Richard Benjamin Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Richard Benjamin

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Director Richard Benjamin (My Favorite Year, Mermaids) discusses his directorial career helming features and movies for television and explains the transition he made from actor to director.

Richard Benjamin describes why he likes directing theater actors, like Peter O'Toole and Mark Lin-Baker on My Favorite Year.

Benjamin tells how he learned the value of shooting more setups from another Actor/Director, Clint Eastwood.

Benjamin recalls a small moment with large implications from pre-production on The Money Pit with Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein.