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Also Known As: Died: May 13, 2000
Born: August 6, 1938 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, screenwriter

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One of the few openly gay directors in Hollywood, Paul Bartel is a visual satirist who has directed a range of bawdy, violent, sophisticated and nearly always controversial films. His work is distinguished primarily by its subject matter rather than by its style.

One of the few openly gay directors in Hollywood, Paul Bartel is a visual satirist who has directed a range of bawdy, violent, sophisticated and nearly always controversial films. His work is distinguished primarily by its subject matter rather than by its style.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Shelf Life (1993) Director
3.
  Longshot, The (1986) Director
4.
  Not For Publication (1984) Director
5.
  Lust In The Dust (1984) Director
6.
  Eating Raoul (1982) Director
7.
  Cannonball (1976) Director
8.
  Death Race 2000 (1975) Director
9.

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
2.
 Dinner and a Movie (2001) Lou
3.
 Hamlet (2000) Osric
4.
 Dreamers (2000) Larry Parker
5.
 Premonition, The (1999) Proprietor
6.
 Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) Rex Webster
7.
 Lewis & Clark & George (1997) (Cameo Appearance)
9.
 Skeletons (1997) Mayor Dunbar
10.
 Devil's Child, The (1997) Dr Zimmerman
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Nutley and Montclair, New Jersey
1951:
Worked for the summer at the New York studio of UPA Cartoons
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In Rome, wrote and directed first short theatrical film, "Progetti"; shown at 1962 Venice Film Festival
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Worked for US Army Pictorial Center
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Wrote and directed documentary series for US Information Agency
1966:
Directed the short "The Secret Cinema"
1970:
Played uncle Tom Wood in Brian DePalma's "Hi, Mom!"
1972:
Feature film directing debut, "Private Parts"
1976:
Wrote, produced and acted in "Cannonball"; selected to open Edinburgh Film Festival
1980:
First directed for small screen with TV-movie ""The Hustler of Muscle Beach" (ABC)
1982:
First film as producer, "Eating Raoul"; also co-wrote, acted in and directed
1989:
Garnered critical acclaim for writing and directing "Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills"
1993:
Stage musical based on "Eating Raoul" produced
1994:
Directed "Shelf Life", adapted from the play by O-Lan Jones, Andrea Stein and Jim Turner
1994:
Co-starred in PBS miniseries "Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City'"
1996:
Had occasional role of a teacher on TV series version of "Clueless" (ABC)
1997:
Acted in the comedy "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss"
2000:
Last film role as Osric in "Hamlet", directed by Michael Almereyda
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Education

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia: -
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1956 - 1961

Notes

Just days before his death from a heart attack, Bartel had been diagnosed with liver cancer.

On the rejection of "Shelf Life" by several film festivals, Bartel told the Daily News (March 14, 1994): "Even in the field of independent film-making, people tend to get pigeonholed, and if a film isn't a certain kind of comedy, then I couldn't have made it."

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father:
William Bartel. Survived him.
sister:
Wendy Bartel. Survived him.
sister:
Lucy Bartel. Survived him.
brother:
Peter Bartel. Survived him.
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