Michael Ritchie
Date of Birth
Nov 28, 1938
Birth Place:
Waukesha, WI


An acute satirist of hallowed American institutions, filmmaker Michael Ritchie found his greatest artistic success in the more creatively adventurous 1970s Hollywood before his comic sensibility was diluted by 1980s and 1990s commercial constraints. Still, Ritchie once said, he only wanted to make "films to be enjoyed." Born in Wisconsin and raised in Berkeley, Ritchie graduated from Harvard with...