Roger Spottiswoode

Roger Spottiswoode

Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)

Lowest Rated: 7% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

Birthday: Jan 05, 1945

Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A distinguished writer of plays, novels, short stories, non-fiction, and screenplays, Ronald Harwood earned a reputation for intelligent literary adaptations that often drew from his own works. Though he had a long and fruitful career, Harwood came to prominence late in life by winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Roman Polanski's extraordinary film, "The Pianist" (2002), which depicted Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's survival in Nazi occupied Warsaw. Previously he earned Academy attention with the adaptation of his own play, "The Dresser" (1983), which drew upon his own experiences as a personal assistant to aging actor Sir Donald Wolfit in the 1950s. Harwood later brought recognition to the struggle of apartheid with his biopic on "Mandela" (HBO, 1987) and later with his adaptation of "Cry, the Beloved Country" (1995). After "The Pianist," he delivered notable adaptations of W. Somerset Maugham's "Being Julia" (2003) and Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" (2005), before writing an extraordinary adaptation of debilitated editor Jean Dominique-Bauby's memoir, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007). While most writers saw their best work earlier in life, Harwood improved exponentially with age on his way to becoming one of the literary world's most celebrated and prolific scribes.

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Credit
No Score Yet 56% The Beach House Director - 2018
77% 76% A Street Cat Named Bob Director $35.1K 2016
No Score Yet 39% Midnight Sun Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness Director,
Producer
- 2012
31% 66% The Children of Huang Shi Director $110.8K 2008
55% 88% Shake Hands With the Devil Director - 2007
No Score Yet 35% Ripley Under Ground Director - 2005
No Score Yet 53% Spinning Boris Director - 2003
No Score Yet 59% Ice Bound: A Woman's Survival at the South Pole Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Matthew Shepard Story Director - 2002
50% 30% Noriega: God's Favorite Director,
Executive Producer
- 2000
40% 32% The 6th Day Director $34.5M 2000
57% 53% Tomorrow Never Dies Director $145M 1997
No Score Yet 40% Murder Live! Director - 1997
No Score Yet 81% Hiroshima Director - 1995
No Score Yet 57% Mesmer Director - 1994
100% 88% And the Band Played On Director - 1993
7% 21% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Director $26.6M 1992
13% 35% Air America Director $29.2M 1990
52% 51% Turner & Hooch Director $70.5M 1989
No Score Yet 0% Third Degree Burn Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Flies When You're Alive Director - 1989
100% 64% Deadly Pursuit Director $29.3M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Innocent Man Director - 1987
31% 42% The Best of Times Director $5.8M 1986
90% 69% Under Fire Director - 1983
93% 69% 48 HRS. Screenwriter - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Renegades Director - 1982
No Score Yet 26% The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper Director - 1981
36% 38% Terror Train Director - 1980
78% 77% The Gambler Film Editor - 1974
86% 83% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Film Editor - 1973
83% 82% Straw Dogs Film Editor - 1971

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