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Time and again, with films like Glengarry Glen Ross, At Close Range, and After Dark, My Sweet, JAMES FOLEY (Director) has received acclaim for his stylish, insightful exploration of human fallibility and incipient evil.

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island, Foley originally intended to pursue medical studies. Instead, he became a student at the prestigious USC School of Cinema-Television, where his two short films Silent Night and November brought him to the attention of Hollywood. Director Hal Ashby helped him get his debut feature-directing assignment, Reckless, starring Darryl Hannah and Aidan Quinn. He followed that with the fact-based drama At Close Range starring Christopher Walken and Sean Penn, which was nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Following his next film, Who's That Girl? starring Madonna, he won great praise for After Dark, My Sweet. That film, an adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel, was directed and co-written by Foley. It starred Jason Patric and Rachel Ward, and seemed to effortlessly usher film noir esthetics into a contemporary setting. It led to Foley's memorable filming of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross, which starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, and Alec Baldwin. For that film, he received a Critics' Award nomination at the Deauville Film Festival.

Foley's films since then have included Fear, The Chamber, The Corruptor, and Confidence. For television, he was one of the directors of the Robert Altman series Gun. Next up for Foley is another thriller, Man and Wife, based on the novel by Andrew Klavan.

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