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Alex Kurtzman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 7 september 1973 at Los Angeles (USA)

Alex Kurtzman

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Birth name Alexander Hilary Kurtzman
Nationality USA
Birth 7 september 1973 (49 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Alex Kurtzman (born September 7, 1973) is an American film and television writer, producer and director.

Biography

Kurtzman est né et a grandi à Los Angeles, en Californie où il a rencontré son ami de lycée et collaborateur de longue date Roberto Orci. Il a fréquenté l'Université de Wesleyan.

Kurtzman est le premier à s'associer avec Orci à la télévision sur la série Hercule, pour l'unité de la télévision du Pacifique Renaissance Pictures, puis opérant à partir de Universal International. Après ils ont produit plusieurs scénarios pour faire face à l'absence de l'acteur principal Kevin Sorbo. À la suite d'un accident vasculaire cérébral dont Sorbo avait souffert au cours de la quatrième saison, la direction de l'émission a été confiée à Kurtzman et à Orci. Ils avaient tous deux 24 ans. Ils sont passés à la réalisation de films après avoir été été invités à réécrire The Island de Michael Bay. Le film a obtenu 162 millions de $ au box-office sur un budget de 126 millions de $, ce qui a été un succès suffisant qu'ils ont été ramenés pour Transformers (de Michael Bay également), qui a valu 710 millions de $. Bien que The Island, Transformers et Transformers 2 : La Revanche n'aient pas été particulièrement bien reçus par les critiques, les trois films ont rapporté une somme globale de 1,7 milliard de $. Ils ont écrit le film de 2009 Star Trek aux côtés de J. J. Abrams, avec lequel ils avaient cocréé la série de fiction Fringe de la Fox.

Après le succès, Kurtzman a servi comme producteur consultant sur le spectacle pour le reste du temps.

En 2011, le magazine Forbes décrit Orci et Kurtzman comme des « armes secrètes d'Hollywood » et que, au cours des six années précédentes, leurs films avaient rapporté un total de plus de 3 milliards $ au box-office. Le partenariat a également écrit Des gens comme nous à l'origine connu sous le nom de Welcome to People, qui était le premier film de Kurtzman.

En avril 2014, à la fois Orci et Kurtzman ont confirmé à Variety qu'ils ne voulaient plus travailler ensemble sur des projets de films. Ils ont ajouté qu'ils travailleraient encore ensemble, mais seulement sur des projets de télévision.

Il est ensuite chargé de réaliser le reboot de la franchise La Momie et de relancer un univers partagé en hommage aux Universal Monsters.


Vie privée
En 2002, Kurtzman a épousé Samantha Counter, la fille de l'avocat Nick Counter.

Best films

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
(Writer)
Transformers (2007)
(Story)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
(Story)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
(Scriptwriter)
The Mummy (2017)
(Director)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
(Writer)

Usually with

Roberto Orci
Roberto Orci
(18 films)
J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
(3 films)
Daniel Mindel
Daniel Mindel
(4 films)
Michael Bay
Michael Bay
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alex Kurtzman (18 films)

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Actor

Mission: Impossible III, 2h5
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Party Guest (Uncredited0
Rating68% 3.448433.448433.448433.448433.44843
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from field work for the IMF and instead trains new recruits while settling down with his fiancée, Julia Meade (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse who is unaware of Ethan's true job. Ethan is approached by fellow IMF agent John Musgrave (Billy Crudup) about a mission to rescue one of Ethan's protégés, Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell), who was captured while investigating arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Musgrave has already prepared a team for Ethan: Declan Gormley (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Zhen Lei (Maggie Q), and his old partner Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames).

Director

The Mummy
The Mummy (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films based on mythology, Zombie films, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance
Rating54% 2.701732.701732.701732.701732.70173
En 1127, un groupe de croisés anglais cache un rubis de l'Égypte antique dans la tombe de l'un d'entre eux.
People Like Us, 1h54
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass
Rating69% 3.4985753.4985753.4985753.4985753.498575
Sam Harper (Chris Pine), a struggling corporate trader in New York City, is in trouble after one of his deals violates federal law and the Federal Trade Commission threatens him with an investigation. Sam's boss (Jon Favreau) urges him to bribe federal officials, at Sam's own expense. Returning home, Sam learns from his girlfriend Hannah (Olivia Wilde) that Jerry, his estranged father and record-producer, has died in L.A. of cancer. Sam tries to avoid attending the funeral, but Hannah insists on making arrangements. After flying home to L.A., he stays with Hannah at Jerry's house and has a tense reunion with his mother Lillian (Michelle Pfeiffer).

Scriptwriter

The Mummy
The Mummy (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films based on mythology, Zombie films, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Screenstory
Rating54% 2.701732.701732.701732.701732.70173
En 1127, un groupe de croisés anglais cache un rubis de l'Égypte antique dans la tombe de l'un d'entre eux.
Edge of Tomorrow, 1h53
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Films about religion, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Temporal paradox, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lara Pulver
Roles Writer
Rating78% 3.94733.94733.94733.94733.9473
A race of extraterrestrials called Mimics has taken over continental Europe. In England, General Brigham, head of humanity's United Defense Force, orders Major William Cage, a public affairs officer with no combat experience, to cover the next day's amphibious assault in France. Cage objects to the dangerous assignment and threatens to blackmail Brigham to avoid it. Brigham has Cage arrested; Cage is knocked out trying to escape. He wakes in handcuffs at a forward operating base at Heathrow Airport and discovers he has been demoted to private, charged with desertion, and assigned to a combat squad named "J" squad under the command of Master Sergeant Farell.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2h22
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore
Roles Story
Rating65% 3.2986553.2986553.2986553.2986553.298655
OsCorp scientist Richard Parker records a video message to explain his disappearance. Later, he and his wife, Mary, are aboard a private jet hijacked by a man sent to assassinate Richard. The plane crashes, killing both Richard and Mary, after he uploads the video.
Star Trek Into Darkness, 2h12
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine
Rating76% 3.8469053.8469053.8469053.8469053.846905
Four years after Kirk's promotion in 2259, the starship USS Enterprise studies a primitive culture on the planet Nibiru. Captain James T. Kirk and his First Officer, Commander Spock, save the planet's inhabitants from an extinction-threatening volcanic eruption, but Kirk violates the Prime Directive, exposing the Enterprise to the native inhabitants to save Spock's life. Returning to Earth, Kirk loses command of the Enterprise and Admiral Christopher Pike is reinstated as its commanding officer with Kirk demoted to first officer and the rank of Commander. For his part in the incident, Spock is reassigned to another ship. An officers' meeting is called to discuss the bombing of a Section 31 installation in London perpetrated by the renegade Starfleet operative John Harrison (Cumberbatch). Harrison attacks the meeting in a jumpship, killing Pike. Kirk disables the jumpship, but Harrison uses a portable transporter to escape to Kronos, the homeworld of hostile aliens known as Klingons.
People Like Us, 1h54
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass
Rating69% 3.4985753.4985753.4985753.4985753.498575
Sam Harper (Chris Pine), a struggling corporate trader in New York City, is in trouble after one of his deals violates federal law and the Federal Trade Commission threatens him with an investigation. Sam's boss (Jon Favreau) urges him to bribe federal officials, at Sam's own expense. Returning home, Sam learns from his girlfriend Hannah (Olivia Wilde) that Jerry, his estranged father and record-producer, has died in L.A. of cancer. Sam tries to avoid attending the funeral, but Hannah insists on making arrangements. After flying home to L.A., he stays with Hannah at Jerry's house and has a tense reunion with his mother Lillian (Michelle Pfeiffer).
Cowboys & Aliens, 1h58
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Western
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer, Sam Rockwell, Clancy Brown
Rating59% 2.996082.996082.996082.996082.99608
In 1873, New Mexico Territory, an unnamed loner (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the desert being injured with no memory and with a strange metal object on his wrist. After killing three drifters who think he might be worth bounty money, he takes their clothes, weapons and a horse. He wanders into the small town of Absolution where the local preacher Meacham (Clancy Brown) treats his wound. After the stranger subdues Percy Dolarhyde (Paul Dano), a volatile drunk who has been terrorizing the town, Sheriff Taggart (Keith Carradine) recognizes the stranger as Jake Lonergan, a wanted outlaw, and attempts to arrest him. Jake beats up the posse sent to take him in and nearly escapes, but a mysterious woman named Ella Swenson (Olivia Wilde) knocks him out. Taggart prepares to transport both Jake and Percy to Santa Fe for trial.
Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)
, 2h7
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Ben Cross
Roles Writer
Rating78% 3.9465853.9465853.9465853.9465853.946585
In the 23rd century, the Federation starship USS Kelvin is investigating a "lightning storm" in space. A Romulan ship, the Narada, emerges from the storm and attacks the Kelvin. Narada‍ '​s first officer, Ayel, demands that the Kelvin‍ '​s Captain Robau come aboard to negotiate a truce. Once aboard, Robau is questioned about the current stardate and an "Ambassador Spock", whom he professes not to know. Narada‍ '​s commander, Nero, kills him, and continues his attack on the Kelvin. George Kirk, the Kelvin‍ '​s first officer, orders the ship's personnel, including his pregnant wife Winona, to evacuate the ship while he pilots the Kelvin on a collision course with the Narada, as the auto-pilot function has been damaged. At the cost of his life, Kirk ensures Winona's survival as she gives birth to James T.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2h23
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Jeu, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Ramón Rodríguez
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.952122.952122.952122.952122.95212
In 17,000 B.C., the Seven Primes traveled the galaxy to create Energon with star-absorbing machines called Sun Harvesters. The Primes followed a rule in which to never destroy planets with life, but one of them, later called The Fallen, deceives the others by building an army and sets up a Harvester on Earth. After defeating ancient humans, the Primes defeat and imprison the Fallen before he can harvest the Earth's sun with the Matrix of Leadership. The rest of the Primes sacrifice themselves to hide the Matrix.
Transformers, 2h24
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Transport films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Road movies, Chase films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson
Roles Story
Rating69% 3.4980753.4980753.4980753.4980753.498075
Many years ago, the planet Cybertron was consumed by a civil war by the two Transformer factions, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime, and the Decepticons led by Megatron. Optimus jettisoned the AllSpark, a mystical artefact that brings life to the planet, into space, but Megatron pursued it. Megatron crashed in the Arctic Circle and froze, discovered in 1897 by explorer Archibald Witwicky. Witwicky activated Megatron’s navigational system, which scanned the AllSpark’s coordinates into his glasses. The glasses end up in the possession of his great-great-grandson Sam Witwicky. In the present day, Sam buys his first car, a rusting Chevrolet Camaro, but discovers it has a life of its own.
Mission: Impossible III, 2h5
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.448433.448433.448433.448433.44843
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from field work for the IMF and instead trains new recruits while settling down with his fiancée, Julia Meade (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse who is unaware of Ethan's true job. Ethan is approached by fellow IMF agent John Musgrave (Billy Crudup) about a mission to rescue one of Ethan's protégés, Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell), who was captured while investigating arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Musgrave has already prepared a team for Ethan: Declan Gormley (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Zhen Lei (Maggie Q), and his old partner Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames).
The Island
The Island (2005)
, 2h16
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about virginity
Actors Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan
Rating67% 3.3989153.3989153.3989153.3989153.398915
In the year 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta live with others in an isolated compound. Their community is governed by a set of strict rules. The residents believe that the outer world has become too contaminated for human life with the exception of one contagion-free island. Every week a lottery is conducted and the winner gets to leave the compound to live on the island.