Russell Mulcahy  

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Russell Mulcahy (born June 23, 1953 born in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian film director.

Music videos

Russell Mulcahy's career began with making music videos. The videos he directed include:

He has also directed videos for Taylor Dayne, Rod Stewart, Def Leppard, Boy George, Kenny Loggins, Arcadia, Falco, Go West, Cliff Richard, Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, The Motels, Talk Talk, The Stranglers, 10cc, The Human League, XTC, and AC/DC.

Filmography as director

Highlander series

In 1986, Mulcahy directed the cult classic film Highlander, starring Christopher Lambert and featuring music from Queen. He later directed the sequel, Highlander II: The Quickening, but disowned it after the producers interfered with production. Reportedly he wanted to have his credit changed to Alan Smithee, but as he wasn't a member of the Directors Guild of America, he had no way of forcing the producers to change the credit. He eventually took the opportunity to restore his vision for the film — to a large extent — with the DVD release of Highlander II: The Renegade Version.




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