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Brian Gibson

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

Lowest Rated: 18% The Juror (1996)

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).

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73% 84% Still Crazy Director $477.9K 1998
18% 31% The Juror Director $21.8M 1996
96% 88% What's Love Got to Do With It Director $38.9M 1993
No Score Yet 71% The Josephine Baker Story Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Director - 1989
33% 35% Poltergeist II Director $38.8M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kilroy Was Here Director,
Screenwriter
- 1983
No Score Yet 88% Breaking Glass Director,
Writer
- 1980

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