Albert Pyun is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 19 may 1953 at Hawaii (USA)
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Nationality USABirth 19 may 1953
(66 years) at Hawaii (USA
Albert Pyun (born May 19, 1953) is an American film director best known for having made many low-budget B-movies and direct-to-video action films. The Independent Film Channel said of Pyun's career: "(He has) carved out a unique niche as a director of low-budget, high-concept genre films starring actors past their prime" adding that "others believe this a charitable description for Pyun, who has also been derided as the new Ed Wood." Though he frequently blends kickboxing and hybrid martial arts with science fiction and dystopic or post-apocalyptic themes, which often include cyborgs. Pyun stated in an interview that "I have really no interest in cyborgs. And I've never really had any interest in post-apocalyptic stories or settings. It just seemed that those situations presented a way for me to make movies with very little money, and to explore ideas that I really wanted to explore — even if they were [controversial].
Some of Pyun's better known films include The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyborg, Captain America and Nemesis.
Pyun was a military brat and lived on bases around the world until his father settled in Hawaii. Pyun went to school in Kailua, a small town located on the windward side of Oahu. Pyun's first 8mm and 16mm movies were made in Kailua and he credits living in foreign countries and growing up in Hawaii as strong influences on his filmmaking style.
Pendant sa scolarité, Albert Pyun travaille pour des compagnies de production de cinéma et de publicité. À 18 ans, il se rend au Japon pour y suivre un stage, sur invitation de l'acteur Toshiro Mifune, qui prévoit de le faire engager sur Dersou Ouzala d'Akira Kurosawa. Mifune renonce finalement à tourner le film, mais permet à Albert Pyun de travailler sur une série télévisée japonaise dans laquelle il joue.
En 1982, Albert Pyun tourne son premier film en tant que réalisateur, le film d'heroic-fantasy L'Épée sauvage, qui remporte un important succès commercial à son échelle. Il devient ensuite un spécialiste des films d'action et de science-fiction de séries B et dirige, au fil des années, des acteurs comme Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal ou Christophe Lambert.