Sidney J. Furie

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 02/28/1933 (88) | Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Sidney Joseph Furie (born February 28, 1933) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his extensive work in both British and American cinema between the 1960s and early 1980s. Like his contemporaries Norman Jewison and Ted Kotcheff, he was one of the earliest Canadian directors to achieve mainstream critical and financial success outside their native country at a time when its film industry was virtually nonexistent. He won a BAFTA Film Award and was nominated for a Palme d'Or for his work on the acclaimed spy thriller The Ipcress File starring Michael Caine. He is considered by some an auteur director, elevating otherwise unremarkable genre films through strong, creative visuals, and atmospheric direction. His 1982 horror film The Entity was declared by director Martin Scorsese as one of the scariest movies of all time, and his Vietnam War film The Boys in Company C was a major influence on Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. He is also the co-creator of the ()
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Sidney J. Furie is a Canadian film director. Furie is perhaps best known for directing American Soldiers, The Ipcress File, The Entity, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Lady Sings the Blues, The Boys, Gable and Lombard, Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York and the Iron Eagle films.Also credited with co-creating NBC's off-beat legal drama Petrocelli, which ran from 1974 to 1976 (it was a spin-off from his 1970 film The Lawyer), he also directed Cliff Richard and The Shadows in the 1964 musical Wonderful Life.

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

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Awards & Nominations for Sidney J. Furie

BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director

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Movies with Sidney J. Furie as Actor(2)

Movies with Sidney J. Furie as Crew(67)

Directing/Director2021 Finding Hannah
Writing/Writer2021 Finding Hannah
Directing/Director2014 Pride of Lions
Directing/Director2011 Conduct Unbecoming
Directing/Director2008 The Four Horsemen
Directing/Director2006 The Veteran
Directing/Director2005 American Soldiers
Directing/Director2004 Direct Action
Writing/Story2004 Direct Action
Directing/Director2003 Detention
Directing/Director2002 The Fraternity
Directing/Director2002 Global Heresy
Directing/Director2002 Partners in Action
Directing/Director2001 Road Rage
Directing/Director2001 Going Back
Directing/Director2000 Hide and Seek
Directing/Director2000 My 5 Wives
Directing/Director1999 The Collectors
Directing/Director1999 In Her Defense
Directing/Director1998 Top of the World
Directing/Director1997 The Rage
Writing/Writer1997 The Rage
Directing/Director1997 Married to a Stranger
Directing/Director1996 Hollow Point
Directing/Director1995 Iron Eagle IV
Writing/Novel1992 Iron Eagle III
Directing/Director1992 Ladybugs
Directing/Director1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills
Writing/Story1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills
Directing/Director1988 Iron Eagle II
Writing/Characters1988 Iron Eagle II
Writing/Screenplay1988 Iron Eagle II
Directing/Director1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Directing/Director1986 Iron Eagle
Writing/Screenplay1986 Iron Eagle
Directing/Director1984 Purple Hearts
Writing/Writer1984 Purple Hearts
Directing/Director1982 The Entity
Directing/Director1978 The Boys in Company C
Writing/Writer1978 The Boys in Company C
Directing/Director1976 Gable and Lombard
Writing/Writer1974 Night Games
Directing/Director1973 Hit!
Directing/Director1972 Lady Sings the Blues
Directing/Director1970 The Lawyer
Writing/Writer1970 The Lawyer
Directing/Director1970 Little Fauss and Big Halsy
Directing/Director1967 The Naked Runner
Directing/Director1966 The Appaloosa
Directing/Director1965 The Ipcress File
Directing/Director1964 Wonderful Life
Directing/Director1964 The Leather Boys
Directing/Director1962 The Boys
Directing/Director1961 Doctor Blood's Coffin
Directing/Director1961 The Snake Woman
Directing/Director1961 Three on a Spree
Directing/Director1961 The Young Ones
Directing/Director1960 During One Night
Production/Producer1960 During One Night
Writing/Writer1960 During One Night
Directing/Director1959 A Cool Sound from Hell
Production/Producer1959 A Cool Sound from Hell
Writing/Writer1959 A Cool Sound from Hell
Directing/Director1957 A Dangerous Age
Production/Producer1957 A Dangerous Age
Writing/Writer1957 A Dangerous Age

TV Shows/Series with Sidney J. Furie as Crew(6)

Production/Producer2021 Hudson's Bay
Creator/Creator2021 Hudson's Bay
Directing/Director2000 18 Wheels of Justice
Directing/Director1998 V.I.P.
Directing/Director1997 Pensacola: Wings of Gold
Creator/Creator1974 Petrocelli

Full Name: Sidney Furie
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Tuesday, 02/28 1933 (February) in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) (current age: 88 years + 331 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Other names for Sidney J. Furie (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sidney Joseph Furie"
Sidney J. Furie frequently works together with these people:
Curtis Petersen (11x, Crew)
Gary Howsam (6x, Crew)
Saul Pincus (6x, Crew)
Greg Mellott (6x, Crew)
Kevin Elders (6x, Crew)
Louis Gossett Jr. (5x, Actor)
Barrie Vince (5x, Crew)
Alex Karzis (5x, Actor)
Joe Bucaro III (4x, Crew)
Robert LaSardo (4x, Actor)
Tom Abraham (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:50694, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 01/01/2022