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Rod Lurie

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Biography

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Talented film critic-turned-director who burst onto the scene in late 2000 with his hotly debated political thriller The Contender (2000). That film launched Lurie into the spot of filmmakers-to-watch and stood out amongst a year's worth of mindless and politically empty films. Born in Israel, Lurie spent his childhood living in Connecticut and Hawaii. At age 18 he began attending the highly prestigious U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation in 1984, he spent 4 years serving in the army, which took him to various cities in the U.S. and Europe. Read more...

Actor

Character: Logger #1

Straw Dogs 2011

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Character: John Desimio

Deterrence 1999

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Character: Who Are You?

Hollywood Boulevard II 1990

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Character: Toby Eagleburger

Resurrecting the Champ 2007

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Character: Bystander #2

Elam Ferguson 2014

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Directing

Writing