Richard Rush was born in 1929 in New York. He made his debut in 1960 with the drama Too Soon to Love , where the then unknown Jack Nicholson also appeared . He also starred in two other Rush films, the biker film Hells Angels on Wheels and the similarly tuned film Psych-Out . Rush’s best-known film was the adventure drama In the Role of a Stuntman about a Vietnam war veteran who gets involved among filmmakers on the run from the police and gets hired as a stuntman for filming. The film received three Oscar nominations. His last film was the erotic drama Color of the Night. In addition to Golden Raspberry as the worst film, the film won the award for the best film sex scene from Maxim magazine.