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Michael Anderson Jr.



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
43% 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
78% The Sundowners
  • Sean
1960
No Score Yet The Moonraker
  • Martin Strangeways
1958

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Clerk
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Lucas

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