After studying in Toronto, Jewison first moved to London, where he began writing screenplays. From 1952 to 1958 he produced television shows for Canadian television. As a specialist in entertainment shows, he moved to Broadway in New York . In the early 1960s, Jewison directed popular shows such as the Judy Garland Show for American television .
In 1962 he made his cinema debut as a director with the film A Backpack Full of Trouble with Tony Curtis , which was followed by two comedies with Doris Day with What this woman drives (1963) and Schick mir keine Blumen (1964) . For his films, Norman Jewison has been nominated five times for an Oscar , but without winning it. For his life's work, however, he was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1998. In 2009 he was awarded the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award .
In 1986 he founded a film school in Toronto, where he also works as a professor. He is the father of three children.
- 1962: A Backpack Full of Trouble (40 Pounds of Trouble)
- 1963: The Thrill of It All (The Thrill of It All)
- 1964: Send Me No Flowers (Send Me No Flowers)
- 1965: With Madame Coco (The Art of Love)
- 1965: Cincinnati Kid (The Cincinnati Kid)
- 1966: The Russians are coming! The Russians are Coming! (The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming)
- 1967: In the Heat of the Night
- 1968: Thomas Crown is unbelievable (The Thomas Crown Affair)
- 1969: Gaily, Gaily
- 1970: The homeowner (The Landlord)
- 1971: Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)
- 1973: Jesus Christ Superstar
- 1975: Rollerball
- 1978: FIST - A man goes his way (FIST)
- 1979: ... and Justice for All (... And Justice for All)
- 1982: Two Big Friends (Best Friends)
- 1984: Return from Another World (Iceman)
- 1984: Sergeant Waters - A Soldier's Story
- 1985: Agnes - Angel in Fire (Agnes of God)
- 1987 Mondsüchtig (Moonstruck)
- 1989: Back from Hell (In Country)
- 1989: The January Man (January Man)
- 1991: Other People's Money (Other Peoples Money)
- 1994: Just for you (Only You)
- 1996: Bogus
- 1999: Hurricane (The Hurricane)
- 2003: The Statement (The Statement)
Jewison is often mistaken for a Jew because of his surname; in fact, he and his family are Protestants.
- cf. Director Norman Jewison to Receive Guild's Highest Tribute at 62nd Annual DGA Awards at dga.org, December 1, 2009, accessed December 3, 2009.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian film director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 21, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Toronto , Canada|