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Jamie Uys (1921–1996)


Jamie Uys was an internationally acclaimed film director who completed 24 films. Prizes for his work included the 1981 Grand Prix at the Festival International du Film de Comedy Vevey for 'The Gods Must be Crazy' and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association award for best documentary in 1974 for 'Beautiful People' aka 'Animals are Beautiful People'... See full bio »

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Known For

(1980)
Beautiful People Director
(1974)
(1951)
(1961)

Filmography

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 1976 Funny People
 1974 Beautiful People (Documentary)
 1969 Lost in the Desert (as Jamie Hayes)
 1968 The Great Adjustment (Documentary short)
 1968 We Are Marching to Pretoria (Documentary short)
 1967 Three Wise Men of the World (Documentary short)
 1964 Dingaka
 1963 Citizens of Tomorrow (Documentary short)
 1962 Lord Oom Piet
 1959 The Fox Has Four Eyes (Short)
 1958 Die Bosvelder
 1958 The Condemned Are Happy (Short)
 1957 Jabulani Afrika (Documentary short)
 1953 50-50
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Personal Details

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jamie Hayes

Spouse:

Hettie Uys
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Personal Quote:

[on messages in his films - or the lack thereof] It's just slapstick comedy, with no message. I've been making comedies most of my life, and I've never put a message in - it's bad for business. It's arrogant to put messages in. You rob your audiences of putting in their own messages.

Trivia:

According to longtime colleague Boet Troskie, "the workaholic" Jamie could never remember exactly how many movies, documentaries, short films and educational pictures he had made. See more »

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