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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
 1996 Madonna: You Must Love Me (Video short)
 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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Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
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Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (76 credits)
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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:

One of the reasons I try to do one festival a year as a jury member is mostly because I know that I will see a dozen films and two-thirds of them I probably would never get to see other than at a festival. Sometimes you can see a really bad film from a culture that you really don't know or understand and it doesn't matter how bad the film is. You enjoy it because you're gaining other things from ... See more »

Trivia:

Considers Oliver Stone as his strong antagonist since their collaborations on Midnight Express (1978). Parker even declined several times to give him WGA credits for his previous work on Evita (1996), but finally agreed to do so after a long deliberation with WGA's law representatives. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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