Fred Schepisi is an Australian director known for his work on the film Roxanne and the Emmy-nominated HBO series Empire Falls. He was born on December 26, 1939, in Australia, making him a Capricorn. Schepisi has been praised for his ability to bring complex stories to life on the big and small screens. He is a master of character development, and his films often explore the nuances of human relationships. For his work on Roxanne, Schepisi received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He has also been nominated for two Golden Globes and three Emmys.