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Paul Benedict

Director

His film career began in the 1960s. He appeared in the cult flicks "Cold Turkey" and "They Might Be Giants," and had roles in Sydney Pollack's "Jeremiah Johnson," Michael Ritchie's "Smile," and Billy Wilder's "The Front Page." Later on, he made appearances in the Christopher Guest "mocumentaries" "Spinal Tap," "A Mighty Wind" and "Waiting for Guffman." But his best-known role was in "The Goodbye Girl," where he played a pompous stage director who makes the life of the actor portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss miserable by insisting he play Richard III as a flamboyant gay man.

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  • Born: Sep 16, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico
  • Death: Nov 30, 2008 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Roles (8)

Music Man Playbill - Opening Night The Music Man
Opened April 27, 2000
  • as Mayor Shinn (Original)
Music Man Playbill - Opening Night
Hughie Playbill - Opening Night, Aug 1996 Hughie
Opened August 22, 1996
  • as A Night Clerk (Original)
Hughie Playbill - Opening Night, Aug 1996
The Play's the Thing Playbill - July 1995 The Play's the Thing
Opened July 09, 1995
  • as Johann Dwornitschek (Original)
The Play's the Thing Playbill - July 1995
Any Given Day Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1993 Any Given Day
Opened November 16, 1993
  • Director
Bad Habits Playbill - May 1974 Ravenswood
Opened May 05, 1974
  • as Jason Pepper, M.D. (Original)
Bad Habits Playbill - May 1974 Dunelawn
Opened May 05, 1974
  • as Hugh Gumbs (Original)
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