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Catherine Hardwicke is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer and Production Design American born on 21 october 1955 at Cameron (USA)

Catherine Hardwicke

Catherine Hardwicke
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Birth name Helen Catherine Hardwicke
Nationality USA
Birth 21 october 1955 (63 years) at Cameron (USA)

Catherine Hardwicke (born Helen Catherine Hardwicke; (1955-10-21)October 21, 1955) is an American film director, production designer and screenwriter. Her works include the independent film Academy Award nominated Thirteen, which she co-wrote with Nikki Reed, the film's co-star, the Biblically-themed The Nativity Story, the vampire film Twilight, and the werewolf film Red Riding Hood. The opening weekend of Twilight was the biggest opening ever for a female director.

Biography

Diplômée en architecture de l'Université du Texas d'Austin, elle a étudié le cinéma et la télévision à l'UCLA et fait ses premiers pas à Hollywood en tant que chef décoratrice. On lui doit les décors d'une vingtaine de films, dont Vanilla Sky, La Revanche de Jesse Lee, The Newton Boys, Mad City, Antitrust, Tank Girl, Suburbia, Deux jours à Los Angeles, Laurel Canyon, Tombstone et Les Rois du désert.

En 2003, elle se lance dans la réalisation et l'écriture avec son film Thirteen qu'elle a coécrit avec sa belle-fille Nikki Reed et pour lequel elle reçoit la même année le prestigieux Director's Award du Festival de Sundance. Les Seigneurs de Dogtown (Lords of Dogtown), son second film, est sorti en 2005.

En 2006, elle réalise La Nativité.

Elle réalise en 2008 Twilight, chapitre I : Fascination, l'adaptation filmographique du best-seller Twilight, écrit par Stephenie Meyer.

En 2011, elle adapte le conte du Petit Chaperon rouge au cinéma. Le film s'intitule Le Chaperon Rouge (The Red Riding Hood en anglais).

En 2014 elle est la Réalisatrice du pilote de la série Reckless : La Loi de Charleston.

Best films

Twilight (2008)
(Director)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
(Production Design)
Thirteen (2003)
(Director)

Usually with

Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed
(3 films)
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1 films)
Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet
(3 films)
Mike Rich
Mike Rich
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Catherine Hardwicke (19 films)

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Actress

The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about architecture
Actors Jean-Michel Cousteau, Catherine Hardwicke
Rating74% 3.7263153.7263153.7263153.7263153.726315
The documentary focuses on the life of influential architect, environmentalist and philosopher Paolo Soleri. An Italian native, Soleri was born in 1919 and traveled to the United States in the 40s to meet and mentor with Frank Lloyd Wright. During the source of the film Scafuro features several interviews and ponders what might come of mankind and architecture in a world dealing with so many crises.
Miss Representation, 1h25
Directed by Jennifer Siebel (Newson)
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Feminist films, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Margaret Cho, Geena Davis, Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Paul Haggis, Catherine Hardwicke
Roles Herself
Rating76% 3.8453153.8453153.8453153.8453153.845315
The film interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews, to give an inside look at the media and its message. The film’s motto, “You can't be what you can't see,” underscores an implicit message that young women need and want positive role models, and that the media has thus far neglected its unique opportunity to provide them. The film includes a social action campaign to address change in policy, education and call for socially responsible business.

Director

Miss You Already, 1h52
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Tyson Ritter
Rating68% 3.407023.407023.407023.407023.40702
Miss You Already follows two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything — secrets, clothes, even boyfriends — but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news.
Plush
Plush (2013)
, 1h39
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, Xavier Samuel, Frances Fisher, Dawn Olivieri, Thomas Dekker
Rating54% 2.7037152.7037152.7037152.7037152.703715
After losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, rising rock star Hayley finds herself in a downward spiral. The second album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster. She finds new hope and friendship in Enzo, the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. But soon their collaboration crosses the line sexually and Hayley, who is married with two children, retreats from Enzo’s advances. As Hayley slowly discovers Enzo’s dark and troubled history, she realizes she may have let a madman into her home and that her mistake may cost the lives of people closest to her.
Red Riding Hood, 1h40
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen
Rating55% 2.753412.753412.753412.753412.75341
Valerie is a young woman who lives in the village of Daggerhorn, on the edge of a forest plagued by a werewolf, with her parents, Cesaire and Suzette, and older sister Lucie. She is in love with the town woodcutter Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry Henry Lazar, son of the wealthy blacksmith Adrien Lazar. Valerie and Peter plan to run away together, only to learn that the Wolf has broken its truce not to prey on the townspeople in exchange for cattle stock sacrifices and has murdered Lucie, who is revealed to have had a crush on Henry Lazar.
Twilight
Twilight (2008)
, 2h10
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke
Rating52% 2.606892.606892.606892.606892.60689
Seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan moves to Forks, a small town on the Washington coast, to live with her father, Charlie. Her mother, Renée, is remarried to a minor league baseball player, and they are often traveling. Bella makes many friends at her new high school, but she is intrigued by the mysterious and aloof Cullen siblings. Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school, but he seems to be repulsed by her. A few days later, Bella is nearly struck by a van in the school parking lot. Edward saves her by instantaneously covering a distance of some 30 feet and putting himself between Bella and the van, stopping it without injury with only his hand. He subsequently refuses to explain his actions to Bella and warns her against befriending him.
The Nativity Story, 1h41
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Pregnancy films, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Stanley Townsend, Ciarán Hinds
Rating67% 3.3974653.3974653.3974653.3974653.397465
The plot begins with the portrayal of the Massacre of the Innocents in the Nativity. The remainder of the movie portrays the annunciation (conception) and birth of Jesus Christ to explain why King Herod the Great (Ciarán Hinds) ordered the murder.
Lords of Dogtown, 1h47
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Surfing films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Skateboard
Actors Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson, Victor Rasuk, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed
Rating70% 3.5498253.5498253.5498253.5498253.549825
Set in the Dogtown area of Venice Beach in the early 1970s, surfers Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, and Jay Adams enjoy the life of skating and surfing the pier with board designer Skip Engblom and the other locals. One day, Skip is given polyurethane wheels for the skateboards in his shop, Zephyr Surf Shop. Teenager Sid, a friend of the boys who works in the same shop, invites Tony, Jay, Stacy and the other locals to test the new wheels. They are all amazed as the polyurethane wheels allow the skateboards to make the same carves on flat ground as surf boards on the waves. After witnessing what Todd Levy from the Eastern Shore of Maryland could now do with the wheels, Skip decides to add to his already famous surf team, a skate team, the Z-Boys. The team proves to be a success; winning many contests, Stacy, Jay, and Tony gain popularity from locals across Venice.
Thirteen
Thirteen (2003)
, 1h40
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto, Brady Corbet, D. W. Moffett
Rating67% 3.3981353.3981353.3981353.3981353.398135
Thirteen-year-old Tracy Freeland begins her school year as a smart and sweet honor student middle school student in Los Angeles. Her divorced mother Melanie is a recovering alcoholic, who struggles to support Tracy and her older brother Mason as a hairdresser. Tracy feels ignored by her mother, who is busy with her fellow ex-addict boyfriend Brady to address Tracy's increasing depression. After being teased for her "Cabbage Patch" clothes, Tracy decides to shed her 'little girl' image and pleads with her mother to purchase trendier clothes. When Tracy wears one of her new outfits to school, she is complimented by Evie Zamora, one of the most popular girls at school. Evie invites Tracy to go shopping on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood but gives her a fake phone number as a prank. Nevertheless, Tracy determinedly shows up on Melrose Avenue and meets up with Evie and her friend Astrid. Tracy is uncomfortable with the two shoplifting and excuses herself to sit outside the store on a bench.

Scriptwriter

Plush
Plush (2013)
, 1h39
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, Xavier Samuel, Frances Fisher, Dawn Olivieri, Thomas Dekker
Roles Writer
Rating54% 2.7037152.7037152.7037152.7037152.703715
After losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, rising rock star Hayley finds herself in a downward spiral. The second album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster. She finds new hope and friendship in Enzo, the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. But soon their collaboration crosses the line sexually and Hayley, who is married with two children, retreats from Enzo’s advances. As Hayley slowly discovers Enzo’s dark and troubled history, she realizes she may have let a madman into her home and that her mistake may cost the lives of people closest to her.
Thirteen
Thirteen (2003)
, 1h40
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto, Brady Corbet, D. W. Moffett
Rating67% 3.3981353.3981353.3981353.3981353.398135
Thirteen-year-old Tracy Freeland begins her school year as a smart and sweet honor student middle school student in Los Angeles. Her divorced mother Melanie is a recovering alcoholic, who struggles to support Tracy and her older brother Mason as a hairdresser. Tracy feels ignored by her mother, who is busy with her fellow ex-addict boyfriend Brady to address Tracy's increasing depression. After being teased for her "Cabbage Patch" clothes, Tracy decides to shed her 'little girl' image and pleads with her mother to purchase trendier clothes. When Tracy wears one of her new outfits to school, she is complimented by Evie Zamora, one of the most popular girls at school. Evie invites Tracy to go shopping on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood but gives her a fake phone number as a prank. Nevertheless, Tracy determinedly shows up on Melrose Avenue and meets up with Evie and her friend Astrid. Tracy is uncomfortable with the two shoplifting and excuses herself to sit outside the store on a bench.

Production

Fly Away
Fly Away (2011)
, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, Greg Germann, J.R. Bourne
Roles Executive producer
Rating61% 3.099343.099343.099343.099343.09934
Jeanne (Beth Broderick) is awakened by crying from her autistic teenage daughter Mandy (Ashley Rickards).
Red Riding Hood, 1h40
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen
Roles Executive Producer
Rating55% 2.753412.753412.753412.753412.75341
Valerie is a young woman who lives in the village of Daggerhorn, on the edge of a forest plagued by a werewolf, with her parents, Cesaire and Suzette, and older sister Lucie. She is in love with the town woodcutter Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry Henry Lazar, son of the wealthy blacksmith Adrien Lazar. Valerie and Peter plan to run away together, only to learn that the Wolf has broken its truce not to prey on the townspeople in exchange for cattle stock sacrifices and has murdered Lucie, who is revealed to have had a crush on Henry Lazar.
The Nativity Story, 1h41
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Pregnancy films, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Stanley Townsend, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Executive Producer
Rating67% 3.3974653.3974653.3974653.3974653.397465
The plot begins with the portrayal of the Massacre of the Innocents in the Nativity. The remainder of the movie portrays the annunciation (conception) and birth of Jesus Christ to explain why King Herod the Great (Ciarán Hinds) ordered the murder.