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Name: Rod Lurie  
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Date of Birth: 15th May 1962
Place of Birth: Israel
Profession: Director
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Rod Lurie (born 1962) is an American director, screenwriter and former film critic. The son of internationally syndicated cartoonist Ranan Lurie, he was born in Israel but moved to America at a young age. Graduating from West Point military academy in 1984, he became an entertainment reporter and film critic. His irreverent style (he once described Danny DeVito as a "testicle with arms") often raised controversy and got him banned from screenings.

Lurie's first foray into filmmaking, as writer and director, was the low-budget political thriller Deterrence (1999). His second was the critically acclaimed The Contender (2000), written for Joan Allen and co-starring Gary Oldman and Jeff Bridges. His next effort, The Last Castle (2001), was a commercial failure. He is currently working on Resurrecting the Champ, a boxing drama, as well serving as executive producer on Commander in Chief, a TV show starring Geena Davis as America's first female President, which he created.

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