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Overview (2)

Born in Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
Birth NameMichael Jones

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Caton-Jones was born on October 15, 1957 in Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland as Michael Jones. He is a director and actor, known for Basic Instinct 2 (2006), The Jackal (1997) and Urban Hymn (2015).

Spouse (2)

Laura Viederman (2000 - ?) ( 1 child)
Beverley Caton-Jones (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Has a younger sister, Breigh.
Attended the now demolished St. Mary's Academy in Bathgate. Left at age 15 with no qualifications.
Attended the National Film School in London.
Had his wedding to producer Laura Viederman filmed by his friend the actor Eric Stoltz.
Adopted his first wife's name of Caton into his surname.
His favorite film is Seven Samurai (1954) by Akira Kurosawa.
He rated John Ford as his favorite director, Cary Grant as his favorite actor and Katharine Hepburn as his favorite actress.
Father of Daisy Caton-Jones.
Supports Celtic Football Club.
Has directed one Oscar nominated performance: Tim Roth in Rob Roy (1995).
Leonardo DiCaprio thanked him when he won the Best Actor Oscar for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant (2015). During his acceptance speech, DiCaprio thanked Caton-Jones for casting him in his first film [This Boy's Life (1993)]. [28 February 2016].

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Basic Instinct 2 (2006)] I re-read the script and knew I had to redo it. I later learned the script had been around Hollywood for years, and the movie was a deal-film, which means that nobody really gives a monkey how it turns out, but a lot of people make a lot of money as soon as it's made. It was a disaster. I wanted to get out, but I'd have been sued to death. Sharon Stone lives in a zone inside her own head. She's had to do everything to get up the greasy pole, and having reached a certain age then wonders what to do. It's all about insecurity and fear. And to show she was the star she'd turn up late, not know her lines, she'd make appointments to have her nails done on a day of filming. There was no point in getting into a fight with her, though.

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