Jeremiah Chechik

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Birth Name: Jeremiah Chechik
Born: 1955
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA

By 1989, Chechik was ready to direct his first feature film, the frenetic Chevy Chase comedy "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." After one TV premiere ("The Big Room," 1990) and a handful of fizzled film projects, Chechik directed the quirky "Benny & Joon" (1993), a quiet, off-kilter romance starring a fey Johnny Depp, Aidan Quinn and Mary Stuart Masterston. The film did average business but received largely glowing reviews. Another quirky film followed. "Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill" (1995) was a 1905-era fantasy about a young boy (Nick Stahl) and his encounters with the legendary Pecos Bill (Patrick Swayze), Paul Bunyon (Oliver Platt), John Henry (Roger Aaron B... Continue Bio >>

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