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Adrian Lyne


Starting his career as a director of TV commercials, he moved into film by making his debut with the teen drama Foxes (1980), but made his breakthrough film with the musical hit Flashdance (1983) and was later hired to helm Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986). He was nominated for best director at the Academy Awards for Fatal Attraction (1987). His most ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2002 Unfaithful
 1997 Lolita
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
 1983 Flashdance
 1980 Foxes
 1976 Mr. Smith (Short)
 1973 The Table (Short)
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Directed music video for Michael Sembello: "Maniac" See more »

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There's nothing more positive than making a movie. , mostly later if you like what you've done, but making it is can make me feel negative at times -- like chipping lumps off of me. I tend to be driven by passion for understanding and I feel I am so misunderstood. I find it very hard to enjoy things when what I could be thinking is I am quite happy to enjoy doing things my way but am always open ... See more »

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Lyne's Best Director Oscar nomination for Fatal Attraction (1987) coincided with John Boorman (UK) for Hope and Glory (1987), Lasse Hallström (Sweden) for My Life as a Dog (1985) (My Life as a Dog), 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 5 Best Director nominees were ... See more »

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Often includes Labrador Retrievers in his films, such as Fatal Attraction (1987) and Indecent Proposal (1993).

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Is he making any new movies? vpeun
Fav movie by him? italyinwanting
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If he directed more movies, he'd probably be as well-known as Hitchcock bendy11
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