Bill Duke
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Bill Duke

Interviewed by: Carl Weathers

Bill Duke has directed and acted in feature films, television series, movies for television and theater. He received his MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and studied directing at the American Film Institute. His short film, The Hero, received the AFI's Award for Best Young Director and the Gold Award at the Houston International Film Festival. This interview was recorded on July 30, 2002 and January 28, 2003.

Duke recounts his first break as a director.

Why Duke doesn't like rehearsing actors.

What Duke learned about directing from legendary filmmaker Sam Fuller.