Alan Steven Rudolph (born December 18, 1943) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Rudolph was born in Los Angeles, the son of Oscar Rudolph (1911–1991), a television director and actor. He was a protégé of Robert Altman and worked as an assistant director on his adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye and later Nashville.
Rudolph's films focus upon isolated and eccentric characters and their relationships, and frequently are ensemble pieces featuring prominent romanticism and fantasy. He has written almost all of his films, and repeatedly has worked with actors Keith Carradine and Geneviève Bujold, and composer Mark Isham (see List of noted film director and composer collaborations).
Director Rudolph came to prominence with Choose Me (1984), the story of the sexual relationships among a handful of lonely, but charming, people – an ex-prostitute bar owner (Lesley Ann Warren), an emotionally repressed radio talk show hostess (Bujold), and a disarmingly honest madman (Carradine). Trouble in Mind (1985) featured Kris Kristofferson as well as Bujold, Carradine and John Waters icon Divine. The film was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival...
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