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Paul Schrader

Director, Actor

Blue CollarBlue Collar (1977) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Richard Pryor
As one might expect from the writer of TAXI DRIVER, dir. Schrader's debut is a gritty, tough–minded drama of macho ethics, set in the grinding…
HardcoreHardcore (1979)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. George C. Scott, Peter Boyle
Paul Schrader, rehashing his script of TAXI DRIVER, pits a Catholic mid–westerner against the seedy, amoral underworld of California's adult…
American GigoloAmerican Gigolo (1980)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo
Low–key but effective drama. Richard Gere is suspected in a Hollywood murder.
Cat PeopleCat People (1982)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard
Loose remake of the Val Lewton classic fleshes out the innate connection between human sexuality and animal instinct. Nymphette Nastassja Kinski…
Mishima - A Life in Four ChaptersMishima - A Life in Four Chapters (1985) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Ken Ogata
Fascinating study of the controversial Japanese author/militarist whose desire to merge life and art led to his ritualistic suicide. A luminous…
Patty HearstPatty Hearst (1988)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames
Intense depiction of Patty Hearst's kidnapping, confinement and brain–washing by 'urban guerillas' the SLA, from that specialist in American…
Comfort of Strangers, TheComfort of Strangers, The (1991)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken
Genuinely unsettling, if not ultimately coherent, tale of an English couple (Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson) in Venice who become the…
Light SleeperLight Sleeper (1992) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany
Writer of TAXI DRIVER delivers a complex, understated character study of an ex–junkie drug–courier (Willem Dafoe) unable to escape the…
Witch HuntWitch Hunt (1995)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper plays P.I. Philip Lovecraft and becomes embroiled in the murder of a Hollywood producer with supernatural side–effects. Pleasing…
TouchTouch (1997)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Skeet Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken
Auteur of urban paranoia Paul Schrader opts for a lighter touch in this satirical roam through the vagaries of contemporary American religion and its…

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