Peter Masterson

Peter Masterson

actor, director, writer

Peter Masterson was born on Jun 01, 1934 in USA. Peter Masterson's big-screen debut came with Ambush Bay directed by Ron Winston in 1966, strarring Sgt. William Maccone (as Pete Masterson). Peter Masterson is known for The Exorcist directed by William Friedkin, Ellen Burstyn stars as Chris MacNeil and Max von Sydow as Father Merrin. Peter Masterson has got 2 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Peter Masterson achieved is Lone Star Film & Television Awards. The upcoming new movie Peter Masterson plays is Whiskey School which will be released on Sep 11, 2005.

Actor, writer, producer and director Peter Masterston is best known for his adaptation of Larry L. King's "Playboy" magazine article "La cage aux poules (1982)" into a smash Broadway musical, for which he received two Tony nominations. He also was the screenwriter of the underwhelming 1982 film adaptation that starred Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. Masterston complained that Reynolds, then in full-superstar status, had tinkered with the character and dialog of the sheriff to make him more like Reynolds' own persona, thus fatally flawing the film.Before hitting it big with "Whorehouse", Masterston had an unspectacular career as an actor beginning in the mid-1960s and continuing through the mid-'80s, when he shifted his attentions towards directing with Mémoires du Texas (1985). The film, which was adapted by Masterston's cousin Horton Foote from Foote's own play, was a success, earning Geraldine Page the Academy Award as Best Actress.

  • Birthday

    Jun 01, 1934
  • Place of Birth

    Houston, Texas, USA
  • Also known

    Pete Masterson

Known For


2 wins & 2 nominations

Lone Star Film & Television Awards
Best TV Director
Winner - Lone Star Film & Television Award
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Foreign Language Film
Winner - Mainichi Film Concours

Movies & TV Shows