Peter Cattaneo

Peter Cattaneo

Highest Rated: 96% The Full Monty (1997)

Lowest Rated: 41% The Rocker (2008)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1964

Birthplace: Twickenham, London, England, UK

British director Peter Cattaneo first captured critical attention for his whimsical short "Dear Rosie" (1990). Optioned for future rights by Sigourney Weaver, "Dear Rosie" earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short. After directing the BBC film "Loved Up" (1996), which created a sensation when shown at that year's Sundance Festival, Cattaneo made an auspicious feature debut with "The Full Monty" (1997), an endearingly offbeat look at how far some unemployed steel workers will go to make money--up to and including dancing naked for women. Cattaneo worked hard to get actors "with that working-class sensibility" who would also agree to doff their duds, and once rising Scottish actor Robert Carlyle committed to the project, the rest of the ensemble came on board and interacted famously, supporting each other in the stressful act of stripping. Though it's the stripping that sold the movie, deeper themes (i.e., being out of work is emasculating) propelled the film beyond cheap burlesque to more meaningful territory.

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Movies

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77% 52% Military Wives Director - 2019
41% 46% The Rocker Director $6.4M 2008
69% 64% Opal Dream Director,
Writer
$13.8K 2005
48% 48% Lucky Break Director $54.6K 2001
96% 79% The Full Monty Director $45.9M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loved Up Director - 1996

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89% 94% The A Word Director 2016-2017 2020
86% 86% Flack Director 2019-2020
No Score Yet 100% Rev. Director 2010-2011 2014