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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.

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      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

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Horton Foote: The Road to Home Self - 2020
      88% No Score Yet Ladies in Black Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2018
      57% 53% Flint Director - 2017
      92% 66% Barracuda Executive Producer - 2017
      100% 100% Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible Self - 2017
      24% 81% Mr. Church Director $685.2K 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surprise Executive Producer - 2014
      30% 43% Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Director $539.9K 2011
      56% 76% Mao's Last Dancer Director $4.8M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Shadows Unknown (Character) - 2009
      0% 26% The Contract Director - 2006
      No Score Yet 53% And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Director - 2003
      64% 78% Evelyn Director $1.4M 2002
      11% 38% Bride of the Wind Director $419.4K 2001
      28% 61% Double Jeopardy Director $116.7M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sydney: A Story of a City Director,
      Producer
      - 1999
      43% 78% Paradise Road Director,
      Writer
      $1.9M 1997
      30% 58% Last Dance Director $5.9M 1996
      No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Executive Producer - 1995
      26% 38% Silent Fall Director $2.7M 1994
      10% 27% A Good Man in Africa Director $2.2M 1994
      69% 38% Rich in Love Director $2.0M 1992
      92% 75% Black Robe Director $8.2M 1991
      78% 63% Mister Johnson Director $11.1K 1990
      85% 81% Driving Miss Daisy Director $105.6M 1989
      17% 44% Her Alibi Director $17.2M 1989
      57% 48% Aria Director - 1987
      82% 65% Crimes of the Heart Director $19.3M 1986
      No Score Yet 65% The Fringe Dwellers Director $15.9K 1986
      8% 43% King David Director - 1985
      82% 81% Tender Mercies Director - 1983
      No Score Yet 65% Puberty Blues Director - 1981
      No Score Yet 81% The Club Director - 1980
      100% 91% Breaker Morant Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 56% Money Movers Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1979
      80% 50% The Getting of Wisdom Director - 1977
      83% 63% Don's Party Director - 1976
      No Score Yet 52% Barry McKenzie Holds His Own Director - 1975
      No Score Yet 50% The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Director - 1972