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Norman Jewison is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadien born on 21 july 1926 at Toronto (Canada)

Norman Jewison

Norman Jewison
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Birth name Norman Frederick Jewison
Nationality Canada
Birth 21 july 1926 (92 years) at Toronto (Canada)
Awards Companion of the Order of Canada

Norman Frederick Jewison, CC, O.Ont (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. Highlights of his directing career include The Cincinnati Kid (1965), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), F.I.S.T (1978), ...And Justice for All (1979), A Soldier's Story (1984), Agnes of God (1985), Moonstruck (1987), Other People's Money (1991), The Hurricane (1999) and The Statement (2003). Jewison has addressed important social and political issues throughout his directing and producing career, often making controversial or complicated subjects accessible to mainstream audiences.

Biography

Norman Jewison and Margaret Ann Dixon married on July 11, 1953. She died on November 26, 2004, the day following her 74th birthday in Orangeville, Ontario, from undisclosed causes. They have three children: Kevin, Jennifer and Michael. Jewison has five grandchildren: Ella, Sam, Megan, Henry, and Alexandra. He was married to Lynne St. David in November 2010.

Best films

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
(Director)
Moonstruck (1987)
(Director)
The Hurricane (1999)
(Director)
Best Friends (1982)
(Director)
Rollerball (1975)
(Director)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
(Director)

Usually with

Antony Gibbs
Antony Gibbs
(6 films)
Hal Ashby
Hal Ashby
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Norman Jewison (36 films)

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Actor

The Statement, 2h
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, Ciarán Hinds
Rating61% 3.09893.09893.09893.09893.0989
Pierre Brossard (Michael Caine), a French Nazi collaborator, orders seven Jews executed during World War II. Some 40 years later, he is pursued by "David Manenbaum" (Matt Craven), a hitman who is under orders to kill Brossard and leave a printed 'Statement' on his body proclaiming the assassination was vengeance for the Jews executed in 1944. Brossard kills "Manenbaum," hiding the dead body after finding the printed "Statement" and discovering that his pursuer was travelling on a Canadian passport. Brossard for years has taken refuge in sanctuaries in southern France within the Traditionalist Catholic community, appealing to long-time allies who have operated in great secrecy to shield him and provide him with funds. But now they bring increased scrutiny to themselves for continuing to do so.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, 1h26
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Eric Idle, Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D, Richard Jeni, Leslie Stefanson
Rating35% 1.7582351.7582351.7582351.7582351.758235
A director by the name of Alan Smithee has been allowed to direct Trio, a big-budget action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan. The studio recuts the film, and when Smithee sees the results (which he describes as being "worse than Showgirls"), he wants to disown the film. However, since his name is also the pseudonym used by Hollywood when someone does not want to have their name attached to a bad film, he steals the film and flees, threatening to destroy the film by burning it.
The Stupids, 1h34
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Scott Kraft, Mark Metcalf
Roles TV Director
Rating42% 2.1028952.1028952.1028952.1028952.102895
Joan and Stanley Stupid are convinced they are victims of a conspiracy that steals their garbage every week and in an attempt to uncover this, Stanley follows the garbage truck to the city dump where he stumbles across Lieutenant Neidermeyer who is selling contraband weaponry to a group of terrorists. Neidermeyer believes Stanley to be a secret agent who has uncovered their operation and orders him to be assassinated, and after several attempts on his life result in humorous dispatching of his would be assassins, Stanley narrowly escapes a carbomb and is presumed dead by Neidermeyer.
Fräulein Berlin, 1h30
Directed by Lothar Lambert
Origin German
Actors Jim Jarmusch, John Cassavetes, Norman Jewison
Rating53% 2.676472.676472.676472.676472.67647
Grandeur et décadence d'une star underground berlinoise qui ne supporte plus son statut d'objet sexuel.

Director

The Statement, 2h
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, Ciarán Hinds
Rating61% 3.09893.09893.09893.09893.0989
Pierre Brossard (Michael Caine), a French Nazi collaborator, orders seven Jews executed during World War II. Some 40 years later, he is pursued by "David Manenbaum" (Matt Craven), a hitman who is under orders to kill Brossard and leave a printed 'Statement' on his body proclaiming the assassination was vengeance for the Jews executed in 1944. Brossard kills "Manenbaum," hiding the dead body after finding the printed "Statement" and discovering that his pursuer was travelling on a Canadian passport. Brossard for years has taken refuge in sanctuaries in southern France within the Traditionalist Catholic community, appealing to long-time allies who have operated in great secrecy to shield him and provide him with funds. But now they bring increased scrutiny to themselves for continuing to do so.
The Hurricane, 2h25
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Films about capital punishment, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya
Rating75% 3.799123.799123.799123.799123.79912
The film tells the story of middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose conviction for a Paterson, New Jersey triple murder was set aside after he had spent nearly 20 years in prison. Narrating Carter's life, the film concentrates on the period between 1966 and 1985. It describes his fight against the conviction for triple murder and how he copes with nearly twenty years in prison.
Bogus
Bogus (1996)
, 1h50
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Nancy Travis, Andrea Martin, Denis Mercier
Rating53% 2.654662.654662.654662.654662.65466
A fantasy, it tells the story of seven-year-old Albert Franklin (Haley Joel Osment), the son of a Las Vegas magician's widowed assistant (Nancy Travis). His mother dies suddenly in a car accident and Albert, who is now an orphan, is sent to New Jersey to live with his mother's foster sister, Harriet (Whoopi Goldberg). The plot revolves around Albert, and his imaginary friend named Bogus (Gérard Depardieu), a French magician, who helps the boy cope with his transition. Gradually Harriet, who can also see Bogus, comes to terms with her new situation as well.
Only You
Only You (1994)
, 1h44
Directed by Norman Jewison, Robert N. Fried, Cary Woods
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Joaquim de Almeida, Billy Zane, Fisher Stevens
Rating65% 3.250723.250723.250723.250723.25072
After playing with an Ouija board with her brother Larry, 11-year-old Faith Corvatch becomes convinced that her soul mate, the man she is destined to be with, is named "Damon Bradley." This belief is strengthened when a few years later a carnival fortune teller tells her that "Damon Bradley" is the name of the man she will marry.
Other People's Money, 1h40
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie, Dean Jones, Tom Aldredge
Rating60% 3.049823.049823.049823.049823.04982
Lawrence "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield (Danny DeVito) is a successful corporate raider who has become rich buying up companies and selling off their assets. With the help of a computerized stock analyzing program, Garfield has identified New England Wire & Cable as his next target. The struggling company is run by the benevolent and folksy Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson (Gregory Peck) and is the primary employer in its small Rhode Island town.
In Country
In Country (1989)
, 1h48
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Bruce Willis, Emily Lloyd, Joan Allen, John Terry, Kevin Anderson, Stephen Tobolowsky
Rating59% 2.9502252.9502252.9502252.9502252.950225
Recent high school graduate Samantha Hughes, 17, lives in fictional Hopewell, Kentucky with her uncle Emmett Smith, a laid-back Vietnam veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder. Samantha's father, Dwayne, was killed in Vietnam at 21 after marrying and impregnating Samantha's mother, Irene. Samantha finds some old photographs, medals, and letters of her father, and becomes obsessed with finding out more about him.
Moonstruck
Moonstruck (1987)
, 1h42
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about immigration
Actors Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso
Rating70% 3.5486953.5486953.5486953.5486953.548695
Thirty-seven-year-old Loretta Castorini (Cher), a Sicilian-American widow, is an accountant in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where she lives with her family: her father Cosmo (Vincent Gardenia) who is a successful plumber, her mother Rose (Olympia Dukakis), and her paternal grandfather (Feodor Chaliapin, Jr). Her boyfriend, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) proposes to her before leaving for Sicily to attend to his dying mother; she accepts, but is insistent that they carefully follow tradition as she believes her first marriage was cursed by her failure to do so, resulting in her husband's death when he was hit by a bus. They plan to marry one month later, and Johnny asks Loretta to invite his estranged younger brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage) to the wedding. Loretta returns home and informs her parents of the engagement. Cosmo dislikes Johnny and is reluctant to commit to paying for the "real" wedding Loretta insists on, while Rose is pleased that Loretta likes Johnny but does not love him; she believes that one can easily be driven crazy by a partner whom one loves.
Agnes of God, 1h38
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Théâtre, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays
Actors Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak, Winston Rekert, Gratien Gélinas
Rating65% 3.298713.298713.298713.298713.29871
In a Roman Catholic convent near Montreal, Canada, during evening prayers, the nuns hear screams coming from the room of Sister Agnes, a young novice. Agnes is found in her room bleeding profusely, and in a wastepaper basket there is a dead baby with its umbilical cord wrapped around its neck.
A Soldier's Story, 1h41
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Crime
Themes Films about racism, Political films
Actors Howard Rollins, Adolph Caesar, David Alan Grier, Larry Riley, Denzel Washington, David Harris
Rating71% 3.5964753.5964753.5964753.5964753.596475
The time is 1944 during World War II. Vernon Waters (Adolph Caesar), the Army sergeant in charge of Company B, a platoon of black soldiers, is very drunk and staggering along a road along Fort Neal, a segregated Army base in Louisiana. Waters' last words amidst his raucous laughter were "They still hate you! They still hate you!" before he is shot to death with a .45 caliber pistol.