1941 – Born on June 20th in Leicester, England. A film director who often makes movies about love triangles that end tragically.
1990 – Won an Academy Award for Best Director for The Grifters.
1992 – Married to Anne Rothenstein.
2006 – Won the The Empire Inspiration Award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards.
– Has directed six women to acting Oscar nominations: Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons), Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening (The Grifters), Helen Mirren (The Queen), and Judi Dench (Mrs Henderson Presents), Mirren won for The Queen.
– Won an Academy Award for Best Director for The Queen.
2007 – The president of the Cannes competition jury.