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Fred Schepisi



The son of an Australian car salesman, Fred Schepisi half-heartedly pursued a life as a priest, but left the seminary by the age of 15. Schepisi then shifted his interest to the world of TV advertising. After directing several commercials, he moved into documentary filmmaking, winning an Australian Film Institute award in the process. Schepisi then set up his own highly respected production company, The Film House. He was 36 years old before he had the time and financial backing to direct his first fictional feature, the semi-autobiographical The Devil's Playground (1976). With his race-conscious The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1978), Schepisi gained international renown; he used his new industry clout to leave Australia behind for a Hollywood career, briefly returning to his native country for the wrenchingly true story of trial-by-headline, A Cry in the Dark (1988). Schepisi's American-produced output has included Iceman (1984), The Russia House (1989), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), and the long-delayed Mr. Baseball (1993). A few low-key films such as Fierce Creatures (1997) and It Runs in the Family (2003) followed, but Schepisi made a serious mark with his Golden Globe winning adaptation of Richard Russo's novel Empire Falls. The HBO mini series starred Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, and Robin Wright Penn.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Andorra
  • Producer
  • Director
2017
42% Words And Pictures
  • Producer
  • Director
2014
58% The Eye of the Storm
  • Producer
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Say I Do
  • Executive Producer
2006
No Score Yet Empire Falls
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
2005
28% It Runs in the Family
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
2003
35% Levity
  • Executive Producer
2003
No Score Yet Picasso at the Lapin Agile
  • Director
2003
79% Last Orders
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2002
53% Fierce Creatures
  • Director
1997
46% I.Q.
  • Director
  • Producer
1994
88% Six Degrees of Separation
  • Producer
1993
13% Mr. Baseball
  • Director
  • Producer
1992
75% The Russia House
  • Producer
  • Director
1990
92% Evil Angels (A Cry in the Dark)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1988
89% Roxanne
  • Director
1987
57% Plenty
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Iceman
  • Director
1984
100% Barbarosa
  • Director
1982
100% The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1978
100% The Devil's Playground
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1976

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