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      John Polson

      John Polson

      Highest Rated: 90% The Dry (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 12% Hide and Seek (2005)

      Birthday: Sep 6, 1965

      Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      Australian John Polson's long and successful career has included acting, directing, producing, and festival curation. His time as an actor began with a role in a made-for-TV movie about a 1950s rocker and ended with his appearance as Impossible Mission Force team-member Billy Baird in the spy thriller "Mission: Impossible II" (2000) and the spun-off video game "Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma" (2003). In 1993, at the Tropicana Cafe--a small, family-owned Italian restaurant in Sydney--Polson held the first annual Tropicana Short Film Festival. Now known as TropFest, it has grown into the largest short film festival in the world with satellite competitions in Paris, Las Vegas and New York City. Polson's breakthrough feature as a director, "Siam Sunset," was a 1999 comedy about a vacation gone wrong. But since then he has worked primarily in the action and thriller genres, from 2002's Hitchcock-influenced teen movie "Swimfan" to the 2009 mystery "Tenderness," with Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe. Polson has applied his aptitude for directing grippingly suspenseful scenes to episodes of several television shows, including FOX's "Fringe" and ABC's "FlashForward"--two shows that employ that proven hit combination of science fiction and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      Highest rated movies

      The Dry poster The Dry The Boys poster
      The Boys
      Sirens poster
      The Sum of Us poster
      The Sum of Us
      Mission: Impossible 2 poster Mission: Impossible 2




      90% 89% The Dry Scott Whitlam (Character) $364.0K 2021
      40% 22% Tenderness Director - 2008
      No Score Yet 63% September Producer - 2007
      12% 50% Hide and Seek Director $51.1M 2005
      15% 32% Swimfan Director $28.6M 2002
      56% 42% Mission: Impossible 2 Billy Baird (Character) $215.4M 2000
      67% 60% Siam Sunset Director - 1999
      88% 81% The Boys Glenn Sprague (Character) $2.9K 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kangaroo Palace Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 72% Idiot Box Jonah (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Back of Beyond Nick (Character) - 1995
      63% 80% The Sum of Us Greg (Character) $743.0K 1994
      74% 41% Sirens Tom (Character) $5.8M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gino Stan (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Raw Nerve Billy (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Decision Kevin Barlow (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Mr. Brown Brian Day (Character) - 1986


      No Score Yet 78% Law & Order: Organized Crime Director 2021-2023
      No Score Yet 48% FBI: International Director 2021
      No Score Yet 65% FBI Director 2021
      No Score Yet 41% FBI: Most Wanted Director 2021
      No Score Yet 89% Chicago P.D. Director 2021
      No Score Yet 73% Chicago Med Director 2019-2021
      95% 88% Elementary Director,
      Executive Producer
      36% 40% The Code Director 2019
      75% 59% Fear the Walking Dead Director 2018
      82% 64% Zoo Director 2015
      No Score Yet 81% Blue Bloods Director 2011-2013
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Director 2009-2011
      76% 59% Body of Proof Director 2011
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Director 2011
      71% 81% No Ordinary Family Director 2010
      46% 66% Happy Town Director 2010
      80% 78% FlashForward Director 2010
      93% 91% The Good Wife Director 2009
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Director 2006-2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam Serge (Character) 1987