Paul Bartel

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Paul Bartel
Born(1943-08-06)August 6, 1943
New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 13, 2000(2000-05-13) (aged 56)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation(s)Actor, director, writer
Years active1973–2000

Paul Bartel (August 6, 1943 – May 13, 2000) was an American actor, writer and director. He was perhaps most known for his 1982 hit black comedy Eating Raoul, which he wrote, starred in and directed.

Filmography[change | change source]

Bartel appeared in over 90 movies and TV episodes. These include such titles as Eat My Dust (1976), Hollywood Boulevard (1976), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), Get Crazy (1983) and Amazon Women on the Moon (1987). He often co-starred with friend and former Warhol girl Mary Woronov; the pair appeared in 17 movies together, often as husband and wife.

Directed movies[change | change source]

Bartel also directed 11 low-budget movies. In many of them he also acted in or wrote. He started in 1968 with the short The Secret Cinema. He graduated to features in 1972 with the horror-comedy Private Parts. He would go on to direct such cult films as Death Race 2000 (1975), Eating Raoul (1982), Lust in the Dust (1985), Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989) and Dumb and Dumber (1994).