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April 23, 1949 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Paul Brickman (born April 23, 1949) is an American screenwriter and film director, born in Chicago. He is best known for the film Risky Business, which he directed and wrote. His father, Morrie Brickman, created the comic strips "Small Society," "Pic-trix," "Crosscut," and "Blue Chips," as well as commercial work, including the brand character for Duncan Yoyos.
Before transitioning to directing, Brickman began his career penning offbeat films such as The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and Jonathan Demme's Handle with Care. In 1983, he made his directorial debut with Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise. In 1990 he wrote and directed Men Don't Leave starring Jessica Lange, an adaptation of the 1982 French film La Vie Continue.
- The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
- Handle with Care (aka Citizen's Band) (1977)
- Risky Business (1983) (also director)
- Deal of the Century (1983)
- Men Don't Leave (with Barbara Benedek) (1990)
- True Crime (with Larry Gross and Stephen Schiff) (1999)
- Uprising (with Jon Avnet) (2001) (TV)
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