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  1. Venice Fest to Honor 'Exorcist' Director William Friedkin With Special Award

    3:35 am 5/2/2013

    The world's oldest film festival will fete him with a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and screen a restored version of his thriller "Sorcerer."Read more

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  2. 'Exorcist' Director Reveals the Struggle to Make the Classic Film

    8:00 am 4/26/2013

    With a new memoir and a 40th anniversary Blu-ray on the way, William Friedkin remembers how Warner Bros. refused to hire him, the fight to cast Ellen Burstyn and the shocking confession that got Linda Blair the part.Read more

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  3. Matthew McConaughey Says His 'Killer Joe' Character Is 'Like a Black Panther' (Video)

    4:05 pm 7/26/2012

    The actor tells THR that he enjoyed an incredibly fruitful collaboration with director William Friedkin: "I was like, OK, I'm in great hands here."Read more

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  4. 'Killer Joe': Matthew McConaughey and Co. Sound Off on Violent Films and the Aurora Tragedy

    5:40 am 7/24/2012

    "Anybody who would point the finger at us, as opposed to the ability to buy 6000 rounds of ammunition, is out of their goddamn mind," Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts said.Read more

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  5. 'The Bourne Legacy' Set to Storm the Normandy Beaches at 38th Annual Deauville American Film Festival

    8:20 am 7/17/2012

    The fest will also pay homage to the careers of William Friedkin and Melvin Van Peebles.Read more

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  6. The Exorcist: Theater Review

    7:37 pm 7/13/2012

    Playwright John Pielmeier and director John Doyle interpret William Peter Blatty's iconic suspense novel of demonic possession for the stage.Read more

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  7. William Friedkin to Serve as Guest Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival

    3:56 pm 5/15/2012

    The fest also names Danny Elfman, Michael Voltaggio and Raphael Saadiq as its artists in residence.Read more

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