Michael Winner

Michael Winner

Highest Rated: 68% Death Wish (1974)

Lowest Rated: 11% Death Wish 3 (1985)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1935

Birthplace: London, England, UK

While still in his teens, director Michael Winner had begun working as a film critic, publishing pieces in various London papers like The Evening Standard and The Spectator. After studies at Cambridge, where he edited Varsity, he entered the film industry in earnest. Working his way up through the ranks, Winner directed his first television projects in the 1950s. By the middle of the decade, he had begun to edit, write, produce and direct a series of short films, most notably "Haunted England" (1959). Winner founded his own production company, Scimitar Films, and went on to direct his first feature the teen musical "Play It Cool" in 1962. Other films of that ilk followed until he switched gears with the crime drama "West 11" (1963). He hit his peak in the mid-1960s with a series of taut, cynical films starring Oliver Reed, including "The System/The Girl-Getters" (1964) and "The Jokers" (1966). Winner then moved to Hollywood and directed several ambitious, but mostly unexceptional films. He was perhaps best known for his six films with Charles Bronson, most particularly "Death Wish" (1974) and its first two sequels.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 22% Parting Shots Director,
Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decadence The Entourage 2 (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 25% Dirty Weekend Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1993
14% 40% Tom and Jerry: The Movie Director,
Producer
$2.7M 1992
No Score Yet 17% Bullseye! Director,
Producer
- 1989
No Score Yet 30% A Chorus of Disapproval Director,
Producer
- 1989
No Score Yet 48% Appointment With Death Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
$603.6K 1988
11% 54% Death Wish 3 Director $15.9M 1985
No Score Yet 48% Scream for Help Director - 1984
No Score Yet 36% The Wicked Lady Director,
Screenwriter
- 1983
33% 44% Death Wish II Director - 1982
No Score Yet 29% Firepower Director,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1979
67% 26% The Big Sleep Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1978
45% 44% The Sentinel Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1977
20% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Director,
Producer
- 1975
68% 68% Death Wish Director,
Producer
- 1974
No Score Yet 41% The Stone Killer Director,
Producer
- 1973
67% 41% Scorpio Director,
Film Editor
- 1973
57% 42% The Nightcomers Director,
Producer
- 1972
No Score Yet 55% Chato's Land Director - 1972
25% 66% The Mechanic Director,
Film Editor
- 1972
63% 61% Lawman Director,
Producer
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Games Director - 1970
No Score Yet 85% Hannibal Brooks Director,
Producer
- 1969
No Score Yet 52% I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name Director,
Producer
- 1967
No Score Yet 70% The Jokers Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Must Be Joking Director - 1965
No Score Yet 55% The System Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play It Cool Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cool Mikado Director,
Writer
- 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet West 11 Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Campus Director,
Writer
- 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 101 Guest 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Eye Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mrs. Merton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997

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