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Rod Lurie


Talented film critic-turned-director who burst onto the scene in late 2000 with his hotly debated political thriller The Contender (2000). That film launched Lurie into the spot of filmmakers-to-watch and stood out amongst a year's worth of mindless and politically empty films. Born in Israel, Lurie spent his childhood living in Connecticut and ... See full bio »

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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Nothing But the Truth
(2008)
The Contender
The Contender Writer
(2000)
Straw Dogs
Straw Dogs Writer
(2011)
The Last Castle
The Last Castle Director
(2001)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (11 credits)
 2017 Monsters of God (TV Movie) (writer) (completed)
 2011 Straw Dogs (screenplay)
 2008/I Nothing But the Truth (written by)
 2007 I'm Paige Wilson (TV Movie)
  Commander in Chief (TV Series) (creator - 18 episodes, 2005 - 2006) (written by - 4 episodes, 2005) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unfinished Business (2006) ... (creator)
- Happy Birthday, Madam President (2006) ... (creator)
- The Elephant in the Room (2006) ... (creator)
- Ties That Bind (2006) ... (creator)
- The Price You Pay (2006) ... (creator)
  Line of Fire (TV Series) (1 episode, 2004) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2004) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Eminence Front: Part 2 (2004) ... (teleplay)
- The Senator (2004) ... (teleplay)
- Undercover Angel (2003) ... (writer)
- Pilot (2003) ... (writer)
 2004 Capital City (TV Movie) (written by)
 2002 The Nazi (Short) (screenplay)
 2000 The Contender (written by)
 1999 Deterrence (written by)
 1998 4 Second Delay (Short) (writer)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)

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Personal Quote:

My films are political, so when they get rated on anything you have to take into account that a lot of my attackers are hard-line Republicans. See more »

Trivia:

On his radio show, a couple months before the movie's release, Lurie predicted Titanic (1997) would be the biggest bust in Hollywood history. See more »

Trademark:

[Lurie pan] In a standard two-person conversation scene, instead of cutting between separate of shots of the actors speaking to each other, Lurie will often pan the camera from side-to-side to give it a one-take feel.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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