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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 4, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Peterborough, England, GB Profession: director

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At once hailed by movieg rs and reviled by critics, filmmaker Adrian Lyne was an Academy Award-nominated director and producer of such erotically-charged features as "Flashdance" (1983), "Nine ½ Weeks" (1986), "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and "Unfaithful" (2002). Lyne's films were balanced carefully on the line between art and exploitation - while impeccably polished and produced, his pictures never shied away from depicting the darker - and more titillating - aspects of human sexuality in graphic ways. Although popular with audiences, his films were routinely dismissed as glossy, empty-headed Hollywood product. Lyne responded to such criticism with more arthouse-oriented fare like "Jacob's Ladder" (1990) and "Lolita" (1997), making him a filmmaker harder to define that critics would care to admit.

At once hailed by movieg rs and reviled by critics, filmmaker Adrian Lyne was an Academy Award-nominated director and producer of such erotically-charged features as "Flashdance" (1983), "Nine ½ Weeks" (1986), "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and "Unfaithful" (2002). Lyne's films were balanced carefully on the line between art and exploitation - while impeccably polished and produced, his pictures never shied away from depicting the darker - and more titillating - aspects of human sexuality in graphic ways. Although popular with audiences, his films were routinely dismissed as glossy, empty-headed Hollywood product. Lyne responded to such criticism with more arthouse-oriented fare like "Jacob's Ladder" (1990) and "Lolita" (1997), making him a filmmaker harder to define that critics would care to admit.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Back Roads (2012)
2.
  Unfaithful (2002) Director
3.
  Lolita (1997) Director
4.
  Indecent Proposal (1993) Director
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  Jacob's Ladder (1990) Director
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  Fatal Attraction (1987) Director
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  9 1/2 Weeks (1986) Director
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  Flashdance (1983) Director
9.
  Foxes (1980) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Sexiest Moments in Film (2004) Interviewee
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Directed numerous commercials for British TV
1971:
Debuted his first film short, the 10-minute "The Table" at the London Film festival
1974:
Second film, the 40-minute "Mr Smith" received excellent reviews; also showcased at the London Film Festival
1980:
Helmed first feature, "Foxes" starring Jodie Foster and Scott Baio
1983:
Scored a huge commercial success with "Flashdance" starring Jennifer Beals in the lead role
1986:
Savaged by American critics, "9 1/2 Weeks" became a huge hit abroad when showed in its uncensored entirety
1987:
Helmed one of the year's most successful films, "Fatal Attraction" starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close; received Golden Globe, DGA and Oscar nominations for Best Director
1990:
Faltered with "Jacob's Ladder," a tale of a haunted Vietnam vet
1993:
Directed the successful feature, "Indecent Proposal" starring Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson
1997:
Helmed the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita"; due to it controversial subject, the film had a great deal of trouble finding a distributor in the US and eventually premiered on Showtime
2002:
Directed (also produced) Diane Lane and Richard Gere in "Unfaithful"
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Education

Highgate School: London , England -

Notes

"If I were doing a movie about a 13-year girl getting chopped up by cannibals, there'd be no problem." --Adrian Lyne to a reporter prior to filming "Lolita"

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wife:
Samantha Lyne. Second wife; mother to Amy.

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daughter:
Amy Lyne. Born c. 1975; mother, Samantha Lyne.

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