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Buck Henry

As an actor, screenwriter and director, Henry is one of Hollywood's most versatile talents. He is possibly best known for the Academy Award nomination he received for the screenplay of Charles Webb's novel, The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft directed by Mike Nichols.

He also appeared in The Graduate as well as such films as Milos Forman's Taking Off, Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth, John Cassevetes' Gloria, Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life with Meryl Streep, Robert Altman's The Player & Short Cuts and Gus Van Sant's Even The Cowgirls Get The Blues. Henry most recently was seen in Tom DiCillo's New York comedy The Real Blonde, starring Matthew Modine, Daryl Hannah and Elizabeth Berkley, and he just completed Peter Yates new comedy, Later Life with James Spader, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith.

Henry's many screenplay credits include: Nichols' Catch 22, Peter Bogdanovich's The Owl and the Pussycat, Herb Ross What's Up Doc? and Ross' Protocol, starring Goldie Hawn, and Van Sant's To Die For, starring Nicole Kidman.

Henry incorporated all of his talents in First Family, which he wrote, directed and acted in as well as Heaven Can Wait, which he co-directed with Warren Beatty, for which both were nominated for an Academy Award. On television, Henry co-created Get Smart with Mel Brooks as well as wrote for the show for a couple of years. He also wrote and performed on such shows as Saturday Night Live, That Was The Week That Was and The Steve Allen Show.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Buck Henry Facts

Birth NameBuck Henry Zuckerman
BirthdayDecember 9, 1930 (93)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Grumpy Old Men
The Graduate
I'm Losing You
Defending Your Life
The Man Who Fell To Earth
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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