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Name: Russell Mulcahy  
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Date of Birth: 23rd June 1953
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Russell Mulcahy (born January 1, 1953) is a film director, born in Melbourne, Australia. His career began with making music videos.

The videos he directed include:

  • "Video Killed the Radio Star" for The Buggles, which was the first music video MTV ever aired
  • "Hungry Like The Wolf", "Rio", "Save A Prayer", "The Wild Boys" and at least half a dozen other videos from Duran Duran's first four albums
  • "I'm Still Standing" and a dozen more for Elton John
  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for Bonnie Tyler.
  • "Vienna", "The Thin Wall" and "The Voice" for Ultravox.

In 1986, he directed the classic cult movie Highlander, starring Christophe Lambert and featuring music from Queen. He later directed the sequel, Highlander II: The Quickening, but disowned it after the producers interefered with production. Reportedly he wanted to have his credit changed to Alan Smithee, but it was in his contract that he could not publicly attack the film (which he would be effectively doing by having himself credited as Alan Smithee), and the producers told him that they would take legal action against him if he had his credit changed. Instead, he left the premiere after the film started.


  • On the Beach (2000) (television movie)
  • Resurrection (1999)
  • Tale of the Mummy (1998)
  • Silent Trigger (1996)
  • The Shadow (1994)
  • The Real McCoy (1993)
  • Blue Ice (1992)
  • Ricochet (1991)
  • Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Arena (1985)
  • Razorback (1984)
  • Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)

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