62% Parrish Edgar Raike (Character) - 1961

      TV

      Credit
      83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Cornwall Dover (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Homer (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Hamp Fisher (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Clem (Guest Star) 1959-1960 1962 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Len (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959