Alan Parker is celebrating his 76th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director-screenwriter-composer Alan Parker (The Commitments, Mississippi Burning, Midnight Express, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 76th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Parker, a cultural icon
Born Alan William Parker in London on February 14, 1944, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in British history. Parker's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Alan hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Alan Parker as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 76.
Happy Birthday, Alan, you're the best!
Alan Parker career in pictures
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