Roland Joffé

Actor, Director

11/17/1945 (77 years old)

British director and producer Roland Joffe began his career with the Old Vic Theatre in London. He then began working at London's National Theatre where he became the youngest director in its history. In the 1980s, Joffe made a spectacular directorial debut with two political epics: The Killing Fields (1984) and The Mission (1986). Both films garnered Oscars for cinematographer Chris Menges, and the latter film won Joffe a Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Awards

Golden Globe

The Mission

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1987 Nominee
Best Director - Motion Picture
1985 Nominee
Best Director - Motion Picture

BAFTA Film Awards

The Mission

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1987 Nominee
Best Film

The Mission

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1987 Nominee
Best Achievement in Direction
1985 Nominee
Best Direction

César Awards

The Mission

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1987 Nominee
Best Foreign Film
1986 Nominee
Best Foreign Film

Oscar

The Mission

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1986 Nominee
Best Achievement in Directing
1984 Nominee
Best Achievement in Directing

Cannes Film Festival

The Mission

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1986 Winner
Palme d'Or

The Mission

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1986 Winner
Technical Grand Prize

Directors Guild of America Awards

1984 Nominee
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film