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James Ponsoldt is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 1 january 1978 at Athens (USA)

James Ponsoldt

James Ponsoldt
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Birth name James Adam Ponsoldt
Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1978 (40 years) at Athens (USA)

James Adam Ponsoldt (born 1978) is an American film director, actor and screenwriter, now based in Los Angeles. He directed the drama films Off the Black (2006) and Smashed (2012), the romantic comedy-drama The Spectacular Now (2013) and the drama The End of the Tour (2015).

Biography

Début de carrière
Ponsoldt réalise et écrit en 2003 des court-métrage comme Coming Down the Mountain ou Rush Tickets.

Il se lance dans le cinéma en 2006 où sort Off the Black. Ce film, dont le personnage principal est joué par Nick Nolte, passe quasiment inaperçue.


Réalisateur confirmé (depuis 2012)
Son second film, intitulé Smashed sort en 2012. Il est une nouvelle fois écrit par le réalisateur. Smashed est nominé pour de nombreux prix.

En 2013, Ponsoldt réalise son troisième film, The Spectacular Now. Succès critique, notamment au Festival de Sundance où il reçoit le Prix spécial du jury de l’interprétation pour ses deux acteurs principaux, Miles Teller et Shailene Woodley, il permet au réalisateur de se faire connaître du public. Le film est tourné à Athens, la ville d'origine de Ponsoldt. Le sujet abordé, le début de l'âge adulte, est mêlé à une thématique revenant souvent chez le réalisateur, l'alcoolisme. La critique du film est majoritairement positive. Deux ans plus tard sort The End of the Tour, avec Jason Segel et Jesse Eisenberg.

Usually with

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1 films)
Tim Orr
Tim Orr
(1 films)
Trevor Morgan
Trevor Morgan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Ponsoldt (6 films)

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Actor

Box Elder
Box Elder (2008)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Actors James Ponsoldt
Rating69% 3.4865453.4865453.4865453.4865453.486545
Box Elder follows best friends and roommates, John Scott (Sklar) Alex, Nick, and Chad (Haas) through their final years of college at the University of Missouri. The loose narrative structure is anchored by John's breakup with his girlfriend Laura (Hina Abdullah). The four dudes party, eat sandwiches, and repeatedly ignore their scholastic responsibilities.
Off the Black, 1h30
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Sally Kirkland, Rosemarie DeWitt, Noah Fleiss
Roles Robby
Rating66% 3.3462653.3462653.3462653.3462653.346265
Ray Cook (Nolte) is a bitter, disconcerted high school baseball umpire and chronic alcoholic who, after a series of unusual events, crosses paths with Dave Tibbel (Morgan), a high school baseball player seeking revenge after Cook's questionable calls cost his team the most crucial game of the season. Over time, an unlikely bond forms between the mismatched pair, and Dave agrees to pose as Ray's son for the old man's forty-year high school reunion. The film is a story of two wandering lost souls, one an adolescent boy struggling (along with his younger sister, played by Sonia Feigelson) with an absent mother and a father (Timothy Hutton) who has entirely checked out, and the other an older man, who has seen the curve balls life can throw at you and continuously struck out in his struggle to be the man he wishes to be.

Director

The Circle
The Circle (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Sécurité informatique, Dystopian films
Actors Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton
Rating53% 2.653432.653432.653432.653432.65343
Mae Holland est engagée dans le groupe de services technologiques le plus important au monde, appelé Le Cercle. Elle est bientôt encouragée par le créateur, Eamon Bailey, à participer à une expérience où ses choix auront une influence significative sur la vie privée de ses proches et leur liberté individuelle.
The End of the Tour, 1h46
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer, Ron Livingston
Rating72% 3.6484253.6484253.6484253.6484253.648425
Writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) is dismayed to hear about the suicide of novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). He had interviewed the author twelve years earlier, following the publication of Wallace's novel Infinite Jest, (1996), which received critical praise and became an international bestseller, a touchstone for numerous readers.
The Spectacular Now, 1h35
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dayo Okeniyi
Rating70% 3.547533.547533.547533.547533.54753
Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is a high school senior, charming and self-possessed. He's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. He is also a budding alcoholic. His girlfriend, Cassidy (Brie Larson), unable to cope with his alcoholism and lack of ambition, decides to dump him. Drinking to numb his pain, Sutter, passed out on a stranger's lawn, is awakened one morning after an alcohol-induced blackout, by Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley), a girl who wears no makeup and reads science fiction and manga during her free time. Sutter helps her with her paper route and ultimately invites her to have lunch with him.
Smashed
Smashed (2012)
, 1h21
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullaly, Mary Kay Place
Rating67% 3.398193.398193.398193.398193.39819
Kate Hannah (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), an elementary school teacher, arrives at work hungover and vomits in front of her class. Asked by a student if she is pregnant, she pretends she is, then continues the lie to the school principal, Mrs. Barnes (Megan Mullally). Her co-worker Dave (Nick Offerman) reveals that he knows she has been drinking and she makes him swear not to tell anyone.
Off the Black, 1h30
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Sally Kirkland, Rosemarie DeWitt, Noah Fleiss
Rating66% 3.3462653.3462653.3462653.3462653.346265
Ray Cook (Nolte) is a bitter, disconcerted high school baseball umpire and chronic alcoholic who, after a series of unusual events, crosses paths with Dave Tibbel (Morgan), a high school baseball player seeking revenge after Cook's questionable calls cost his team the most crucial game of the season. Over time, an unlikely bond forms between the mismatched pair, and Dave agrees to pose as Ray's son for the old man's forty-year high school reunion. The film is a story of two wandering lost souls, one an adolescent boy struggling (along with his younger sister, played by Sonia Feigelson) with an absent mother and a father (Timothy Hutton) who has entirely checked out, and the other an older man, who has seen the curve balls life can throw at you and continuously struck out in his struggle to be the man he wishes to be.

Scriptwriter

The Circle
The Circle (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Sécurité informatique, Dystopian films
Actors Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton
Rating53% 2.653432.653432.653432.653432.65343
Mae Holland est engagée dans le groupe de services technologiques le plus important au monde, appelé Le Cercle. Elle est bientôt encouragée par le créateur, Eamon Bailey, à participer à une expérience où ses choix auront une influence significative sur la vie privée de ses proches et leur liberté individuelle.
Smashed
Smashed (2012)
, 1h21
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullaly, Mary Kay Place
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.398193.398193.398193.398193.39819
Kate Hannah (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), an elementary school teacher, arrives at work hungover and vomits in front of her class. Asked by a student if she is pregnant, she pretends she is, then continues the lie to the school principal, Mrs. Barnes (Megan Mullally). Her co-worker Dave (Nick Offerman) reveals that he knows she has been drinking and she makes him swear not to tell anyone.
Off the Black, 1h30
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Sally Kirkland, Rosemarie DeWitt, Noah Fleiss
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3462653.3462653.3462653.3462653.346265
Ray Cook (Nolte) is a bitter, disconcerted high school baseball umpire and chronic alcoholic who, after a series of unusual events, crosses paths with Dave Tibbel (Morgan), a high school baseball player seeking revenge after Cook's questionable calls cost his team the most crucial game of the season. Over time, an unlikely bond forms between the mismatched pair, and Dave agrees to pose as Ray's son for the old man's forty-year high school reunion. The film is a story of two wandering lost souls, one an adolescent boy struggling (along with his younger sister, played by Sonia Feigelson) with an absent mother and a father (Timothy Hutton) who has entirely checked out, and the other an older man, who has seen the curve balls life can throw at you and continuously struck out in his struggle to be the man he wishes to be.