Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford

Highest Rated: 100% Breaker Morant (1980)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Contract (2006)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1940

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perhaps the least lionized of the Australian New Wave filmmakers, Bruce Beresford has developed a reputation for drawing extraordinary performances from his actors, as well as enjoying great success making stage plays work on film. Much-acclaimed for historical dramas of social and moral conflict, he surprisingly first made his name with low comedy, delighting in juvenile scatology that horrified critics while regaling the Australian public. Though he had always wanted to make films, he had to leave his native country to do so, and when England proved inimical, he applied for and got a job as a film editor (and sometime cameraman) in Nigeria, remaining there until the Nigerian civil war broke out in 1967. Returning to England, he secured a position as a films officer for the Production Board of the British Film Institute, but on a visit to Australia in 1971, he found its film community in a state of high excitement over the formation of the Australian Film Commission. Within a matter of weeks he was back in Sydney, ready for action.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% No Score Yet Ladies in Black Director,
Screenwriter
- 2018
92% 63% Barracuda Executive Producer - 2017
67% 56% Flint Director - 2017
100% No Score Yet Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible Himself (Character) - 2017
24% 80% Mr. Church Director $685.2K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surprise Executive Producer - 2014
30% 39% Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Director $539.9K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Shadows Unknown (Character) - 2009
56% 76% Mao's Last Dancer Director $4.8M 2009
0% 26% The Contract Director - 2006
No Score Yet 53% And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Director - 2003
64% 78% Evelyn Director $1.4M 2002
11% 38% Bride of the Wind Director $419.4K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sydney: A Story of a City Director,
Producer
- 1999
27% 61% Double Jeopardy Director $116.7M 1999
45% 78% Paradise Road Director,
Writer
$1.9M 1997
32% 50% Last Dance Director $5.9M 1996
No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Executive Producer - 1995
10% 27% A Good Man in Africa Director $2.2M 1994
22% 39% Silent Fall Director $2.7M 1994
67% 38% Rich in Love Director $2M 1992
92% 75% Black Robe Director $8.2M 1991
82% 62% Mister Johnson Director $11.1K 1990
17% 44% Her Alibi Director $17.2M 1989
82% 81% Driving Miss Daisy Director $105.6M 1989
50% 47% Aria Director - 1987
No Score Yet 60% The Fringe Dwellers Director $15.9K 1986
81% 65% Crimes of the Heart Director $19.3M 1986
8% 42% King David Director - 1985
84% 82% Tender Mercies Director - 1983
No Score Yet 67% Puberty Blues Director - 1981
No Score Yet 80% The Club Director - 1980
100% 91% Breaker Morant Director - 1980
No Score Yet 59% Money Movers Director,
Screenwriter
- 1979
80% 43% The Getting of Wisdom Director - 1977
80% 65% Don's Party Director - 1976
No Score Yet 52% Barry McKenzie Holds His Own Director - 1975
No Score Yet 50% The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Director - 1972

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