Michael Anderson Jr.

Birthday: Aug 6, 1943
Birthplace: Not Available
An actor-turned production assistant-turned-director, Michael Anderson had a relatively undistinguished record in motion pictures until the mid 1950s, when he directed The Dam Busters. One of the more successful British films about World War II, it involved mixed drama and special effects work in a combination that pointed the way toward Anderson's later career in international pictures. His mid 1950s version of 1984 received mixed notices but wide distribution, and Around The World In 80 Days brought him into international prominence, despite producer Michael Todd being the dominant personality involved in shaping the movie, and Anderson worked in the United States as often as he did in England over the next two decades. Operation Crossbow and The Shoes of the Fisherman were dramas featuring international casts and large canvases for their action, in which Anderson largely held the proceedings together, in spite of major script problems. His most popular movie, other than Around The World In 80 Days, is the science-fiction adventure Logan's Run, in which he once again overcame a weak script by getting some strong performances out of his actors and pulling them together around extremely impressive special-effects sequences.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tenderloin Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Next Invasion Actor 2003
No Score Yet Terminal Rush Harrison Dekker 1998
No Score Yet Rent-a-Kid Mr. Nicely 1995
No Score Yet Sunset Grill Carruthers 1993
No Score Yet A Legacy for Leonette Actor 1985
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way Hank 1984
68% Logan's Run Doc 1976
50% The Last Movie Mayor's Son 1971
No Score Yet The House That Would Not Die Stan 1970
No Score Yet WUSA Marvin 1970
60% The Glory Guys Martin Hale 1965
100% The Sons of Katie Elder Bud Elder 1965
97% Major Dundee Tim Ryan 1965
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told James the Younger 1965
No Score Yet Dear Heart Patrick 1964
No Score Yet In Search of the Castaways John Glenarvan 1962
80% The Sundowners Sean 1960
No Score Yet The Moonraker Martin Strangeways 1958


No Score Yet Law & Order
  • 2000
No Score Yet Highlander
  • 1995
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
Tom Ward
  • 1986
No Score Yet CHiPs
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Tim Hamill
  • 1979


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