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Jamie Uys

Highest Rated: 85% The Gods Must Be Crazy (1981)

Lowest Rated: 54% The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1990)

Birthday: May 30, 1921

Birthplace: Boksburg, South Africa

One of South Africa's most prolific and prominent filmmakers, Uys gained worldwide attention with "The Gods Must Be Crazy" (1981), a comedy about African cultural clashes which became the highest-grossing foreign film of its time when released in the US in 1984. He attempted to repeat his success with "The Gods Must Be Crazy II" (1989) but attracted fewer filmgoers, and more criticism for his stereotypical racial portraits. Uys, who also directed the documentaries "Animals Are Beautiful People" and "Beautiful People" (both 1974), died of a heart attack in January 1996.

Highest rated movies

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Filmography

Movies

Credit
54% 70% The Gods Must Be Crazy II Director $5.9M 1990
85% 84% The Gods Must Be Crazy The Reverend (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
$30.0M 1981
No Score Yet 64% Funny People Director - 1977
No Score Yet 90% Animals Are Beautiful People Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1974
No Score Yet 70% Lost in the Desert Anton (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet After You, Comrade Igor Strogoff (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dingaka Director - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hellions Ernie Dobbs (Character) - 1961