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Fred Schepisi

Director, Actor

LibidoLibido (1973)
Dir. Tim Burstall, Fred Schepisi, David Baker
Feat. Jack Thompson, Robyn Nevin, Judy Morris
A straight–faced portmanteau film, with each of four tales centring around themes of eroticism and emotional betrayal. Scripted by four…
Devil's Playground, The Devil's Playground, The (1976)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Simon Burke, Nick Tate, Arthur Dignam
The film that put Australian director Fred Schepisi on the silver screen radar, tells the semi–autobiographical story of a young teenager…
Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, TheChant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (1978) Recommended
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Jack Charles
Powerful adaptation of Thomas Keneally's fact–based novel about an exploited half–caste Aborigine who eventually erupts in tragic…
BarbarosaBarbarosa (1982) Recommended
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Willie Nelson, Gary Busey
A dignified, under–rated Western from Australian director Fred Schepisi that pairs Gary Busey with Willie Nelson in a tale of a young cowboy…
IcemanIceman (1984)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, Josef Sommer
Arctic explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who is still alive in this enjoyable piece of sci–fi hokum, with John Lone giving a…
PlentyPlenty (1985)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Meryl Streep, John Gielgud, Sam Neill
Meryl Streep plays a hero of WWII, who finds the rest of her life an anticlimax.
RoxanneRoxanne (1987)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah
Steve Martin's splendid update of Cyrano de Bergerac casts him as a fire chief burdened with an enormous nose. Daryl Hannah is the object of his…
Evil AngelsEvil Angels (A Cry in the Dark) (1988)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Meryl Streep, Sam Neill
Jack–of–all–accents, Meryl Streep, does wonders as Lindy Chamberlain, the woman accused of murdering her child in the Australian…
Russia House, TheRussia House, The (1990)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer
Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this cat–and–mouse drama involving Western intelligence's use of a publisher to liaise with an…
Six Degrees of SeparationSix Degrees of Separation (1993) Recommended
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Will Smith
An invigorating adaptation of John Guare's acclaimed play about an art–dealing couple whose discreet deceptions are ironically rebounded when a…

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