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      Brian Gibson

      Brian Gibson

      Highest Rated: 96% What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Poltergeist II (1986)

      Birthday: Sep 22, 1944

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Award-winning British documentary filmmaker turned successful director of American TV and film. As a fictional filmmaker, Gibson displayed an affinity for music-oriented stories. His feature directorial debut, "Breaking Glass" (1980), was a rock'n'roll rise-and-fall saga set in the London punk scene. The lavish HBO biopic "The Josephine Baker Story" (1991) netted Gibson an Emmy. His entry in the 1993 summer movie sweepstakes was the successful Tina Turner biopic "What's Love Got to Do With It" starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.Gibson was originally trained as a medical doctor but shifted to filmmaking, joining the BBC as a scientific documentary filmmaker. He was one of the producers of "Horizon," an acclaimed BBC series that ran for over 15 years. Hailed as the finest science program on British TV, the series featured self-contained documentaries rather than magazine-style compilations and provided an excellent showcase for Gibson's science films, as well as the the model for PBS's "Nova." Gibson left documentary filmmaking to make his American debut with the sequel "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986). He also worked in TV, helming several high-profile TV movies and miniseries including "Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story" (HBO, 1989) and "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story" (NBC, 1990).




      73% 84% Still Crazy Director $477.9K 1998
      22% 31% The Juror Director $21.8M 1996
      96% 88% What's Love Got to Do With It Director $38.9M 1993
      No Score Yet 72% The Josephine Baker Story Director - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Director - 1989
      20% 35% Poltergeist II Director $38.8M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kilroy Was Here Director,
      - 1983
      No Score Yet 88% Breaking Glass Director,
      - 1980