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Marc Forster is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Allemand born on 30 november 1969 at Illertissen (German)

Marc Forster

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Nationality German
Birth 30 november 1969 (49 years) at Illertissen (German)

Marc Forster (born 30 November 1969) is a German-Swiss filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, and World War Z.

Biography

Le premier film qu'il voit au cinéma est Apocalypse Now de Francis Ford Coppola, à l'âge de 12 ans. Depuis ce temps, il souhaite devenir réalisateur. Cadet d'une famille de trois enfants, il émigre avec ses parents à Davos en Suisse dès son plus jeune âge. Il est par la suite étudiant à l'Institut Montana Zugerberg.

En 1990, il déménage à New York où il étudie le cinéma, à la New York University's film school jusqu'en 1993.

Après cette période de formation, il part à Los Angeles, où il se fait remarquer avec un film à petit budget, Loungers, qui sort en 1995.

Il parvient ensuite à enchaîner avec deux drames : en 2000, La Somme de toute chose, puis le plus social À l'ombre de la haine, en 2001. Ce dernier lui vaut une première reconnaissance de la critique, permettant même à l'actrice principale Halle Berry de décrocher l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice.

Il est dès lors convoité par le studio Warner pour réaliser le troisième opus de la franchise Harry Potter, mais il décline, préférant plutôt mettre en scène le biopic Neverland à la place. Le long-métrage, porté par les stars Johnny Depp et Kate Winslet, est un nouveau succès critique et commercial : il est récompensé par l'Oscar de la meilleure musique de film en 2004 et récolte 11 nominations aux British Academy Film Awards 2005.

Il produit dès lors un film chaque année, dans des genres différents : le thriller fantastique Stay en 2005, avec Ewan McGregor et Naomi Watts, un échec critique et commercial ; puis en 2006, la comédie dramatique L'Incroyable Destin de Harold Crick, avec Will Ferrell à contre-emploi, qui surprend positivement la critique qui lui réserve un accueil très positif. En 2007, il revient à un projet plus intimiste : Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul est un drame historique porté par des enfants, et également soutenu par la critique. Il est adapté du roman du même nom de Khaled Hosseini.

L'année suivante, il réalise la 22e aventure cinématographique de James Bond, Quantum of Solace. Le film souffre d'une production délicate, eu égard à des difficultés de scénario, et déçoit la critique et le public. En juin de la même année, il obtient la nationalité suisse.

Il attend trois ans pour revenir à la tête d'un projet : mais le thriller d'action Machine Gun, avec Gerard Butler et Michelle Monaghan, sur lequel il officie aussi en tant que producteur, est un flop.

Il enchaîne en 2013 avec un autre blockbuster : World War Z souffre néanmoins aussi d'une production très difficile, liée à des problèmes de scénario et des dépassements de budget. Contre toute attente, le film convainc plutôt la critique, et connait un énorme succès commercial à travers le monde. Une suite est envisagée mais proposée à d'autres réalisateurs. Marc Forster revient alors à un projet personnel, le drame Je ne vois que toi, avec Blake Lively et Jason Clarke, dont il assure lui-même le scénario. Le film est présenté au Festival international du film de Toronto 2016 puis sort en salles en 2017.

Il met ensuite en scène le long métrage Christopher Robin, prévu pour 2018. Il s'agit d'une adaptation cinématographique en prise de vues réelle de la franchise Winnie l'ourson par Walt Disney Pictures, dans la veine de leurs films Alice au pays des merveilles (2010), Maléfique (2014) et Cendrillon (2015). Ewan McGregor y incarne Jean-Christophe, désormais adulte, qui retourne dans la forêt des rêves bleus pour retrouver Winnie l'ourson et ses amis Porcinet, Bourriquet, Grand Gourou et Petit Gourou.

Best films

Quantum of Solace (2008)
(Director)
World War Z (2013)
(Director)
Finding Neverland (2004)
(Director)
The Kite Runner (2007)
(Director)
Monster's Ball (2001)
(Director)

Usually with

Matt Chesse
Matt Chesse
(10 films)
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1 films)
Fana Mokoena
Fana Mokoena
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marc Forster (13 films)

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Actor

Finding Neverland, 1h41
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about writers, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Radha Mitchell, Freddie Highmore, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman
Rating76% 3.84783.84783.84783.84783.8478
The story focuses on Scottish writer J. M. Barrie, his platonic relationship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and his close friendship with her sons named George, Jack, Peter, and Michael, who inspire the classic play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Never Grew Up.

Director

Christopher Robin
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Mark Gatiss, Chris O'Dowd, Nick Mohammed
Rating75% 3.7968853.7968853.7968853.7968853.796885
Jean-Christophe, le petit garçon des aventures de Winnie l'ourson, est désormais adulte, marié à Evelyn et père d'une fille nommée Madaline. Avec l'âge, Jean-Christophe a perdu toute son imagination. Winnie et ses amis Porcinet, Tigrou, Coco Lapin, Bourriquet, Grand Gourou, Petit Gourou et Maître Hibou reviennent alors dans sa vie pour l'aider à retrouver son âme d'enfant.
All I See Is You, 1h50
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, Wes Chatham
Rating52% 2.6413852.6413852.6413852.6413852.641385
The plot tells the story of a blind woman (portrayed by Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her sight unexpectedly returns, she begins to discover the previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.
World War Z, 1h56
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about children, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Ludi Boeken, David Andrews
Rating69% 3.497763.497763.497763.497763.49776
A zombie outbreak erupts in metropolitan areas around the world; those bitten by the creatures become zombies themselves within twelve seconds. Retired UN investigator Gerry Lane, his wife Karen, and their two daughters manage to escape the outbreak in Philadelphia and take shelter with a family in Newark while waiting for special evacuation the next day, thanks to Gerry's friend UN Deputy Secretary-General Thierry Umuntoni. They find a shelter for the night while waiting for a rescue helicopter. Their hosts choose not to accompany them when they flee the next day, and are subsequently bitten and changed by zombies. Their son, Tommy, manages to escape, and Gerry's family takes him in. They are flown to an offshore U.S. Navy carrier group near New York where Umuntoni is overseeing the remaining worldwide governments' reactions.
Machine Gun Preacher, 2h9
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Biography, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about drugs, Films about religion
Actors Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll, Souleymane Sy Savane
Rating67% 3.3988853.3988853.3988853.3988853.398885
Although the film centers on Childers, it starts off with a scene in South Sudan, where the LRA are attacking a village. This opening scene is placed into context later in the film. Childers was an alcoholic drug-using biker from Pennsylvania. On his release from prison, he finds that his wife has given up her job as a stripper, because she has since become a Christian. Eventually, after he almost kills a vagrant the night before, his wife persuades him to go to church with her, where he is eventually converted.
Quantum of Solace, 1h46
Directed by Michael G. Wilson, Marc Forster, Barbara Broccoli
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright
Rating65% 3.2978153.2978153.2978153.2978153.297815
James Bond is driving from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy, with the captured Mr. White in the boot of his car. After evading pursuers, Bond and M interrogate White regarding his organization, Quantum. M's bodyguard Craig Mitchell, a double agent, attacks M, enabling White to escape. Bond chases Mitchell and kills him. Bond and M return to London and search Mitchell's flat, discovering through tagged banknotes that Mitchell had a contact in Haiti. Bond tracks the contact, Edmund Slate, and learns that Slate is a hitman sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, environmentalist Dominic Greene. While observing her subsequent meeting with Greene, Bond learns that Greene is helping an exiled Bolivian General, Medrano—who murdered Camille's family—to overthrow his government and become the new president in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert.
The Kite Runner, 2h8
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about immigration, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Saïd Taghmaoui
Rating75% 3.798563.798563.798563.798563.79856
The film opens with an Afghan-American writer Amir Qadiri (Khalid Abdalla) and his wife, Soraya (Atossa Leoni), who are watching children flying kites at a bayside park. When they arrive home, Amir finds waiting for him packages of his new novel, A Season for Ashes, which has just been published. Soraya refers to the book as Amir’s “baby,” hinting at the couple’s inability to have a child of their own. Amir then receives an unexpected call from an old friend of his father’s, Rahim Khan (Shaun Toub), who is living in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Stranger than Fiction, 1h53
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about writers
Actors Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Christian Stolte
Rating75% 3.79893.79893.79893.79893.7989
Harold Crick, an agent for the Internal Revenue Service, lives his life by his wristwatch. He is assigned to audit an intentionally tax-delinquent baker, Ana Pascal, to whom he is attracted. On the same day, he begins hearing the voice of a woman omnisciently narrating his life but is unable to communicate with it. Harold's watch stops working and he resets it using the time given by a bystander; the voice narrates, "little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death". Worried by this prediction, Harold consults a psychiatrist who attributes the voice to schizophrenia, though they consider that if there really is a narrator, he should visit an expert in literature. Crick visits Jules Hilbert, a literature professor, and relates his story. When Jules recognizes aspects of a literary work in Harold's story, he encourages Harold to identify the author, first by determining if the work is a comedy or tragedy.
Stay
Stay (2005)
, 1h39
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, Naomi Watts, Bob Hoskins, Janeane Garofalo, Elizabeth Reaser
Rating68% 3.4483453.4483453.4483453.4483453.448345
The film opens with a car crash on Brooklyn Bridge, and introduces Henry Letham (Ryan Gosling), a survivor of the crash, sitting, unharmed, next to a burning car on the bridge.
Finding Neverland, 1h41
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about writers, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Radha Mitchell, Freddie Highmore, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman
Rating76% 3.84783.84783.84783.84783.8478
The story focuses on Scottish writer J. M. Barrie, his platonic relationship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and his close friendship with her sons named George, Jack, Peter, and Michael, who inspire the classic play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Never Grew Up.
Everything Put Together, 1h27
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Radha Mitchell, Megan Mullaly, Justin Louis, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Matt Malloy, Mark Boone Junior
Rating64% 3.2465353.2465353.2465353.2465353.246535
A Californian couple expecting a child and their group of friends are confronted with the tragedy of a big loss.
Monster's Ball, 1h51
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about capital punishment
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def
Rating70% 3.548933.548933.548933.548933.54893
Hank Grotowski (Billy Bob Thornton), a widower, and his son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), are corrections officers in a local state prison. They reside in Georgia with Hank's ailing father, Buck (Peter Boyle), a racist whose wife committed suicide.

Scriptwriter

All I See Is You, 1h50
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, Wes Chatham
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.6413852.6413852.6413852.6413852.641385
The plot tells the story of a blind woman (portrayed by Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her sight unexpectedly returns, she begins to discover the previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.
Everything Put Together, 1h27
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Radha Mitchell, Megan Mullaly, Justin Louis, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Matt Malloy, Mark Boone Junior
Rating64% 3.2465353.2465353.2465353.2465353.246535
A Californian couple expecting a child and their group of friends are confronted with the tragedy of a big loss.

Producer

All I See Is You, 1h50
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, Wes Chatham
Roles Producer
Rating52% 2.6413852.6413852.6413852.6413852.641385
The plot tells the story of a blind woman (portrayed by Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her sight unexpectedly returns, she begins to discover the previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.