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Adrian Lyne is a Director and Producer British born on 4 march 1941 at Peterborough (United-kingdom)

Adrian Lyne

Adrian Lyne
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Birth 4 march 1941 (78 years) at Peterborough (United-kingdom)

Adrian Lyne (born 4 March 1941 in Peterborough, then in Northamptonshire, England) is an English filmmaker and producer. He is best known for directing films that focus on sexually charged characters and often uses natural light, a fog machine and other effects to create eroticized atmospheres.

He began working in film after a number of television commercials, as did several other British directors of his generation. Lyne directed the music video for "Maniac", the theme song from Flashdance written by Michael Sembello. He received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Director in 1988 for Fatal Attraction.

Lyne has been relatively inactive since the turn of the century, only working on one significant project — Unfaithful, which he also produced.

In 2011, it was announced that his next project would be Back Roads, based on the novel of the same name by Tawni O'Dell.

Biography

Adrian Lyne nait à Peterborough, dans le comté de Cambridgeshire en Angleterre.

Il fait ses études à la Highgate School. Dans les années 1970, il tourne ensuite ses premiers courts métrages, The Table et Mr. Smith, inspiré par la Nouvelle Vague. Il réalise également de nombreux spots publicitaires.

En 1980, sort son premier long-métrage comme réalisateur, Ça plane les filles (Foxes). Le film dresse un portrait de quatre adolescentes sur fond de sexe, drogue et autorité parentale. On y retrouve notamment Laura Dern et Jodie Foster.

En 1983, il accède à la notoriété en réalisant Flashdance, qui est un énorme succès mondial. En 1986, il change de registre avec un film torride à l'esthétique raffiné : 9 semaines 1/2 avec Kim Basinger et Mickey Rourke. Il enchaîne avec le thriller Liaison fatale, avec Michael Douglas et Glenn Close. Nouveau succès, le film décroche six nominations aux Oscars 1988 (meilleur film, meilleure actrice, meilleure actrice dans un second rôle, meilleur scénario adapté et meilleur montage).

En 1990, il rencontre un premier échec commercial avec L'Échelle de Jacob, une œuvre fantastique plus personnelle sur les cauchemars et hallucinations d'un ancien combattant du Viêt Nam incarné par Tim Robbins. Adrian Lyne revient alors à son genre de prédilection, les histoires d'amour sulfureuses, avec Proposition indécente en 1993. Il y dirige notamment Robert Redford et Demi Moore.

En 1997, il adapte le roman Lolita de Vladimir Nabokov. Mais le film reçoit les foudres de la censure qui oblige de nombreuses coupes notamment pour les scènes d'amour entre Jeremy Irons et l'adolescente Dominique Swain. En 2002, il signe le remake de La Femme infidèle (1969) de Claude Chabrol, intitulé Infidèle.

En 2012, il revient avec le projet Back Roads, d'après le roman Le Temps de la colère de Tawni O'Dell.

Best films

Fatal Attraction (1987)
(Director)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
(Director)
Unfaithful (2002)
(Director)
Flashdance (1983)
(Director)
9½ Weeks (1986)
(Director)

Usually with

Mel Bourne
Mel Bourne
(2 films)
Gary Basaraba
Gary Basaraba
(1 films)
Salem Ludwig
Salem Ludwig
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Adrian Lyne (8 films)

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Director

Unfaithful
Unfaithful (2002)
, 2h4
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan, Chad Lowe, Dominic Chianese
Rating66% 3.348933.348933.348933.348933.34893
Edward (Richard Gere) and Connie Sumner (Diane Lane) are a married couple living in a suburban New York City with their eight-year-old son, Charlie (Erik Per Sullivan). Their relationship is loving but lacking intimacy due to their schedules.
Lolita
Lolita (1997)
, 2h17
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about pedophilia, Road movies
Actors Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Dominique Swain, Frank Langella, Keith Reddin, Ben Silverstone
Rating69% 3.450463.450463.450463.450463.45046
In 1947, Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons), a European professor of French literature, travels to the United States to take a teaching position in New Hampshire. He rents a room in the home of widow Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith), largely because he sees her adolescent daughter Dolores (Dominique Swain), also called "Lo", while touring the house. Obsessed from boyhood with girls of this age (whom he calls "nymphets"), Humbert is immediately smitten with Lo and marries Charlotte just to be near her.
Indecent Proposal, 1h58
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Oliver Platt, Seymour Cassel, Billy Bob Thornton
Rating59% 2.9505352.9505352.9505352.9505352.950535
High school sweethearts David (Woody Harrelson) and Diana Murphy (Demi Moore) are a married couple who travel to Las Vegas, hoping they can win enough money to finance David's fantasy real estate project. They place their money on red in roulette and lose.
Jacob's Ladder, 1h55
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Political films
Actors Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Jason Alexander, Macaulay Culkin, Ving Rhames
Rating74% 3.7495153.7495153.7495153.7495153.749515
On October 6, 1971, American soldier Jacob Singer is with the 1st Air Cavalry Division, deployed in a village in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War, when his close knit unit comes under attack. As many of Jacob's comrades are killed or wounded, others exhibit abnormal behavior, including catatonia and a bloody seizure. A terrified Jacob flees into the jungle, only to be bayoneted in the gut.
Fatal Attraction, 1h59
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about psychiatry, Erotic thriller films
Actors Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Ellen Foley, Stuart Pankin
Rating68% 3.4490653.4490653.4490653.4490653.449065
Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) is a successful, happily married New York attorney living in Manhattan when he meets Alexandra "Alex" Forrest (Glenn Close), an editor for a publishing company, through business. While his wife, Beth (Anne Archer), and daughter, Ellen (Ellen Hamilton Latzen), are out of town for the weekend, he has an affair with Alex. Though he thought it was understood to be a simple fling, she begins clinging to him.
9½ Weeks
9½ Weeks (1986)
, 1h52
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Erotic thriller films, Striptease
Actors Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Margaret Whitton, Christine Baranski, David Margulies, Karen Young
Rating59% 2.9500952.9500952.9500952.9500952.950095
The title of the film refers to the duration of a relationship between Wall Street arbitrageur John Gray (Mickey Rourke) and divorced SoHo art gallery employee Elizabeth McGraw (Kim Basinger). John initiates and controls the various experimental sexual practices of this volatile relationship to push Elizabeth's boundaries. In doing so, Elizabeth experiences a gradual downward spiral toward emotional breakdown.
Flashdance
Flashdance (1983)
, 1h35
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle T. Heffner, Malcolm Danare
Rating62% 3.1006953.1006953.1006953.1006953.100695
Alexandra "Alex" Owens (Jennifer Beals) is an eighteen-year-old welder at a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who lives with her dog Grunt in a converted warehouse. Although she aspires to become a professional dancer, she has no formal education, and works as an exotic dancer by night at Mawby's, a neighborhood bar and grill which hosts a nightly cabaret.
Foxes
Foxes (1980)
, 1h41
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid, Cherie Currie, Laura Dern
Rating60% 3.04893.04893.04893.04893.0489
A group of four teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley during the late 1970s have the usual problems. Deirdre (Kandice Stroh) is a disco queen who is fascinated by her sexuality, likes boys and has many boyfriend troubles. Madge (Marilyn Kagan) is unhappily overweight and angry that she is a virgin. Her parents are overprotective, and she has an annoying younger sister. Annie (Cherie Currie) is a teenage runaway who drinks and does drugs, and runs away from her abusive father, a policeman. Jeanie (Jodie Foster) has to take care of them, is fighting with her divorced mother, and is yearning for a closer relationship with her distant father, a tour manager for the rock band Angel.

Producer

Unfaithful
Unfaithful (2002)
, 2h4
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan, Chad Lowe, Dominic Chianese
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.348933.348933.348933.348933.34893
Edward (Richard Gere) and Connie Sumner (Diane Lane) are a married couple living in a suburban New York City with their eight-year-old son, Charlie (Erik Per Sullivan). Their relationship is loving but lacking intimacy due to their schedules.