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Gary Ross is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer and Thanks American born on 3 november 1956 at Los Angeles (USA)

Gary Ross

Gary Ross
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Nationality USA
Birth 3 november 1956 (62 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956) is an American film director, writer, and author. He wrote and directed the film The Hunger Games, as well as Pleasantville and the Best Picture nominated Seabiscuit, among others.

Biography

Gary Ross est le fils de Gail et Arthur A. Ross, un réalisateur-scénariste qui a notamment été nominé aux Oscars 1981 pour Brubaker. Après avoir fréquenté l'université de Pennsylvanie, il travaille un temps comme pêcheur. Il travaille ensuite sur la campagne pour l'élection présidentielle américaine de 1980 de Ted Kennedy, puis plus brièvement sur celles de Michael Dukakis (1988) et Bill Clinton (1992). Il écrit par la suite un roman avant de devenir scénariste sous contrat avec Paramount Pictures.

Il coécrit son premier scénario de film avec Anne Spielberg, la sœur de Steven Spielberg. Il s'agit de Big, avec Tom Hanks, qui sort en 1988. Gary Ross est nommé pour son travail à l'Oscar du meilleur scénario original en 1989. Il est à nouveau nommé dans cette catégorie en 1994 pour Président d'un jour d'Ivan Reitman.

Il a également écrit les scenarios de Mr. Baseball (1992) et Lassie : Des amis pour la vie (1994). En 1998, il écrit le scénario de Pleasantville et y fait ses débuts en tant que réalisateur. Il dirige ainsi Tobey Maguire et Reese Witherspoon qui voient leurs personnages parachutés dans le monde de la télévision en noir et blanc des années 1950. Le film est cependant un flop au box-office malgré des critiques plutôt positives et trois nominations aux Oscars 1999 (meilleure musique, meilleurs costumes et meilleure direction artistique).

Son second long métrage comme réalisateur, Pur Sang, la légende de Seabiscuit, sort en 2003. Il produit et écrit également ce film, adapté d'un roman de Laura Hillenbrand. Il est alors nommé à l'Oscar du meilleur scénario adapté en 2004. Il écrit le scénario de La Légende de Despereaux (2008), un film d'animation adapté du roman The Tale of Despereaux de Kate DiCamillo. Il a également écrit le scénario pour un projet de remake de L'Étrange Créature du lac noir (1954), sur lequel son père était scénariste.

Il est ensuite choisi par Lionsgate pour coécrire et réaliser l'adaptation du roman Hunger Games de Suzanne Collins. Le film sort en 2012 et connait un important succès mondial avec 694 394 724 $ de recettes mondiales. Son ami réalisateur Steven Soderbergh y officie comme réalisateur de la seconde équipe.

Il écrit et réalise ensuite Free State of Jones, qui sort en 2016. Matthew McConaughey y incarne Newton Knight, une « légende » de la guerre de Sécession. Le film n'est pas très bien accueilli par la critique et ne récolte que 25 millions de dollars de recettes mondiales, pour un budget d'environ 50 millions.

Son ami Steven Soderbergh et George Clooney font ensuite appel à lui pour mettre en scène Ocean's Eight, film spin-off de la trilogie Ocean débutée en 2001 avec Ocean's Eleven. Le film met principalement en scène un casting féminin emmené par Sandra Bullock.

Best films

The Hunger Games (2012)
(Director)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
(Thanks)
Big (1988)
(Scriptwriter)
Seabiscuit (2003)
(Director)
Dave (1993)
(Scriptwriter)
Pleasantville (1998)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gary Ross (13 films)

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Actor

Dreams on Spec, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Larry Karaszewski
Rating62% 3.143863.143863.143863.143863.14386
The film follows three aspiring screenwriters as they struggle to turn their scripts into movies. David is a hip talent agent's assistant with three scripts circulating around town. He's plugged into "young Hollywood" - and when he's not working or writing, he's usually hanging out at the beach. Joe is a middle-aged family man who has split time over the last three years between caring for his autistic daughter and writing what he believes could be the great American screenplay. And Deborah is trying to become one of the few African-American women to ever write and direct a feature film, though she's struggling just to pay her bills while she searches for money to produce her script. Between these stories, the film intercuts critical insight from such Hollywood screenwriters as James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Ed Solomon, Paul Guay, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Dave
Dave (1993)
, 1h50
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Ving Rhames, Kevin Dunn, Ben Kingsley
Roles Policeman #2
Rating67% 3.398553.398553.398553.398553.39855
Dave Kovic (Kline) runs a temporary employment agency in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and has a side job impersonating President Bill Mitchell (Kline). He is requested by Secret Service agent Duane Stevensen (Rhames) to make an appearance as the President at a hotel. Dave assumes it is a matter of security, but it is really to cover up Mitchell's extramarital affair with a White House staffer (Laura Linney).

Director

Ocean's 8
Ocean's 8 (2018)

Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson
Rating62% 3.109083.109083.109083.109083.10908
Debbie, la sœur de Danny Ocean, veut dérober un collier très convoité, lors du Met Gala au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York. Elle souhaite par la même occasion se venger de son ex-petit-ami. Pour cela, elle forme une équipe constituée de sept autres « collègues » voleuses.
The Free State of Jones
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Bridgers
Rating68% 3.447453.447453.447453.447453.44745
After surviving the 1863 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County and turns them against the Confederacy. Knight subsequently marries former slave, Rachel, effectively establishing the region's first mixed-race community, even though Native Americans and Europeans (such as the Mississippi Choctaws) have been doing it long before in their ancient homeland.
The Hunger Games, 2h22
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about television, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, La téléréalité, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz
Rating71% 3.599133.599133.599133.599133.59913
In District 12, Katniss Everdeen volunteers when her younger sister Primrose is initially chosen by lot. She and the male Tribute, Peeta Mellark, are escorted to the Capitol by chaperone Effie Trinket and their mentor Haymitch Abernathy, a past District 12 victor and alcoholic. Haymitch impresses on them the importance of gaining sponsors, as they can provide gifts of food and supplies during the Games. During part of a series of televised interviews, Peeta publicly expresses his love for Katniss, which she initially takes as an attempt to earn sponsor favor, but later learns his love is genuine. While training, Katniss observes the Career Tributes Marvel, Glimmer, Cato, and Clove, from Districts 1 and 2, who have been training for the Games since a young age.
The Tale of Despereaux, 1h23
Directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Ciarán Hinds, Dustin Hoffman
Rating60% 3.048233.048233.048233.048233.04823
Sailor Pietro and his rat companion Roscuro dock in the kingdom of Dor, famous around the world for its delicious soups, during the "Royal Soup Day." The chief cook, Andre, makes good soup due to Boldo, a magical genie that emerges from his pot and is made entirely out of food. Enchanted by the smell of the delicious soup, Roscuro slips away and ends up in the royal banquet hall, on a chandelier above the royal family's table. He slips and falls into the Queen's soup, giving her such a fright that she has a heart attack and dies.
Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit (2003)
, 2h20
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Sport hippique
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Banks, Eddie Jones
Rating72% 3.648673.648673.648673.648673.64867
Three men, Red Pollard (Tobey Maguire), Charles S. Howard (Jeff Bridges), and Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) come together as the principal jockey, owner, and trainer of the championship horse Seabiscuit, rising from troubled times to achieve fame and success through their association with the horse.
Pleasantville, 2h
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon
Rating74% 3.7488353.7488353.7488353.7488353.748835
David (Tobey Maguire) and his twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) lead different high-school social lives. Jennifer is shallow and extroverted; David is introverted and spends most of his time watching television. One evening while their mother (Jane Kaczmarek) is away, they fight over the TV. Jennifer wants to watch a concert on MTV, but David wants to watch a marathon of Pleasantville, a black and white 1950s sitcom about the idyllic Parker family. During the fight, the remote control breaks, and the TV cannot be turned on manually.

Scriptwriter

Ocean's 8
Ocean's 8 (2018)

Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson
Roles Story
Rating62% 3.109083.109083.109083.109083.10908
Debbie, la sœur de Danny Ocean, veut dérober un collier très convoité, lors du Met Gala au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York. Elle souhaite par la même occasion se venger de son ex-petit-ami. Pour cela, elle forme une équipe constituée de sept autres « collègues » voleuses.
The Free State of Jones
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Bridgers
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.447453.447453.447453.447453.44745
After surviving the 1863 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County and turns them against the Confederacy. Knight subsequently marries former slave, Rachel, effectively establishing the region's first mixed-race community, even though Native Americans and Europeans (such as the Mississippi Choctaws) have been doing it long before in their ancient homeland.
The Hunger Games, 2h22
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about television, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, La téléréalité, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz
Rating71% 3.599133.599133.599133.599133.59913
In District 12, Katniss Everdeen volunteers when her younger sister Primrose is initially chosen by lot. She and the male Tribute, Peeta Mellark, are escorted to the Capitol by chaperone Effie Trinket and their mentor Haymitch Abernathy, a past District 12 victor and alcoholic. Haymitch impresses on them the importance of gaining sponsors, as they can provide gifts of food and supplies during the Games. During part of a series of televised interviews, Peeta publicly expresses his love for Katniss, which she initially takes as an attempt to earn sponsor favor, but later learns his love is genuine. While training, Katniss observes the Career Tributes Marvel, Glimmer, Cato, and Clove, from Districts 1 and 2, who have been training for the Games since a young age.
The Tale of Despereaux, 1h23
Directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Ciarán Hinds, Dustin Hoffman
Roles Ecrivain
Rating60% 3.048233.048233.048233.048233.04823
Sailor Pietro and his rat companion Roscuro dock in the kingdom of Dor, famous around the world for its delicious soups, during the "Royal Soup Day." The chief cook, Andre, makes good soup due to Boldo, a magical genie that emerges from his pot and is made entirely out of food. Enchanted by the smell of the delicious soup, Roscuro slips away and ends up in the royal banquet hall, on a chandelier above the royal family's table. He slips and falls into the Queen's soup, giving her such a fright that she has a heart attack and dies.
Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit (2003)
, 2h20
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Sport hippique
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Banks, Eddie Jones
Rating72% 3.648673.648673.648673.648673.64867
Three men, Red Pollard (Tobey Maguire), Charles S. Howard (Jeff Bridges), and Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) come together as the principal jockey, owner, and trainer of the championship horse Seabiscuit, rising from troubled times to achieve fame and success through their association with the horse.
Pleasantville, 2h
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon
Rating74% 3.7488353.7488353.7488353.7488353.748835
David (Tobey Maguire) and his twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) lead different high-school social lives. Jennifer is shallow and extroverted; David is introverted and spends most of his time watching television. One evening while their mother (Jane Kaczmarek) is away, they fight over the TV. Jennifer wants to watch a concert on MTV, but David wants to watch a marathon of Pleasantville, a black and white 1950s sitcom about the idyllic Parker family. During the fight, the remote control breaks, and the TV cannot be turned on manually.
Lassie
Lassie (1994)
, 1h34
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Guiry, Helen Slater, Jon Tenney, Frederic Forrest, Richard Farnsworth, Michelle Williams
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.9524352.9524352.9524352.9524352.952435
The Turner family moves from the big city (Baltimore, Maryland) to the rural countryside in Tazewell County, Virginia, hoping to start a new life. The move creates problems for everyone, especially 13-year-old Matt (Tom Guiry), who feels lost and alone in his new surroundings. But with the help of a stray Collie dog named Lassie that the family takes in, Matt learns to adjust and the two form an unbreakable bond.