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P. J. HOGAN (Director/Screenwriter) broke through as a filmmaker with the disarming black comedy Muriel's Wedding, starring Toni Collette as the Abba-loving Muriel and Rachel Griffiths as her liberating friend Rhonda. An international sleeper hit written and directed by Hogan, Muriel's Wedding premiered at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. The film won four Australian Film Institute Awards including Best Film and was nominated for BAFTA, Golden Globe and WGA awards. 

Hogan followed that success with the 1997 screwball comedy, My Best Friend's Wedding, a major studio release starring Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett. Directed by Hogan and written by Ron Bass, the film was a critical and commercial hit, which grossed more than $126 million worldwide. 

A native of Brisbane, Australia, Hogan graduated from the Australian Film and Television School in 1984. His graduation film, Getting Wet (which he wrote, directed and edited), won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Short Film. For the next 10 years, he worked as a writer for hire and second unit director on a variety of projects until Muriel's Wedding brought him international acclaim. He is also the director and writer (with Jocelyn Moorhouse) of Unconditional Love, a comic caper starring Rupert Everett, Kathy Bates and Peter Pan cast members Lynn Redgrave, Richard Briers and Daniel Wyllie. 

Hogan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and frequent creative collaborator, Jocelyn Moorhouse, and their children.


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