From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Pearce (born January 25, 1943 in San Diego, California) is an American film director and producer. He prepped at St. Paul's School and then earned a B.A., English from Yale University in the Class of 1965. While in college, he was a guitarist for, and a leader of, the Augmented Seven, a singing group that featured three guitarists. It was the only singing group at Yale at that time that was not strictly a cappella. He was also a member of Scroll and Key Society. Pearce is credited as the cinematographer of Hearts and Minds (1974), documentary film about the Vietnam War. He won the Golden Bear award at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival in 1980 for his film Heartland. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Pearce, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.