John Moore

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John Moore (born 1970) is an Irish director, producer, and writer. Moore was born in Dundalk, Ireland and attended Dublin Institute of Technology, where he attained a degree in Media Arts. Upon completing his course, Moore genuinely believed that he wouldn't go on to work within the medium of film, but after a few years, that promptly changed. After graduating, he wrote and directed a series of short films in Ireland. Several of these shorts have featured on Irish TV networks over the years, and along the way Moore founded an Irish-based production company called Clingfilms. He then went on to direct several commercials, including the launch advertisement for Dreamcast, which 20th Century Fox found so impressive they gave him the $17 million (BTL) budget for Behind Enemy Lines (2001). To date, Moore has made four films for 20th Century Fox: Behind Enemy Lines, Flight of the Phoenix (2004), The Omen (2006), and Max Payne (2008). Despite receiving mixed reviews, both Behind Enemy Lines, and The Omen did well at the box office. Flight Of The Phoenix, however, received mainly negative reviews and grossed barely $35 million worldwide, much less than the film's budget.
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