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George Butler

Photographer / Screenwriter / Film Director / Film Producer | * 1944 († 10/22/2021) | London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
George Tyssen Butler (12 October 1943 – 21 October 2021) was a British-American filmmaker and photographer, and a pioneer of the theatrical documentary. Some of his most popular films include Pumping Iron, which introduced moviegoers to the then unknown Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Endurance film trilogy, retelling Sir Ernest Shackleton’s saga of Antarctic survival, and Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry, about his friend John Kerry’s leadership in the peace movement. Butler’s films are known for their combination of high artistic, educational and entertainment values, as he believed well-crafted documentaries can hold their own against dramatic features. In addition to his feature-length documentary classics, Butler has also produced acclaimed IMAX features, such as the award-winning Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure and Roving Mars. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | History | Action

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Movies with George Butler as Actor(4)

as Narrator (voice)2006 Roving Mars
as Himself - Director2002 Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron'
as Himself - Director2002 Iron and Beyond
as Air Marshal Gosport??? Q Planes

Movies with George Butler as Crew(13)

Directing/Director2015 Tiger Tiger
Directing/Director2006 Roving Mars
Production/Producer2006 Roving Mars
Writing/Writer2006 Roving Mars
Directing/Director2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure
Directing/Director1989 In The Blood
Writing/Writer1989 In The Blood
Directing/Director1985 Pumping Iron II: The Women
Writing/Writer1985 Pumping Iron II: The Women
Directing/Director1977 Pumping Iron
Writing/Novel1977 Pumping Iron

Full Name: George Butler
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: 1944 in London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Friday, 10/22 2021 (October) in Holderness (aged: 77)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Mary Victoria Leiter
Children: Desmond Oates Butler, Tyssen West Butler
Father: Tyssen Desmond Butler
Mother: Dorothy West
Other names for George Butler (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"George Butler (filmmaker)"
"George Butler (Regisseur)"
George Butler frequently works together with these people:
Dave McVeigh (3x, Crew)
Scott McVeigh (3x, Crew)
Joe Weider (3x, Cast)
Sylvester Stallone (2x, Actor)
Lou Ferrigno (2x, Actor)
Liev Schreiber (2x, Actor)
Bud Cort (2x, Actor)
Franco Columbu (2x, Actor)
Matty Ferrigno (2x, Cast)
Ed Corney (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:393256, Added: 08/19/2018, Last updated: 12/22/2021