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Michael Caton-Jones (born Michael Jones; 15 October 1957) is a Scottish director and producer of film and television. His credits have included the World War II film Memphis Belle, the romantic comedy Doc Hollywood, the biographical drama This Boy's Life, the historical epic Rob Roy, the action thriller The Jackal, and the erotic thriller sequel Basic Instinct 2. He also helmed the Channel 4 minseries World Without End.
15 October 1957
|Occupation||Film director, television director, producer|
In October 2017, Michael Caton-Jones revealed that he had chosen Sophie Okonedo, to star in B. Monkey. However, the producer, Harvey Weinstein, decided the actress wasn’t "f**kable". Caton-Jones and Weinstein discussed the matter heatedly, and Caton-Jones said, "'Don’t screw up the casting of this film because you want to get laid', whereupon he went mental." Weinstein then leaked to Variety that Caton-Jones had walked off the movie due to "creative differences". Asia Argento, who replaced Okonedo, was one of three women who in 2017 were reported in The New Yorker to have been raped by Weinstein; she said that she submitted to Weinstein because, "I felt I had to, because I had the movie coming out and I didn’t want to anger him."
|1986||The Riveter||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|1989||Scandal||Yes||No||Nominated- European Film Award for Young European Film of the Year|
|1990||Memphis Belle||Yes||No||Nominated- International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film|
|1993||This Boy's Life||Yes||No|
|2002||City by the Sea||Yes||Yes|
|2005||Shooting Dogs||Yes||No||Nominated- British Independent Film Award for Best Director|
|2006||Basic Instinct 2||Yes||No||Nominated- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director|
|2015||Urban Hymn||Yes||No||Ale Kino Audience Award|
Ale Kino Organiser's Prize
Golden Gryphon - Generator +18
|2019||After the Wedding||No||Exec.|
|1988||Screen Two||Yes||No||Episode: "Lucky Sunil"|
|2010||Spooks||Yes||No||Episodes 9.2 & 9.3|
|2012||World Without End||Yes||No||Miniseries; 8 episodes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1986||Torino Film Festival||Best Short Film||The Riveter||nom|
|1989||European Film Academy||Young European Film of the Year||Scandal||nom|
|1991||Fantasporto||Best Film||Memphis Belle||nom|
|2006||British Independent Film Awards||Best Director||Shooting Dogs||nom|
|2007||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Director||Basic Instinct 2||nom|
|2016||Giffoni Film Festival||Golden Gryphon - Generator +18||Urban Hymn||won|
|Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival||Audience Award||Urban Hymn||won|
|The Organiser's Prize||Urban Hymn||won|
- Michael Caton-Jones Biography (1957-)
- "Michael Caton-Jones | United Agents". www.unitedagents.co.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- Appelo, Tim (27 July 2011). "The 25 Best Film Schools Rankings". Hollywood Reporter.
- Director Says Harvey Weinstein Recast the Lead in His Film Because the Actress Wasn’t 'F*ckable', Jackson McHenry, Vulture.com, 2017-10-17
- "Michael Caton-Jones to Direct Scottish Catholic Choir Comedy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- Dalton2018-11-09T11:14:00+00:00, Ben. "Michael Caton-Jones' long-gestating 'The Sopranos' starts shooting in Edinburgh". Screen. Retrieved 2 November 2019.