John Boorman

John Boorman

producer, director, writer

John Boorman was born on Jan 18, 1933 in UK. John Boorman's big-screen debut came with Having a Wild Weekend directed by John Boorman in 1965. John Boorman is known for The Professor and the Madman directed by Farhad Safinia, Mel Gibson stars as James Murray and Sean Penn as Dr. William Chester Minor. John Boorman has got 24 awards and 39 nominations so far. The most recent award John Boorman achieved is California Independent Film Festival. The upcoming new movie John Boorman plays is The Professor and the Madman which will be released on May 10, 2019.

John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There, he started as assistant but worked later as director on documentaries, such as The Newcomers (1964). His friendship with Lee Marvin allowed him to work in Hollywood (e.g. Le point de non-retour (1967) and Duel dans le Pacifique (1968)) from where he returned to the UK (e.g. Léo le dernier (1970), Zardoz (1974) or L'exorciste II: L'hérétique (1977)). He became famous for Excalibur (1981), La forêt d'émeraude (1985) and his autobiographic story Hope and Glory: La guerre à sept ans (1987) where he tells his own experiences as a child after World War II and which brought him another Academy Award Nomination after Délivrance (1972).

  • Birthday

    Jan 18, 1933
  • Place of Birth

    Rosehill, Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK
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Known For


24 wins & 39 nominations

California Independent Film Festival
Best Picture
Winner - Slate Award
Best Director
Winner - Slate Award
British Independent Film Awards
Winner - Special Jury Prize
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