Rod Lurie

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
When Rod Lurie decided to make the jump from film critic to filmmaker, not many in Hollywood gave him much of a chance, thanks in part to the venomous film reviews he wrote for Los Angeles Magazine. Too many ... Read more »
Born: 05/15/1962 in Israel

Filmography

Director (9)

Hell on Wheels 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Nothing But the Truth 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Commander in Chief 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Last Castle 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Deterrence 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

4-Second Delay 1997 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (8)

Louder Than Words 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cook County 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nothing But the Truth 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Doesn't Kill You 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Line of Fire 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scenes of the Crime 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Producer

The Search for John Gissing 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (5)

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nothing But the Truth 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deterrence 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

4-Second Delay 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (4)

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

Logger #1 (Actor)

Nothing But the Truth 2008 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

Toby Eagleburger (Actor)

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Music (2)

Nothing But the Truth 2008 (Movie)

("Nothing But The Truth") (Song)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

("Land of Quiet Poems") (Song)

Biography

When Rod Lurie decided to make the jump from film critic to filmmaker, not many in Hollywood gave him much of a chance, thanks in part to the venomous film reviews he wrote for Los Angeles Magazine. Too many players who might have helped the fledgling filmmaker refused to get involved, though some met with Lurie just to give him a piece of their mind. But despite the many roadblocks he himself put up-the most damaging when he called actor Danny DeVito a testicle with arms-Lurie managed to join an elite group of critics-turned-directors that included Francois Truffaut and Peter Bogdanovich. Though his first feature, "Deterrence" (2000), failed to gain recognition, "The Contender" (2000), which benefited from the marketing muscle of DreamWorks, placed Lurie firmly on the filmmaking map.

Relationships

Kyra Davis

Wife

Ranan Lurie

Father

Paige Lurie

Daughter
Born July 16, 1992 mother, Gretchen Lurie

Hunter Lurie

Son
Born October 6, 1990 mother, Gretchen Lurie

Gretchen Lurie

Ex-Wife

EDUCATION

United States Military Academy at West Point

West Point , New York 1984

Milestones

2011

Directed a remake of "Straw Dogs"; also produced and wrote the current version

2008

Wrote and directed the thriller "Nothing but the Truth," starring Kate Beckinsale as a reporter who faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source

2007

Directed "Resurrecting the Champ," starring Samuel L. Jackson as a former Boxing champ who is living on the streets

2005

Created and executive produced the ABC series "Commander-in-Chief," starring Geena Davis as the first female US president; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama series

2003

Created the short-lived ABC series, "Line of Fire," about the FBI's office in Richmond, Virginia

2001

Directed Robert Redford in the military prison drama "The Last Castle"

2000

Wrote and directed the widely praised political thriller "The Contender," starring Joan Allen, Gary Oldman and Jeff Bridges

1999

Directed first feature length film, "Deterrence," a drama about America coming to the brink of nuclear war, starring Kevin Pollak and Timothy Hutton

1998

Made writing and directing debut with the dramatic short "4 Second Delay"

1990

Worked as a film critic, investigative reporter and contributing editor to Los Angeles magazine

Worked as an entertainment reporter for the New York Daily News

Served four years as a Combat Arms Officer in the U.S. Army

Hosted a top-rated movie review show for KABC Radio in Los Angeles

Was a frequent contributor to such magazines as Premiere, Movieline and Entertainment Weekly

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