Michael Anderson

Highest Rated: 100% The Dam Busters (1954)
Birthday: Jan 30, 1920
Birthplace: London, England, UK
An actor-turned production assistant-turned-director, Michael Anderson had a relatively undistinguished record in motion pictures until the mid 1950s, when he directed The Dam Busters. One of the more successful British films about World War II, it involved mixed drama and special effects work in a combination that pointed the way toward Anderson's later career in international pictures. His mid 1950s version of 1984 received mixed notices but wide distribution, and Around The World In 80 Days brought him into international prominence, despite producer Michael Todd being the dominant personality involved in shaping the movie, and Anderson worked in the United States as often as he did in England over the next two decades. Operation Crossbow and The Shoes of the Fisherman were dramas featuring international casts and large canvases for their action, in which Anderson largely held the proceedings together, in spite of major script problems. His most popular movie, other than Around The World In 80 Days, is the science-fiction adventure Logan's Run, in which he once again overcame a weak script by getting some strong performances out of his actors and pulling them together around extremely impressive special-effects sequences.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet White Platoon Actor 2012
No Score Yet Ningla A-Na Actor 2011
No Score Yet In Service to the Dream Actor 2001
No Score Yet Las Nuevas Aventuras de Pinocho Director 1999
No Score Yet Summer of the Monkeys Director 1998
No Score Yet 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Director 1997
No Score Yet Captains Courageous Director 1996
No Score Yet The Sea Wolf Director 1993
No Score Yet Bride of Killer Nerd Actor 1992
No Score Yet Young Catherine Director 1991
11% Millennium Director 1989
No Score Yet The Jeweller's Shop Director 1989
No Score Yet Sword of Gideon Director 1986
No Score Yet Separate Vacations Director 1986
No Score Yet Second Time Lucky Director 1984
No Score Yet Murder by Phone Director 1982
No Score Yet Dominique (Avenging Spirit) (Dominique Is Dead) Director 1979
7% Orca - The Killer Whale Director 1977
68% Logan's Run Director 1976
No Score Yet Conduct Unbecoming Director 1975
No Score Yet Doc Savage---The Man of Bronze Director 1975
No Score Yet Pope Joan Director 1972
43% The Shoes of the Fisherman Director 1968
62% The Quiller Memorandum Director 1966
67% Operation Crossbow Director 1965
No Score Yet Flight from Ashiya Director 1964
No Score Yet Wild And Wonderful Director 1964
No Score Yet The Naked Edge Director 1961
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals Director 1960
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare Director 1959
60% Shake Hands With the Devil Director Producer 1959
No Score Yet Chase a Crooked Shadow Director 1958
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell) Director 1957
71% Around the World in 80 Days Director 1956
No Score Yet 1984 Director 1956
100% The Dam Busters Director 1954
No Score Yet Will Any Gentleman? Director 1953
No Score Yet House of the Arrow Director 1953
No Score Yet Hell Is Sold Out Director 1951


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