September 25, 1928 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Occupation||Film director, film producer|
Harold Becker (born September 25, 1928) is an American film director and producer from New York. Some of the films he has directed include The Onion Field, Taps, The Boost, Sea of Love, Malice, City Hall and Mercury Rising.
After studying art and photography at the Pratt Institute, Becker began his career as a still photographer, 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.
Becker won the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival Gold Prize for his short film Ivanhoe Donaldson.
- Blind Gary Davis (1964, 11 minutes)
- Ivanhoe Donaldson (1964, 57 minutes)
- Sighet, Sighet (1967, 27 minutes)
- The Ragman's Daughter (1972; with Souter Harris)
- The Onion Field (1979)
- The Black Marble (1980)
- Taps (1981)
- Vision Quest (1985)
- The Big Town (1987)
- The Boost (1988)
- Sea of Love (1989)
- Malice (directed and produced; 1993)
- City Hall (directed and produced; 1996)
- Mercury Rising (1998)
- Domestic Disturbance (directed and produced; 2001)
- Brown, Joe (September 15, 1989). "Sea of Love". Washington Post. Retrieved December 26, 2010.
- Maslin, Janet (February 16, 1996). "City Hall (1996) FILM REVIEW; Dangerous Dealings In the Heart of New York". The New York Times.
- Harold Becker Filmography at Fandango.com
- Hollywood.com biography
- Harold Becker Photography