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      Scott Hicks

      Scott Hicks

      Highest Rated: 100% Highly Strung (2015)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Fallen (2016)

      Birthday: Mar 4, 1953

      Birthplace: Uganda, Africa

      Australian writer-producer-director Scott Hicks enjoyed a lengthy career alternating between smaller dramatic films, informative documentaries and mainstream Hollywood features. Learning his trade under the tutelage of such acclaimed Aussie filmmakers as Bruce Beresford during the Australian film renaissance of the 1970s, Hicks debuted with his high-octane coming of age tale, "Freedom!" (1982). His follow-up, "Sebastian and the Sparrow" (1988), the story of an unlikely boyhood friendship, was as commercially unexceptional as its predecessor, although Hicks found success on television, helming documentaries like the Emmy-winning "Submarines: Sharks of Steel: The Hidden Threat" (The Discovery Channel, 1993). Universal acclaim in the feature world came at last with the musical biopic "Shine" (1996), the project that won actor Geoffrey Rush an Oscar and took the Australian director to Hollywood. He followed this with dramas - the aesthetically sublime romance "Snow Falling on Cedars" (1999) and "Hearts in Atlantis" (2001), a mood piece based on a Stephen King novella. After a period of time spent back in Australia tending his to his winery and directing television commercials, Hicks ventured back to Hollywood for the romantic comedy-drama "No Reservations" (2007), followed by the more heartfelt "The Boys Are Back" (2009) and an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks love story "The Lucky One" (2012). Clearly more interested in the drama inherent in the human struggle than showy genre entertainments, Hicks continually sought out material that spoke to him on a personal level.

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      NO RESERVATIONS, director Scott Hicks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, on set, 2007. ©Warner Bros. HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, Anthony Hopkins, Director Scott Hicks, on set, 2001, (c)Warner Bros. HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, director Scott Hicks, Anton Yelchin on set, 2001, (c) Warner Brothers SHINE, director Scott Hicks, on set, 1996. ©Fine Line Features NO RESERVATIONS, director Scott Hicks, on set, 2007. ©Warner Bros. SHINE, director Scott Hicks, 1996, ©Fine Line Features .

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      7% 65% Fallen Director - 2016
      100% No Score Yet Highly Strung Director,
      Writer
      - 2015
      20% 67% The Lucky One Director $60.4M 2012
      74% 61% The Boys Are Back Director $783.0K 2009
      No Score Yet 62% Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary Self - 2008
      84% 79% Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Director $20.0K 2007
      42% 62% No Reservations Director $43.1M 2007
      49% 64% Hearts in Atlantis Director $24.2M 2001
      39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Director,
      Screenwriter
      $14.4M 1999
      91% 90% Shine Director,
      Writer
      $35.9M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sebastian and the Sparrow Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Mr. Brown Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Director - 1982