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Jonathan Mostow is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Script Supervisor American born on 28 november 1961 at Woodbridge (USA)

Jonathan Mostow

Jonathan Mostow
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Nationality USA
Birth 28 november 1961 (57 years) at Woodbridge (USA)

Jonathan Mostow (born November 28, 1961) is an American film director, writer and producer.

Biography

Il commence sa carrière derrière la caméra alors qu'il est encore étudiant à l'université Harvard. Il y tourne plusieurs courts métrages et documentaires. En 1991, il signe sa première réalisation, le téléfilm Flight of Black Angel.

C'est en 1997 que Jonathan Mostow se révèle au grand public avec Breakdown, thriller tendu et original — dont il est également le scénariste —, interprété par Kurt Russell. La même année, il assure la fonction de producteur exécutif de David Fincher pour The Game. Courtisé par Hollywood, le metteur en scène consolide sa réputation de faiseur efficace avec le thriller d'action subaquatique U-571, interprété par Matthew McConaughey et Harvey Keitel.

En 2003, il met en scène le troisième volet de la série Terminator, intitulé Terminator 3 : Le Soulèvement des machines. La critique est moins favorable que pour les deux premiers films mais Le Soulèvement des machines est néanmoins un succès commercial, engrangeant plus de 433 millions de dollars de recettes au niveau mondial.

Il réalise ensuite en 2009 un film de science-fiction, Clones, avec Bruce Willis. Il s'agit de l'adaptation d'un comic book créé par Robert Venditti et Brett Weldele : The Surrogates.

Best films

Hancock (2008)
(Executive Producer)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
(Director)
U-571 (2000)
(Director)
Surrogates (2009)
(Director)
The Game (1997)
(Executive Producer)
Breakdown (1997)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jonathan Mostow (12 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

Hunter's Prayer, 1h30
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Sam Worthington, Alicia Silverstone, Odeya Rush, Joel Kinnaman, Martin Compston, Allen Leech
Rating55% 2.753682.753682.753682.753682.75368
Un tueur à gages, Lucas, aide une jeune fille, qu'il aurait dû tuer, à venger la mort de son père, un comptable qui a détourné plusieurs millions de sa société, dirigée par un puissant homme d'affaires qui a payé Lucas pour l'exécuter.
Surrogates
Surrogates (2009)
, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Clonage, Films about computing, Films set in the future, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, Jack Noseworthy, James Cromwell
Rating62% 3.148433.148433.148433.148433.14843
Dans une société futuriste, le commerce des « clones » (traduit de l'anglais surrogates : un robot de substitution) est en plein développement. L'énorme majorité de la population pilote une version robotisée d'elle-même, actionnée mentalement. Pour éviter de se montrer en public, ces personnes se servent de leur « clone » pour tout faire à leur place : elles sont ainsi en grande partie immunisées contre les désagréments de la vie. Il existe pourtant des réserves, dirigées par un homme nommé « Le Prophète », où habitent des humains qui refusent d'utiliser cette technologie (Les Réfractaires).
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 1h49
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Sécurité informatique, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Chase films, Anticipation, Robot films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, Earl Boen, David Andrews
Rating62% 3.148583.148583.148583.148583.14858
John Connor has been living off the grid in Los Angeles in the years following the death of his mother, Sarah, from leukemia. Although Judgment Day did not occur on August 29, 1997, as expected, John still believes that a war between humans and the machines will occur. Unable to locate John in the past, Skynet sends a new model of the Terminator called the T-X back to July 24, 2004 to kill other members of the Human Resistance. The T-X is more advanced than previous Terminators, and has an endoskeleton with built-in weaponry, a liquid metal exterior similar to the T-1000, and the ability to reprogram other machines. Unlike previous Terminators, its standard appearance is female. The Resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator (T-850 - Model 101) back in time to protect the T-X's targets including John and his future wife, Kate Brewster.
U-571
U-571 (2000)
, 1h51
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Thomas Kretschmann, Jon Bon Jovi, David Keith
Rating65% 3.298913.298913.298913.298913.29891
German U-boat U-571 is immobilized by a British destroyer. The US Navy submarine S-33 has been modified to resemble a German U-boat to steal the Enigma coding device and sink the U-571.
Breakdown
Breakdown (1997)
, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Trucker films, Serial killer films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, M. C. Gainey, Rex Linn, Jack Noseworthy
Rating68% 3.448743.448743.448743.448743.44874
While driving cross-country from Boston to San Diego in their new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeff Taylor and his wife Amy narrowly miss colliding with a beat-up Ford F-150 that darts in front of them from a connecting road on a deserted highway. Later, while stopped at a gas station, the truck's driver, Earl, exchanges hostile words with Jeff before the couple resume their journey. Shortly afterwards, their Jeep breaks down in the middle of the desert. Leaving Jeff with the car, Amy accepts a ride from a passing big rig trucker named Red Barr driving a Peterbilt 385, to get to a nearby diner and call for help. Jeff eventually discovers that the Jeep's battery connections have been suspiciously tampered with, and, after reconnecting them, drives to the diner, only to discover that no one has seen his wife. When he catches up to Barr on the road and forces him to stop, the trucker claims he has never seen Jeff or his wife before. Jeff hails a passing sheriff, named Boyd, but a brief search of Barr's truck yields no sign of Amy, and he is let go.
Flight of Black Angel, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Peter Strauss, William O'Leary, K Callan, Michele Pawk
Rating56% 2.8077652.8077652.8077652.8077652.807765
Captain Eddie Gordon, a top gun pilot of an Air Force academy, is a talented and aggressive pilot who proves too much for his fellow instructees to match. His flight instructor, Matt Ryan (Peter Strauss) tries to encourage him to practice restraint, but with little success.
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Vic Tayback, Frank Gorshin, Art Metrano, Rodney Eastman, Keone Young, Brooke Bundy
Rating34% 1.7442051.7442051.7442051.7442051.744205
A doctor and a mortician team up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using money borrowed from the mafia. When they can't pay it back, the mafia boss sends his nephews to work at the funeral home to keep a watch on the debtors. The nephews end up helping to search for new bodies, and mayhem ensues when some undesirable types are re-animated.

Scriptwriter

House at the End of the Street, 1h41
Directed by Mark Tonderai
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows, Nolan Gerard Funk, Elisabeth Shue, Allie MacDonald
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.8015152.8015152.8015152.8015152.801515
A young psychotic girl murders her parents with a hammer in the middle of a stormy night.
U-571
U-571 (2000)
, 1h51
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Thomas Kretschmann, Jon Bon Jovi, David Keith
Rating65% 3.298913.298913.298913.298913.29891
German U-boat U-571 is immobilized by a British destroyer. The US Navy submarine S-33 has been modified to resemble a German U-boat to steal the Enigma coding device and sink the U-571.
Breakdown
Breakdown (1997)
, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Trucker films, Serial killer films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, M. C. Gainey, Rex Linn, Jack Noseworthy
Rating68% 3.448743.448743.448743.448743.44874
While driving cross-country from Boston to San Diego in their new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeff Taylor and his wife Amy narrowly miss colliding with a beat-up Ford F-150 that darts in front of them from a connecting road on a deserted highway. Later, while stopped at a gas station, the truck's driver, Earl, exchanges hostile words with Jeff before the couple resume their journey. Shortly afterwards, their Jeep breaks down in the middle of the desert. Leaving Jeff with the car, Amy accepts a ride from a passing big rig trucker named Red Barr driving a Peterbilt 385, to get to a nearby diner and call for help. Jeff eventually discovers that the Jeep's battery connections have been suspiciously tampered with, and, after reconnecting them, drives to the diner, only to discover that no one has seen his wife. When he catches up to Barr on the road and forces him to stop, the trucker claims he has never seen Jeff or his wife before. Jeff hails a passing sheriff, named Boyd, but a brief search of Barr's truck yields no sign of Amy, and he is let go.
Flight of Black Angel, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Peter Strauss, William O'Leary, K Callan, Michele Pawk
Rating56% 2.8077652.8077652.8077652.8077652.807765
Captain Eddie Gordon, a top gun pilot of an Air Force academy, is a talented and aggressive pilot who proves too much for his fellow instructees to match. His flight instructor, Matt Ryan (Peter Strauss) tries to encourage him to practice restraint, but with little success.
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Vic Tayback, Frank Gorshin, Art Metrano, Rodney Eastman, Keone Young, Brooke Bundy
Rating34% 1.7442051.7442051.7442051.7442051.744205
A doctor and a mortician team up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using money borrowed from the mafia. When they can't pay it back, the mafia boss sends his nephews to work at the funeral home to keep a watch on the debtors. The nephews end up helping to search for new bodies, and mayhem ensues when some undesirable types are re-animated.

Producer

Playing for Keeps, 1h45
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer
Roles Producer
Rating56% 2.8494952.8494952.8494952.8494952.849495
George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is a former professional Scottish soccer player who played for Celtic, Liverpool, D.C. United and the Scotland national team, and is largely seen as a "has been". His attempts to raise money by selling his former game memorabilia and become a sports announcer are largely met with ambivalence. George's relationship with his son Lewis (Noah Lomax) is equally unsuccessful due to his only seeing Lewis sporadically. When he discovers that his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel) is getting married to her boyfriend Matt (James Tupper), George grows despondent.