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Robert (Bob) Rafelson (born February 21, 1933 in New York City) is an American film director, writer and producer. He is most famous for directing and co-writing the film Five Easy Pieces, starring Jack Nicholson, as well as being one of the creators of the pop group and TV series, The Monkees.

Rafelson and Nicholson have been collaborators for over thirty years. Nicholson and Raefelson wrote and produced and Rafelson directed Head, starring the Monkees, in 1968, followed by Five Easy Pieces. In subsequent years, Rafelson directed Nicholson in four more films, including The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Man Trouble (1992), and Blood and Wine (1996).

Rafelson has adapted the works of legendary hardboiled authors James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett.

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