Jack Nicholson and Warren Oates, and because his films were so few and far between. After Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), his most accomplished and celebrated movie, Hellman had only five full-length features credited to him.
Nevertheless, he was not idle for all that time. He taught film-making at the California Institute of the Arts, and worked on various projects for other people, some uncredited.
For example, Hellman finished two pictures in post-production, the Muhammed Ali biopic The Greatest (1977) and Avalanche Express (1979), after the deaths of their directors, Tom Gries and Mark Robson respectively.
He directed an episode of Baretta (1975), the TV crime series starring Robert Blake, and was second unit director on Samuel Fuller’s.Read more on msn.com