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John Boorman

John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There, he started as assistant but worked later as ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Queen & Country (producer)
 2006 The Tiger's Tail (producer)
 2004 In My Country (producer)
 2001 The Tailor of Panama (producer)
 1998 The General (producer)
 1996 Angela Mooney Dies Again (executive producer)
 1995 Beyond Rangoon (producer)
 1990 Where the Heart Is (producer)
 1987 Hope and Glory (producer)
 1985 The Emerald Forest (producer)
 1984 Nemo (producer)
 1982 Angel (executive producer)
 1981 Excalibur (producer)
 1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic (producer)
 1974 Zardoz (producer)
 1972 Deliverance (producer)
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[on Lee Marvin] I learned more from Lee about filmmaking than from anyone. He has this incredible economy and brilliant camera technique. Most actors are completely spastic when it comes to moving properly, but Lee has the economy and quickness of a dancer. See more »


Was sent an early draft of a script for Rocky (1976) by producer Robert Chartoff. He wrote back to say that not only was he not interested but that he strongly advised Chartoff to drop the project completely. See more »


Usually has a shot in his movies of a hand emerging from a body of water holding a weapon. See more »

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