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Michael Anderson

Highest Rated:   100% The Dam Busters (1954)
Lowest Rated:   11% Millennium (1989)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Le Loup des mers
  • 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
15% 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
50% The Shoes of the Fisherman
  • Director
1968
67% The Quiller Memorandum
  • Director
1966
60% 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
74% 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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