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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 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Excalibur
Excalibur Producer
(1981)
Deliverance
Deliverance Producer
(1972)
Hope and Glory
Hope and Glory Producer
(1987)
The Tailor of Panama
(2001)

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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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Other Works:

Novel: "Zardoz" (noveloization of his film Zardoz (1974)) See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his failed attempt at bringing writer J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" to the screen] Everything I learned, the technical problems I had to resolve in planning for "The Lord Of The Rings", I applied to Excalibur (1981). That was my recompense. See more »

Trivia:

(April 11, 1998) When Boorman's Best Director Oscar nomination for Hope and Glory (1987) coincided with directors Adrian Lyne (UK) for Fatal Attraction (1987), Lasse Hallström (Sweden) for My Life as a Dog (1985), Norman Jewison (Canada) for Moonstruck (1987) and winner Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy) for The Last Emperor (1987), this was the only instance in Oscar history where all five Best ... See more »

Trademark:

Dream sequences with surreal or psychedelic imagery. See more »

Nickname:

Titch

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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