Mark Rydell

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    • Mark Rydell



      Date of birth
      23 March 1934
      New York, New York, USA

      Joanne Linville (1962 - present) 2 children

      Father of actor Christopher Rydell.

      Father of actress Amy Rydell.

      Mini Biography
      from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
      A former jazz musician (who studied at Juilliard) and actor (who made his film debut alongside John Cassavetes and Sal Mineo in 1957's Crime in the Streets Rydell won critical kudos for his first directorial effort, The Fox (1968), and has enjoyed considerable success ever since. The picaresque Faulkner story The Reivers (1969) remains one of his best films, and Cinderella Liberty (1973) told its offbeat love story with refreshing candor and credibility. The Rose (1979) was the first film to tap Bette Midler's dramatic potential, and On Golden Pond (1981) meshed the talents of its formidable cast (Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Fonda) with great skill, creating a hit that earned Rydell an Oscar nomination. He moved in front of the camera to play vicious gangster Marty Augustine for Robert Altman in The Long Goodbye (1973), and has been persuaded to act again from time to time, as in Punchline (1988) and Havana (1990). Rydell's other films as director include The Cowboys (1972), Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), The River (1984), For the Boys (1991), and Intersection (1994).
      Copyright © 1994 Leonard Maltin, used by arrangement with Signet, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.

      1. Even Money (2006)
      2. James Dean (2001) (TV)
      3. Crime of the Century (1996) (TV)
      4. Intersection (1994)
      5. For the Boys (1991)
      6. The River (1984)
      7. On Golden Pond (1981)
      8. The Rose (1979)
      9. Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
      10. "Family" (1976/III) TV Series
      11. Cinderella Liberty (1973)
      12. The Cowboys (1972)
      13. The Reivers (1969)
      ... aka Yellow Winton Flyer
      14. The Fox (1967)
      ... aka D.H. Lawrence's The Fox (USA: complete title)
      15. "The Wild Wild West" (1965) TV Series
      16. "I Spy" (1965) TV Series
      17. "Slattery's People"
      - Question: How Do You Catch a Cool Bird of Paradise? (1965) TV Episode
      18. "Gunsmoke" (1955) TV Series (1964-1966)
      ... aka Gun Law (UK)
      ... aka Marshal Dillon (USA: rerun title)
      19. "Ben Casey"
      - A Disease of the Heart Called Love (1964) TV Episode
      - For Jimmy, the Best of Everything (1964) TV Episode
      - Make Me the First American (1964) TV Episode
      - Dress My Doll Pretty (1964) TV Episode
      - A Falcon's Eye, a Lion's Heart, a Girl's Hand (1964) TV Episode
      (4 more)
      20. "The Fugitive" (1963) TV Series (1 episode)

      1. "Everwood"
      ... aka Our New Life in Everwood (UK: new syndication title)
      - Is There a Doctor in the House? (2002) TV Episode .... Jacob Hoffman
      - Turf Wars (2002) TV Episode .... Jacob Hoffman
      2. Hollywood Ending (2002) .... Al Hack
      3. James Dean (2001) (TV) .... Jack Warner
      4. A Man Is Mostly Water (2000) .... Distributor
      5. Havana (1990) .... Meyer Lansky
      6. Punchline (1988) .... Romeo
      7. The Long Goodbye (1973) .... Marty Augustine
      8. "Wanted: Dead or Alive"
      - Criss Cross (1960) TV Episode .... Tom Adams
      9. "Naked City"
      - Saw My Baby There (1959) TV Episode .... Ralph Harris
      10. "Navy Log"
      - SSN-571 (1957) TV Episode .... Smitty
      11. "The Edge of Night" (1956) TV Series .... Walt Johnson (1956) (original cast)
      ... aka Edge of Night (USA: last season title)
      12. "As the World Turns" (1956) TV Series .... Jeff Baker (1956-1962)
      13. Crime in the Streets (1956) .... Lou Macklin
      14. "The Phil Silvers Show"
      ... aka Sergeant Bilko (syndication title)
      ... aka The Phil Silvers Show: You'll Never Get Rich
      ... aka You'll Never Get Rich (first few episodes title)
      - Rich Kid. (????) TV Episode .... Pvt Tommy Vandemere.
      15. "The Elgin Hour"
      - Crime in the Streets (1955) TV Episode .... Lou Macklin
      16. "Justice"
      - The Guilty (1955) TV Episode
      17. "The Philco Television Playhouse"
      ... aka Arena Theatre (USA: new title)
      ... aka Repertory Theatre (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (USA: new title)
      - Crime Without Motive (1954) TV Episode

      1. Even Money (2006) (producer)
      2. An Unfinished Life (2005) (executive producer)
      3. James Dean (2001) (TV) (executive producer)
      4. Intersection (1994) (producer)
      5. For the Boys (1991) (executive producer)
      6. The Man in the Moon (1991) (producer)
      7. Cinderella Liberty (1973) (producer)
      8. The Cowboys (1972) (producer)

      Miscellaneous Crew
      1. The Passing (1985) (special thanks)

      1. "Larry King Live"
      - Episode dated 3 December 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
      - Episode dated 24 November 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
      2. "Biography"
      - Bette Midler (2004) TV Episode
      3. A Woman of Substance: Katharine Hepburn Remembered (2003) (V) .... Himself
      4. Reflections On Golden Pond (2003) (V) .... Himself
      5. Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself
      6. Lesley Ann Warren: A Cinderella Story (2000) (TV) .... Himself
      ... aka Celebrity: Lesley Ann Warren (Australia)
      7. Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998) (TV) .... Himself
      8. Intimate Portrait: Marsha Mason (1998) (TV) .... Himself
      9. "The E! True Hollywood Story"
      - Sharon Stone (1998) TV Episode .... Himself (interview)
      - Steve McQueen (????) TV Episode .... Himself
      10. "Inside the Actors Studio"
      - Episode #3.1 (1996) TV Episode .... Himself
      11. A Century of Cinema (1994) .... Himself
      12. "Naked Hollywood" (1991) (mini) TV Series .... Himself
      13. Sanford Meisner: The American Theatre's Best Kept Secret (1985) .... Himself
      14. Many Classic Moments (1978) .... Himself
      15. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"
      ... aka The Best of Carson (USA: rerun title)
      - Episode dated 14 January 1972 (1972) TV Episode .... Himself
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Mark Rydell only made one film with Duke,
      but is worthy of a mention, as it was a good film,


      The Cowboys (1972)

      New York trained, Mark was both director and producer, and if anyone
      has seen the documentary, 'The Making of The Cowboys'
      then you will note, that he was a very talented director.
      John Williams, the composer of the music score,
      considered director Mark Rydell,
      to be one of the most musically aware directors in Hollywood.

      Rydell said,of Duke
      I hired only Actors Studio people...that was necessary....
      because I din't want him to be comfortable,
      doing his old kind of John Wayne thing
      He knew, that he was in alien territory...he watched everybody work..
      He insisted that he and Gary Cooper had been doing Actors Studio stuff
      all their lives, and nobody had to teach them how to do it..., and it's true.

      Duke claimed, that he enjoyed every minute of his association with Rydell,and said,
      He's bright and awake, although he's never made a western before....
      He surrounded himself with men, who have done them,
      and men who know their technical jobs
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Directors Of The Saddle- Mark Rydell

      Rydell and Steve McQueen worked on an episode of Wanted: Dead or Alive. McQueen hated him because Rydell had dated McQueen's wife. Yet McQueen's company hired Rydell to direct McQueen in "The Reivers" anyway.
      Needless to say, McQueen hadn't mellowed any towards him, but he thought Rydell was a good director and wanted what was best for the film.

      We deal in lead, friend.
    • The Cowboys director Mark Rydell is looking good for being 90 years old!

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