Peter Bogdanovich Net Worth

February 5, 2023
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Peter Bogdanovich was born on the 30th July 1939, in Kingston, New York State USA, and is an award- winning actor and director, best known to the world for his highly-acclaimed drama film “The Last Picture Show” (1971), among many other differing achievements such as “Daisy Miller” (1974), “Saint Jack” (1979), and “Mask” (1985).

Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Bogdanovich is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bogdanovich’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment world, which has been active since the late ‘60s.


Peter Bogdanovich Net Worth $10 Million


Peter is of mixed ancestry; his mother, Herma, was an Austrian Jewish, while his father, Borislav, was a Serbian Orthodox Christian. The two met in the Balkans following Herma’s settling in Zagreb, Croatia in 1932. The two migrated to the USA in 1939, and not long after, Peter was born.

Before he took the director’s chair, Peter studied acting under Stella Adler and then tried his luck as an actor. He made his acting debut in one episode of the “Kraft Theatre”, and then in the early ‘60s worked as a film programmer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. There, he presented the films of such directors as Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, Allan Dwan and John Ford. Also, he was a film screen writer, having several articles published in Esquire.

However, he switched to directing, and made his feature debut in 1968 with the thriller “Targets”, starring Boris Karloff, Tim O’Kelly and Arthur Peterson, then the same year directed the sci-fi adventure “Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women”, but both films failed to achieve any great success. Nevertheless, in 1971 he made a breakthrough with the drama “The Last Picture Show”, which won him several prestigious nominations and awards, including two Academy Award nominations, and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Screenplay. Also, the film increased his net worth and his reputation as well. He made several more extremely successful films during the ‘70s, such as Golden Globe Award- nominated comedy “What’s Up, Doc? (1972), starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal and Madeline Kahn, then one of his greatest accomplishments, the comedy crime drama “Paper Moon”, in which he again used the talents of Madeline Kahn, then Ryan O’Neal and Tatum O’Neal, followed by the Academy Award- nominated drama “Daisy Miller” (1974), and lastly “Saint Jack” in 1979. All of these, among other creations, increased further Peter’s wealth.

He was struck with a personal disaster in the early ‘80s, after his lover, Dorothy Stratten, was murdered by her estranged husband. Dorothy was cast in his film “They All Laughed” (1980), however, the film didn’t live up to its expectations, regardless that it had Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, and Patti Hansen as well as stars.

Due to these events, Peter turned to writing and wrote “The Killing of the Unicorn – Dorothy Stratten 1960–1980”, a memoir published in 1984 and then returned to directing with the film “Mask” in 1985, for which he earned a Palme d’Or Award nomination.

He was continually active during the ‘90s with such films as “Texasville” (1990), which was a sequel to his critically most successful film “The Last Picture Show”, although the sequel didn’t go near the popularity of the first part. Then several television films “To Sir, with Love II” (1996), and “The Price of Heaven” (1997).

With the new millennium, Peter switched his focus once again, returning to acting and leaving directing aside, though he did make a few more films, including “The Cat’s Meow” (2001), “The Mystery of Natalie Wood” (2004), and “She’s Funny That Way” (2014).

Peter played Dr. Elliot Kupferberg in the TV drama series “The Sopranos” from 2000 until 2007, then portrayed Irving Mann in the romantic comedy film “Broken English” (2007), next to Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud and Gena Rowlands. Since 2010, he has featured in more than 10 films, however, none of those roles made a mark in his career.

Regarding his personal life, Peter has two children with his first wife Polly Platt, to whom he was married from 1962 until 1972. He married for the second time in 1988 to actress Louise Stratten; the two divorced in 2001.

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