Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself & Find Jobs

Never Miss an Update

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For, and access thousands of open casting notices

Use IMDbPro Track to get instant alerts about updates to IMDb pages of people & titles you follow

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002)

TV Movie | 45 min | Documentary

This documentary on the elusive director 'Alan Smithee' was first shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel. We learn where the name came from and why the Directors Guild of America (DGA) first allowed his name to be used on ...See moreThis documentary on the elusive director 'Alan Smithee' was first shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel. We learn where the name came from and why the Directors Guild of America (DGA) first allowed his name to be used on Richard Widmark's western Death of a Gunfighter. The film follows the numerous problems that director Tony Kaye had during the production and post-production of the film American History X and why the DGA refused to allow Alan Smithee to be credited for that film. Written by David Glagovsky See less
Read more: Plot summary
Trending
MOVIEmeter
Members only
Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 5, 2002

Release date
Feb 5, 2002 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
29 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Dan Bucatinsky
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
Members only
Edward Norton
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Top 500
Steven Seagal
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Top 5000
Steven Spielberg
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Top 500
Robert Altman
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Drew Barrymore
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Roberto Benigni
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
James Cameron
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Martha Coolidge
Herself (uncredited) Herself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Tom Cruise
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 500
Brian De Palma
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Clint Eastwood
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
91
Patrick Goldstein
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Arthur Hiller
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Alfred Hitchcock
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Tony Kaye
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Nicole Kidman
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 500
Spike Lee
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Barry Levinson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John Morrissey
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Liam Neeson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 500
John Rich
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Tim Robbins
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Brian K. Roberts
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John Singleton
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Oliver Stone
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Sharon Stone
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Benjamin Svetkey
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Steve Tisch
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.3 / 10 | 287 votes