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Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardware (1990). A low budget movie about a mad-dog android loose in an apartment was released in 1990. Critics slammed it as a Terminator rip-off, yet the film became a financial success. The 1.5 million ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Profane Exhibit (segment "Coltan")
 2013 The Otherworld (Documentary)
 2011 The Theatre Bizarre (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
 2006 The Sea of Perdition (Short)
 2003 Europe - 99euro-films 2 (segment "Children of the Kingdom")
 2002 The White Darkness (Documentary)
 2001 The Secret Glory (Documentary)
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (: (uncredited; fired, replaced by John Frankenheimer - uncredited)
 1994 Brave
 1993 Fields of the Nephilim: Revelations (Video short) (segments "Preacher Man", "Blue Water")
 1992 Dust Devil
 1990 Voice of the Moon (Documentary short) (as R Stanley)
 1990 Hardware
 1983 Rites of Passage (Short)
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Other Works:

Directed the music video "Superfly Guy" for the group S Express. See more »

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2 Interviews | See more »

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Alternate Names:

R Stanley

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've always had the desire to show people things they have never seen before, which is difficult, because Hollywood prefers things which are like something else. I want to find something that people have never seen before and put it on screen. The desire to bring people back something they don't know about or haven't seen is pretty strong. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote a revisionist remake of The Wild Geese (1978). The project was essentially a modern day mercenary saga with meanspirited twists; it stayed in limbo despite the support of Roger Moore and the original movie's backers (Asia Argento was also in the frame for the female lead). See more »

Trademark:

Typical elements of his movies are extreme violence, occultism, oneiricism and visionariness.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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