Jan De Bont

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Birth Name: Jan De Bont
Born: 10/22/1943
Birth Place: Netherlands

Born Oct. 22, 1943 in Eindhoven, Netherlands, de Bont fell in love with filmmaking as a preteen, and directed his first films in 8mm and 16mm by the time he was in high school. His film career began while still a student at the Amsterdam Film Academy. There, he not only learned every aspect of the filmmaking process, from directing and photography to sound and editing, but he also shot several documentaries. His first significant collaborator was the Dutch avant-garde director Adriaan Ditvoost, with whom he made his cinematography debut on the 1965 short, "Ik kom wat later naar Madra" ("I'll Be In Madra Somewhat Later"). More shorts and features with Ditvoost and fellow Dutch arthouse filmma... Continue Bio >>

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