Simon Wincer

Lowest Rated: 6% Lightning Jack (1994)
Birthday: Not Available
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An esteemed director/producer in film and television in his native Australia, Simon Wincer has earned his highest accolades in the U.S. for directing the acclaimed television miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989); he also had great success directing Free Willy (1993).Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Wincer helmed scores of series' episodes Down Under. In 1979, Wincer made his directorial bow with the romantic comedy Snapshot. Wincer's first turn as a producer was for the internationally successful The Man From Snowy River (1982). It was after this that his own career flipped into high gear. Wincer's next venture, Phar Lap, the fact-based story of Australia's greatest race horse and his mysterious death, earned considerable critical acclaim and ranks as one Australia's most popular films. Wincer's next film, One Night Stand, was a chilling black comedy about four young people who find themselves stranded in the Sydney Opera House after the start of WWIII. Wincer made a rather inauspicious Hollywood debut with the bland kidpic D.A.R.Y.L. (1985), but did much better with the Disney made-for-television drama The Girl Who Spelled Freedom for which he earned a Christopher Award. For his work on Lonesome Dove, Wincer won an Emmy for Best Director. The show went on to win six more and was nominated for 18 Emmys. Following his success with Free Willy, Wincer's films have been of decidedly uneven quality.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
28% The Cup Screenwriter Director Producer $1.7M 2012
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Director 2008
61% NASCAR: The IMAX Experience Director $20M 2004
45% The Young Black Stallion Director $6.1M 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Director 2003
11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Director $25.3M 2001
40% Crossfire Trail Director 2001
No Score Yet Ponderosa Director 2001
No Score Yet P.T. Barnum Director 1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service Director 1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Trenches of Hell Director 1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life Director 1999
No Score Yet The Echo of Thunder Director 1998
No Score Yet Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery Director 1998
No Score Yet Flash Director 1997
No Score Yet Escape: Human Cargo Director 1997
42% The Phantom Director 1996
31% Operation Dumbo Drop Director 1995
6% Lightning Jack Director 1994
57% Free Willy Director 1993
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert Director 1992
22% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Director 1991
60% Quigley Down Under Director 1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic Director 1990
67% The Lighthorsemen Producer 1987
No Score Yet The Girl Who Spelled Freedom Director 1986
50% D.A.R.Y.L. Director 1985
100% Phar Lap (Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation) Director 1983
82% The Man from Snowy River Executive Producer 1982
No Score Yet Harlequin (Dark Forces) (The Minister's Magician) Director 1980
No Score Yet Snapshot Director 1979
No Score Yet Against the Wind Director 1978

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
Director
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
1992-1993
Director
  • 1992
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
1989
Director
  • 1989

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