Richard Rush (director)

American movie director, scriptwriter, and producer (1929-2021)

Richard Rush (April 15, 1929 – April 8, 2021) was an American movie director, screenwriter and producer. He was best known for his Academy Award-nominated movie The Stunt Man (1980). He also directed the erotic mystery thriller Color of Night (1994), which flopped at the box office. The movie won a Golden Raspberry Award as the worst movie of 1994. Maxim magazine has singled out the movie as having the best sex scene in movie history.[1] His other movies include Too Soon to Love (1960), Hells Angels on Wheels (1967), Psych-Out (1968), Freebie and the Bean (1974) and Air America (1990).

Rush in 2006

Rush was born in New York City. He died on April 8, 2021 in Los Angeles, aged 91.[2]


  1. "Top Sex Scenes of All-Time". Maxim. December 6, 2000. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  2. Dagan, Carmel. "Richard Rush, 'The Stunt Man' Director, Dies at 91". Variety. Retrieved 12 April 2021.

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