Home   >   Movie Stars   >   P   >   Donald Petrie

Donald Petrie

Donald Petrie, a graduate of the American Film Institute, landed his first career break when Steven Spielberg viewed his film THE EXPERT and hired him to direct an episode of Amazing Stories.

Petrie made his feature film directorial debut with the critically acclaimed MYSTIC PIZZA, a drama best known today for launching Julia Roberts' career. His other feature film credits include WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT, starring Ray Romano and Gene Hackman; GRUMPY OLD MEN, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau; THE FAVOR, starring Elizabeth McGovern and Brad Pitt; MISS CONGENIALITY, starring Sandra Bullock; and HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

Donald Petrie Facts

BirthdayApril 2, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Donald Petrie compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Grumpy Old Men
The Golden Triangle
Miss Congeniality
Lily's Law
Mystic Pizza
Richie Rich
How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days
My Life in Ruins
Continue » Find more details on the Donald Petrie Movies page