Brute Force

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KNOWN FOR 
Droid (1988) | Brute Force (2012) | Billy & the Buttons: The Rock Doc (2016)
NICKNAME  
The King of Fuh
BORN 
1940 (age 77)
VANITY URL *
https://www.imdb.me/bruteforce
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for DroidDroid Bouncer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for GhostbustersGhostbusters Hare Krishna acolyte (uncredited)  Less 1984 $30MM $239MM / $292MM
Past Television (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Shindig!Shindig! (TV Series) Writer ("Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me)") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.45 (Jul 21, 1965) Writer ("Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me)")  Less
Self (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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  • * STEPHEN FRIEDLAND
    Stephen Friedland, is the man behind his trademark, Brute Force. He has garnered the praise of Beatles, George Harrison and John Lennon, who released the legendary Brute Force/King of Fuh on Apple Records, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S80fSH0V9c
    EMI/Capitol would not distribute the 45, censoring Brute, and making him the rarest Apple artist. One 45 has sold for about 8K on eBay. Now he is on Come and Get It, The Best of Apple, sharing space with James Taylor, Mary Hopkin and Billy Preston and on I, Brute Force, Confections of Love, a Bar/None CD.

    The HBO Martin Scorsese documentary, George Harrison Living in the Material World includes a diary entry by George in which he mentions Brute, and working on
    King of Fuh.

    He currently hosts the open mic nite at The Players, Gramercy Park NYC, and has performed in comedy club, concert, and festival venues ( SxSW, Truck, Starlight Music Festival DUMBO Arts Festival,) with his daughter, Lilah, (Daughter of Force),& in UK backed by Misty’s Big Adventure.

    He appeared as the Hare Krishna adherent in Ghostbusters 1, and as a drunk in Sea of Love. He has appeared in Law and Order, and Birdman. Over the years he has appeared on various TV talk shows, starting with The Merv Griffin Show.

    A documentary about Stephen, Brute Force, (dir. Ben Steinbauer, Winnebago Man), has been at Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival, BAM, Zagreb Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival and Pop Montreal, San Francisco Doc Festival, Paul Sorvino’s Golden Door Int’l Film Festival (9/15), www.bruteforcethemovie.com .

    On CBS News TV, Sunday Morning, 10-20-13, in a piece on surrealist Rene Magritte, http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50157499n, Magritte is mentioned as an inspiration for the Apple Records label. The graphic aired to display the 45 record label, was Apple 08, Brute Force/King of Fuh.

    Sept, 2015 Brute Force plays The Director in the Grammy winning Enrique Iglesias/Nicky Jam music video http://youtu.be/oOyx3yFANXA

    SAG-AFTRA.
    Website:http://www.brutesforce.com/confections/resume/
    Publicist…Howard Wuelfing
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