Fred Schepisi Biography (1939-)

Full name, Frederic Alan Schepisi; born December 26, 1939, in Melbourne, Australia; son of Frederic Thomas (a fruit dealer) and Loretto Ellen (maiden name, Hare) Schepisi; married Joan Mary Ford, 1960 (divorced); married Rhonda Elizabeth Finlayson (a casting director), 1973 (divorced); married Mary Rubin (an artist), 1984; children: Andrew, Quentin, Jason, four daughters, includingAshley and Alexandra (an actress). Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Australian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer
Birth Details
December 26, 1939
Melbourne, Australia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • The Party (short film), 1970
  • (With John B. Murray, Tim Burstall, and David Baker) "The Priest," Libido, Producer and Directors Guild of Australia, 1973
  • The Devil's Playground, The Film House Pty. Ltd., 1976
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The Film House Pty. Ltd., 1978
  • Barbarosa, Universal, 1981
  • Iceman, Universal, 1984
  • Plenty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Roxanne, Columbia, 1987
  • A Cry in the Dark (also known as Evil Angels), Warner Bros., 1988
  • The Russia House, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • Mr. Baseball, Universal, 1992
  • Six Degrees of Separation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • I.Q., Paramount, 1994
  • Fierce Creatures, MCA/Universal, 1997
  • Last Orders (also known as Letzte Runde), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • It Runs in the Family, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003
  • Film Producer
  • The Devil's Playground, The Film House Pty. Ltd., 1976
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The Film House Pty. Ltd., 1978
  • (With Paul Maslansky) The Russia House, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/UnitedArtists, 1990
  • (With Doug Claybourne and Robert Newmyer) Mr. Baseball, Universal,1992
  • (With Arnon Milchan) Six Degrees of Separation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • I.Q., Paramount, 1994
  • Last Orders (also known as Letzte Runde), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Film Executive Producer
  • That Eye, the Sky, 1994
  • Levity, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • It Runs in the Family, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Himself, I Think I Cannes (also known as All Access), 1997
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Boys from the Bush, 1991
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Himself, The Fat, Australian Broadcasting Company, 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Devil's Playground, The Film House Pty. Ltd., 1976
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The Film House Pty. Ltd., 1978
  • (With Robert Caswell) A Cry in the Dark (also known as Evil Angels; adapted from John Bryson's book Evil Angels), Warner Bros., 1988
  • Last Orders (also known as Letzte Runde), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • American Film, July/August, 1987, p. 11
    • New Yorker, December, 1993
    • New York Times, August 6, 1982

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