Born Dec 7, 1945. From New Britain, Connecticut, USA.
Known more for his writing than his directing, W.D. Richter has been instrumental in the creation of many unforgettable films. Besides directing the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, he also wrote 1978’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Big Trouble in Little China. In 1981, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Brubaker.