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Ivan Reitman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor Canadien born on 27 october 1946 at Komárno

Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman
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Birth name Ivanco Reitman
Nationality Canada
Birth 27 october 1946 (72 years) at Komárno
Awards Officer of the Order of Canada

Ivan Reitman, OC (born October 27, 1946) is a Czechoslovakian-born Canadian film producer and director, best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the owner of The Montecito Picture Company, founded in 2000.

Biography

Vie privée
Né à Komárno en Tchécoslovaquie, il émigre à 4 ans avec sa famille au Canada.

Il est le père du réalisateur Jason Reitman, connu pour avoir réalisé les films Thank You for Smoking, Juno et In the Air, qu'Ivan produit.


Premiers pas artistiques
Après avoir remporté un prix de musique dans un concours inter-facultés, il produit et réalise pendant ses études plusieurs courts métrages comme The Guitar Thing (1967), Orientation (1968) et Freak Film (1968) seront ainsi diffusés par la télévision locale.

Après ses études, il fonde une société de distribution spécialisée dans le cinéma non commercial.

Peu après, il entre à la télévision en tant que producteur, où il fait la connaissance de Dan Aykroyd, auquel il confie la présentation d'une émission intitulée Greed.


Le succès
Alors qu'il se lance dans la réalisation de son premier film, Foxy Lady, il produit plusieurs spectacles à Toronto, dont Spellbound, qui triomphera quelques années plus tard à Broadway sous le titre The Magic Show.

Il travaille ensuite pour le célèbre magazine satirique National Lampoon.

Puis, il produit le film American College (National Lampoon's animal House), réalisé par John Landis, avec John Belushi. Le succès est fulgurant.


Production et Réalisation
Alors qu'il produit et met en scène à Broadway, la comédie musicale Merlin, Dan Aykroyd lui fait parvenir un scénario dans lequel il est question de chasseurs de fantômes. Ivan Reitman réalise SOS Fantômes avec ses compères Bill Murray, Harold Ramis et Rick Moranis dans les rôles principaux. Sorti en 1984, le film fait un tabac et vaut à Reitman son premier grand succès de réalisateur.

Il réalise par la suite les films Jumeaux, Un flic à la maternelle, Junior, SOS Fantômes 2, Président d'un jour, Six jours et sept nuits.

Spécialisé dans le comédies, il produit L'Affaire Chelsea Deardon, Arrête ou ma mère va tirer !, la saga Beethoven et Space Jam avec Michael Jordan et Bugs Bunny.

En 2006, il devient le producteur des remakes de la saga La Panthère rose.

En 2015, il produit le remake de SOS Fantômes (Ghostbusters).

Best films

Ghostbusters (1984)
(Director)
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
(Producer)
Space Jam (1996)
(Producer)
Ghostbusters (2016)
(Producer)
Twins (1988)
(Director)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
(Director)

Usually with

Joe Medjuck
Joe Medjuck
(29 films)
Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
(9 films)
Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
(11 films)
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ivan Reitman (58 films)

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Actor

No Strings Attached, 1h55
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1
After first meeting at a summer camp as teenagers, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) run into each other a few times as young adults but never keep in touch. Emma becomes a doctor in Los Angeles, Adam a production assistant for a musical television show. Adam's father Alvin (Kevin Kline), the well-known star of a former hit television comedy series, has begun a romance with Adam's ex-girlfriend, Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond). Adam finds out, gets drunk and calls the women in his phone seeking a hookup. The next morning, he wakes on a sofa wearing nothing but a small towel. It turns out that he texted Emma and then came to the apartment she shares with some other residents—Patrice (Greta Gerwig), Shira (Mindy Kaling), and Guy (Guy Branum). Once there, he took off all his clothes and then passed out. Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his missing pants and they end up having sex.
Ghostbusters II, 1h44
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Ghost films, Political films, Comedy horror films, Dystopian films
Actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson
Roles the voice of Slimer
Rating64% 3.2494153.2494153.2494153.2494153.249415
Five years after saving New York City from the demi-god Gozer, the Ghostbusters—Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore—have gone their separate ways after having been sued by the city for property damage and barred from investigating the supernatural, forcing them out of business. Ray owns an occult bookstore and works as an unpopular children's entertainer with Winston, Egon works in a laboratory on the Columbia University campus, conducting experiments into human emotion, and Peter hosts a pseudo-psychic television show. Peter's former girlfriend Dana Barrett has had a son, Oscar, with a violinist that she married then divorced when he received an offer to join the London Symphony Orchestra. In order to take care of her baby, Dana quit her former cellist profession and now works as a restorer at the fictional Manhattan Museum of Art, working to prepare a malevolent-looking portrait of a legendary sixteenth-century tyrant named Vigo the Carpathian of Moldavia for an upcoming exhibition.
Ghostbusters, 1h45
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson
Rating77% 3.8974653.8974653.8974653.8974653.897465
Misfit parapsychologists Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Egon Spengler are called to the New York Public Library after a series of apparent paranormal activities, where they encounter the ghost of a dead librarian but are frightened away when she transforms into a horrifying monster.

Director

Draft Day
Draft Day (2014)
, 1h49
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Kevin Costner, Frank Langella, Jennifer Garner, Tom Welling, Joe Manganiello, Chadwick Boseman
Rating67% 3.3990053.3990053.3990053.3990053.399005
On the morning of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City, Chris Berman, Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr., and other analysts discuss the consensus first overall pick: Wisconsin quarterback Bo Callahan, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver Jr., must decide how to use the seventh overall pick to improve his consistently losing team, but has other issues. He recently learned that his secret girlfriend Ali Parker, the team's salary cap analyst, is pregnant with his child. His father, Sonny Weaver Sr., coached the Browns before Weaver Jr. fired him, and died a week before the draft. His mother is upset at him for missing the reading of Weaver Sr.
No Strings Attached, 1h55
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1
After first meeting at a summer camp as teenagers, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) run into each other a few times as young adults but never keep in touch. Emma becomes a doctor in Los Angeles, Adam a production assistant for a musical television show. Adam's father Alvin (Kevin Kline), the well-known star of a former hit television comedy series, has begun a romance with Adam's ex-girlfriend, Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond). Adam finds out, gets drunk and calls the women in his phone seeking a hookup. The next morning, he wakes on a sofa wearing nothing but a small towel. It turns out that he texted Emma and then came to the apartment she shares with some other residents—Patrice (Greta Gerwig), Shira (Mindy Kaling), and Guy (Guy Branum). Once there, he took off all his clothes and then passed out. Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his missing pants and they end up having sex.
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas, 45minutes
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Time travel films, Films about birds, Ghost films, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films
Actors Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Jim Cummings, Gérard Surugue, Patrick Guillemin, June Foray
Rating65% 3.2517253.2517253.2517253.2517253.251725
As the movie's title implies, Daffy Duck stars in an Ebenezer Scrooge-like role in the Looney Tunes retelling of this classic tale.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 1h37
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Superhero films
Actors Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Wanda Sykes
Rating50% 2.5490052.5490052.5490052.5490052.549005
After foiling a purse snatcher who tries to steal Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman)'s purse on the subway, Matt (Luke Wilson) becomes Jenny's "hero" and starts dating this shy stranger. After several dates, Jenny displays increasingly neurotic and aggressive behavior, becoming more demanding and ultimately injuring Matt and destroying his bed the first time they have sex. Soon after, Jenny reveals to him that she is in fact the voluptuous blonde superheroine, G-Girl, who accidentally received powers such as flight, superhuman strength, speed, and senses, invulnerability, super breath, and heat vision after she was exposed to radiation from a crashed meteorite as a teenager. Jenny starts to become more controlling after she reveals her powers and Matt starts to lose his mind.
Evolution
Evolution (2001)
, 1h41
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore, Ted Levine, Ethan Suplee
Rating60% 3.0486853.0486853.0486853.0486853.048685
Wayne Grey (Seann William Scott), a fireman trainee practicing in a shack in the desert near Glen Canyon, Arizona, sees a meteor strike his car and land in an underground cavern. College professor Ira Kane (David Duchovny) and his colleague, geology professor Harry Block (Orlando Jones), investigate, taking a sample of strange blue liquid that oozes from it. Ira discovers that it harbors extraterrestrial single-celled nitrogen-based organisms multiplying exponentially, condensing millions of years of evolution within a matter of hours. The next day, they take the science class to survey the meteor site and find it already surrounded by evolved oxygen-converting fungi and alien flatworms. Ira and Harry discover that the cells and organisms reproduce rapidly through mitosis after seeing one of the flatworms they collected in a jar split into another.
Six Days Seven Nights, 1h38
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films based on Robinson Crusoe
Actors Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors, Danny Trejo, Temuera Morrison
Rating57% 2.8996552.8996552.8996552.8996552.899655
Robin Monroe, a New York journalist working for Dazzle, a fashion magazine, is invited by her boyfriend Frank to spend a week holidaying with him on the island paradise of Makatea, in the South Pacific. The final leg of their journey to Makatea is in a small dilapidated aircraft, piloted by middle-aged American Quinn Norris. They are accompanied by Quinn's girlfriend and co-pilot Angelica.
Fathers' Day, 1h38
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski, Bruce Greenwood, Charlie Hofheimer
Rating52% 2.6011452.6011452.6011452.6011452.601145
Scott (Charlie Hofheimer), a 17-year-old kid, runs away from home with his girlfriend, Nikki (Haylie Johnson). His mother Collette (Nastassja Kinski), visits her ex-boyfriend, lawyer Jack Lawrence (Billy Crystal) and tells him that Scott is really his son and wants him to find him, to which he refuses. Writer Dale Putley (Robin Williams) is planning suicide when he gets a phone call from Collette, whom he is also another ex-boyfriend, and she tells him the same story and wants him found, to which he accepts. Realizing that his appointment with a client will make him stay over night, Jack changes his mind and decides to find Scott, starting with Russ (Charles Rocket), the father of Scott's girlfriend, where he and Dale meet. Thinking their sons are together, they go to the Marina to meet Scott's girlfriend's mother, Shirley (Patti D'Arbanville), and learn that they went following rock band Sugar Ray. But when she asks for a picture of their sons, and it is learned that Jack and Dale have been told the same story that they're Scott fathers and call to confront Collette. She confesses that she doesn't know, but begs them to find Scott then they'll settle the situation. The two agree and they head for Sacramento where they find Scott, drunk and lovestruck. Soon after, they bring him back to their hotel room, and the next day, Scott wakes up to the news of who they are and what's going on, and he doesn't take it lightly. While Dale watches him alone, Scott escapes by pouring coffee over Dale's testicles. Dale gets in touch with Jack and they head to Reno, where Sugar Ray is now at. In Reno, Scott meets up with Nikki and the gang they're hanging out with at a hotel, until he meets two drug dealers that he once took a job for involving $5,000 (to which he spent that money buying Nikki a necklace). He manages to escape but soon gets hit by a car, driven by Jack and Dale. Now with a broken arm, Scott demands Dale and Jack to leave him alone. But later that night, Scott opens up with why he ran away, and that it's because of Nikki; she's his first love, but his parents disapprove of her, and they argue. They start getting along, then Scott tells them about the drug dealers, so they decide to help him. They go back to the hotel with Scott in the car, but when Jack and Dale go inside, the two drug dealers spot Scott and attempt to kidnap him and later kill him until Scott takes off with Jack's rental car. Jack returns outside, sees the car gone, and assuming Scott had been lying to them the whole time, calls it quits and decides to go home. Just then, Jack's wife Carrie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is at the hotel, following Jack (and Dale) because she's been confused and concerned given Jack's odd behavior. He tells her the truth about Scott, and that he could be the father, and the news sends both of them out of the hotel. Later, Jack and Carrie have an argument over the fact that Jack, having negative feelings of Scott and his actions, makes her scared over how he'll react with his own child. Jack sees her point, and arrives at a Sugar Ray concert where Dale is also there finding Scott. They find him again, and watch as he confronts his girlfriend, to which she breaks up with him. Now heartbroken, Scott is then grabbed by the drug dealers, to which Dale and Jack fight them and soon a huge fight erupts within the crowd. Freed from jail, Jack, Dale, and Scott head home where Collette and his father Bob (Bruce Greenwood) embrace with their son. Collette tells the truth to Scott that neither Jack nor Dale are the father, but Scott understands what happened because his parents wanted him home so bad. Scott then lies to both Jack and Dale, separately and privately, that they're the father, right before they leave. Jack figured out that Scott lied, but isn't mad but is rather happy as it has given him a new outlook over having children. Dale, riding in Jack's car, spots a woman having car trouble on her way to the airport. Upon finding out that Virginia (Mary McCormack) is single, takes a shot and decides to take her to her destination by car, much to Jack's annoyance.
Junior
Junior (1994)
, 1h49
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella, Pamela Reed, Aida Turturro
Rating46% 2.301762.301762.301762.301762.30176
Austrian Research geneticist Dr. Alex Hesse (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a nightmare about infants urinating in a library. In the real world, he and his colleague Dr. Larry Arbogast (Danny DeVito), an obstetrician and gynecologist, have invented a fertility drug, "Expectane", that is supposed to reduce the chances of a woman's body rejecting an embryo and thus prevent a miscarriage. Unfortunately, they are not allowed to test it on women since the Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the drug; so Hesse and Arbogast move forward in their research. In response, Hesse breaks into the laboratory and locks himself in. The head of the review board, Noah Banes (Frank Langella), informs Arbogast that while the FDA has denied their team the right of human experimentation, the team has managed to receive a donation from fellow geneticist Dr. Diana Reddin (Emma Thompson) from the ovum cryogenics department. When Hesse questions the chances of a woman taking an unapproved drug during pregnancy, Arbogast reveals that there is no need to identify the gender of the experiment and convinces Hesse to impregnate himself, using an ovum codenamed "Junior".
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
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).
Kindergarten Cop, 1h51
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about education
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Carroll Baker, Richard Tyson
Rating60% 3.0491553.0491553.0491553.0491553.049155
After years of pursuing drug lord Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), Los Angeles Police Detective John Kimble (Schwarzenegger) has him on a murder charge after Crisp shot and killed an informant (Tom Kurlander) who has given him information regarding the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Rachel Myatt Crisp, and his son Cullen, Jr. However, the informant's girlfriend (Alix Koromzay) is unwilling to testify in court.
Ghostbusters II, 1h44
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Ghost films, Political films, Comedy horror films, Dystopian films
Actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson
Rating64% 3.2494153.2494153.2494153.2494153.249415
Five years after saving New York City from the demi-god Gozer, the Ghostbusters—Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore—have gone their separate ways after having been sued by the city for property damage and barred from investigating the supernatural, forcing them out of business. Ray owns an occult bookstore and works as an unpopular children's entertainer with Winston, Egon works in a laboratory on the Columbia University campus, conducting experiments into human emotion, and Peter hosts a pseudo-psychic television show. Peter's former girlfriend Dana Barrett has had a son, Oscar, with a violinist that she married then divorced when he received an offer to join the London Symphony Orchestra. In order to take care of her baby, Dana quit her former cellist profession and now works as a restorer at the fictional Manhattan Museum of Art, working to prepare a malevolent-looking portrait of a legendary sixteenth-century tyrant named Vigo the Carpathian of Moldavia for an upcoming exhibition.