Peter Bogdanovich is a filmmaker, producer, director actor, writer and critic who has a net worth of $10 million. Peter Bogdanovich started out as an actor in the 1950s. By the early 1960s, the obsessed-cinema goer was known as a film programmer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he showcased the work of American directors, Orson Welles and John Ford. The 72 year old New Yorker went on to become a film writer for Esquire magazine and by the late 60s, Bogdanovich moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career as a director. It wasn't long before Bogdanovich secured his big break. At a film viewing, Bogdanovich met director Roger Corman. Impressed by his work for Esquire, Corman offered him a directing job. Together they produced films including, Targets (1968) and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968).
It was the film, The Last Picture Show that made Bogdanovich a worthy director. The drama film received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Director. Bogdanovich went on to work on the 1972 comedy film, What's up Doc?. Hailed as one of the new breed of A-list directors, Bogdanovich formed The Director Company alongside Academy Award winners Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin. It was through this company that Bogdanovich's Paper Moon was produced, alongside Ford Coppola's award-winning, The Godfather, Part II. By the 1980's Bogdanovich returned to writing as his directing career declined. Work included The Killing of a Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten, a memoir published in 1984. However, Bogdanovich attempted to revive his directing career, by producing Mask (1985), which received some success and The Last Picture Show Sequel, Texasville (1990) which was a huge disappointment. The failure of two more films (Noises Off, 1992 and The Thing Called Love, 1993) kept Bogdanovich out of the limelight for several years. By 2001, Bogdanovich return fighting with the film, The Cat's Meow, which received moderate success. He also returned to acting, appearing as a special guest in Sopranos. Bogdanovich also appeared in How I Met Your Mother, Will Shortz and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2, as a disc jockey. In 2007, Bogdanovich received an award from the International Federation of Films Archives for his outstanding contribution to film preservation.