John Boorman Overview

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Born: January 18, 1933

This British director started off life in London. After graduating from a Jesuit school, he worked in various jobs before getting work as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station. In 1962 he became the head of the BBC documentary unit. His first taste of feature work came three years later, when he completed Having A Wild Weekend. The film received praise for its style, and two years later, with the help of his good friend Lee Marvin, he made his Hollywood debut with the... See All


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