Roger Donaldson

Roger Donaldson

Highest Rated: 100% Smash Palace (1981)

Lowest Rated: 7% Cocktail (1988)

Birthday: Nov 15, 1945

Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia

Having proved himself to be a capable craftsman of several compelling political thrillers, director Roger Donaldson hit a downward spiral in his career after emerging from his native New Zealand as its cinematic savior, only to reestablish himself in the new millennium. With "Sleeping Dogs" (1977), Donaldson singlehandedly put New Zealand on the map as the next filmmaking capital of the world, while also getting himself noticed in Hollywood. He was also successful with the political thriller "No Way Out" (1987), which effectively tapped into the paranoia surrounding the rejuvenated Cold War. Another highlight of his career was "Thirteen Days" (2000), a taut and suspenseful look at the behind-the-scenes action inside the Kennedy White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. By the time he helmed the excellent heist thriller "The Bank Job" (2008), Donaldson had established himself as one of cinema's most compelling filmmakers.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 83% McLaren Director - 2017
36% 46% The November Man Director $25M 2014
28% 39% Justice Director - 2011
80% 74% The Bank Job Director $30M 2008
82% 89% The World's Fastest Indian Director,
Writer,
Producer
$5.1M 2005
43% 58% The Recruit Director $52.8M 2003
83% 80% Thirteen Days Director $34.6M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fearless Executive Producer - 1999
26% 38% Dante's Peak Director $67.2M 1997
43% 31% Species Director $58.7M 1995
32% 28% The Getaway Director $15.5M 1994
44% 42% White Sands Director $8.2M 1992
55% 31% Cadillac Man Director,
Producer
$26.9M 1990
7% 58% Cocktail Director $77.3M 1988
91% 72% No Way Out Director $31.7M 1987
No Score Yet 29% Marie: A True Story Director $1.9M 1985
74% 72% The Bounty Director - 1984
100% 81% Smash Palace Director - 1981
No Score Yet 54% Sleeping Dogs Director - 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood's Best Directors Unknown (Character) 2014

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