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Hollywood’s Most Infamous Director: Who the Hell Is Alan Smithee?

One of the most prolific and notorious directors in film history, Alan Smithee has directed dozens of movies and TV shows since the late 1960s

One of the most prolific and notorious directors in film history, Alan Smithee has directed dozens of movies and TV shows since the late 1960s. Almost all of them are unmitigated disasters, born of behind-the-scenes conflicts, studio interference, and the occasional industry-wide scandal. But who the hell is Alan Smithee? Sean Fennessey narrates this episode of Ringer PhD, written by Alan Siegel.