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Frank Pierson

  • May 12, 1925 - Jul 22, 2012 (age 87)
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2013
Nomination2013

Television: Dramatic Series

Nominated for "Mad Men".
Writers Guild of America Award
2012
Frank Pierson
PersonalJuly 2012

Frank Pierson

Frank Pierson passed away.
2010
Nomination2010

Television: Dramatic Series

Nominated for "Mad Men".
Writers Guild of America Award
Award2010

Television: Dramatic Series

Won award for "Mad Men".
Writers Guild of America Award
2006
Award2006

Morgan Cox Award

Won Morgan Cox Award.
2003
Shootout
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TV ShowOct 12, 2003

Shootout

Shootout, also known as Sunday Morning Shootout, was a talk …
Shootout, also known as Sunday Morning Shootout, was a talk and interview program produced by the cable television network AMC. The episodes first aired on AMC on Sunday mornings, before being rerun and syndicated to other networks (under the title Hollywood Shootout).
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Soldier's Girl
MovieJan 20, 2003

Soldier's Girl

The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love …
The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.
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Best Single Drama
Award2003

Best Single Drama

Won award for "Conspiracy".
British Academy Television Award
Best Single Drama
Nomination2003

Best Single Drama

Nominated for "Conspiracy".
British Academy Television Award
a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Nomination2003

a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Spe…

Nominated for "Soldier's Girl".
Outstanding Directing
2001
Conspiracy
MovieMay 19, 2001

Conspiracy

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior …
At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.
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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries
Award2001

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in T…

Won award for "Conspiracy".
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries
Nomination2001

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in T…

Nominated for "Conspiracy".
DGA Award
a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Nomination2001

a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Spe…

Nominated for "Conspiracy".
Outstanding Directing
Outstanding Television Movie
Nomination2001

Outstanding Television Movie

Nominated for "Conspiracy".
Primetime Emmy Award
2000
Dirty Pictures
MovieMay 27, 2000

Dirty Pictures

A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting …
A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
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1999
Award1999

Writers Guild of America Award - The Ed…

Won Writers Guild of America Award - The Edmund H. …
Won Writers Guild of America Award - The Edmund H. North Award.
1995
Truman
MovieSep 9, 1995

Truman

Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes …
Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries
Nomination1995

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in T…

Nominated for "Truman".
DGA Award
1994
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee
MovieOct 16, 1994

Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee

Mary Crow Dog, daughter of …
Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ...
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1993
a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Nomination1993

a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Spe…

Nominated for "Citizen Cohn".
Outstanding Directing
1992
Citizen Cohn
MovieAug 22, 1992

Citizen Cohn

As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a …
As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries
Nomination1992

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in T…

Nominated for "Citizen Cohn".
DGA Award
Award1992

Screenwriting Achievement

Won Laurel Award for …
Won Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement.
Laurel Award
1991
Best Motion Picture Screenplay
Nomination1991

Best Motion Picture Screenplay

Nominated for "Presumed Innocent".
Edgar Award
1990
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture
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MovieSep 9, 1990

Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture

Raymond Eames, a small …
Raymond Eames, a small-time drug dealer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting death of a policeman. After seven years of appeals are exhausted, the date of his execution arrives. ...
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Presumed Innocent
MovieJul 25, 1990

Presumed Innocent

As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds …
As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.
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Helene Szamet
MarriageJune 1990

Helene Szamet

Married Helene Szamet.
1989
In Country
MovieSep 7, 1989

In Country

Samantha Hughes, a teenage Kentucky girl, never knew …
Samantha Hughes, a teenage Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before she was born. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett Smith, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl and Pete, three other Vietnam veterans who, like Emmett, all have problems of one kind or another, that relate to their war experiences. Sam, as Samantha is known, becomes obsessed with finding out about her father and his experiences, but Emmett and the other veterans don't want to talk about the war. Sam pushes everyone to attend a dance honoring the town's veterans, but Pete and Earl get into a fight, Emmett disappears, and Tom takes Sam home for an unsuccessful tryst. When Sam reads her father's diary, she begins to understand what his life and death meant, and with a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, she and Emmett at least temporarily come to terms with the war in their lives.
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1978
King of the Gypsies
MovieDec 20, 1978

King of the Gypsies

Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, …
Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, grandson of the aging King Zharko, who is chosen by him to lead the gypsy clan at his death. Dave's only inclination is to join the American mainstream, but he knows that the mantle of gypsy power cannot be taken lightly or denied.
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Dori Derfner
MarriageDecember 1978

Dori Derfner

Married Dori Derfner.
1976
A Star Is Born
MovieDec 17, 1976

A Star Is Born

Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career …
Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. As one of his songs in the movie says "I'm gonna take you girl, I'm gonna show you how." And he does. He shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.
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Best Original Drama
Award1976

Best Original Drama

Won award for "Dog Day Afternoon".
Writers Guild of America Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination1976

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Dog Day Afternoon".
BAFTA Award
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nomination1976

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Nominated for "A Star Is Born".
Golden Globe Award
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Award1976

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Won award for "A Star Is Born".
Golden Globe Award
Best Original Drama
Nomination1976

Best Original Drama

Nominated for "Dog Day Afternoon".
Writers Guild of America Award
1975
Dog Day Afternoon
MovieSep 20, 1975

Dog Day Afternoon

Based upon a real-life story that happened in the early …
Based upon a real-life story that happened in the early seventies in which the Chase Manhattan Bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn, was held siege by a bank robber determined to steal enough money for his wife (a trans woman) to undergo a sex change operation. On a hot summer afternoon, the First Savings Bank of Brooklyn is held up by Sonny and Sal, two down-and-out characters. Although the bank manager and female tellers agree not to interfere with the robbery, Sonny finds that there's actually nothing much to steal, as most of the cash has been picked up for the day. Sonny then gets an unexpected phone call from Police Captain Moretti, who tells him the place is surrounded by the city's entire police force. Having few options under the circumstances, Sonny nervously bargains with Moretti, demanding safe escort to the airport and a plane out of the country in return for the bank employees' safety.
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Best Original Screenplay
Nomination1975

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated for "Dog Day Afternoon".
Academy Award
Best Original Screenplay
Award1975

Best Original Screenplay

Won award for "Dog Day Afternoon".
Academy Award
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nomination1975

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Nominated for "Dog Day Afternoon".
Golden Globe Award
1973
Amanda Fallon
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MovieMay 4, 1973

Amanda Fallon

A dedicated family doctor tries to help a pregnant teen-ager.
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1971
Nichols
TV ShowSep 16, 1971

Nichols

Nichols (also known as James Garner as Nichols) is an …
Nichols (also known as James Garner as Nichols) is an American Western television series starring James Garner. It was first broadcast in the United States on NBC during the 1971-72 season. Set in the fictional town of Nichols, Arizona, Nichols differed from traditional Western series. The time period was 1914, at the beginning of the motorized era and well after the decline of the "Old West". The main character, a sheriff also named Nichols, rode on a motorcycle and in an automobile rather than on the traditional horse. Nichols did not carry a firearm and was generally opposed to the use of violence to solve problems, preferring other means. Margot Kidder played his love interest, a barmaid named Ruth.
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The Anderson Tapes
MovieJun 17, 1971

The Anderson Tapes

After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years …
After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.
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The Neon Ceiling
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MovieFeb 8, 1971

The Neon Ceiling

A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring …
A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring lives, stops in a diner in the California desert. She runs up against the diner's owner, a gruff, beer-drinking artist whose ...
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1970
The Looking Glass War
MovieJan 2, 1970

The Looking Glass War

During the Cold War, the …
During the Cold War, the British Intelligence receives a blurred photograph from East Germany taken from Hamburg and Director LeClerc (Sir Ralph Richardson) believes they are missiles. Their agent, Taylor King (Timothy West), who receives a film which might clarify the detail from a pilot in Finland, is found dead on the road, and the Police believe he was accidentally killed in a hit-and-run. LeClerc meets the Polish defector Fred Leiser (Christopher Jones), who jumped overboard from a ship expecting to have asylum and stay with his British girlfriend, who is pregnant, and decides to recruit him to cross the border and spy on the East German facility to check on the missiles. In return, he would have salary, insurance, and political asylum. Leiser is trained by the Agent and family man John Avery (Sir Anthony Hopkins), and soon he finds his girlfriend has had ended the pregnancy. When Leiser crosses the border, he meets up with Anna (Pia Degermark), a local, and they stay together in the beginning of a dangerous journey where he is just a pawn in a war game.
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1967
Cool Hand Luke
MovieNov 1, 1967

Cool Hand Luke

Luke Jackson is a cool, aloof man incapable of conforming to …
Luke Jackson is a cool, aloof man incapable of conforming to the societal demands of his surroundings. After being arrested for drunkenly decapitating parking meters, Luke is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm where he quickly develops a reputation as a man with an unbreakable will and whose spirit simply can't be broken. Idolized by his fellow convicts while simultaneously detested by his superiors, Luke's bravado in the face of adversity makes him both a hero and a villain in the rural prison. But how long will it take before Luke's body gives out?
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The Happening
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MovieMar 1, 1967

The Happening

A group of young drifters kidnap wealthy businessman Roc …
A group of young drifters kidnap wealthy businessman Roc Delmonico just for kicks. They keep him captive, demanding a ransom for his safe release. However there is no one - wife, Mafia associates or mother - willing to part with the $200,000 ransom. Demonico is dismayed that no one appears unduly concerned about his fate and joins forces with the kidnappers to plot his revenge, blackmailing his once nearest and dearest into parting with $3,000,000 in hush money.
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Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination1967

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Cool Hand Luke".
Academy Award
1966
Best Written Comedy
Nomination1966

Best Written Comedy

Nominated for "Cat Ballou".
Writers Guild of America Award
1965
Cat Ballou
MovieMay 7, 1965

Cat Ballou

A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her …
A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her murdered father.
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Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination1965

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Cat Ballou".
Academy Award
1964
Nomination1964

Television: Episodic Drama

Nominated for "The S.S. American Dream".
Writers Guild of America Award
1948
Polly Stokes
MarriageSeptember 1948

Polly Stokes

Polly Stokes is a film producer.
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1925
Frank Pierson
BirthMay 1925

Frank Pierson

Frank Pierson was born.
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