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JOHN POLSON (Director) made his American feature film directorial debut
with the hit thriller Swimfan, released by Twentieth Century Fox.
Polson is an award-winning actor and director as well as the founder of Tropfest,
Australia's largest festival dedicated to short films. As a director, Polson's work includes
three acclaimed short films as well as the feature film Siam Sunset, which received the
prestigious Rail D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival as well as an Australian Film Institute
AwardÂ® nomination for Best Film. In November 1997, Polson was awarded the Byron
Kennedy Award at the AFI Awards for his contribution to the Australian film industry.
As an actor, Polson appeared in the box-office hit Mission: Impossible 2. Other
film credits include Sirens, starring Hugh Grant, The Sum of Us, for which he received
the Australian Film Critics Circle Award; and The Boys, which brought Polson the Best
Supporting Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute. Polson also starred in Idiot
Box, Prisoners of the Sun, the miniseries Kangaroo Palace and Vietnam, and the
television production Dadah is Death. Polson remains active in theater, where he began
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