John Irvin

1940

John Irvin is a British director who has made more than thirty motion pictures in his career so far, and has received mixed success over the years.Born in England, Irvin began his career in television before he filmed the gritty and violent theatrical motion picture, The Dogs of War (1980). The film, starring Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger, concerns a military coup in an African country. Irvin followed this up with the successful horror film Ghost Story (1981) which is about four old men revealing a long held secret with devastating results. The film was the third highest grossing horror film of its year, hailed by critics including Roger Ebert for its acting and improvement to the novel it was originally based on.After this, Irvin made the biographical film Champions (1984), the warm-hearted but unsuccessful novel adaptation of Turtle Diary (1985) starring Ben Kingsley, and the violent action film Raw Deal (1986), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Raw Deal (1986) was a success at t

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