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      Phillip Noyce

      Phillip Noyce

      Highest Rated: 100% Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Sliver (1993)

      Birthday: Apr 29, 1950

      Birthplace: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

      Having established himself as an accomplished practitioner of the thriller genre in his native Australia, director Phillip Noyce came to Hollywood, where he became a director-for-hire on several studio films before returning home to helm two of his most acclaimed films. Noyce first made a name for himself in the Australian film industry with his period drama, "Newsfront" (1978), before moving to television to helm the critically hailed miniseries "The Dismissal" (1983). Later in the decade, he found international success with the taut thriller, "Dead Calm" (1989), which gained him entrée into Hollywood while helping introduce the world to Aussie actress Nicole Kidman. But once he began directing studio movies, Noyce's track record became hit-or-miss. After an inauspicious American debut with the improbable Rutger Hauer thriller "Blind Fury" (1989), he directed Harrison Ford as government agent Jack Ryan in the popular "Patriot Games" (1992). Noyce found himself in the doghouse after directing Sharon Stone in the rather ridiculous "Sliver" (1993), before rebounding nicely by reuniting with Ford for "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). Following "The Saint" (1997) and "The Bone Collector" (1998), Noyce had tired of Hollywood and returned to Australia to direct two of his best films, "Rabbit-Proof Fence" (2002) and "The Quiet American" (2002), both of which rejuvenated his creative juices and allowed him to confidently return to Hollywood later in the decade.

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      BLIND FURY, director Phillip Noyce, 1990, ©Tri-Star . THE QUIET AMERICAN, Michael Caine, director Philip Noyce on the set, 2002, (c) Miramax THE SAINT, Val Kilmer, director Phillip Noyce, Elisabeth Shue on set, 1997, (c)Paramount Mary and Martha, Phillip Noyce (L), Brenda Blethyn (C), Hilary Swank (R), 04/20/2013, ©HBO CATCH A FIRE, Derek Luke (center), director Phillip Noyce (right), on set, 2006. ©Focus Features SALT, from left: director Phillip Noyce, Angelina Jolie, on set, 2010. ph: Andrew Schwartz/©Columbia Pictures BONE COLLECTOR, THE, director Phillip Noyce, 1999 CATCH A FIRE, director Phillip Noyce, on set, 2006. ©Focus Features CATCH A FIRE, director Phillip Noyce (center), Tim Robbins (right), on set, 2006. ©Focus Features CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, Benjamin Bratt, Harrison Ford, Phillip Noyce, 1994, (c) Paramount PATRIOT GAMES, Harrison Ford, director Phillip Noyce, 1992 SLIVER, Sharon Stone, director Phillip Noyce, William Baldwin, 1993 THE SAINT, director Phillip Noyce, on set, 1997. ©Paramount SLIVER, director Phillip Noyce, 1993 SALT, director Phillip Noyce, on set, 2010. ph: Andrew Schwartz/©Columbia Pictures PATRIOT GAMES, director Phillip Noyce, Harrison Ford, 1992

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      86% 88% Fast Charlie Director - 2023
      28% No Score Yet The Desperate Hour Director - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Like the Wind Self - 2021
      24% 43% Above Suspicion Director - 2019
      80% No Score Yet Show Me What You Got Executive Producer - 2019
      100% 100% Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible Self - 2017
      35% 55% The Giver Director $45.1M 2014
      56% 64% Mary and Martha Director - 2013
      62% 59% Salt Director - 2010
      75% 71% Catch a Fire Director $4.3M 2006
      87% 72% The Quiet American Director $13.0M 2002
      88% 86% Rabbit-Proof Fence Director,
      Producer
      $6.2M 2002
      28% 63% The Bone Collector Director $66.5M 1999
      30% 63% The Saint Director $61.4M 1997
      81% 74% Clear and Present Danger Director $121.5M 1994
      18% 30% Sliver Director $35.5M 1993
      72% 72% Patriot Games Director $82.7M 1992
      84% 63% Dead Calm Director $7.0M 1989
      53% 51% Blind Fury Director $2.1M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes of Paradise Director - 1987
      No Score Yet 38% Heatwave Director - 1982
      80% 57% Newsfront Director - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Backroads Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1977

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 75% The Resident Director,
      Executive Producer
      2018-2023
      61% 68% Crisis Executive Producer 2014
      69% 78% Revenge Executive Producer,
      Director
      2011-2013
      No Score Yet 82% Lights Out Executive Producer 2011
      79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Director 2006-2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Director 1985-1986 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam Writer 1987