Philip Kaufman is an American director, producer and screenwriter. In a career spanning over six decades, he has directed 15 movies. Some of his notable movie credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Right Stuff
(1984), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and Rising Sun (1993), starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes in pivotal roles. He won Prix de la Nouvelle Critique (New Critics Prize) in 1964 for his first feature film Goldstein (1964), at Cannes Film Festival.