John Boorman


Sir John Boorman, CBE (born January18, 1933) is an English filmmaker and writer. He is also credited with creating the first Academy Award screeners to promote The Emerald Forest. In 2004 Boorman received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Boorman best known for his feature films such as Point Blank (1967), with Lee Marvin; Hell in the Pacific (1968), with Marvin and Toshiro Mifune; Deliverance (1972), with Burt Reynolds; Zardoz (1976), with Sean Connery; Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), with Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow and James Earl Jones; Excalibur (1981), with Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, and Liam Neeson; The Emerald Forest (1985), with Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, and Charley Boorman; Hope and Glory (1987), The General (1998), with Brendan Gleeson; The Tailor of Panama (2001), with Pierce Bronson, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gleeson, Catherine McCormack, Leonor Varela, and Harold Pinter; and Queen and Country (2014), with David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant.

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(*seen originally in thteaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Catch Us If You Can (1965)
  • Point Blank (1967)
  • Hell in the Pacific (1968)
  • Leo the Last (1970)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Zardoz (1974)
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • The Emerald Forest (1985)
  • Hope and Glory (1987)
  • Where the Heart Is (1990)
  • Beyond Rangoon (1995)
  • Lumière and Company (1995) – directed with Merzak Allouache, Gabriel Axel, Vicente Aranda, Theo Angelopoulos, Bigas Luna, Youssef Chahine, Alain Corneau, Costa-Gavras, Raymond Depardon, Francis Girod, Peter Greenaway, Lasse Hallström, Michael Haneke, Hugh Hudson, Gaston Kaboré, Abbas Kiarostami, Cédric Klapisch, Andrei Konchalovsky, Patrice Leconte, Spike Lee, Claude Lelouch, David Lynch, Merchant Ivory, Claude Miller, Sarah Moon, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Arthur Penn, Lucian Pintilie, Jacques Rivette, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Jerry Schatzberg, Nadine Trintignant, Fernando Trueba, Liv Ullmann, Yoshishige Yoshida, Jaco Van Dormael, Régis Wargnier, Wim Wenders, & Zhang Yimou – anthology
  • Two Nudes Bathing (1995) – short
  • Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman (1998) – documentary
  • The General (1998)
  • The Tailor of Panama (2001)
  • In My Country (2004)
  • The Tiger’s Tail (2006)
  • Queen and Country (2014)