Bill Gunn

Bill Gunn

  • Born on
    • July 15th, 1934
  • Died on
    • April 5th, 1989
Bill Gunn was an American playwright, novelist, actor and film director. His 1973 cult classic horror film Ganja and Hess was chosen as one of ten best American films of the decade at the Cannes Film Festival, 1973. In the New Yorker, film critic Richard Brody described him as being “a visionary filmmaker left on the sidelines of the most ostensibly liberated period of American filmmaking.” His drama Johnnas won an Emmy award in 1972.


Acting (4 Credits)

1982Losing Ground as Victor
1973Ganja & Hess as George Meda
1966Penelope as Sgt. Rothschild
1959The Sound and the Fury as T.P.

Director (1 Credits)


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