- Category : Entertain-Business-Director
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (10,15,16,20,29)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 1
Canadian film maker and director.
His film, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" was the first Canadian film to win an international award (the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival). Perhaps his best-known directorial effort was "First Blood," the 1982 film starring Sylvester Stallone.
His films ranged from comedies to dramas.
Kotcheff was the youngest director for Canadian television when at age 24 he began directing programs for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company).
Two years later he moved to England where he worked until 1972. He then returned to Canada where he made "…Duddy Kravitz."
He was married to Sylvia Kay from 1960-1972 when they divorced after having three children.
He later married Laifun Chung and together they had two children.