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Norman Frederick Jewison, CC, BA, LL.D (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian film director, producer, and actor. Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He was born and raised in Toronto and attended Victoria College, in the University of Toronto. After service in the Navy during World War II, in the early part of the 1950s he embarked on a trip through the southern United States, where he was appalled by the open racism and inequality. This experience gave him a lifelong concern with racial issues and discrimination that can be clearly seen in many of his films, including his most acclaimed, In the Heat of the Night. Old Vic, the main building of Victoria University Victoria University (Vic for short) is a federated school of the University of Toronto, consisting of Victoria College and Emmanuel College. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a non-denominational, provincially-supported, coeducational public research university located in Toronto, Ontario. ... Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total dead... An African-American man drinks out of the colored only water cooler at a racially segregated street car terminal in the United States in 1939. ... In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern U.S. African-American police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in the...


Interestingly, despite his surname and his fame for directing the film version of Fiddler on the Roof and The Statement, he is not actually Jewish, but instead of British Protestant descent. Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most famous stage and film musicals. ... DVD cover The Statement is a 2003 Canadian drama film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Michael Caine. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Protestantism is one of three primary branches of Christianity. ...


In 1981, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1991. In 1988, Jewison founded the Canadian Film Centre, an advanced film and television training institute located in Toronto, Ontario. He has been nominated for the best director Academy Award on a number of occasions, but has never won. In 1998, he was awarded The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, awarded periodically at the Academy Awards ceremonies to "Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production." For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Norman Jewison has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 7000 Hollywood Blvd. and has been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Film Centre is an advanced film, television and new media training institute located in Toronto, Ontario. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Awards ceremonies to Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... Canadas Walk of Fame acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. ...


Despite much conjecture that Jewison was "forced out" of directing the movie, Malcolm X, Spike Lee avows on the DVD's commentary that Jewison gracefully bowed out after Lee had argued his case in a meeting with both Jewison and producer Marvin Worth. Spike Lee has expressed his gratitude extensively, " He (Jewison) gracefully bowed out, which he didn't have to do. I will forever be grateful to him for that." [1] Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is a American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with social and political issues. ... Marvin Worth (June 6, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York - April 22, 1998 in Los Angeles, California) was an American producer, screenwriter and actor perhaps best known for his efforts to portray Malcolm X on the big screen. ...


In 2004, Norman Jewison published his autobiography titled This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me. The month following the book's launch, on November 26, his wife Margaret Ann (Dixie) Jewison, died due to undisclosed causes a day after her 74th birthday in Orangeville, Ontario. She had been a source of inspiration for Jewison's film making career. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = A great place to work if you really want to live Location City Information Established: 1863 Area: 15. ...

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Filmography

As director:

The Thrill Of It All is a 1963 romantic comedy film starring Doris Day and James Garner. ... The Art of Love (1965) is a movie comedy about an American artist in Paris who fakes his own death in order to increase the worth of his paintings (new paintings keep posthumously hitting the market). ... The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 movie directed by Norman Jewison. ... The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming is a 1966 American comedy film. ... In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern U.S. African-American police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in the... The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 movie starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. ... Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most famous stage and film musicals. ... Eric Kunze as Jesus in the recent U.S. touring version of Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. ... Rollerball is a 1975 science fiction film directed by Norman Jewison from the short story Roller Ball Murders by William Harrison. ... F.I.S.T. is a 1978 movie directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone. ... ...And Justice for All is a 1979 film which tells the story of a defense lawyer who finds himself defending a corrupt judge charged with rape, even though he personally doesnt care for his client, and knows that he is guilty. ... Best Friends is a 1982 feature film, starring Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds. ... The worst thing you can do in this part of the country is pay too much attention to the death of a Negro under mysterious circumstances. ... Agnes of God is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth, insisting that the dead child was the result of a virgin birth. ... Moonstruck is a 1987 romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. ... In Country is a 1989 dramatic film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Bruce Willis and Emily Lloyd. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... DVD cover The Statement is a 2003 Canadian drama film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Michael Caine. ...

Honours

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Other Canadian Awards Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal The 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal is a commemorative medals struck by the Royal Canadian Mint celebrating the 125th aniversary of the Confederation of Canada. ... The Front and Back view of the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal Queen Elizabeth IIs Golden Jubilee Medal was a commemorative medals struck by the Canadian Mint celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Her Majestys reign as Queen of Canada. ...

  • Governor General's Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement (1992)

Film Awards

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Awards ceremonies to Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production. ...

External links

  • Order of Canada Citation
  • Norman Jewison at the Internet Movie Database
  • CBC Digital Archives: Master Storyteller Norman Jewison

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, video games and production crew personnel. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Interview with Spike Lee in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005. [1]

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Norman Jewison - Films as director:, Other films: (1470 words)
Early work with an aging and cantankerous Judy Garland marked him as a man at ease with the cinema's sacred monsters; in the indifferent sex comedies of the early 1960s, he acquired equal skill with the pastels of Hollywood color and the demands of widescreen.
Its elements—rich crimsons; the sheen of faces, tanned or sweating, in shadowed rooms; an edgy passion in performance—reappeared in In the Heat of the Night and The Thomas Crown Affair, novelettes redeemed by their visual flair and a sensual relish, not for sex, but for the appurtenances of power.
Among Jewison's 1990s films are Other People's Money (about an all-consumingly greedy Wall Street type, a role tailor-made for Danny De Vito) and Only You (the story of an incurable romantic and her quest for true love)—both well-crafted and likeable but never truly memorable.
Norman Jewison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (388 words)
Norman Frederick Jewison, CC, BA, LL.D (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian film director, producer, and actor.
He was born and raised in Toronto and attended Victoria College, in the University of Toronto.
Despite much conjecture that Jewison was "forced out" of directing the movie, Malcolm X, Spike Lee avows on the DVD's commentary that Jewison gracefully bowed out after Lee had argued his case in a meeting with both Jewison and producer Marvin Worth.
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