Richard Pearce (director)

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Richard Pearce
Born (1943-01-25) January 25, 1943 (age 75)
San Diego, California, United States
Occupation Film director, television director, cinematographer
Years active 1970–2006

Richard Pearce (born January 25, 1943) is an American film director, television director and cinematographer. In addition to feature films, he has directed made-for-TV movies and TV series.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in 1943 in San Diego, California, Richard Pearce went east to high school, attending St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.

He attended Yale University, where he earned a B.A., English in 1965. While in college, he was a guitarist for, and a leader of, the Augmented Seven, a singing group that included three guitarists. At the time, it was the only singing group at Yale that was not a cappella. He was also a member of Scroll and Key Society.


Pearce is credited as the cinematographer of Hearts and Minds (1974), a documentary about the Vietnam War.

In 1980 he won the Golden Bear award at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival for his film Heartland.[1]


As director[edit]


  1. ^ "Berlinale 1980: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

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