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Sir John Boorman (born 18 January 1933 in Shepperton, Middlesex) is an English filmmaker.

Starting out in The '50s as a BBC television and documentary filmmaker, Boorman made his feature directorial debut in 1965 with Catch Us If You Can, a musical comedy-drama starring the British Invasion band The Dave Clark Five. In 1972 he made it big with Deliverance, a controversial but successful film which earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Director and gave him Auteur Licence. His next project, the infamous low-budget 1974 Sci-Fi vehicle Zardoz, was... less successful. Boorman wouldn't have another major critical and commercial success until 1987's Hope and Glory, for which he received three more Oscar nominations. Among his other well-known films are Exorcist II: The Heretic and the Arthurian fantasy epic Excalibur. Boorman is frequently counted as one of the New Hollywood generation of directors.

His son, Charley Boorman, starred in a number of his father's films before becoming better known as an adventurer appearing in travelogues like Long Way Round.

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