- NAME: Sam Peckinpah
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Director
- BIRTH DATE: February 21, 1925
- DEATH DATE: December 28, 1984
- EDUCATION: University of Southern California
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Frenso, California
- PLACE OF DEATH: Inglewood, California
- Full Name: David Samuel Peckinpah
- AKA: Sam Peckinpah
- AKA: Samuel Peckinpah
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Sam Peckinpah was a controversial, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director known for films like The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs and The Getaway.
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Sam Peckinpah was born on February 21, 1925, in Fresno, California. He became a screenwriter for TV Westerns like Gunsmoke before making his film directorial debut with The Deadly Companions. Later films like The Wild Bunch, which received a screenwriting Oscar nomination, and Straw Dogs were noted for their grisly violence. Known for his hard-living lifestyle, Peckinpah died on December 28, 1984.
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