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Peter Faiman

Highest Rated: 88% Crocodile Dundee (1986)

Lowest Rated: 17% Dutch (1991)

Birthday: Not Available

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Known primarily as the director of the 1986 effort "'Crocodile' Dundee," Australia's highest grossing film of all time, director Peter Faiman has also been a significant presence in Australian television since the early 1970s. In '72, Faiman began producing the series "The Graham Kennedy Show," and the following year, he stepped into the director's chair for the first time for "The Paul Hogan Show," which starred Faiman's future "'Crocodile Dundee'" collaborator. Faiman continued to direct and produce talk shows in his native country during the remainder of the '70s and through the early 1980s, and also started to helm live TV broadcasts of large concerts. In 1986, he teamed back up with writer/star Hogan, directing the adventure comedy "'Crocodile Dundee." The film earned Hogan an Oscar nod for his script and became the biggest international box office draw of the year. Following the resounding critical and commercial success of the film, Faiman went on to direct the John Hughes-scripted road trip comedy "Dutch" in 1991. His next major project was producing the animated fantasy "Fern Gully" in 1992. He endured in Australian television, working on talk shows such as "The Human Edge" and branching out into reality series like "Strictly Dancing" and "The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge" in the 2000s.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 63% FernGully ... the Last Rainforest Producer $20.9M 1992
17% 62% Dutch Director $4.2M 1991
88% 59% Crocodile Dundee Director $169M 1986

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