William Richert (born in 1942 in Florida) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor. He is best known for his performance as Bob in the 1991 Gus van Sant film My Own Private Idaho.
At age 17, he hopped a bus to Hollywood. At the age of 19, he interviewed Richard Nixon’s daughters Tricia and Julie, as part of a planned documentary titled Presidents’ Daughters. He directed several other documentaries (including _Derby, and A Dancer’s Life) and the feature films Winter Kills, American Success Company, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Mask of Dumas.
Reardon was originally distributed by 20th Century Fox, and has since been re-cut and re-issued independently as Aren’t You Even Going To Kiss Me Goodbye?
Richert sued the Writers Guild of America over not being credited on the screenplay of the film The American President. Richert claimed… read more