Jul. 21st, 1926
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Norman Jewison's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2004 - Tell Them Who You Are
2003 - The Statement
1996 - The Stupids
Guest TV Roles
Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and after moving to London, where he wrote scripts and acted for the BBC, he returned to Toronto and directed TV shows for the CBC (1952-1958), then musicals and variety in New York, before embarking on a film career. In 1986 he established the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies in Toronto.
- Father of actress 'Jennifer Jewison' (qv).
- Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 479-483. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
- Was the original director of _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv), however had to withdraw from the project due to outside pressure demanding that the subject be made by a black film-maker.
- Directed the original versions of both _Rollerball (1975)_ (qv) and _The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)_ (qv). Both films were later remade by 'John McTiernan (I)' (qv).
- He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on December 14, 1981 and the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on November 1, 1991 for his services to the film industry.
- Attended same east-end Toronto high school (Malvern Collegiate) as famed concert pianist 'Glenn Gould' (qv).
- Directed 12 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: 'Alan Arkin' (qv), 'Rod Steiger' (qv), 'Topol' (qv), 'Leonard Frey' (qv), 'Al Pacino' (qv), 'Adolph Caesar' (qv), 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv), 'Meg Tilly' (qv), 'Cher (I)' (qv), 'Vincent Gardenia' (qv), 'Olympia Dukakis' (qv), and 'Denzel Washington' (qv). Steiger, Dukakis and Cher won Oscars for their performances in the films in which Jewison directed them.
- Father of associate producer and location manager 'Michael Jewison' (qv).
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