Adrian Lyne

Director
At once hailed by movieg rs and reviled by critics, filmmaker Adrian Lyne was an Academy Award-nominated director and producer of such erotically-charged features as "Flashdance" (1983), "Nine Weeks" (1986), "Fatal ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1941 in Peterborough, England, GB

Filmography

Director (8)

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Lolita 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Indecent Proposal 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Flashdance 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Foxes 1980 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (3)

Movies That Shook the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Sexiest Moments in Film 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mickey Rourke: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

At once hailed by movieg rs and reviled by critics, filmmaker Adrian Lyne was an Academy Award-nominated director and producer of such erotically-charged features as "Flashdance" (1983), "Nine ½ Weeks" (1986), "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and "Unfaithful" (2002). Lyne's films were balanced carefully on the line between art and exploitation - while impeccably polished and produced, his pictures never shied away from depicting the darker - and more titillating - aspects of human sexuality in graphic ways. Although popular with audiences, his films were routinely dismissed as glossy, empty-headed Hollywood product. Lyne responded to such criticism with more arthouse-oriented fare like "Jacob's Ladder" (1990) and "Lolita" (1997), making him a filmmaker harder to define that critics would care to admit.

Relationships

Samantha Lyne

Wife
Second wife mother to Amy

Amy Lyne

Daughter
Born c. 1975 mother, Samantha Lyne

EDUCATION

Highgate School

London , England
Father is also a teacher there

Milestones

2002

Directed (also produced) Diane Lane and Richard Gere in "Unfaithful"

1997

Helmed the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita"; due to it controversial subject, the film had a great deal of trouble finding a distributor in the US and eventually premiered on Showtime

1993

Directed the successful feature, "Indecent Proposal" starring Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson

1990

Faltered with "Jacob's Ladder," a tale of a haunted Vietnam vet

1987

Helmed one of the year's most successful films, "Fatal Attraction" starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close; received Golden Globe, DGA and Oscar nominations for Best Director

1986

Savaged by American critics, "9 1/2 Weeks" became a huge hit abroad when showed in its uncensored entirety

1983

Scored a huge commercial success with "Flashdance" starring Jennifer Beals in the lead role

1980

Helmed first feature, "Foxes" starring Jodie Foster and Scott Baio

1974

Second film, the 40-minute "Mr Smith" received excellent reviews; also showcased at the London Film Festival

1970

Debuted his first film short, the 10-minute "The Table" at the London Film festival

Directed numerous commercials for British TV

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