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Donald Wrye

Highest Rated: 44% Ice Castles (1979)

Lowest Rated: 44% Ice Castles (1979)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1934

Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA

A film industry veteran who has been making movies since the 1960s, Donald Wrye is a director, producer, and writer to countless television films. Wrye started his long-lived career in 1969 by writing and directing the short documentary "An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer." The introspective look on the American writer featured Henry Fonda and was nominated for Best Documentary, Short Subjects at the Academy Awards. The next year he produced a 15 minute short documentary focusing on small town life in Iowa, and the film was nominated for the same award at the Academy Awards in 1972. Wrye made the jump into television by directing the TV special about a teenager dying from a brain tumor in "Death Be Not Proud." Throughout the 1970s, he made TV movies including the drama "Born Innocent" starring Linda Blair as a young teenage runaway and the musical "The Entertainer" starring Jack Lemmon. His first major motion picture was writing and directing the Oscar nominated romantic figure skating drama "Ice Castles." In the 1980s, Wrye wrote and directed "Divorce Wars: A Love Story" starring Tom Selleck as a divorce lawyer whose own marriage falls apart. His next production was creating the mini-series "Amerika," a movie documenting what could have happened if the Soviet Union overtook the United States. After directing and producing countless TV movies, Wrye updated "Ice Castles" in 2010 with a new ensemble,

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Ice Castles Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape Director,
Writer
- 2007
No Score Yet 20% Range of Motion Director - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle Executive Producer,
Director
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not in This Town Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Stakes Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Family Divided Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail of Tears Director,
Executive Producer
- 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Separated by Murder Director - 1994
No Score Yet 80% Ultimate Betrayal Director,
Executive Producer
- 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back Director,
Producer
- 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Family Director,
Executive Producer
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Day Director - 1991
No Score Yet 33% 83 Hours 'til Dawn Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of God Director,
Screenwriter
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Rage Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of Steel Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce Wars: A Love Story Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire on the Mountain Director - 1981
44% 69% Ice Castles Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happened One Christmas Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Entertainer Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Be Not Proud Director,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet 55% Born Innocent Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Could Talk to Kids Director - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Director 1973

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