Jonathan Kaplan (born November 25, 1947) is an American film producer and director. His film The Accused (1988), earned actress Jodie Foster her first Oscar for Best Actress and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.Kaplan received 5 Emmy nominations for his roles directing and producing ER.
Kaplan was born in Paris, France. He is the son of film composer Sol Kaplan and actress Frances Heflin; the nephew of actor Van Heflin. He is the brother of actresses Nora Heflin and Mady Kaplan.
Kaplan started his career as a child actor in the Broadway production of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs directed by Elia Kazan. He earned a BA at the University of Chicago before studying film at New York University, where he made an award-winning short film, Stanley (1965)
Kaplan was working at the Filmore East in New York, doing some editing on the side, when he received an offer from Roger Corman to direct Night Call Nurses (1972). Corman… read more
I love to see Jodie Foster playing less than sophisticated. This reminded me of a really well-done Lifetime movie, and I'm all about the sexy female lawyer with a killer work ethic & kind eyes (Hilary Swank would've played this role today & made it too butch), but ultimately I'm way too vulnerable to watch this movie.
One of the more moving movies I've seen recently (less the terrible 80s-centric score, but they can't all be perfect), The Accused is a poignant and well-acted legal revenge drama. Jodie Foster won her first Oscar for it, and it's easy to see why.