Peter Bogdanovich (born July 30 1939) is an American film director, born in Kingston, New York.
Bogdanovich was a film critic before deciding to try his hand at directing. His most famous film is The Last Picture Show (1971). The film received eight Academy Awards nominations and won two of them. It was reedited for video release in 1991. He also directed a sequel to it: Texasville (1990).
Bogdanovich has also done some acting: he was a principal supporting character in his first feature, and most recently had a recurring guest role on the television series The Sopranos as Dr. Melfi's analyst.