Alan Parker
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"Sir Alan William Parker", is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. The early part of his career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television commercials. After about 10 years doing commercials, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films.

Among the different genres Parker has directed have been musicals, including Bugsy Malone (1976), Fame (1980 film)/Fame (1980), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), The Commitments (film)/The Commitments (1991), and Evita (1996 film)/Evita (1996); true-story dramas, including Midnight Express (film)/Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), Come See the Paradise (1990), and Angela's Ashes (film)/Angela's Ashes (1999); dramas, including Shoot the Moon (1982), and horrors and thrillers including Angel Heart (1987), and The Life of David Gale (2003).

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