As one of the brightest directors in
Hollywood, JON TURTELTAUB (Director/Producer) has been able to capture
audiences' attention with his powerful and emotional films.
Turteltaub most recently directed the
Touchstone Pictures' release, "Instinct," starring Anthony Hopkins,
Cuba Gooding, Jr., Donald Sutherland and Maura Tierney.
In 1998, Turteltaub made an essential
contribution to one of the most significant and successful television
mini-series in history, "From the Earth to the Moon." The ten-part HBO
dramatic series featured different stories surrounding the American conquest of
the moon. Turteltaub directed the seventh episode of the series, entitled
"That's All There Is," which portrayed the camaraderie of the crew
of Apollo 12. Turteltaub was nominated by the DGA for Outstanding Directorial
Achievement in Movies for Television for his efforts and the series received ten
Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture
Made for Television.
Turteltaub has also directed four
successful films for the Walt Disney Company, including the blockbuster hit,
"Phenomenon." Starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall,
Forest Whitaker and Kyra Sedgwick,
"Phenomenon" was one of the biggest hits of 1996 grossing over $100
In 1993, he directed the surprise hit
comedy, "Cool Runnings," which was Disney's highest grossing
live-action film for the year. Other credits include the Sandra Bullock hit
romantic comedy "While You Were Sleeping," and 1992's "3
Ninjas," which was Disney's most profitable live-action film of the year.
Born in New York City and raised in
Beverly Hills, Turteltaub got his BA at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and
received his Masters degree at The USC Film School. His father, Saul Turteltaub,
is a very successful television producer with credits on hit shows such as
"Sanford & Son," "What's Happening," "That
Girl" and "Love American Style."
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