Norman Jewison

Norman Jewison

Highest Rated: 100% Sid & Judy (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Love (1965)

Birthday: Jul 21, 1926

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A consummate craftsman known for eliciting fine performances from his casts, director Norman Jewison addressed important social and political issues throughout career, often making controversial or complicated subjects accessible to mainstream audiences. Jewison transitioned from directing variety shows on television to feature films in the early 1960s, helming several forgettable studio-driven comedies. He emerged later in the decade with the gritty gambler drama "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) and the Cold War farce "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" (1966). But it was his simple, but superbly acted small-town crime drama, "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), that etched Jewison's name in stone, thanks to an Oscar-winning performance from Rod Steiger and the immortal line, "They call me Mister Tibbs," uttered by co-star Sidney Poitier. Jewison went on to helm the unforgettable adaptation of the Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971) before enjoying counterculture success with his take on the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1973). Following the futuristic satire "Rollerball" (1975), Jewison had a series of critical and financial setbacks until the moving drama, "A Soldier's Story" (1984), which he soon followed with the box office smash "Moonstruck" (1987). Over the course of his long and venerable career, Jewison managed to keep himself relevant by continuing to tell stories that had universal appeal.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 91% Sid & Judy Unknown (Voice) - 2019
90% 65% Hal Himself (Character) $32.7K 2018
88% 66% Tell Them Who You Are Himself (Character) $38.6K 2004
23% 35% The Statement Director,
Producer
$763K 2003
No Score Yet 75% Walter and Henry Executive Producer - 2001
90% 47% Dinner With Friends Director - 2001
83% 87% The Hurricane Director,
Producer
$50.7M 1999
44% 45% Bogus Director,
Producer
$4.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picture Windows: Trilogy 1 Director - 1995
54% 68% Only You Director,
Producer
$20M 1994
69% 91% Dance Me Outside Executive Producer - 1994
31% 46% Other People's Money Director,
Producer
$24.2M 1991
68% 37% In Country Director,
Producer
$3.3M 1989
25% 28% The January Man Producer $4.3M 1988
93% 81% Moonstruck Director,
Producer
$80M 1987
43% 55% Agnes of God Director,
Producer
$25.6M 1985
90% 81% A Soldier's Story Director,
Producer
- 1984
No Score Yet 48% Iceman Producer - 1984
62% 28% Best Friends Director,
Producer
- 1982
67% 52% The Dogs of War Executive Producer - 1980
83% 80% ...And Justice for All Director,
Producer
- 1979
73% 56% F.I.S.T. Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1978
66% 61% Rollerball Director,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet 50% Billy Two Hats Producer - 1973
52% 76% Jesus Christ Superstar Director,
Producer
- 1973
83% 92% Fiddler on the Roof Director,
Producer
- 1971
92% 78% The Landlord Producer - 1970
50% No Score Yet Gaily, Gaily Director - 1969
76% 74% The Thomas Crown Affair Director,
Producer
- 1968
95% 92% In the Heat of the Night Director - 1967
86% 75% The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Director,
Producer
- 1966
0% 59% The Art of Love Director - 1965
82% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Director - 1965
57% 75% Send Me No Flowers Director - 1964
No Score Yet 71% 40 Pounds of Trouble Director - 1963
88% 73% The Thrill of It All Director - 1963

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1997

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