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Bruce Beresford


Bruce Beresford was born in Australia and graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966-1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. Beresford has also directed several operas including Girl Of The Golden West (Puccini), staged for the Spoleto ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant Director
(1980)
Driving Miss Daisy
(1989)
Mao's Last Dancer
(2009)
Black Robe
Black Robe Director
(1991)

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 2017 Flint (TV Movie)
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Part 4 (2016)
 2016 Mr. Church (directed by)
 2013 Bonnie & Clyde (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2013)
- Part 1 (2013)
 2006 The Contract
 2006 Orpheus (TV Movie)
 2002 Evelyn
 1997 Paradise Road
 1996 Last Dance
 1994 Silent Fall
 1992 Rich in Love
 1991 Black Robe
 1989 Her Alibi
 1987 Aria (segment "Die tote Stadt")
 1985 King David
 1981 Puberty Blues
 1980 The Club
 1978 Blue Fin (additional footage, uncredited)
 1978 Money Movers
 1976 Don's Party
 1975 Side by Side
 1973 Poor Fella Me (TV Movie)
 1973 The Wreck of the Batavia (TV Movie)
 1970 Arts of Village India (Short)
 1968 Extravaganza (Short)
 1968 Lichtenstein in London (Short)
 1966 Film for Guitar (Short)
 1965 King-size Woman (Short)
 1963 Clement Meadmore (Short)
 1962 The Devil to Pay (Short)
 1959 The Hunter (Short)
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[on A Good Man in Africa (1994)] God, that was horrible. That was the worst film experience I ever had. It was cast wrong, the crew was all strange. We were filming in the wrong place. We filmed in South Africa, it was set in West Africa. Which is like shooting in Alaska when it's set in New Orleans. And I realized that although the novel that it's based on is terribly funny, it was very ... See more »

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Directed 6 different actors in Academy Award-nominated performances: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Tess Harper, Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman and Dan Aykroyd. Tandy and Duvall won for their lead performances. See more »

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