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Overview (2)

Born in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Birth NameWilliam David Forsyth

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Forsyth was born on July 29, 1946 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland as William David Forsyth. He is a director and writer, known for Local Hero (1983), Gregory's Girl (1980) and Housekeeping (1987).

Trivia (1)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 356-361. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

Personal Quotes (2)

Everybody has reasons. [Answer to a reporter's question "Why aren't there any bad guys in your films?"]
And so the passion ultimately fizzles out because of the limitations of the goal; because movies are really not that important. At the very end of the day you're sitting with an audience of four or five hundred people and all they want is to be entertained. You see we're dealing with a medium which really only wants to involve itself in the superficial manipulation of emotions.

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