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Borsos, Phillip

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Born: 1953 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 41 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Film Director

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1953 - Born on May 5th in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Canadian film director.

1976 - One of the "Vancouver School", he began his career as a director (and sometime producer and writer) with several short subjects, beginning with 'Cooperage'.

1979 - 'Nails', which Borsos also produced, was nominated for an Academy Award as best documentary (short subject).

1982 - His feature film debut, The Grey Fox, made when he was 27, received critical acclaim, and won the Canadian Genie awards for both best film and best direction.

1985 - Hollywood hired Borsos to shoot The Mean Season, an atmospheric thriller set in Miami with Kurt Russell and Mariel Hemingway.

1991 - Phillip Borsos, went on to make another four movies, including the troubled epic 'Bethune: The Making of a Hero'.

1994 - Borsos continued his career as director despite an ongoing battle with leukemia.

         - His final film, a touching family adventure titled 'Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog'.

1995 - Died of leukemia on February 2nd in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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