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Philip Kaufman

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 10/23/1936 (82) | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is an American film director and screenwriter who has directed fifteen films over a career spanning more than six decades. He has been described as a "maverick" and an "iconoclast," notable for his versatility and independence. He is considered an "auteur", whose films have always expressed his personal vision. His choice of topics has been eclectic and sometimes controversial, having adapted novels with diverse themes and stories. Kaufman's works have included genres such as realism, horror, fantasy, erotica, Westerns, underworld crime, and inner city gangs. Examples are Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Michael Crichton's Rising Sun (1993), a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), and the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin's Henry & June. His film The Wanderers (1979) has achieved ... ()
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Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is an American film director and screenwriter. Although not noted for directing a large number of films, the films he has worked on have been recognized for their intelligence and independence. He is noted for directing films of eclectic subjects, ranging from realism to fantasy, and often incorporating satire or subtle humor as part of his “artistic signature.” He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Kaufman has been considered a “risk taker.” He has successfully adapted novels of widely different types – from Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being to Michael Crichton’s Rising Sun; from Tom Wolfe’s heroic epic The Right Stuff to the erotic writings of Anais Nin’s Henry & June. According to film historian James Welsh, his candid treatment of adult relationships in Henry & June was considered an “artistic breakthrough by an unconventional filmmaker who was willing to take a chance and put his career on the line.” His greatest success was the blockbuster film The Right Stuff, where he directed and wrote the screenplay. It earned eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. And his best films have always had his personal imprint, “stressing values of individualism and integrity,” and always being "clearly American.".

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Philip Kaufman

Saturn Award for Best Director National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Movies with Philip Kaufman as Actor(2)

Movies with Philip Kaufman as Crew(30)

Writing/Characters2021 Indiana Jones 5
Directing/Director2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn
Directing/Director2004 Twisted
Directing/Director2000 Quills
Directing/Director1993 Rising Sun
Writing/Screenplay1993 Rising Sun
Directing/Director1990 Henry & June
Writing/Screenplay1990 Henry & June
Writing/Characters1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Directing/Director1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Writing/Screenplay1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Writing/Screenplay1983 The Right Stuff
Directing/Director1983 The Right Stuff
Writing/Story1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
Directing/Director1979 The Wanderers
Writing/Screenplay1979 The Wanderers
Directing/Director1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Writing/Screenplay1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales
Directing/Director1974 The White Dawn
Writing/Writer1967 Fearless Frank
Directing/Director1967 Fearless Frank
Production/Producer1967 Fearless Frank
Writing/Writer1965 Goldstein
Production/Producer1965 Goldstein
Editing/Editor1965 Goldstein
Directing/Director1965 Goldstein

Full Name: Philip Kaufman
Born: Friday, 10/23 1936 (October) in Chicago (current age: 82 years + 266 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Chicago, Harvard Law School
Spouses (current/former): Rose Kaufman
Philip Kaufman frequently works together with these people:
George Lucas (15x, Crew)
Frank Marshall (9x, Crew)
Jean Lamoureux (9x, Crew)
Steven Spielberg (7x, Crew)
Harrison Ford (5x, Actor)
John Williams (5x, Crew)
Ben Burtt (5x, Crew)
Peter Kaufman (5x, Crew)
Otávio Schocair (4x, Crew)
Vic Armstrong (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6966, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/06/2019