John Duigan

John Duigan

  • Highest Rated: 96% Flirting (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Molly (1999)
  • Birthday: Jun 19, 1949
  • Birthplace: Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, UK
  • Director John Duigan first attracted attention with such low-budget films as The Trespassers (1976) and Mouth to Mouth (1978), which he also wrote and directed. These films were centered in Duigan's adopted homeland of Australia, but their theme of youthful alienation and confusion struck a universal chord. Duigan's The Year My Voice Broke (1988) is perhaps the best of his many explorations of the painful coming-of-age process; its sequel, the 1991 Flirting was similarly effective in its portrayal of disaffected teens in love. Duigan also varied his subject matter with Romero (1989), a heartfelt but objective biography of controversial Salvadorian clergyman Oscar Romero, and Wide Sargasso Sea (1992), an adaptation of Jean Rhys' tale of madness and seduction. In 1994, Duigan won acclaim for Sirens, a likably erotic story of artistic expression in the Australian Outback of the 1920s starring Hugh Grant and Sam Neill. After finding further critical--if not commercial--approval with films like The Journey of August King (1995) and Lawn Dogs (1997), Duigan reappeared in 1999 with Molly, the story of an autistic woman (Elisabeth Shue) who is revealed to be a genius following surgery to cure her of her mental affliction.

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86% Careless Love Director Screenwriter 2012
16% Head in the Clouds Screenwriter Director $0.2M 2004
57% The Parole Officer Director 2001
No Score Yet Paranoid Director 2000
14% Molly Director 1999
72% Lawn Dogs Director 1998
69% The Leading Man Director 1998
57% The Journey of August King Director 1996
74% Sirens Earnest Minister Director Screenwriter 1994
56% Wide Sargasso Sea Screenwriter Director 1993
96% Flirting Screenwriter Director 1992
78% Romero Director 1989
94% The Year My Voice Broke Director Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet Room to Move Director 1985
No Score Yet One Night Stand Director 1984
No Score Yet Winter of Our Dreams Screenwriter Director 1982
No Score Yet Far East Director 1982
No Score Yet Dimboola Director 1979


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