Jonathan Kaplan

Active - 1972 - 2011  |   Born - Nov 25, 1947 in Paris  |   Genres - Drama

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Parisian-born American film director Jonathan Kaplan may have held degrees from the University of Chicago and New York University, but he gained his hands-on education at the Roger Corman School of Makin' 'Em Cheap. Kaplan apprenticed at Corman's New World Pictures, making his directorial bow with the energetic if parsimonious Student Nurses (1971). After a few more low-budgeters, Kaplan was allowed to spend a little more time and money on White Line Fever (1975), then enjoyed his most lavish budget to date on Mr. Billion (1976), a lighthearted and empty-headed caper film starring Terence Hill, Valerie Perrine and Jackie Gleason. Kaplan made Hollywood's A-list with The Accused (1988), a fact-based account of a rape victim's quest for justice which featured Jodie Foster in her first Academy Award-winning role.

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