Donald Petrie

Donald Mark Petrie[1] (born April 2, 1954)[1] is an American actor and film director.

Donald Petrie
Donald Petrie
Petrie in 2012
Donald Mark Petrie

April 2, 1954 (age 65)
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1976–present

Life and career

Petrie was born in New York City, New York, the son of Dorothea (née Grundy), a television producer, actor, and novelist, and Daniel Petrie, a director.[1][2] He is the brother of writer Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Petrie has acted and guest-starred on television programs since 1976. His first directorial job was on the set of The Equalizer, a private detective television series, in 1985. Since, he has directed films such as Mystic Pizza (1988), Opportunity Knocks (1990), Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Favor (1994), Richie Rich (1994), The Associate (1996), My Favorite Martian (1999), Miss Congeniality (2000), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Welcome to Mooseport (2004), Just My Luck (2006) and My Life in Ruins (2009).


  1. ^ a b c "Donald Petrie Biography (1954-)". 1954-04-02. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  2. ^ "Daniel Petrie Biography (1920-)". Retrieved 2013-06-05.

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39th Directors Guild of America Awards

The 39th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in film and television in 1986, were presented on March 7, 1987 at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Los Angeles and the nightclub 4D in New York. The feature film nominees were announced on January 28, 1987.

Donald Petrie (botanist)

Donald Petrie (7 September 1846 – 1 September 1925) was a Scottish botanist noted for his work in New Zealand.

Petrie was born in the parish of Edinkillie, Moray, on 7 September 1846 and educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and the University of Aberdeen.

He taught at the Glasgow Free Church Training College, the Glasgow Academy and Scotch College in Melbourne, Australia, before being appointed inspector of schools with the provincial government in Otago, New Zealand, in October 1873.

An active member of the Otago Institute, Petrie was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society of London (1886) and served as president of the Auckland Institute (1896). He was one of the 20 original fellows of the New Zealand Institute In 1911 and held several positions there, including council member, member of the board of governors, and president in 1915.

He died in 1925.

Grumpy Old Men (film)

Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. Directed by Donald Petrie, the screenplay was written by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995).

The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri. This was the sixth film starring both Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and their first on screen pairing since 1981's Buddy Buddy. It was released on December 25, 1993.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a short cartoon book of the same name by Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long.

Just My Luck (2006 film)

Just My Luck is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by I. Marlene King and Amy B. Harris. The film stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine as the main characters. Lohan stars as Ashley, the luckiest girl in Manhattan, New York City. She loses her luck after kissing Jake, portrayed by Pine, at a masquerade bash.The film features supporting roles by Samaire Armstrong, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle, and McFly, the English band whom Jake discovers in the film and tries to help by finding them a producer.

List of Chicago Med episodes

Chicago Med is an American medical drama that premiered on NBC on November 17, 2015. The series is focused on the emergency department of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and on its doctors and nurses as they work to save patients' lives.

As of April 3, 2019, 79 episodes of Chicago Med have aired.

Little Italy (2018 film)

Little Italy is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, based on a screenplay by Steve Galluccio and Vinay Virmani. The film stars Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Alyssa Milano, Adam Ferrara, Gary Basaraba, Linda Kash, Andrew Phung, Cristina Rosato, Danny Aiello and Andrea Martin.

Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality may refer to:

Miss Congeniality (film), 2000 film, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Sandra Bullock and Benjamin Bratt

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, a 2005 sequel

A special award, the "Miss Congeniality Award", given at beauty pageants, specifically at:

Miss Universe

Miss World

Miss USA

Miss International Queen

Miss America

Miss Teen USA

RuPaul's Drag Race

Amy Dumas, Miss Congeniality, professional wrestler

Miss Congeniality (film)

Miss Congeniality is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, and Caryn Lucas, and starring Sandra Bullock with Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, and Candice Bergen.

Miss Congeniality was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 22, 2000 and was a box office hit grossing $212 million worldwide. Bullock also garnered a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. A sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, was released in March 24, 2005.

My Favorite Martian (film)

My Favorite Martian is a 1999 American science-fiction comedy film starring Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Daryl Hannah, Elizabeth Hurley, Wallace Shawn and Ray Walston, based on the 1960s television series of the same name in which Walston starred.

My Life in Ruins

My Life in Ruins (UK title: Driving Aphrodite) is a 2009 romantic comedy film set amongst the ruins of ancient Greece, starring Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Rachel Dratch, Harland Williams and Alistair McGowan. The film is about a tour guide whose life takes a personal detour, while her group gets entangled in comic situations among the ruins, with a series of unexpected stops along the way. The film was released on June 5, 2009 in the United States, and May 7, 2009 in Greece.

Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming-of-age film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor.The film has gained a large cult following since its release and has received relatively positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances by the three lead actresses. It marked Matt Damon's film debut.

Opportunity Knocks (film)

Opportunity Knocks is a 1990 comedy film starring Dana Carvey. It was directed by Donald Petrie.

Richie Rich (film)

Richie Rich (stylized as Ri¢hie Ri¢h) is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character of the same name created by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer. The film was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures under their Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label. The film stars Macaulay Culkin, John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, Jonathan Hyde, and Christine Ebersole while Reggie Jackson, Claudia Schiffer, and Ben Stein appear in cameo roles. Culkin's younger brother, Rory Culkin, played the part of young Richie. While in theaters, the film was shown with a Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoon called Chariots of Fur.

In 1998, it was followed by a direct-to-video sequel, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish.

Richie Rich (film series)

The Richie Rich films is a series of two American family films, based on the character of the same name, who was originally featured in Harvey Comics. The first film was a theatrical release directed by Donald Petrie, that stars Macaulay Culkin. Its sequel was a direct-to-video feature directed by John Murlowski, starring David Gallagher replacing Macaulay Culkin. Both films were distributed by Warner Bros.

The Associate (1996 film)

The Associate is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by Nick Thiel, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly, and Bebe Neuwirth, alongside Austin Pendleton and Lainie Kazan.

The Favor (1994 film)

The Favor is a 1994 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon. It stars Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt and Ken Wahl. The original music score was composed by Thomas Newman.

Welcome to Mooseport

Welcome to Mooseport is a 2004 American political satire comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Ray Romano and Gene Hackman. It was filmed in Jackson's Point, Ontario and Port Perry, Ontario.

Films directed by Donald Petrie

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