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Peter Yates Overview:

Director, Peter Yates, was born on Jul 24, 1929 in Aldershot, England. Yates died at the age of 81 on Jan 9, 2011 in London, England .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Yates was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1979Best DirectorBreaking Away (1979)N/ANominated
1983Best DirectorThe Dresser (1983)N/ANominated
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 17, 2017 From The Stop Button

The Friends of Eddie Coyle is an amusing, intentionally misleading title. Eddie Coyle (Robert Mitchum) doesn?t have any friends. He has various criminal contacts he sees on a regular basis, but he doesn?t consider any of them friends. Mitchum?s a down-on-luck small-time crook who?s about to go away ... Read full article


John and Mary (1969, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 21, 2017 From The Stop Button

Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow are John and Mary, respectively, and they?ve just woken up after spending the night together. They met at a singles bar. Is it going to be a one night stand or is it going to be something more? Both come with some baggage, though of different varieties. Farrow?s last se... Read full article


The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973,

By Aaron West on May 20, 2015 From Criterion Blues

May 20 Posted by aaronwest The Story of Eddie Coyle is a rough edged movie with stern and serious characters that are either acting out of desperation or opportunism, all the while taking advantage of everyone that gets in their way. Everyone has an agenda, and much of the movie is them taking slig... Read full article


The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973,

By Aaron West on May 20, 2015 From Criterion Blues

May 20 Posted by aaronwest The Story of Eddie Coyle is a rough edged movie with stern and serious characters that are either acting out of desperation or opportunism, all the while taking advantage of everyone that gets in their way. Everyone has an agenda, and much of the movie is them taking slig... Read full article


The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973,

By Aaron West on May 20, 2015 From Criterion Blues

May 20 Posted by aaronwest The Story of Eddie Coyle is a rough edged movie with stern and serious characters that are either acting out of desperation or opportunism, all the while taking advantage of everyone that gets in their way. Everyone has an agenda, and much of the movie is them taking slig... Read full article


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Educated at Charterhouse School.

Has directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: Barbara Barrie (Best Supp. Actress - Breaking Away (1979)) & Tom Courtenay/Albert Finney (Best Actor - The Dresser (1983)).

Father of Toby Yates.

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