George Sluizer began his career as an assistant to Michael Anderson, Sacha Guitry and Bert Haanstra and started producing and directing award-winning short films and documentaries, primarily for TV, in the early 1960s. A number of Sluizer's films document travels in Europe or Brazil; some were produced for the National Geographic Society and saw widespread international distribution. Continuing this work into the 70s, he also expanded into feature films, producing, among others, Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" (1982).
Sluizer received considerable international acclaim for adapting, producing and directing "The Vanishing" (1988), a haunting psychological thriller in the tradition of Hitchcock and Chabrol. After the film's success on the art-house circuit in the USA, he was hired to direct the wanting Hollywood remake (1993) starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Nancy Travis.
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Worked as an assistant director to Michael Anderson on Mike Todd's production of "Around the World in Eighty Days"
Directed first documentary, "Hold Back the Sea"
Produced and directed first experimental feature, "Clair-Obscur"
Wrote first screenplay, "My Friend the Murderer"
Directed first feature film, "Stamping Ground", a record of a rock music festival featuring performances by Pink Floyd, Santana and The Byrds
First feature film as writer-producer-director, "Joao and the Knife"
Produced, wrote, and directed "The Vanishing," a successful and highly regarded thriller in the Hitchcock/Chabrol tradition
Directed the American remake of "The Vanishing"