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Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Evita
Evita Director
(1996)
Angel Heart
Angel Heart Director
(1987)
Mississippi Burning
(1988)
The Life of David Gale
(2003)

Filmography

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 1996 Evita
 1990 Renegade MTV Special (TV Movie)
 1987 Angel Heart
 1984 Birdy
 1982 Pink Floyd: Hey You (Short)
 1980 Fame
 1976 No Hard Feelings (TV Movie)
 1976 Bugsy Malone
 1975 The Evacuees (TV Movie)
 1974 Our Cissy (Short)
 1974/I Footsteps (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Bird's Eye Beefburgers See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Alan William Parker | Sir Alan Parker
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Personal Quote:

[meeting an unknown Paul Thomas Anderson at a parking lot after an event at the USC film school] As I pulled away I could see in my mirror a young man chasing after me, waving a videotape. He ran alongside, banging at the window. I stopped, wound down the window, and he thrust the videotape through the window saying he'd made a short film and really wanted me to look at it. The short was The Dirk... See more »

Trivia:

One of Parker's idols Fred Zinnemann became an unlikely mentor and would often agree to see many of his films before anyone else. See more »

Trademark:

Graphic and Brutal depiction of Violence See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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