BASIC INSTINCT 2
Scottish-born MICHAEL CANTON-JONES attended the UK's National Film and
Television School and first hit the international film industry's radar in 1989 with
his controversial feature Scandal starring Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, John
Hurt and Sir Ian McKellen. Based on the notorious Profumo scandal in 1960s
Britain, the story of a government minister's affair with a prostitute shook British
politics and seduced the world. Caton-Jones' film had the same effect on
Scandal was quickly followed by a raft of critically acclaimed projects including
Rob Roy, Memphis Belle, Doc Hollywood, This Boy's Life starring Robert De Niro
and introducing Leonardo DiCaprio and City By the Sea starring Robert De Niro
and Frances McDormand.
Caton-Jones most recent effort was Shooting Dogs, shot entirely on location in
Rwanda. Starring John Hurt and Hugh Dancy, Shooting Dogs is based on the
true story of a Catholic priest and an idealistic young English teacher caught up
in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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