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Also Known As: John Lee Thompson Died: August 30, 2002
Born: Cause of Death: died of congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Bristol, England, GB Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, producer, playwright

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Multi-talented figure from the stage who landed his first screen role in 1935. A competent technician, Thompson made his directorial debut in 1950 and went on to produce a considerable volume of British and American features, notably "The Guns of Navarone" (1961) and "Cape Fear" (1962). Thompson has also directed nine Charles Bronson vehicles.

Multi-talented figure from the stage who landed his first screen role in 1935. A competent technician, Thompson made his directorial debut in 1950 and went on to produce a considerable volume of British and American features, notably "The Guns of Navarone" (1961) and "Cape Fear" (1962). Thompson has also directed nine Charles Bronson vehicles.

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  Firewalker (1986)
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  Caboblanco (1981)

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 Anthony Quinn (1990)
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1950:
Directed first feature, "Murder Without Crime"
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Served as a radar operator with the RAF in WWII
1934:
Turned to screenwriting
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Wrote first play while still at school; had two plays produced in London before he was 20
1931:
Acted with the Nottingham Repertory Company
1936:
First screenplay, "The Middle Watch"
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