Spottiswoode, Roger 1945(?)–

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SPOTTISWOODE, Roger 1945(?)


Born January 5, 1945 (some sources say c. 1947), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (some sources say England); son of Raymond Spottiswoode (a producer and director); married Holly Palance (an actress and screenwriter; divorced, 1998).

Addresses: Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 902122775.

Career: Director, producer, editor, and writer. Worked as a film editor of television commercials and documentaries.

Awards, Honors: Special Jury Prize, Cognac Festival du Film Policier, 1982, for The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper; Edgar Award nomination (with others), best motion picture, 1983, for 48 Hrs; Special Grand Prize of the Jury, Montreal World Film Festival, 1993, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in directing for a miniseries or special, DGA Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in dramatic specials, Directors Guild of America, 1994, all for And the Band Played On; Gemini Award, best direction in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1998, for Hiroshima.


Film Director:

Terror Train (also known as Train of Terror and Le monstre du train ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1980.

The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (also known as Pursuit ), Universal, 1981.

Under Fire, Orion, 1983.

The Best of Times, Universal, 1986.

Shoot to Kill (also known as Deadly Pursuit ), Buena Vista, 1988.

Turner and Hooch, Buena Vista, 1989.

Air America, TriStar, 1990.

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Universal, 1992.

Mesmer, 1994.

Tomorrow Never Dies, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1997.

The 6th Day (also known as Le sixieme jour ), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

White on White, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Film Editor:

(With others), Straw Dogs, Cinerama, 1971.

The Getaway, Facets Multimedia, 1972.

(With others), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1973.

The Gambler, Paramount, 1974.

Hard Times (also known as The Streetfighter ), Columbia, 1975.

Film Work; Other:

Editorial consultant, The Getaway, Facets Multimedia, 1972.

Associate producer, Who'll Stop the Rain? (also known as Dog Soldiers ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1978.

Executive producer, Baby: The Secret of the Lost Legend (also known as Dinosaur ... Secret of the Lost Legend ), Touchstone, 1985.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Highly Classified: The World of 007, 1997.

Television Director; Movies:

The Last Innocent Man, HBO, 1987.

Third Degree Burn, HBO, 1989.

And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993.

Murder Live!, NBC, 1997.

Noriega: God's Favorite, Showtime, 2000.

The Matthew Shepard Story, NBC, 2002.

Ice Bound, CBS, 2003.

Spinning Boris, Showtime, 2003.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Noriega: God's Favorite, Showtime, 2000.

Television Director; Miniseries:

Hiroshima, 1996.

Television Director; Pilots:

The Renegades, ABC, 1982.

Turner and Hooch (also known as The Kid ), NBC, 1990.

Television Director; Specials:

" Time Flies When You're Alive, " HBO Showcase, HBO, 1989.

Television Director; Episodic:

Prince Street, NBC, 1997.

Also directed episodes of The Renegades.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files, CBS, 1997.

Himself, Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond (documentary), 1998.



(With Walter Hill, Larry Gross, and Steven E. de Souza) 48 Hours, Paramount, 1982.