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Jonathan Dayton is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director of Photography American born on 7 july 1957 at Los Angeles (USA)

Jonathan Dayton

Jonathan Dayton
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Birth name Alameda County, California, U.S. Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Nationality USA
Birth 7 july 1957 (61 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Jonathan Dayton (born July 7, 1957) and Valerie Faris (born October 20, 1958) are a team of American film directors and music video directors, also husband and wife, that received critical acclaim for their feature film directorial debut, Little Miss Sunshine. Later the couple went on to direct the 2012 romantic comedy-drama Ruby Sparks, which was also met with a positive critical consensus.

Best films

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
(Director)

Usually with

Valerie Faris
Valerie Faris
(5 films)
Kirby Dick
Kirby Dick
(1 films)
Paul Dano
Paul Dano
(2 films)
Zoe Kazan
Zoe Kazan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jonathan Dayton (6 films)

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Director

Battle of the Sexes, 2h1
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Political films, LGBT-related film, Tennis films
Actors Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue
Rating67% 3.352073.352073.352073.352073.35207
En 1973, la joueuse Billie Jean King, âgée de 29 ans, est classée numéro 1 mondiale. Refusant de recevoir à peine 10 % de la prime versée aux joueurs masculins, alors que les finales féminines attirent autant de public que les finales masculines, elle décide, avec l'aide de Gladys Heldman et de quelques joueuses, de créer la Women's Tennis Association. Les joueuses sont alors exclues de la Fédération de tennis des États-Unis par Jack Kramer.
Ruby Sparks, 1h44
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould
Rating71% 3.5990053.5990053.5990053.5990053.599005
Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who is struggling to recreate the early success of his first novel but unable to commit to any of his ideas. With his introverted personality and idealistic view of what it means to be in love, Calvin also struggles in finding relationships, feeling most women are only interested in an idolized and preconceived notion of who they believe him to be.
Little Miss Sunshine, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin
Rating77% 3.899233.899233.899233.899233.89923
Sheryl Hoover (Toni Collette) is an overworked mother of two living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her brother, Frank (Steve Carell), is a scholar of French author Proust and a homosexual, temporarily living at home with the family after having attempted suicide. Sheryl's husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) is a Type A personality striving to build a career as a motivational speaker and life coach. Dwayne (Paul Dano), Sheryl's son from a previous marriage, is a Nietzsche-reading teenager who has taken a vow of silence until he can accomplish his dream of becoming a test pilot. Richard's foulmouthed father, Edwin (Alan Arkin), recently evicted from a retirement home for snorting heroin, lives with the family; he is close to his seven-year-old granddaughter Olive (Abigail Breslin).

Scriptwriter

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, 1h33
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Musical films
Actors Alice Cooper, Bret Michaels, Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons
Rating72% 3.6451353.6451353.6451353.6451353.645135
The documentary follows the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on the glam metal subgenre. Spheeris explores the more famous musicians, including Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Mustaine and Paul Stanley. She then explores unknown bands, such as London, Odin and Seduce. The film also features interviews with members of Poison, Tuff, Vixen, Faster Pussycat, W.A.S.P. and more. Serious issues such as drug usage, alcohol abuse, and censorship are tackled, as well as vanity issues like celebrity and sales.

Producer

Gift
Gift (1993)

Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Ice-T
Roles Producer
Rating73% 3.6663553.6663553.6663553.6663553.666355
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, 1h33
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Musical films
Actors Alice Cooper, Bret Michaels, Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.6451353.6451353.6451353.6451353.645135
The documentary follows the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on the glam metal subgenre. Spheeris explores the more famous musicians, including Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Mustaine and Paul Stanley. She then explores unknown bands, such as London, Odin and Seduce. The film also features interviews with members of Poison, Tuff, Vixen, Faster Pussycat, W.A.S.P. and more. Serious issues such as drug usage, alcohol abuse, and censorship are tackled, as well as vanity issues like celebrity and sales.

Cameraman

Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist, 1h30
Directed by Kirby Dick
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, BDSM in films, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Films about disabilities
Actors Kirby Dick
Roles Director of Photography
Rating75% 3.7899253.7899253.7899253.7899253.789925
The film chronicles Flanagan for several years leading up to his death in 1996. It explores various aspects of his life, artwork, and philosophy through interviews and other personal footage depicting Flanagan, his partner Sheree Rose, and the Flanagan family. Sick also features Flanagan's home movies, performance videos, and video diaries, as well as an excerpt of Flanagan's performance in the music video for "Happiness in Slavery" by Nine Inch Nails.