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Roger Donaldson (born November 15, 1945) is an Australian-born New Zealand film producer, director and writer who has made numerous successful movies. He was one of several co-founders of the New Zealand Film Commission. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) or in the Maori language Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga is a New Zealand government commission formed to assist with creating and promoting New Zealand films. ...

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Career and life

Roger Donaldson was born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia and in 1965 he emigrated to New Zealand to establish a small still photography business. He first entered the film industry when he made the drama series Winners and Losers for New Zealand television, then later directed and produced his first film Sleeping Dogs in 1977. As this was the first film to come out of New Zealand in nearly 15 years, he lobbied the New Zealand Government to found the New Zealand Film Commission in 1978. Donaldson's first films were made in close collaboration with his friend and leading man, actor and musician Bruno Lawrence, with whom Donaldson worked extensively in the 1970s, but the partnership and their long friendship effectively ended after Smash Palace. Location of Ballarat in Victoria (red) Ballarat Base Hospital For the electoral division in the Australian House of Representatives, see Division of Ballarat. ... “VIC” redirects here. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Lens and mounting of a large format camera Photography is the technique of recording and generating permanent images, by the capturing and preservation of physical stimulus-patterns on a layer of photosensitive material. ... Sleeping Dogs is a 1977 film and the first feature film by director Roger Donaldson. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Bruno Lawrence (February 12, 1941–June 10, 1995) was a musician and actor, born David Lawrence in Brighton, England. ... Smash Palace was a New Zealand feature film, released in 1981. ...


Donaldson's first American break was his remake of the film Mutiny of the Bounty, which was released as The Bounty and featured Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. He was nominated for a Golden Palm from the Cannes Film Festival for this film. Since then Donaldson has been involved with many popular and successful movies, among them being the thriller No Way Out (starring Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman), Cocktail (starring Bryan Brown and Tom Cruise), Dante's Peak (starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton), Thirteen Days (starring Kevin Costner and Steven Culp) and the popular yet oft-maligned Species. See Bounty for other uses of Bounty. The Bounty is a 1984 drama film with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins based on the 1973 book by Richard Alexander Hough, which itself was based on a historical event. ... This article is about the actor. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... The thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, and television. ... No Way Out is a 1987 government thriller about a U.S. Naval Officer wrongly accused of murder. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ... Gene Hackman (born Eugene Allen Hackman[1] on January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Cocktail movie poster Cocktail was a hit movie released by Touchstone Pictures in 1988. ... Bryan Brown (born June 23, 1947 in Sydney) is an Australian actor. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Dantes Peak is a 1997 action-adventure film starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE [1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ... Linda Carroll Hamilton (born September 26, 1956) is an American movie actress born in Salisbury, Maryland. ... DVD cover Thirteen Days (2000) is a film is about the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ... Steven Bradford Culp (born December 3, 1955) is an American actor. ... Species is a 1995 science fiction thriller. ...


His son Chris has represented New Zealand at Olympic level in athletics in the 100m and 200m events.[1]


Filmography

Director

Sleeping Dogs is a 1977 film and the first feature film by director Roger Donaldson. ... Smash Palace was a New Zealand feature film, released in 1981. ... See Bounty for other uses of Bounty. The Bounty is a 1984 drama film with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins based on the 1973 book by Richard Alexander Hough, which itself was based on a historical event. ... Marie (a. ... No Way Out is a 1987 government thriller about a U.S. Naval Officer wrongly accused of murder. ... Cocktail movie poster Cocktail was a hit movie released by Touchstone Pictures in 1988. ... Cadillac Man is a 1990 comedy film starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, which details the story of how Brooklyn car salesman Joey OBrien (Williams) deals with the various pressures in his life. ... White Sands is a 1992 movie directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Daniel Pyne for Warner Bros. ... The Getaway is a 1994 remake of the 1972 classic. ... Species is a 1995 science fiction thriller. ... Dantes Peak is a 1997 action-adventure film starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. ... DVD cover Thirteen Days (2000) is a film is about the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. ... For the episode of the TV series Dads Army, see The Recruit (Dads Army episode). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Producer

  • Sleeping Dogs (1977)
  • Smash Palace (1981)
  • Cadillac Man (1990)
  • Fearless (1999) (TV) (executive producer)

Cadillac Man is a 1990 comedy film starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, which details the story of how Brooklyn car salesman Joey OBrien (Williams) deals with the various pressures in his life. ... Fearless is a 1993 movie directed by Peter Weir and written by Rafael Yglesias from his novel, which stars Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Tom Hulce, Rosie Perez, Benicio del Toro, and John Turturro. ...

Writer

  • Smash Palace (1981)
  • The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

Art Director

  • Sleeping Dogs (1977)

Notes

  1. ^ athletics.org.nz

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Roger Donaldson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (312 words)
Roger Donaldson was born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia and in 1965 he emigrated to New Zealand to establish a small still photography business.
Donaldson's first films were made in close collaboration with his friend and leading man, actor and musician Bruno Lawrence, with whom Donaldson worked extensively in the 1970s, but the partnership and their long friendship effectively ended after Smash Palace.
Donaldson's first American break was his remake of the film Mutiny of the Bounty, which was released as The Bounty and featured Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins.
Roger Donaldson (306 words)
Born in Ballarat, Australia, Donaldson emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 19.
Donaldson then became a co-founder of the country's Film Commission and would not direct again until 1992.
Donaldson has avoided being pegged to a particular style of filmmaking by working with a variety of genres.
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