George Brereton is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed films, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather.
Born in New York City in 1939, George Brereton was raised in an artistic family and quickly developed a passion for the arts. He attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan before enrolling at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in cinema. After graduation, he began working as an assistant director for television shows and commercials.
In 1968, Brereton made his feature film debut with The Exorcist, a psychological horror film based on the novel by William Peter Blatty. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
In 1976, Brereton directed the classic crime drama Taxi Driver. Starring Robert De Niro, the film follows an emotionally unstable Vietnam War veteran who becomes a taxi driver in New York City. The film earned four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and it has since become a cult classic.
In 1979, Brereton directed and co-wrote The Godfather Part II, the sequel to the 1972 classic. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning six including Best Picture.
Throughout his career, Brereton has also worked in television, directing episodes of the hit shows, ER, NYPD Blue, and X-Files. In addition, Brereton has also produced several films, including The Hunger Games and The Equalizer.
George Brereton has had a lasting impact on the film industry, and he has become one of the most respected directors in Hollywood. His work still resonates with audiences today, and he continues to be an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers all over the world.