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Dan Mazer is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 1971 at London (United-kingdom)

Dan Mazer

Dan Mazer
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1971 (48 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Dan Mazer (born 1971) is a British screenwriter, TV/film producer, and comedian. He is best known as the long-time writing and production partner of Sacha Baron Cohen and has worked with him on such characters as Ali G and Borat. Mazer co-wrote and co-produced the films Ali G Indahouse (2002), Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) and Brüno (2009).

Mazer attended Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, where he met Baron Cohen. He went on to read Law at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, and graduated in 1994. He was an active member of Cambridge Footlights while at university and was vice president from 1993 to 1994.

His early work includes production roles on The Word, The Big Breakfast and The 11 O'Clock Show.

In 2007, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. He shared his nomination with Sacha Baron Cohen, Ant Hines, Peter Baynham, and Todd Phillips. They ended up losing to The Departed. He is currently co-writing Lost for Words with Jamie Curtis.

He is married to television personality Daisy Donovan, with whom he has two daughters, Maisy and Mini Ivy.

Best films

Borat (2006)
(Scriptwriter)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
(Writer)
The Dictator (2012)
(Executive producer)
Brüno (2009)
(Story)

Usually with

Jeff Schaffer
Jeff Schaffer
(2 films)
Larry Charles
Larry Charles
(3 films)
Jay Roach
Jay Roach
(2 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dan Mazer (10 films)

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Director

Dirty Grandpa, 2h29
Directed by Dan Mazer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney, Zoey Deutch
Rating58% 2.948812.948812.948812.948812.94881
Jason's grandfather tricks his grandson into driving him to Florida days before his wedding.
I Give It a Year, 1h37
Directed by Dan Mazer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant
Rating56% 2.848162.848162.848162.848162.84816
Ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling writer Josh (Rafe Spall) fall in love at first sight at a party. After 6 months together they decide to marry. The film highlights their struggles during their first year of marriage, switching back and forth from flashbacks of the year's action to a marriage-guidance counsellor's office. Their wedding goes as planned despite many friends' comments that the marriage will not last, an embarrassing best man's speech and a coughing priest.

Scriptwriter

Bridget Jones's Baby, 2h3
Directed by Peter Cattaneo, Sharon Maguire
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.248573.248573.248573.248573.24857
Bridget Jones a désormais la quarantaine et est redevenue célibataire. Séparée de Mark Darcy, elle se concentre sur sa carrière et sur ses amies, et délaisse sa vie amoureuse. Alors que tout va pour le mieux, Bridget rencontre Jack mais retrouve aussi Mark. Tout bascule lorsqu'elle apprend qu'elle est enceinte... mais de qui ?
I Give It a Year, 1h37
Directed by Dan Mazer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant
Rating56% 2.848162.848162.848162.848162.84816
Ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling writer Josh (Rafe Spall) fall in love at first sight at a party. After 6 months together they decide to marry. The film highlights their struggles during their first year of marriage, switching back and forth from flashbacks of the year's action to a marriage-guidance counsellor's office. Their wedding goes as planned despite many friends' comments that the marriage will not last, an embarrassing best man's speech and a coughing priest.
Brüno
Brüno (2009)
, 1h21
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes La mode, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Lainie Kazan, Alice Evans, Gustaf Hammarsten, Harrison Ford, Josh Meyers
Roles Story
Rating57% 2.899142.899142.899142.899142.89914
Gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno Gehard is fired from his own television show, Funkyzeit mit Brüno (Funkytime with Brüno) after disrupting a Milan Fashion week catwalk (whose audience included Paul McCartney), and his lover Diesel leaves him for another man. Accompanied by his assistant's assistant, Lutz, he travels to the United States to become "the biggest gay Austrian celebrity since Hitler".
Borat
Borat (2006)
, 1h20
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Road movies
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell Campbell, Pamela Anderson
Rating72% 3.6474053.6474053.6474053.6474053.647405
Kazakh television personality Borat Sagdiyev leaves Kazakhstan for the "Greatest Country in the World", the "U, S and A" to make a documentary at the behest of the Kazakh Ministry of Information. He leaves behind his wife Oxana and other inhabitants of his village – including his "43-year-old" mother, "No. 4 prostitute in all of Kazakhstan" sister, "the town rapist", and "the town mechanic and abortionist" – bringing along his producer Azamat Bagatov and a pet chicken.
Ali G Indahouse, 1h28
Directed by Mark Mylod
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Martin Freeman, Michael Gambon, Gina La Piana, Charles Dance, Rhona Mitra
Rating61% 3.09933.09933.09933.09933.0993
Ali G is the leader of Da West Staines Massiv, a fictional gang composed of a group of wannabe gangsters from Staines (a suburban town in north Surrey, to the west of London); their chief rivals are Da East Staines Massiv. Ali and Da West Staines Massiv are heartbroken to learn that their beloved local leisure centre (where they like to chill out and also where Ali teaches his "Keep it Real" classes) will be demolished by the local council. Ali and his friends decide to protest at this injustice. After he goes on a hunger strike and is spotted chained to some railings by the nefarious Chancellor of the Exchequer and Deputy Prime Minister David Carlton, he is drawn into a world of seedy political intrigue, as the Deputy Prime Minister tries to use Ali as a tool to destroy the Prime Minister's credibility. Ali is put forward as a candidate to be the next MP for Staines in a crucial by-election and manages to alienate most who cross his path, including feminists and the elderly. During a debate with his rival candidate, Ali tries to insult his rival by claiming that he "sucked off a horse". Unknown to Ali and the public, it turns out that the rival did indeed do such a thing, and trying to explain it away, he claims when he was out hunting with a friend he slipped, and his mouth landed on a horse's penis, which due to the mating season was erect. Ali then wins.

Producer

The Dictator, 1h23
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Aasif Mandvi, John C. Reilly, Chris Gethard
Roles Executive producer
Rating63% 3.1977753.1977753.1977753.1977753.197775
For years, the Republic of Wadiya (located in the Horn of Africa, supplanting the actual nation of Eritrea) has been ruled by Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), a childish, tyrannical, sexist, anti-western, and antisemitic despot who surrounds himself with female bodyguards, sponsors al-Qaeda (specially giving shelter to Osama Bin Laden after "they killed his double one year ago") and is working on developing nuclear weapons to attack Israel. He also refused to sell Wadiya's oil fields, a promise he made to his father on his deathbed. After the United Nations Security Council resolves to intervene militarily, Aladeen travels to the UN Headquarters in New York to address the council.
Brüno
Brüno (2009)
, 1h21
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes La mode, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Lainie Kazan, Alice Evans, Gustaf Hammarsten, Harrison Ford, Josh Meyers
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.899142.899142.899142.899142.89914
Gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno Gehard is fired from his own television show, Funkyzeit mit Brüno (Funkytime with Brüno) after disrupting a Milan Fashion week catwalk (whose audience included Paul McCartney), and his lover Diesel leaves him for another man. Accompanied by his assistant's assistant, Lutz, he travels to the United States to become "the biggest gay Austrian celebrity since Hitler".
Borat
Borat (2006)
, 1h20
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Road movies
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell Campbell, Pamela Anderson
Roles Executive Producer
Rating72% 3.6474053.6474053.6474053.6474053.647405
Kazakh television personality Borat Sagdiyev leaves Kazakhstan for the "Greatest Country in the World", the "U, S and A" to make a documentary at the behest of the Kazakh Ministry of Information. He leaves behind his wife Oxana and other inhabitants of his village – including his "43-year-old" mother, "No. 4 prostitute in all of Kazakhstan" sister, "the town rapist", and "the town mechanic and abortionist" – bringing along his producer Azamat Bagatov and a pet chicken.
Ali G Indahouse, 1h28
Directed by Mark Mylod
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Martin Freeman, Michael Gambon, Gina La Piana, Charles Dance, Rhona Mitra
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.09933.09933.09933.09933.0993
Ali G is the leader of Da West Staines Massiv, a fictional gang composed of a group of wannabe gangsters from Staines (a suburban town in north Surrey, to the west of London); their chief rivals are Da East Staines Massiv. Ali and Da West Staines Massiv are heartbroken to learn that their beloved local leisure centre (where they like to chill out and also where Ali teaches his "Keep it Real" classes) will be demolished by the local council. Ali and his friends decide to protest at this injustice. After he goes on a hunger strike and is spotted chained to some railings by the nefarious Chancellor of the Exchequer and Deputy Prime Minister David Carlton, he is drawn into a world of seedy political intrigue, as the Deputy Prime Minister tries to use Ali as a tool to destroy the Prime Minister's credibility. Ali is put forward as a candidate to be the next MP for Staines in a crucial by-election and manages to alienate most who cross his path, including feminists and the elderly. During a debate with his rival candidate, Ali tries to insult his rival by claiming that he "sucked off a horse". Unknown to Ali and the public, it turns out that the rival did indeed do such a thing, and trying to explain it away, he claims when he was out hunting with a friend he slipped, and his mouth landed on a horse's penis, which due to the mating season was erect. Ali then wins.
Bling Bling (video), 2h22
Directed by James Bobin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.6405253.6405253.6405253.6405253.640525
Ali G, Aiii, 1h43
Directed by James Bobin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.784543.784543.784543.784543.78454
Ali G, Innit, 1h29
Directed by James Bobin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.791223.791223.791223.791223.79122