Roger Donaldson

1945 - Today

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Roger Lindsey Donaldson (born 15 November 1945) is an Australian-born New Zealand film director, producer and writer whose films include the 1981 relationship drama Smash Palace, and a run of titles shot in the United States, including the Kevin Costner films No Way Out (1987) and Thirteen Days (2000), and the 1997 disaster film Dante's Peak. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Donaldson has received more than 351,347 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Roger Donaldson is the 668th most popular film director (down from 616th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Australia (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Australian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Roger Donaldson ranks 668 out of 1,580Before him are Tom Holland, Henning Carlsen, Steven Knight, Brad Bird, Mario Salieri, and Corey Yuen. After him are Maurice Tourneur, Michel Hazanavicius, Andrew Blake, Elmar Klos, Gordon Douglas, and Richard Oswald.

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Among people born in 1945, Roger Donaldson ranks 239Before him are Martin Hellman, Neophyte of Bulgaria, Stephen Stills, Ken Livingstone, Noel Redding, and Ian Stewart. After him are Bob Balaban, Elvin Hayes, Sylvester Levay, Azim Premji, Maryla Rodowicz, and Jim Davis.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Roger Donaldson ranks 103 out of 790Before him are Elle Macpherson (1964), Judy Davis (1955), Ashley Cooper (1936), John Curtin (1885), John Farrow (1904), and Daevid Allen (1938). After him are Natalie Imbruglia (1975), Baz Luhrmann (1962), Mark Evans (1956), David Hurley (1953), James Harrison (1936), and Ron Mueck (1958).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Australia

Among film directors born in Australia, Roger Donaldson ranks 5Before him are Peter Weir (1944), George Miller (1945), Bruce Beresford (1940), and John Farrow (1904). After him are Baz Luhrmann (1962), Christopher Doyle (1952), Phillip Noyce (1950), Russell Mulcahy (1953), John Seale (1942), Fred Schepisi (1939), and John Pilger (1939).