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Filmography -Samuel_Fuller

Year Name Director Screenwriter Notes

1936 Hats Off Yes Co-written with Edmund Joseph with additional dialogue by Thiele Lawrence. Directed by Boris Petroff.

1937 It Happened in Hollywood Yes Co-written with Ethel Hill, Harvey Fergusson and Myles Connolly. Directed by Harry Lachman.

1938 Adventure in Sahara Story credit; screenplay by Maxwell Shane.

Federal Man-Hunt Story credit with William Lively; screenplay by Maxwell Shane.

Gangs of New York Story credit; based on the book by Herbert Asbury.

1940 Bowery Boy Story credit with Sid Sutherland.

1941 Confirm or Deny Story credit with Henry Wales; screenplay by Jo Swerling.

1943 Margin for Error Yes Uncredited; screenplay by Lillie Hayward based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce.

Power of the Press Story credit.

1945 Gangs of the Waterfront Story credit; screenplay by Albert Beich.

1949 I Shot Jesse James Yes Yes Based on the article by Homer Croy.

Shockproof Yes Co-written by Helen Deutsch; directed by Douglas Sirk.

1950 The Baron of Arizona Yes Yes

1951 The Steel Helmet Yes Yes

Fixed Bayonets! Yes Yes Based on the novel by John Brophy.

1952 Park Row Yes Yes

Scandal Sheet Based upon Fuller's novel The Dark Page; co-written by Eugene Ling, James Poe and Ted Sherdeman.

1953 Pickup on South Street Yes Yes Story by Dwight Taylor.

1954 Hell and High Water Yes Yes Co-written with David Hempstead and Jesse L. Lasky, Jr..

1955 House of Bamboo Yes Yes Co-written with Harry Kleiner

1957 China Gate Yes Yes

Run of the Arrow Yes Yes

Forty Guns Yes Yes

1959 Dog Face Yes Yes Unaired TV pilot.

Verboten! Yes Yes

The Crimson Kimono Yes Yes

1960 Burnett's Woman Story credit; teleplay by Larry Welch.

1961 Underworld U.S.A. Yes Yes Based on articles by Joseph F. Dinneen.

1962 Merrill's Marauders Yes Yes Co-written with Milton Sperling.

1963 Shock Corridor Yes Yes

1964 The Naked Kiss Yes Yes

1967 The Cape Town Affair Yes Co-written with Dwight Taylor and Harold Medford.

1968 Targets Yes Uncredited; co-written with Polly Platt and Peter Bogdanovich. Directed by Bogdanovich and produced by Roger Corman.

1969 Shark! Yes Yes Co-written with John Kingsbridge.

1973 Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street Yes Yes Television film for the German crime series Tatort.

1973 The Deadly Trackers Yes Yes Uncredited; based on Fuller's story "Riata".

1974 The Klansman Yes Co-written with Millard Kaufman.

1980 The Big Red One Yes Yes

1982 White Dog Yes Yes Co-written with Curtis Hanson.

1984 Thieves After Dark Yes Yes

1986 Let's Get Harry Yes Story credit with Mark Feldberg; screenplay by Charles Robert Carner.

1989 Street of No Return Yes Yes

1990 The Madonna and the Dragon Yes Yes

1994 Girls in Prison Yes Directed by John McNaughton. Co-written with Christa Lang.






DIRECTOR (feature film)

1. Madadayo (1993)

2. Rhapsody In August (1991)

3. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)

4. Ran (1985)

5. Kagemusha (1980) as Director.

6. Dersu Uzala (1975)

7. Dodes'ka-Den (1971)

8. I Live in Fear (1967) as Director.

9. Red Beard (1966) as Director.

10. High and Low (1963) as Director.

11. The Bad Sleep Well (1963) as Director.

12. The Idiot (1963) as Director.

13. The Lower Depths (1962) as Director.

14. Sanjuro (1962) as Director.

15. Yojimbo (1961) as Director.

16. Throne of Blood (1961) as Director.

17. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)

18. The Hidden Fortress (1959)

19. The Seven Samurai (1956) as Director.

20. Ikiru (1952) as Director.

21. Hakuchi (1951) as Director.

22. Scandal (1950)

23. Shubun (1950)

24. Rashomon (1950) as Director.

25. Stray Dog (1949) as Director.

26. Stray Dog (1949) as Director.

27. Shizukanaru naru ketto (1949) as Director.

28. Drunken Angel (1948) as Director.

29. One Wonderful Sunday (1947) as Director.

30. No Regrets for Youth (1946) as Director.

31. Asu o Tsukuru Hitobito (1946) as Director.

32. Sanshiro Sugata Part 2 (1945)

33. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945) as Director.

34. The Most Beautiful (1944) as Director.

35. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

36. Uma (1941) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit).


Tarkovsky is mainly known as a film director. During his career he directed seven feature films, as well as three shorts from his time at VGIK. His features are:


Fiction feature films

Signs of Life (1968)

Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Heart of Glass (1976)

Stroszek (1977)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Woyzeck (1979)

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

Cobra Verde (1987)

Scream of Stone (1991)

Invincible (2001)

The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Rescue Dawn (2006)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

Queen of the Desert (2015)

Salt and Fire (2016)

Family Romance, LLC (2019)


Fiction short films

Herakles (1962)

Game in the Sand (1964)

The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1966)

Last Words (1968)

Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)

No One Will Play with Me (1976)

Les Gaulois (1988)

Documentary feature films

The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969)

Handicapped Future (1971)

Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Fata Morgana (1971)

The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)

Huie's Sermon (1981)

God's Angry Man (1981)

Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)

The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1985)

Herdsmen of the Sun (1989)

Echoes from a Sombre Empire (1990)

Jag Mandir (1991)

Lessons of Darkness (1992)

Bells from the Deep (1993)

The Transformation of the World into Music (1994)

Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (1995)

Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Wings of Hope (1998)

My Best Fiend (1999)

Wheel of Time (2003)

The White Diamond (2004)

Grizzly Man (2005)

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Into the Abyss (2011)

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

Into the Inferno (2016)

Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019)[3]


Documentary short films

La Soufrière (1977)

Portrait Werner Herzog (1986)

Christ and Demons in New Spain (1999)

Pilgrimage (2001)

Ten Thousand Years Older (2002)

La Bohème (2009)

Ode to the Dawn of Man (2011)

From One Second to the Next (2013)

Television series

On Death Row (2012–2013, 8 Episodes)

Filmstunde (1991–1992, 4 Episodes)



Films written, not directed, by Herzog:

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)

Herzog has written all his films, except these which he co-wrote:

Heart of Glass (1976)

Scream of Stone (1991)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

Herzog has also co-written:

Hunger in the world explained to my son (El hambre en el mundo explicada a mi hijo) (2002)

Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)


Geschichten vom Kübelkind (1971)

Man of Flowers (1983)

Bride of the Orient (1989)

Hard to Be a God (1990)

Tales from the Opera (1994)

Burning Heart (1995)

What Dreams May Come (1998)

Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

Mister Lonely (2007)

The Grand (2007)

Plastic Bag (2009)

The Boondocks (season 3) ep. 31: "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman" (air date 2 May 2010) – voice role

The Simpsons ep. 479 (2011), ep. 662 (2019), ep. 677 (2020) – voice role

Metalocalypse (season 4, recurring character) (2012) – voice role

American Dad! Ep. 132 (2012) – voice role

Dinotasia (2012) – narrator

Jack Reacher (2012)

Home from Home (2013)

The Wind Rises (English version) (2013) – voice role

Penguins of Madagascar (2014) – voice role

Parks and Recreation (2015)

Rick and Morty (season 2) ep. 8: "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" (2015) – voice role

The Mandalorian (season 1) ep. 1, 3, and 7 (2019)


A Gray State (2017)


Year Title Role

1950 Variety Lights co-credited with Alberto Lattuada

1952 The White Sheik

1953 I vitelloni

1953 Love in the City Segment: Un'agenzia matrimoniale

1954 La strada

1955 Il bidone

1957 Nights of Cabiria

1960 La Dolce Vita

1962 Boccaccio '70 Segment: Le tentazioni del Dottor Antonio


1965 Juliet of the Spirits

1968 Spirits of the Dead Segment: Toby Dammit

1969 Fellini: A Director's Notebook

1969 Fellini Satyricon

1970 I Clowns

1972 Roma

1973 Amarcord

1976 Fellini's Casanova

1978 Orchestra Rehearsal

1980 City of Women

1983 And the Ship Sails On

1986 Ginger and Fred

1987 Intervista

1990 The Voice of the Moon



Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes

1962 Knife in the Water Yes Yes No

1964 Les plus belles escroqueries du monde Yes Yes No aka The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers

Segment: "La rivière de diamants";

Included in the theatrical release, but removed from all current presentations of the film at Polanski's request

1965 Repulsion Yes Yes No Part of the "Apartment Trilogy"[62]

1966 Cul-de-sac Yes Yes No

1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers[a] Yes Yes No aka Dance of the Vampires

1968 Rosemary's Baby Yes Yes No Part of the "Apartment Trilogy"[62]

1970 A Day at the Beach No Yes No

1971 Le Bateau sur l'herbe No Yes No

Macbeth Yes Yes No

1972 Weekend of a Champion Uncredited No Yes Documentary;

Co-directed with Frank Simon

What? Yes Yes No aka Diary of Forbidden Dreams

1974 Chinatown Yes Uncredited No

1976 The Tenant Yes Yes No Part of the "Apartment Trilogy"[62]

1979 Tess Yes Yes No

1986 Pirates Yes Yes No

1988 Frantic Yes Yes No

1992 Bitter Moon Yes Yes Yes

1994 Death and the Maiden Yes No No

1999 The Ninth Gate Yes Yes Yes

2002 The Pianist Yes No Yes

2005 Oliver Twist Yes No Yes

2007 To Each His Own Cinema Yes No Yes Segment: "Cinéma erotique"

2010 The Ghost Writer Yes Yes Yes

2011 Carnage Yes Yes No

2013 Venus in Fur Yes Yes No

2017 Based on a True Story Yes Yes No

2019 An Officer and a Spy Yes Yes No


ear Film Director Writer Producer Notes

1955 Rower Yes Yes No aka Bicycle

1957 Morderstwo Yes Uncredited No aka A Murderer

Usmiech zebiczny Yes Uncredited No aka A Toothy Smile

Rozbijemy zabawę Yes Yes No aka Break Up the Dance

1958 Dwaj ludzie z szafą Yes Yes No aka Two Men and a Wardrobe

1959 Lampa Yes Yes No aka The Lamp

Gdy spadaja anioly Yes Yes No aka When Angels Fall

1961 Le Gros et le Maigre Yes Yes Yes aka The Fat and the Lean

1961 Ssaki Yes Yes No aka Mammals

2012 A Therapy Yes Yes No



eature films

Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes

1996 Bottle Rocket Yes Yes Co-written with Owen Wilson

1998 Rushmore Yes Executive Yes

2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Yes Yes Yes

2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Noah Baumbach

2005 The Squid and the Whale Yes

2007 The Darjeeling Limited Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Roman Coppola

& Jason Schwartzman

2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Noah Baumbach

2012 Moonrise Kingdom Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Roman Coppola

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Yes Yes Yes Story co-written with Hugo Guinness

She's Funny That Way Executive

2017 Escapes Executive Documentary

2018 Isle of Dogs Yes Yes Yes Story co-written with Roman Coppola &

Jason Schwartzman & Kunichi Nomura

2020 The French Dispatch Yes Yes Yes Story co-written with Roman Coppola &

Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman



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