Phillip Noyce

Phillip Noyce

Highest Rated: 100% Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (2017)

Lowest Rated: 11% Sliver (1993)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1950

Birthplace: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Having established himself as an accomplished practitioner of the thriller genre in his native Australia, director Phillip Noyce came to Hollywood, where he became a director-for-hire on several studio films before returning home to helm two of his most acclaimed films. Noyce first made a name for himself in the Australian film industry with his period drama, "Newsfront" (1978), before moving to television to helm the critically hailed miniseries "The Dismissal" (1983). Later in the decade, he found international success with the taut thriller, "Dead Calm" (1989), which gained him entrée into Hollywood while helping introduce the world to Aussie actress Nicole Kidman. But once he began directing studio movies, Noyce's track record became hit-or-miss. After an inauspicious American debut with the improbable Rutger Hauer thriller "Blind Fury" (1989), he directed Harrison Ford as government agent Jack Ryan in the popular "Patriot Games" (1992). Noyce found himself in the doghouse after directing Sharon Stone in the rather ridiculous "Sliver" (1993), before rebounding nicely by reuniting with Ford for "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). Following "The Saint" (1997) and "The Bone Collector" (1998), Noyce had tired of Hollywood and returned to Australia to direct two of his best films, "Rabbit-Proof Fence" (2002) and "The Quiet American" (2002), both of which rejuvenated his creative juices and allowed him to confidently return to Hollywood later in the decade.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% No Score Yet The Desperate Hour Director - 2021
25% 31% Above Suspicion Director - 2019
80% No Score Yet Show Me What You Got Executive Producer - 2019
100% No Score Yet Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible Self - 2017
35% 55% The Giver Director $45.1M 2014
56% 64% Mary and Martha Director - 2013
61% 59% Salt Director - 2010
75% 71% Catch a Fire Director $4.3M 2006
87% 72% The Quiet American Director $13.0M 2002
88% 86% Rabbit-Proof Fence Director,
Producer
$6.2M 2002
28% 63% The Bone Collector Director $66.5M 1999
30% 63% The Saint Director $61.4M 1997
80% 74% Clear and Present Danger Director $121.5M 1994
11% 28% Sliver Director $35.5M 1993
74% 72% Patriot Games Director $82.7M 1992
83% 63% Dead Calm Director $7.0M 1989
53% 51% Blind Fury Director $2.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes of Paradise Director - 1987
No Score Yet 38% Heatwave Director - 1982
No Score Yet 57% Newsfront Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backroads Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 78% The Resident Director,
Executive Producer
2018-2022
61% 68% Crisis Executive Producer 2014
69% 78% Revenge Executive Producer,
Director
2011-2013
90% 81% Lights Out Executive Producer 2011
79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Director 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Director 1985-1986 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam Writer 1987