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Miguel Arteta is a Actor, Director and Story American born on 1 january 1965 at San Juan (USA)

Miguel Arteta

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Birth name Miguel Arteta
Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1965 (54 years) at San Juan (USA)

Miguel Arteta (born 1965) is a Puerto Rican director of film and television, known for his independent film Chuck & Buck (2000), for which he received the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award, and Cedar Rapids (2011).

Biography

Né d'un père péruvien et d'une mère espagnole, Miguel Arteta a passé son enfance dans plusieurs pays d'Amérique latine, au gré des voyages d'affaire de son père, représentant pour Chrysler. Après avoir été renvoyé d'un lycée au Costa Rica, il partit vivre avec sa sœur aux États-Unis à Boston, où il apprit le métier du cinéma. Il suivit ensuite le programme de documentaires de l'université d'Harvard, mais voulant faire plus que cela, il abandonna et s'inscrivit à l'université Wesleyenne, où il rencontra ses futurs collaborateurs Matthew Greenfield et Mike White.

Après l'obtention de son diplôme en 1989, son film d'étudiant Every Day is a Beautiful Day remporta un Student Academy Award , qui lui permit d'obtenir un poste de second assistant caméra de Jonathan Demme sur le film Cousin Bobby . Demme le recommanda pour intégrer l'American Film Institute, où Arteta reçut son Master of Fine Arts en 1993.

Son premier long métrage Star Maps , qu'il a également écrit, fut projeté pour la première fois au festival du film de Sundance de 1997. Le film connut un grand succès, recevant cinq nominations aux Independent Spirit Awards, dont les catégories Meilleur Premier Long Métrage, et Meilleur Scénario. Arteta dirigea ensuite plusieurs épisodes de séries télévisées : Life on the Street, Freaks and Geeks et Six Feet Under.

En 2001, son film indépendant Chuck & Buck remporta un Independent Spirit Award dans la catégorie Meilleur long métrage de moins de 500 000 $. On retrouve dans l'équipe ses anciens camarades d'université Greenfield (producteur) et White (scénariste et acteur principal). Le trio se réunit de nouveau en 2002 pour The Good Girl, avec Jennifer Aniston.

Arteta a été membre du jury du festival de Sundance en 2006.

Le dernier projet en date de Miguel Arteta, la comédie romantique Date School, est annoncé pour 2008.

Usually with

Mike White
Mike White
(4 films)
Paul Weitz
Paul Weitz
(3 films)
Chris Weitz
Chris Weitz
(3 films)
Zak Penn
Zak Penn
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Miguel Arteta (10 films)

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Actor

Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery, 1h18
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Robin Tunney, Miguel Arteta

The documentary looks at the independent film distribution company The Shooting Gallery, which experienced a rise in popularity due to their distribution of films like You Can Count on Me and Laws of Gravity. Ransick looks at the company starting with their start in the early nineties to their crash in later years.
In Good Company, 1h50
Directed by Lawrence Pressman, Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger, Zena Grey, David Paymer
Rating64% 3.2482353.2482353.2482353.2482353.248235
Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is a 51-year-old advertising executive and head of sales for Sports America, a major sports magazine. Happily married with two daughters, Dan faces a life-changing event when his magazine is bought out by Globecom, an international corporation that promotes the corporate concept of "synergy". After he is forced to fire several of his longtime colleagues, Dan is demoted and becomes the "wingman" of his new boss, Carter Duryea (Topher Grace), a 26-year-old business school prodigy. While Dan develops clients through handshake deals and relationships, Carter champions the corporate creed of synergy, cross-promoting the magazine with the cell phone division and "Krispity Krunch", a snack food also owned by Globecom.

Director

Beatriz at Dinner, 1h19
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Nina Arianda
Rating60% 3.048393.048393.048393.048393.04839
Une thérapeute en médecine douce se retrouve bloquée chez un riche patient à cause de sa voiture en panne. Celui-ci a organisé un dîner afin de célèbrer un contrat avec des clients, il l'invite à rester.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, 1h21
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullaly
Rating61% 3.0990453.0990453.0990453.0990453.099045
The film follows the exploits of Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould), an ordinary 11-year-old boy, and his "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." He is left out by his family; his older brother, Anthony (Dylan Minnette), his older sister, Emily (Kerris Dorsey), his mother, Kelly (Jennifer Garner), his father, Ben (Steve Carell), and his baby brother, Trevor (Elise/Zoey Vargas), living in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California.
Cedar Rapids, 1h27
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Root
Rating62% 3.1492253.1492253.1492253.1492253.149225
Naive and idealistic insurance agent Tim Lippe has led a sheltered life in the fictional town of Brown Valley, Wisconsin (north of Rhinelander, Wisconsin). At the beginning, he is shown welcoming a former teacher into his home, addressing her(the teacher) as Mrs. Vanderhei, and promptly having sex with her before reminiscing about his experiences as her student. In his position as an insurance agent, he is sent to represent his company (Brownstar Insurance) at a regional conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a replacement for his co-worker, Roger Lemke, who died in an auto-erotic asphyxiation accident. Tim idolized Roger, believing that his death was merely an unfortunate accident, and that he embodied all it was to be decent, honest, caring to the community and most importantly Christian, as these are the key criteria used to judge the winner of the coveted "Two Diamonds" award, which Roger had won three years in a row.
Youth in Revolt, 1h30
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Mary Kay Place, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long
Rating64% 3.248363.248363.248363.248363.24836
Shy, socially inept teenager Nick Twisp lives with his mother, Estelle, and her boyfriend, Jerry, in Oakland, California. When Jerry owes money to a group of sailors, he takes Estelle and Nick to a trailer park in Clearlake where Nick meets Sheeni Saunders, a bright young woman his age, with an interest in French culture and who shares Nick's musical taste. Despite Sheeni's boyfriend, Trent Preston, they become romantically involved. Nick purchases a dog for Sheeni named Albert (after Albert Camus), but the dog rips up the family bible and Sheeni's parents ban it from the house.
The Good Girl, 1h30
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, Tim Blake Nelson, Mike White, Zooey Deschanel
Rating63% 3.1986953.1986953.1986953.1986953.198695
Justine Last (Jennifer Aniston) is a depressed and unmotivated thirty-year-old woman living in a small town in Texas with her husband Phil (John C. Reilly), a house painter who spends most of his free time smoking marijuana with his best friend, Bubba (Tim Blake Nelson). Justine works at Retail Rodeo, the local big-box store, along with Cheryl (Zooey Deschanel), a cynical, plain-spoken teenager, Gwen (Deborah Rush), a ditzy older woman who manages the cosmetics counter, and Corny (Mike White), a highly religious security guard.
Chuck & Buck, 1h36
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros, Mike White, Paul Weitz, Maya Rudolph, Paul Sand
Rating65% 3.2986153.2986153.2986153.2986153.298615
Buck O'Brien (Mike White) is a 27-year-old amateur playwright with the maturity level of an adolescent. When Buck's mother dies unexpectedly, he invites his close childhood friend Chuck (Chris Weitz) to the funeral. Chuck (who is now calling himself "Charlie") is a successful music industry exec with a fiancée, Carlyn (Beth Colt). He and Buck experimented sexually with each other when they were 11, but Charlie has repressed these memories and acts as if they had not occurred. Chuck had moved away while they were still children, and Buck has pined after him ever since. During their awkward reunion, Buck makes a sexual advance on Charlie in the bathroom. Charlie rebuffs him, and returns to Los Angeles with Carlyn, but not before extending an obligatory invitation for Buck to visit him there. Buck then withdraws $10,000 from his bank account, packs up his car, and takes up residence in a motel in Los Angeles. He also begins scripting a play on a yellow legal pad: titled "Hank and Frank and the Witch", it is an obvious plea for Charlie's love.
Star Maps
Star Maps (1997)
, 1h26
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Douglas Spain, Martha Veléz, Robin Thomas, Zak Penn, Mike White, Michael Peña
Rating59% 2.951852.951852.951852.951852.95185
This allegorical tale concerns the gap that exists between East and West Los Angeles as Latino kids try to pursue the American Dream. After five years of living in Mexico, an 18-year-old youth returns to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a movie star. At the urging of his father, a pimp who sells maps to stars' homes as a cover, the young man turns to hustling as a way to meet Hollywood insiders. Things start to look up when he hooks up with the producer of the popular daytime soap opera Carmel County. However his overbearing father and his mentally unstable mother threaten to get in the way of his dreams.

Scriptwriter

Star Maps
Star Maps (1997)
, 1h26
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Douglas Spain, Martha Veléz, Robin Thomas, Zak Penn, Mike White, Michael Peña
Roles Story
Rating59% 2.951852.951852.951852.951852.95185
This allegorical tale concerns the gap that exists between East and West Los Angeles as Latino kids try to pursue the American Dream. After five years of living in Mexico, an 18-year-old youth returns to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a movie star. At the urging of his father, a pimp who sells maps to stars' homes as a cover, the young man turns to hustling as a way to meet Hollywood insiders. Things start to look up when he hooks up with the producer of the popular daytime soap opera Carmel County. However his overbearing father and his mentally unstable mother threaten to get in the way of his dreams.