Richard Glatzer


Richard Glatzer was born in Flushing, New York, United States on January 28th, 1952 and is the Screenwriter. At the age of 63, Richard Glatzer biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 28, 1952
United States
Place of Birth
Flushing, New York, United States
Death Date
Mar 10, 2015 (age 63)
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Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Producer, Writer
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University of Michigan, University of Virginia
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Wash Westmoreland ​(m. 2013)​
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Richard Glatzer Life

Richard Glatzer (January 28, 1952 – March 10, 2015) was an American writer and director.

Early life

Glatzer was born in Flushing, Queens. He grew up in Westbury, Long Island, and Livingston, New Jersey, then gained a bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan (BA 1973), and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia.

While at the University of Michigan, Glatzer took advantage of the many film society screenings on campus to watch and study hundreds of films. He formed a friendship with Neal Gabler, who was writing long film reviews for The Michigan Daily at the time. Glatzer also organized a Frank Capra film festival during his time there, and remained friends with Capra for many years afterwards. Glatzer and John Raeburn co-edited the book Frank Capra: The Man And His Films, which was published by the University of Michigan Press in 1975.

Personal life and death

Glatzer married writer and director Wash Westmoreland in September 2013. On March 10, 2015, he died of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


Richard Glatzer Career

Early career

In the mid-1980s, he began to work in film under Jay and Lewis Allen's tutelage. He appeared on television shows including Divorce Court, The Osbournes, and America's Next Top Model.

Glatzer made Grief (1993), a comedy-drama about a writer for a tumultuous daytime TV show that grapples with office politics, a coworker's crush, and homophobia. It debuted at the Frameline Festival in San Francisco, where it received the Audience Award for Best Picture. It then continued to Toronto, where former LA Weekly critic Manohla Dargis selected it as one of the festival highlights. It starred Craig Chester, Illeana Douglas, Alexis Arquette, Jackie Beat, Carlton Wilborn, and Lucy Gutteridge.

At the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Glazter taught screenwriting.

Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, a Los Angeles-based writing and directing pair, produced a diverse range of independent films. Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart's last film, Still Alice, premiered at Toronto 2014 and was deemed the festival's surprise hit. Sony Pictures Classics, who released the film in December 2014, picked the film up. Glatzer died of ALS, and several commentators have suggested a correlation between his own illness and the film's raw, honest portrayal of sickness.

Later career

The Fluffer, Glatzer and Westmoreland's first collaboration, looked at obsession, addiction, and power in the gay porn industry. In 2001, it premiered at Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals, and First Run Features announced that it would have a US release. It received mixed praise and almost instant cult status, according to John Waters' most popular series Ten Movies That Will Corrupt You. Michael Cunio, Roxanne Day, Scott Gurney, and Deborah Harry appeared in the film.

Quincea was the winner of both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, despite a budget of less than $500,000 and starring many first-time actors. It went on to win the coveted Humanitas Prize, the John Cassavetes Prize at the Spirit Award in 2007, as well as many other international film festival awards. Sony Pictures Classics selected it for the United States and is available in over 25 countries around the world.

Against the back drop of a gentrifying neighborhood, the plot focusing was on a multigenerational Mexican-American family preparing for their daughter's centennial celebration. The film was shot entirely in Echo Park, which is where the filmmakers live. It received high praise from the press, with 87% citing Rotten Tomatoes as the product's first time. Emily Rios, the lead actor, went on to have a fruitful career on Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, and The Bridge.

Pedro Zamora, the AIDS activist who was cast on MTV's The Real World in 1993, was co-produced by Bunim-Murray productions, Glatzer, and Westmoreland executive-produced a film about Pedro Zamora. Nick Oceano directed the film and Maggie Malina and Jon Murray produced it. Pedro enjoyed a surprise International festival run for a made for MTV film. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2007 and Berlin 2008. When it premiered on television, President Bill Clinton gave it a special introduction.

Glatzer first learned of a book about Errol Flynn's last love affair The Big Love, according to his mentor, Jay Presson Allen, screenwriter of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Cabaret. Florence Aadland, her mother, of Flynn, has written a book about her father, Tedd Thomey, and the likes of William Styron and W.H. Auden is the ultimate unreliability narrator tale. Glatzer and Westmoreland began researching the screenplay in 2003, gaining the confidence of Florence's daughter Beverly and author Tedd Thomey and Flynn's chauffeur in his last years, Ronnie Shedlo. They wrote the first draft of the screenplay in 2007, but it wasn't until 2011, and Kevin Kline's joining, that everything began to move forward. Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler joined to produce, while Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning joined Florence and Beverly to produce the mother-daughter team. In 2013, a production took place in Atlanta, Georgia. Los Angeles, New York, French Equatorial Africa, Cuba, and Vancouver were all used by the city's various locations to represent Los Angeles, New York, French Equatorial Africa, Cuba, and Vancouver.

In 2013, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with mixed critical feedback. Several commentators applauded Kline's performance as Oscar worthy, while others were perplexed by the film's lack of a moral stance. Glatzer and Westmoreland's main aim had always been to concentrate on the permission for the marriage, which was granted by the mother rather than on its morality.

Still Alice, based on a 2007 book written by Lisa Genova, is a film about a 50-year-old linguistics professor who has Alzheimer's disease from an early stage. In 2011, Glatzer and Westmoreland, a British-based manufacturing team, were hired to adapt the book. Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler followed them as US production partners and Maria Shriver and Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns followed as CEOs and co-executive producers. Julianne Moore was Glatzer and Westmoreland's first choice to play Alice. Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth, a long-time reader of the book, joined her shortly. Alec Baldwin came on to round out the cast, with Moore and Moore having worked on the TV show 30 Rock together.

Glatzer and Westmoreland changed the film from Boston to New York, and the University from Harvard to Columbia changed the location for the film. In March 2014, a shooting was held for more than 23 days.

Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film in December 2014 and was released in December 2014. Glatzer was living with ALS, and some commentators have suggested a correlation between his own battle with illness and the film's raw, honest representation of illness. Moore was named Best Actress for her appearance in the Academy Award and dedicated her win to Glatzer.


Richard Glatzer Awards


  • 1993 San Francisco Frameline Festival: Best Movie – "Grief" (1993)