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Andrew Bergman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Creator American born on 20 february 1945 at New York City (USA)

Andrew Bergman

Andrew Bergman
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 february 1945 (79 years) at New York City (USA)

Andrew Bergman (20 February 1945) is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist. New York magazine in 1985 dubbed him "The Unknown King of Comedy".

Biography

Il sort diplômé de l’Université d'État de New York à Binghamton puis de l’Université du Wisconsin à Madison en histoire américaine. Sa thèse portant sur le cinéma américain pendant la Grande Dépression est publié en 1971. En 1973, il signe une biographie consacré à l’acteur James Cagney.

Il publie en 1974 un premier roman policier consacré au détective privé Jack LeVine. Sa première aventure se déroule à New York ou il part à la recherche des bobines d’un film pornographique pouvant compromettre la carrière de Franklin D. Roosevelt. Sa seconde aventure écrite en 1975 se déroule à Hollywood et, bien que fictif comme le précédent opus, met à nouveau en scène de nombreuses personnalités américaines cinématographique et politique d’alors, comme Humphrey Bogart ou Richard Nixon. Ces deux romans sont publiés au sein de la collection Série noire en 1994.

Au cours de la même période, Bergman écrit le scénario original puis participe à la version finale du scénario du film Le shérif est en prison réalisé par Mel Brooks. Sa carrière cinématographique prend alors le pas sur sa carrière littéraire.

Il écrit le scénario du film Ne tirez pas sur le dentiste d’Arthur Hiller, avec Peter Falk et Alan Arkin en 1979 puis scénarise et réalise son premier film, Les Fesses à l'air, en 1981. Depuis, il a écrit ou co-écrit de nombreux classiques comme Fletch aux trousses (avec Chevy Chase), La télé lave plus propre, Big Trouble ; a écrit et réalisé parmi d’autres Premiers pas dans la mafia (avec Marlon Brando et Matthew Broderick), Lune de miel à Las Vegas (avec Nicolas Cage, James Caan et Sarah Jessica Parker), Milliardaire malgré lui (avec Nicolas Cage et Bridget Fonda) et a écrit, réalisé et produit l’échec critique et commercial Striptease (avec Demi Moore). Il réalise un dernier film en 2000 intitulé Isn't She Great qui est la biographie romancée de l’écrivaine Jacqueline Susann jouée ici par Bette Midler.

Bergman revient par ailleurs à l’écriture de manière épisodique. Il a écrit deux pièces de théâtre dont une jouée à Broadway en 1986 et a publié deux nouveaux romans policier dont l’un est la troisième aventure de Jack LeVine. Ces écrits n’ont pas été traduits en France.

Bergman vit aujourd’hui à New York et publie à l’occasion des chroniques et des articles pour différents journaux et magazines.

Best films

Blazing Saddles (1974)
(Story)
Fletch (1985)
(Scriptwriter)
White Fang (1991)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

Barry Malkin
Barry Malkin
(4 films)
Gianni Russo
Gianni Russo
(3 films)
Albert Wolsky
Albert Wolsky
(3 films)
Julie Weiss
Julie Weiss
(3 films)
Keone Young
Keone Young
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andrew Bergman (21 films)

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Actor

Director

Striptease
Striptease (1996)
, 1h52
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Striptease
Actors Demi Moore, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Burt Reynolds, Paul Guilfoyle
Rating46% 2.3100352.3100352.3100352.3100352.310035
The film revolves around former FBI secretary Erin Grant, who loses custody of her young daughter Angela to her ex-husband Darrell. In order to afford an appeal, Erin becomes a stripper at the Eager Beaver, a Miami strip club. A Congressman named David Dilbeck visits the club and immediately begins to adore Erin. Aware of Dilbeck's embarrassing indulgences, another Eager Beaver patron approaches Erin with a plan to manipulate the Congressman to settle the custody dispute in Erin's favor. However, Dilbeck has powerful business connections who want to ensure he remains in office. Consequently, those who can embarrass him in an election are murdered. Meanwhile, Erin retrieves her daughter from her negligent husband.
It Could Happen to You, 1h41
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce, Isaac Hayes, Seymour Cassel
Rating64% 3.2005753.2005753.2005753.2005753.200575
Policeman Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a kind and generous man who loves his job in Queens, New York, where he lives. His wife, Muriel (Rosie Perez), works at a hair salon and, unlike him, is selfish, greedy, and materialistic, constantly complaining about their situation in life. Waitress Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda) is bankrupt because her husband, Eddie (Stanley Tucci), whom she could not yet afford to divorce, emptied their joint checking account without her permission, while also leaving her with a credit card debt of over $12,000. Charlie meets her when she waits on him at the diner where she works. Since he doesn't have enough money to pay the tip, he promises to give her either double of it or half of his prospective lottery winnings the next day. He wins $4 million (in 21 annual payments) in the lottery the next day and keeps his promise, despite Muriel's protests. He and Yvonne become stars almost immediately. She buys the diner and sets up a table with his name at which people who can't afford food can eat for free. In another development, he becomes a hero for foiling an attempted robbery at a grocery store but gets wounded in the process, forcing him to take leave from the police force. Meanwhile, Muriel goes on a shopping spree, and also contracts for disruptive renovations to their apartment without having consulted him.
Honeymoon in Vegas, 1h32
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Nicolas Cage, James Caan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Peter Boyle, Pat Morita, Anne Bancroft
Rating58% 2.948072.948072.948072.948072.94807
Jack Singer (Cage) has sworn to his mother while she was on her deathbed that he would never get married. Years later, he goes back on his promise and proposes to his girlfriend, Betsy (Parker), and quickly arranges a Las Vegas marriage. They check into the Bally's Hotel.
The Freshman, 1h38
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley, Jon Polito
Rating64% 3.2485453.2485453.2485453.2485453.248545
Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) leaves his mother (Pamela Payton-Wright) and environmental activist stepfather Dwight (Kenneth Welsh) in Vermont to go to New York University (NYU) to study film. After arriving at Grand Central Terminal, he's approached by Victor Ray (Bruno Kirby), who at first offers to carry Clark's bags, then offers a ride. As soon as Clark steps out of the car, Victor drives off with Clark's luggage still in the trunk.
Big Trouble, 1h33
Directed by John Cassavetes, Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley
Rating52% 2.6072.6072.6072.6072.607
Leonard Hoffman is a Los Angeles insurance agent with a problem on his hands. He has teenage triplets who are all gifted musicians, but wife Arlene insists that the kids attend college at Yale, requiring more than $40,000 in tuition, rather than less expensive schools like nearby UCLA.
So Fine
So Fine (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ryan O'Neal, Jack Warden, Mariangela Melato, Richard Kiel, Fred Gwynne, Mike Kellin
Rating50% 2.5059452.5059452.5059452.5059452.505945
NYC dress manufacturer Jack (Warden) is in debt to loan shark "Mr Eddie" (Kiel), who tells him that Jack's son Bobby (O'Neal) must join the firm as "new blood", despite Bobby's complete lack of knowledge of the dress business, and current career as a Professor of American Literature at a small liberal arts college. Kidnapped by two of Eddie's goons, Bobby is forced to come back to the city and join his father's business. Bobby complicates matters by falling in love with Mr Eddie's neglected wife, the cultured Lira (Melato). After a late-night tryst at the home of Eddie and Lira, Bobby accidentally invents the solution to his father's problem: see-through denim blue jeans with strategically placed holes in the rear that expose one's backside. The fickle public goes crazy over the "sexy" new style. "Fine Fashions" repays its debt to Eddie, and Bobby goes back to his college. However, Lira follows him, and Eddie finds out about them and heads to the school in a murderous rage. Jack follows anxiously, and the last quarter of the film involves Lira stepping in for an ill singer to perform the role of Desdemona in the school's version of the opera Otello. Eddie knocks out the male lead and himself takes the role of Othello. Jack and Bobby then do their best to stay alive while trying to protect Lira from her jealous husband.

Scriptwriter

The In-Laws, 1h38
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Spy films, Films about marriage
Actors Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Ryan Reynolds, Candice Bergen, Lindsay Sloane, Robin Tunney
Rating56% 2.849582.849582.849582.849582.84958
Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas) is an undercover agent of the CIA whose son, Mark (Ryan Reynolds), is getting married to Melissa Peyser (Lindsay Sloane). Her father is mild-mannered foot doctor, Jerry Peyser (Albert Brooks). When the two families meet for dinner, Peyser stumbles on to Steve Tobias' secret operation as Tobias tries to set up a deal to sell a Russian submarine, the Olga, to an arms smuggler in France as a bait. As Peyser's incidental involvement increases, he is suspected by the FBI of being part of a seemingly malicious deal. Dragged kicking and screaming, Peyser decides he does not want to be involved in the deal or with Tobias' family. The two fathers-in-law end up dodging bullets, jumping off buildings, and stealing jets together as they attempt to avoid capture by the FBI.
Striptease
Striptease (1996)
, 1h52
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Striptease
Actors Demi Moore, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Burt Reynolds, Paul Guilfoyle
Rating46% 2.3100352.3100352.3100352.3100352.310035
The film revolves around former FBI secretary Erin Grant, who loses custody of her young daughter Angela to her ex-husband Darrell. In order to afford an appeal, Erin becomes a stripper at the Eager Beaver, a Miami strip club. A Congressman named David Dilbeck visits the club and immediately begins to adore Erin. Aware of Dilbeck's embarrassing indulgences, another Eager Beaver patron approaches Erin with a plan to manipulate the Congressman to settle the custody dispute in Erin's favor. However, Dilbeck has powerful business connections who want to ensure he remains in office. Consequently, those who can embarrass him in an election are murdered. Meanwhile, Erin retrieves her daughter from her negligent husband.
The Scout
The Scout (1994)
, 1h41
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Anne Twomey, Lane Smith, Michael Rapaport
Roles Ecrivain
Rating53% 2.6995852.6995852.6995852.6995852.699585
Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) is a Major League Baseball scout with the New York Yankees who attends a game at a small college to see pitching phenom Tommy Lacy (Michael Rapaport). Al happens to be a fan of the film King Kong and he remarks to his fellow scouts sitting in the crowd that he is looking for the next King Kong.
Honeymoon in Vegas, 1h32
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Nicolas Cage, James Caan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Peter Boyle, Pat Morita, Anne Bancroft
Rating58% 2.948072.948072.948072.948072.94807
Jack Singer (Cage) has sworn to his mother while she was on her deathbed that he would never get married. Years later, he goes back on his promise and proposes to his girlfriend, Betsy (Parker), and quickly arranges a Las Vegas marriage. They check into the Bally's Hotel.
Soapdish
Soapdish (1991)
, 1h33
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue, Teri Hatcher
Roles Ecrivain
Rating65% 3.2971453.2971453.2971453.2971453.297145
Celeste Talbert (Sally Field), the longtime star of the daytime drama The Sun Also Sets, is targeted by her ambitious co-star Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty); Montana connives to supplant Celeste as the show's star by promising sexual favors to its producer, David Seton Barnes (Robert Downey, Jr.). To make the audience hate Celeste's character, Montana and David come up with a last-minute plot change in which she will accidentally kill a young, destitute deaf-mute, played by the newly-cast Lori Craven (Elisabeth Shue). Despite the strong objections of Head Writer Rose Schwartz (Whoopie Goldberg) and Celeste herself, the scene plays out, but is interrupted by Celeste's recognition of Lori as her real-life niece. Network honcho Edmund Edwards (Garry Marshall) sees potential in the relationship and makes Lori a regular cast member.
The Freshman, 1h38
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley, Jon Polito
Rating64% 3.2485453.2485453.2485453.2485453.248545
Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) leaves his mother (Pamela Payton-Wright) and environmental activist stepfather Dwight (Kenneth Welsh) in Vermont to go to New York University (NYU) to study film. After arriving at Grand Central Terminal, he's approached by Victor Ray (Bruno Kirby), who at first offers to carry Clark's bags, then offers a ride. As soon as Clark steps out of the car, Victor drives off with Clark's luggage still in the trunk.
Big Trouble, 1h33
Directed by John Cassavetes, Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.6072.6072.6072.6072.607
Leonard Hoffman is a Los Angeles insurance agent with a problem on his hands. He has teenage triplets who are all gifted musicians, but wife Arlene insists that the kids attend college at Yale, requiring more than $40,000 in tuition, rather than less expensive schools like nearby UCLA.