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James Foley

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American journalist who was simply kidnapped and murdered from the Islamic paramilitary group ISIS in August 2014. He once was a article writer for the center Eastern newspapers Celebrities and Stripes and GlobalPost. He graduated from Marquette before graduating from the MFA System for Poets & Authors at the University or college of Massachusetts Amherst. His alma mater, Marquette University or college, established The Wayne Foley Scholarship or grant in the J. William and Mary Diederich University of Conversation in his honor. He was the to begin five children given birth to to Diane and John Foley. He and Period magazine’s Steven Sotloff had been both wiped out by ISIS.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth December 28, 1953
Died August 19, 2014, Raqqa, Syria
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Profession Director
Education Medill School of Journalism, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marquette University
Nationality American
Parents Diane Foley, John Foley
Siblings Katie Foley, Mark Foley, John Foley, Michael Foley
Nominations Golden Lion, Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director
Movies Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed, Glengarry Glen Ross, Perfect Stranger, At Close Range, After Dark, My Sweet, Who's That Girl, Reckless, The Chamber, The Corruptor, Fear, Two Bits, Confidence, Hollywood Division
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
2Served as best man at the wedding of Sean Penn and Madonna (August 1985).
3Was offered the chance to direct "Purple Rain" (1984).
4Attended the University of Southern California Film School.
5Brother of director Jerry Foley.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fifty Shades Freed2018post-production
Fifty Shades Darker2017post-production
Billions2016TV Series 2 episodes
Wayward Pines2015TV Series 1 episode
House of Cards2013-2015TV Series 12 episodes
Red Zone2014TV Movie
Hannibal2013TV Series 1 episode
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection2009Video videos "Live to Tell", "Papa Don't Preach", "True Blue"
Perfect Stranger2007
Hollywood Division2004TV Movie
Confidence2003
The Corruptor1999
Gun1997TV Series 1 episode
The Chamber1996
Fear1996
Two Bits1995
Glengarry Glen Ross1992
Twin Peaks1991TV Series 1 episode
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection1990Video video "Papa Don't Preach"
After Dark, My Sweet1990
Who's That Girl1987
At Close Range1986
Reckless1984

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
At Close Range1986Assistant D.A

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After Dark, My Sweet1990screenplay

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warren2014special thanks
Arbitrage2012the director wishes to thank
The Bannen Way2010special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of Cards: Backstage Politics on the Set of House of Cards2015TV ShortHimself
House of Cards: Line of Succession2014Video shortHimself
House of Cards: Politics for the Sake of Politics2014Video shortHimself
Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery2013DocumentaryHimself
Virtual Lives: The Making of 'Perfect Stranger'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon2002Video documentary shortHimself
Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood2001Video documentary shortHimself
From the (Under)Ground Up: The Making of 'The Corruptor'1999Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Copper Wing Tribute AwardPhoenix Film FestivalPhoenix Film Foundation Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesHouse of Cards (2013)· Carl Franklin
· John David Coles
· Allen Coulter
· David Fincher
· Charles McDougall
· Joel Schumacher
1992Critics AwardDeauville Film FestivalGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1992Golden LionVenice Film FestivalGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)
1988Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorWho's That Girl (1987)
1986Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalAt Close Range (1986)


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#Quote
1[on 'At Close Range'] Sean was quite clearly the driving force in getting 'At Close Range' made. He was extremely hot, and it was going to be financed if he agreed to it. And he told the powers-that-be that I was the one he wanted to direct it. They clearly wanted Sean, didn't necessarily want me at all, and Sean said, "I'll do it if you do it with this guy". And they ultimately accepted me as director.
2[on Sean Penn in 'At Close Range'] I had this little shed out I front of my house, and Sean went to the store and bought heavy weights, brought them back and put them in the shed. And I remember he was so surprised, once he committed himself to that, how his body changed so dramatically, in a short period of time. But he had to eat an awful lot too, and that was hard for him, funnily enough.


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