Knowledge Identifier: +Sam_Peckinpah
In 1943, he joined the United States Marine Corps.
After graduation in 1948, Peckinpah enrolled in graduate studies in drama at University of Southern California.
Jerry Bresler - In 1950 he started producing shows for various night club acts like Robert Goulet, Sophie Tucker and Arlene Dahl, and this led him back to Hollywood where he produced such films as Richard Fleischer's "The Vikings" in 1958, Sam Peckinpah's "Major Dundee" and the James Bond fiasco "Casino Royale" in 1967
Willi Heinrich - His first commercial novel, "Das Geduldige Fleisch" , was published in 1955, and almost immediately was translated to English and published as "The Willing Flesh" , by Weidenfield & Nicolson in the U.K., and as "Cross of Iron" , by Bobbs-Merrill in the U.S. To date, the novel remains in print and in many editions; in 1977, Sam Peckinpah cinematically adapted it as "Cross of Iron", featuring James Coburn as the protagonist anti-hero Rolf Steiner
Arnold Laven - In 1957, Laven and his partners were collaborating with young screenwriter, Sam Peckinpah, on an episode of "Zane Grey Theater" when Laven came up with the concept for "The Rifleman"
In 1958, Peckinpah wrote a script for Gunsmoke that was rejected due to content.
William Conrad - He and Sam Peckinpah directed episodes of NBC's "Klondike" in the 1960–1961 season
Brian Keith - In 1960, he won acclaim for his starring role in Sam Peckinpah's short-lived series "The Westerner"
Action film - Notable action film directors from the 1960s and 1970s include Sam Peckinpah, whose 1969 Western "The Wild Bunch" was controversial for its bloody violence and nihilist tone
James Drury - In 1962 Drury got a substantial role as a lascivious gold prospector in the early Sam Peckinpah western "Ride the High Country"
Dub Taylor - He joined Sam Peckinpah's famous stock company in 1965's "Major Dundee" as a professional horse thief, and appeared subsequently in that director's "The Wild Bunch", as a prohibitionist minister who gets his flock shot up by the title outlaws in the film's infamous opening scene, "Junior Bonner", "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", "The Getaway", and "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid", as an aging, eccentric outlaw friend of Billy's
Mitch Miller - In 1965 they sang the "Major Dundee March", the theme song to Sam Peckinpah's "Major Dundee"
Jim Hutton - In addition to being a gifted comedic actor, Hutton took on dramatic roles such as Sam Peckinpah's 1965 western "Major Dundee", returning to comedy in 1965 with "The Hallelujah Trail" and in 1967 starred in "Who's Minding the Mint-"
William Holden - In 1969, Holden made a comeback when he starred in director Sam Peckinpah's graphically violent Western The Wild Bunch, winning much acclaim.
Ernest Borgnine - One of his most famous roles was that of Dutch, a member of "The Wild Bunch" in the 1969 Western classic from director Sam Peckinpah
Kung Fu (TV series) - The series used slow-motion effects for the action sequences, which Warner Brothers had previously utilised in the 1969 Sam Peckinpah film "The Wild Bunch"
John Crawford (actor) - Crawford co-wrote the screenplay of the 1970 film "The Ballad of Cable Hogue", directed by Sam Peckinpah
Stella Stevens - In 1970, Stevens starred opposite Jason Robards in Sam Peckinpah's "The Ballad of Cable Hogue", for which she received positive reviews
Bob Dylan - In 1972, Dylan signed onto Sam Peckinpah's film "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid", providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing the role of "Alias", a member of Billy's gang with some historical basis
Gene Clark - The Dillard & Clark song "Through The Morning Through The Night" was used in Quincy Jones's soundtrack of the 1972 Sam Peckinpah movie "The Getaway"
Todd Haynes - Gere plays a reclusive character called Billy, retreating from the world in an American pastoral, referencing Dylan's interest in American folk mythology and his performance in Sam Peckinpah's 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid; the sequence alludes to Dylan's period of exile living in Woodstock in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Wolf C. Hartwig - In 1977 Hartwig decided to film a large budget World War II film shot in Yugoslavia from the German point of view and engaged Sam Peckinpah to direct "Cross of Iron"
He lived at The Murray Hotel in Livingston, Montana from 1979 until his death in 1984.
But during the summer of 1981, his original mentor Don Siegel gave him a chance to return to filmmaking.
By the time shooting wrapped in January 1983 in Los Angeles, Peckinpah and the producers were hardly speaking.
Susan George (actress) - When asked in a 2013 interview about working with Hoffman and director Sam Peckinpah in "Straw Dogs", George said: