David Puttnam

David Puttnam

Highest Rated: 100% Local Hero (1983)

Lowest Rated: 44% The Pied Piper (1972)

Birthday: Feb 25, 1941

Birthplace: London, England, UK

David Puttnam rose from a working-class background into the advertising business as a photographer's agent during London's Swinging 60s. After a few false starts in film, Puttnam hit his stride as a producer in two collaborations with director Alan Parker: "Bugsy Malone" (1976) and the Oscar-winning hit "Midnight Express" (1978). Puttnam would publicly regret the latter film's exploitative affect on audiences, and this unlikely "mea culpa" launched him as a responsible renegade willing to collide with stars or bankers. His eye for directors with panache gave several promising talents their debuts or breakthroughs, including Ridley Scott ("The Duellists" 1977), Roland Joffe ("The Killing Fields" 1984) and Bill Forsyth ("Local Hero" 1983). Puttnam's star never shone brighter than after his production of Hugh Hudson's "Chariots of Fire" (1981) won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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78% 80% Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey Self - 2016
70% 54% My Life So Far Producer $616.3K 1999
No Score Yet 81% The Confessional Producer - 1995
No Score Yet 91% War of the Buttons Producer $4.7K 1994
54% 42% Being Human Producer $1.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Warning: The James Brady Story Executive Producer - 1991
100% 75% Meeting Venus Producer $940.1K 1991
No Score Yet 58% A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia Producer - 1990
67% 79% Memphis Belle Producer $25.5M 1990
64% 87% The Mission Producer $17.2M 1986
93% 91% The Killing Fields Producer - 1984
91% 77% Cal Producer - 1984
100% 87% Local Hero Producer - 1983
82% 80% Chariots of Fire Producer - 1981
67% 57% Foxes Producer - 1980
96% 89% Midnight Express Producer - 1978
No Score Yet 83% The Memory of Justice Producer - 1976
83% 78% Mahler Executive Producer - 1975
No Score Yet 89% James Dean, the First American Teen-ager Producer - 1975
No Score Yet 47% Stardust Producer,
Original Music
- 1974
No Score Yet 50% The Double-Headed Eagle Producer - 1974
No Score Yet 55% That'll Be the Day Producer - 1973
No Score Yet 89% Swastika Producer - 1973
44% 25% The Pied Piper Producer - 1972

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