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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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(2008)
The Contender Writer
(2000)
Straw Dogs Writer
(2011)
(1998)

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 2017 Monsters of God (TV Movie) (writer)
 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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Personal Quote:

[on meeting with 'Jeff Bridges' to discuss The Contender (2000)] When he answered the door, he was in his Lebowski regalia. Not Lebowski-like wardrobe, I mean THE Lebowski wardrobe...When we were done he put his arms around me and said, 'The Dude as The President. Who'd have thunk it?' See more »

Trivia:

Former movie critic for KABC Radio in Los Angeles. He was also formerly president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association in L.A. He stepped down from KABC when he went into production on The Contender (2000) because of possible conflicts of interest. He is also a graduate of West Point. 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.

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