Neil Jordan Overview

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Born: February 25, 1950

"I'm fascinated by monsters [and] monstrous people and fascinated with illogic and irrationality." Born in Sligo County, Ireland, Neil Jordan began his career as an acclaimed fiction writer. He entered the film industry in 1981 as a creative consultant on John Boorman's Excalibur, and subsequently made a documentary about the making of the film. Until his Oscar-winning screenplay for The Crying Game, his most successful films had been relatively small scale. After scripting Traveller (1981),... See All

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