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      Bruce Beresford

      Bruce Beresford

      Highest Rated: 100% Breaker Morant (1980)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 16, 1940

      Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      Perhaps the least lionized of the Australian New Wave filmmakers, Bruce Beresford has developed a reputation for drawing extraordinary performances from his actors, as well as enjoying great success making stage plays work on film. Much-acclaimed for historical dramas of social and moral conflict, he surprisingly first made his name with low comedy, delighting in juvenile scatology that horrified critics while regaling the Australian public. Though he had always wanted to make films, he had to leave his native country to do so, and when England proved inimical, he applied for and got a job as a film editor (and sometime cameraman) in Nigeria, remaining there until the Nigerian civil war broke out in 1967. Returning to England, he secured a position as a films officer for the Production Board of the British Film Institute, but on a visit to Australia in 1971, he found its film community in a state of high excitement over the formation of the Australian Film Commission. Within a matter of weeks he was back in Sydney, ready for action.


      TENDER MERCIES, director Bruce Beresford, 1983, (c) Universal RICH IN LOVE, director Bruce Beresford, producer Lili Fini Zanuck, producer Richard D. Zanuck, on set, 1993. ©MGM LADIES IN BLACK, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR BRUCE BERESFORD, NICHOLAS HAMMOND, ON-SET, 2018. PH: LISA TOMASETTI/© VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT LAST DANCE, , 1996. ©Buena Vista Pictures / DRIVING MISS DAISY, director Bruce Beresford, Jessica Tandy, 1989, TM and Copyright © Warner Bros. PARADISE ROAD, director Bruce Beresford, Glenn Close, on set, 1997. TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. DOUBLE JEOPARDY, Ashley Judd (laying down), producer Leonard Goldberg (second from left, back), Bruce Greenwood (second from right), director Bruce Beresford (right), on set, 1999. ©Paramount DOUBLE JEOPARDY, Ashley Judd (second from left), director Bruce Beresford, Tommy Lee Jones, on set, 1999. (c)Paramount DOUBLE JEOPARDY, director Bruce Beresford, producer Leonard Goldberg, on set, 1999. ©Paramount DOUBLE JEOPARDY, director Bruce Beresford, on set, 1999. ©Paramount RICH IN LOVE, director Bruce Beresford, producer Lili Fini Zanuck, producer Richard D. Zanuck, on set, 1993, ©MGM / EVELYN, Pierce Brosnan, director Bruce Beresford on the set, 2002, (c) United Artists



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