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Richard Pearce

Birthdate: 1943/01/25
born in: San Diego, California, USA
Biography
Cinematographer/filmmaker Richard Pearce made an auspicious directorial debut in 1979 with Heartland, a moving, unflinching look at the struggle of a turn-of-the-century Wyoming farm family that earned a Golden Bear at that year's Berlin Film Festival.

Pearce earned an English degree from Yale and a degree in political economics from the New School for Social Research in New York before going on to film several documentaries in the early '70s including Woodstock (1970) and Marjoe (1972).

His interest in filmmaking stemmed from assisting in the creation of Don't Look Back (1967), Pennebaker's documentary portrait of Bob Dylan. Following the success of Heartland, Pearce earned more critical praise for his films Threshold (1983) and Country (1984). He continues to both make feature films and work as a cinematographer.

Source: Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

Awards
1980 Golden Berlin Bear for Heartland (1979)
Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award for Heartland (1979)

Emmy Awards
1990 for The Final Days (1989) (Nominated)

1981 Bronze Wrangler for Heartland (1979)

Filmography
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006) (TV)
"Medium" (1 episode, 2005)
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (1 episode, 2005)
Plainsong (2004) (TV)
"The Blues" (1 episode, 2003)
"CSI: Miami" (1 episode, 2002)
South Pacific (2001) (TV)

Witness Protection (1999) (TV)
Thicker Than Blood (1998) (TV)
"Nothing Sacred" (1997) TV series (unknown episodes)
A Family Thing (1996)
"Homicide: Life on the Street" (1 episode, 1994)
"Party of Five" (2 episodes, 1994)
Leap of Faith (1992)
The Long Walk Home (1990)

The Final Days (1989) (TV)
Dead Man Out (1989) (TV)
No Mercy (1986)
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1 episode, 1985)
Country (1984)
Sessions (1983) (TV)
Threshold (1981)

Heartland (1979)
No Other Love (1979) (TV)
Siege (1978) (TV)
"Visions" (1 episode, 1977)


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