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1. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Philip Johnson, Self Portrait (1986)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

Career biography of architect Philip Johnson, largely told through conversation with arts editor/critic Rosamond Bernier. Includes scenes shot at Johnson's famous "glass house", his private... See full summary »

Director: John Musilli | Stars: Rosamond Bernier, John Burgee, Philip Johnson

4. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Directed by William Wyler (1986)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: A. Scott Berg, Bette Davis, Samantha Eggar, Greer Garson

Votes: 375

5. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Rubinstein Remembered (1987)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

A 100th anniversary tribute to the famous virtuoso pianist, Arthur Rubinstein.

Director: Peter Rosen | Star: John Rubinstein

Votes: 40

6. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Nik and Murray (1986)

TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Christian Blackwood | Stars: Murray Louis, Alwin Nikolais

8. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Maurice Sendak: Mon Cher Papa (1987)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

Maurice Sendak,the renowned illustrator is no stranger to television. He has been featured on "magazines" such as "60 Minutes." His "Really Rosie!" published in the 1950's, was seen as an ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Swann | Star: Maurice Sendak

9. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Negro Ensemble Company (1987)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

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Votes: 25

11. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table (1987)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

Profile of the group of writers and humorists who formed lasting friendships and collaborations centered on their daily lunches at New York City's Algonquin Hotel through the 1920s, which ... See full summary »

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: Heywood Hale Broun, Marc Connelly, Margalo Gillmore, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 121

12. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Buster Keaton: Hard Act to Follow (1987)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

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Votes: 48

13. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Lillian Gish: The Actor's Life for Me (1988)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary about the life and films of actress Lillian Gish.

Director: Terry Sanders | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish

Votes: 40

14. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: A Duke Named Ellington (1988)

TV-14 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

A DUKE NAMED ELLINGTON had its world premiere on network television in the United States, on the PBS American Masters series (1988). It has since traveled the world, garnering praise.

A DUKE... See full synopsis »

Director: Terry Carter

Votes: 43

15. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (1988)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

Aretha Franklin's recording career is examined through archival footage and interviews with family and prominent figures within the music industry.

Director: Cathe Neukum | Stars: Aretha Franklin, C.L. Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin

Votes: 67

16. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre (1989)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

We've all heard the stories. Robert DeNiro drove a taxi for 12 hours shift in New York to prepare for The Taxi. Heath Ledger locked himself up in his apartment to become as lonely as the ... See full summary »

Director: David Heeley | Stars: Stella Adler, Margaret Barker, Phoebe Brand, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 45

17. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre (1989)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre profiles the career of celebrated director/producer Harold Clurman.

Stars: Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Julie Harris, Karl Malden

18. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Stella Adler: Awake and Dream! (1989)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Merrill Brockway | Stars: Stella Adler, Warren Beatty, Candice Bergen, Marlon Brando

Votes: 47

20. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights activist, James Baldwin.

Director: Karen Thorsen | Stars: James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Frances Foster

Votes: 107

21. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (1989)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Gary Giddins | Stars: Frank Morgan, Charlie Parker

Votes: 72

24. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult (1989)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Gene Lasko | Star: Peter Riegert

Votes: 51

25. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)

TV-G | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

A film about the career and methods of the master silent comedy filmmaker.

Stars: Harold Lloyd, Lindsay Anderson, David Chasman, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 194

27. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: John Cassavetes (1990)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

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Votes: 36

28. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

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Directors: Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher | Stars: Michael Ballhaus, Jay Cocks, Roger Corman, Robert De Niro

Votes: 106

29. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

Biographical portrait of one of Broadway's most brilliant songwriters. Told through the use of archival material and interviews with the rich and famous that knew him, this portrait concentrates on his career and his public life events.

Director: Allan Albert | Stars: Bobby Short, Richard Adler, Fred Astaire, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 81

30. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter (1990)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

A profile of journalist Edward R. Murrow recalling his live radio broadcasts and TV programs.

Director: Susan Steinberg | Stars: Lauren Bacall, David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 58

36. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: A. Einstein: How I See the World (1991)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

Documentary on physicist Albert Einstein which chronicles the experiences that led him to become a great advocate for world peace.

Director: Richard Kroehling | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Einstein

Votes: 80

38. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days (1991)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on the famed painter and sculptor of Western Americana, Frederic Remington.

Director: Thomas L. Neff | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ned Beatty, William Howze, Lewis Sharp

Votes: 43

42. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (1990)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about acclaimed screenwriter Waldo Salt.

Directors: Eugene Corr, Robert Hillmann | Stars: Peter Coyote, Mary Davenport, Jerome Hellman, James Leo Herlihy

Votes: 70

44. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic (1993)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

An examination of the life and career of director George Lucas, including interviews with colleagues, cast and crew members from his films.

Directors: Jane Paley, Larry Price | Stars: Joseph Campbell, Kate Capshaw, Francis Ford Coppola, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 156

47. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed (1994)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

The definitive documentary on the life and work of Martha Graham.

Director: Catherine Tatge | Stars: Claire Bloom, Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Glen Tetley

Votes: 58

48. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Rediscovering Will Rogers (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

Biography of Will Rogers, who, during the generation before World War Two, was one of America's best known journalists, movie actors, stage performers and international ambassadors of good ... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Chodorov | Stars: Roy Blount Jr., Daniel J. Boorstin, Neal Gabler, Edwin Newman

Votes: 32