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Director, Norman Jewison, was born Norman Frederick Jewison on Jul 21, 1926 in Toronto, Canada. As of December 2018, Norman Jewison was 92 years old.



Although Jewison was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1998 Norman Jewison .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1967Best DirectorIn the Heat of the Night (1967)N/ANominated
1971Best DirectorFiddler on the Roof (1971)N/ANominated
1987Best DirectorMoonstruck (1987)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Jewison was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame .

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 1, 2017 From The Stop Button

There?s a lot bad about Jesus Christ Superstar. Some of it is casting, a lot of it is Jewison?s direction choices. He?s clearly thrilled to be shooting in the Middle East, but it doesn?t connect to his actual narrative. It connects to the subject matter, just not the film Jewison ends up making. The... Read full article

In the Heat of the Night (1967, )

on Sep 29, 2010 From The Stop Button

Warren Oates can be affable. I had no idea. In the Heat of the Night is a bit of a disappointment–not the acting, not the directing, just the script. The film plods as the script tries to come up with excuses to keep going. Stirling Silliphant?s dialogue is good, there?s no problem with it on ... Read full article

Happy Birthday (1926-present)

By monty on Jul 21, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The legendary director turns 84 today and while not directing as much, is still alive and in good health as far as I know. His list of credits include Moonstruck (for which he won an Oscar for Best Director), A Soldier's Story (1984), In The Heat Of The Night (1967), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), ... Read full article

Moonstruck (1987, )

on Dec 17, 2008 From The Stop Button

I’ve seen Moonstruck once before–though I’d forgotten the terrible opening titles–and I think (I repressed the experience) that time I had the same response I just had this time. Moonstruck makes me worried I have brain damage. The first three quarters of the film, roughly un... Read full article

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Directed the original versions of both Rollerball (1975) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Both films were later remade by John McTiernan.

He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on December 14, 1981 and the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on November 1, 1991 for his services to the film industry.

The father of three children, Jewison hitchhiked across the Deep South region of the US at age 18; he was struck by its apartheid-like, strictly enforced racial segregation. He considers The Hurricane (1999) the last in a trilogy of racial injustice movies he's directed, the first two being In the Heat of the Night (1967) and A Soldier's Story (1984). Jewison cast a then largely unknown Denzel Washington in "A Soldier's Story", then coupled him with Rod Steiger in The Hurricane (1999).

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