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Also Known As: Died: January 9, 2011
Born: July 24, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Aldershot, Hampshire, GB Profession: Director ...
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Worked as an assistant director for Tony Richardson
1963:
Film directing debut, "Summer Holiday"
1963:
Began directing for TV with "The Saint" (ITV)
1967:
First film as writer (also director), "Robbery"
1968:
US film directing debut, "Bullitt"
1976:
First film as producer (also director), "Mother, Jugs & Speed"
1979:
Had success with the sleeper hit "Breaking Away"; received Oscar nominations as Best Picture and Best Director
1983:
Earned second round of Best Picture and Best Director Academy Award nominations for "The Dresser"
1985:
Directed the biopic "Eleni," starring Kate Nelligan
1987:
Directed "Suspect," which featured Cher as a defense attorney
1995:
Produced and directed "The Run of the Country," starring Albert Finney
1999:
Helmed the TNT miniseries "Don Quixote," starring John Lithgow
2004:
Directed the TV adaptation of "A Separate Peace" for Showtime

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