Henry Jaglom  

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Henry Jaglom (born 26 January 1937, London, England) is a film director who specialises in independently made dramas loosely based on characters from his actual life, and often starring these very same individuals.

Born into considerable wealth, Jaglom played small roles as an actor in 1960s films before editing Easy Rider (1969), directed by his friend Dennis Hopper.

(Donn Cambern is the only editor credited with editing "Easy Rider".)


Like many individuals associated with that film, he soon got a chance to direct a film backed by a major studio (Universal Pictures), A Safe Place (1971). That film, starring Tuesday Weld and Orson Welles, was considered a commercial and critical failure, but did initiate a longtime friendship with Welles which involved Jaglom unsuccessfully going out of his way to try to obtain funding for Welles to direct a film in the United States of America again.

After co-producing Hearts and Minds, a documentary about the Vietnam War, and "The American Dreamer", a documentary about Hopper, he directed the film that has set the tone for his subsequent work, Can She Bake A Cherry Pie (1983). It involves love and relationships amidst a set of characters involved in the entertainment industry, like all of his films since.

Later films include Venice/Venice (1992), about a film director living in Venice, California played by Jaglom himself (who lives there), and Festival in Cannes (2001).

Jaglom is very active in Zionist charities and causes.



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