Harold Becker

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Harold Becker
Born (1928-09-25) September 25, 1928 (age 92)
OccupationFilm director, film producer
AwardsFestival du Film Policier de Cognac Best Director Award Festival du Film Policier de Cognac Audience Award

Harold Becker (born September 25, 1928) is an American film and television director, producer, and photographer from New York, associated with the New Hollywood movement and best known for his work in the thriller genre.[1][2] His body of work includes films like The Onion Field, Taps, The Boost, Sea of Love,[3] Malice, City Hall[4] and Mercury Rising.


After studying art and photography at the Pratt Institute, Becker began his career as a still photographer,[5] but later tried his hand at directing television commercials, short films and documentaries. Becker made his feature film debut in 1972 when he directed The Ragman's Daughter along with Souter Harris.[6]

Becker won the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival Gold Prize for his short film Ivanhoe Donaldson.


Feature films[edit]


  • Blind Gary Davis (1964) - Short film
  • Ivanhoe Donaldson (1964)[7]
  • Sighet, Sighet (1967) - Short film


Music videos[edit]


  1. ^ "Harold Becker - Visual History Interview". www.dga.org. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Harold Becker". haroldbecker.photography. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Joe (September 15, 1989). "Sea of Love". Washington Post. Retrieved December 26, 2010.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (February 16, 1996). "City Hall (1996) FILM REVIEW; Dangerous Dealings In the Heart of New York". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Harold Becker Filmography at Fandango.com
  6. ^ Hollywood.com biography
  7. ^ Harold Becker Photography

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