Abel Ferrara is celebrating his 69th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director-screenwriter Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 69th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Ferrara, a cultural icon
Born in New York on July 19, 1951, Abel Ferrara's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Ferrara's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Abel hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Abel Ferrara as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 69.
Happy Birthday, Abel, you're the best!
Abel Ferrara career in pictures
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