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Andrew Niccol is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Néo-Zélandais born on 10 june 1964 at Paraparaumu (Nouvelle zelande)

Andrew Niccol

Andrew Niccol
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Birth name Andrew M. Niccol
Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 10 june 1964 (55 years) at Paraparaumu (Nouvelle zelande)

Andrew M. Niccol (born 1 January 1960) is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, In Time, and Lord of War. He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. His films tend to explore social, cultural and political issues.

Biography

Niccol was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, and grew up in Auckland, where he attended Auckland Grammar School beginning in 1973. He left New Zealand at age 21 and began directing TV ads in London. During production of S1m0ne, he met model Rachel Roberts, with whom he has two children, Jack (born 2003) and Ava (born 2008).

Best films

The Truman Show (1998)
(Writer)
The Terminal (2004)
(Writer)
In Time (2011)
(Director)
Lord of War (2005)
(Director)
The Host (2013)
(Director)

Usually with

Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
(3 films)
Shekhar Kapur
Shekhar Kapur
(3 films)
Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andrew Niccol (13 films)

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Director

Anon
Anon (2018)
, 1h40
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Dystopian films
Actors Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, Mark O'Brien, Sonya Walger, Joe Pingue
Rating60% 3.0465553.0465553.0465553.0465553.046555
Dans un monde futur, proche du totalitarisme, le gouvernement lutte contre le crime en éliminant toute intimité et en instaurant une surveillance totale des citoyens pour une sécurité maximale. Un jour, un officier de police rencontre une hackeuse qui le pousse à se révolter contre ce gouvernement.
Good Kill
Good Kill (2015)
, 1h42
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors January Jones, Ethan Hawke, Zoë Kravitz, Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Coyote
Rating63% 3.197013.197013.197013.197013.19701
Major Thomas Egan is a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who transitions to UCAV duty when demand drops for manned aircraft. As a drone pilot, with a limited ability to control collateral damage during airstrikes, Egan becomes disillusioned. He begins to more deeply question the morality of his job after his unit begins running missions for the CIA.
The Host
The Host (2013)
, 2h6
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Emily Browning, Chandler Canterbury, Frances Fisher
Rating59% 2.953972.953972.953972.953972.95397
The human race has been taken over by small parasitic aliens called "Souls". The Souls travel to distant planets inserting themselves individually into a host body of that planet's dominant species. They are able to access the host's memories, and occupied hosts are identifiable by silver rings that form in the hosts' eyes.
In Time
In Time (2011)
, 1h55
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Psychologie, L'usurpation d'identité, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Escroquerie
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Collins Pennie, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer
Rating67% 3.35093.35093.35093.35093.3509
In 2169, people are born genetically engineered with a digital clock on their forearm. When they turn 25 years old, they stop aging and their clock begins counting down from one year; when it reaches zero, that person "times out" and dies. Time has become the universal currency; it is used to pay for daily expenses and can be transferred between people or capsules. The country has been divided into "time zones" based on the wealth of the population. The film focuses on two specific zones: Dayton - a poor manufacturing area where people generally have 24 hours or less on their clock at any given time - and New Greenwich - the wealthiest time zone, where people have enough time on their clock to live for centuries.
Lord of War, 2h2
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker
Rating75% 3.7982653.7982653.7982653.7982653.798265
Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) et son frère Vitali (Jared Leto) sont nés dans l'Ukraine soviétique durant la Guerre froide. Leurs parents émigrent à cette époque aux États-Unis en se faisant passer pour des juifs persécutés. Rapidement, Yuri se fait une place dans le trafic d'armes en commençant à vendre à des petits acheteurs dans le quartier dans lequel il a grandi, Little Odessa à Brooklyn. Il ne se préoccupe pas de l'idéologie de ses clients, ce n'est pas son affaire (« Ce n'est pas notre guerre »). Tant que des personnes veulent et peuvent acheter des armes, Yuri répond présent.
S1m0ne
S1m0ne (2002)
, 1h57
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about computing
Actors Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood, Winona Ryder, Rebecca Romijn
Rating60% 3.048823.048823.048823.048823.04882
When Nicola Anders (Winona Ryder), the star of out-of-favor director Viktor Taransky's (Al Pacino) new film refuses to finish it, Taransky is forced to find a replacement. Contractual requirements totally prevent using her image in the film, so he must re-shoot. Instead, Viktor experiments with a new computer program he inherits from late acquaintance Hank Aleno (Elias Koteas) which allows creation of a computer-generated woman which he can easily animate to play the film's central character. Viktor names his virtual actor "Simone", a name derived from the computer program's title, Simulation One. Seamlessly incorporated into the film, Simone (Rachel Roberts) gives a fantastic performance, exactly controlled by Viktor. The film is immediately a huge success.
Gattaca
Gattaca (1997)
, 1h46
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about computing, L'usurpation d'identité, Films set in the future, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Escroquerie
Actors Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Alan Arkin, Loren Dean, Gore Vidal
Rating77% 3.8980353.8980353.8980353.8980353.898035
In "the not-too-distant future", eugenics is common. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to classify those so created as "valids" while those conceived by traditional means and more susceptible to genetic disorders are known as "in-valids". Genetic discrimination is illegal, but in practice genotype profiling is used to identify valids to qualify for professional employment while in-valids are relegated to menial jobs.

Scriptwriter

Gemini Man
Gemini Man (2019)

Directed by Ang Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Benedict Wong, Linda Emond
Roles Writer

Henry Brogen est un tueur à gages. Vieillissant, il s'apprête à prendre sa retraite. Il va cependant devoir faire face à son clone, un double rajeuni d'un quart de siècle programmé pour l'assassiner.
Anon
Anon (2018)
, 1h40
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Dystopian films
Actors Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, Mark O'Brien, Sonya Walger, Joe Pingue
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.0465553.0465553.0465553.0465553.046555
Dans un monde futur, proche du totalitarisme, le gouvernement lutte contre le crime en éliminant toute intimité et en instaurant une surveillance totale des citoyens pour une sécurité maximale. Un jour, un officier de police rencontre une hackeuse qui le pousse à se révolter contre ce gouvernement.
Good Kill
Good Kill (2015)
, 1h42
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors January Jones, Ethan Hawke, Zoë Kravitz, Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Coyote
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.197013.197013.197013.197013.19701
Major Thomas Egan is a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who transitions to UCAV duty when demand drops for manned aircraft. As a drone pilot, with a limited ability to control collateral damage during airstrikes, Egan becomes disillusioned. He begins to more deeply question the morality of his job after his unit begins running missions for the CIA.
The Host
The Host (2013)
, 2h6
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Emily Browning, Chandler Canterbury, Frances Fisher
Rating59% 2.953972.953972.953972.953972.95397
The human race has been taken over by small parasitic aliens called "Souls". The Souls travel to distant planets inserting themselves individually into a host body of that planet's dominant species. They are able to access the host's memories, and occupied hosts are identifiable by silver rings that form in the hosts' eyes.
In Time
In Time (2011)
, 1h55
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Psychologie, L'usurpation d'identité, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Escroquerie
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Collins Pennie, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer
Rating67% 3.35093.35093.35093.35093.3509
In 2169, people are born genetically engineered with a digital clock on their forearm. When they turn 25 years old, they stop aging and their clock begins counting down from one year; when it reaches zero, that person "times out" and dies. Time has become the universal currency; it is used to pay for daily expenses and can be transferred between people or capsules. The country has been divided into "time zones" based on the wealth of the population. The film focuses on two specific zones: Dayton - a poor manufacturing area where people generally have 24 hours or less on their clock at any given time - and New Greenwich - the wealthiest time zone, where people have enough time on their clock to live for centuries.
Lord of War, 2h2
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker
Rating75% 3.7982653.7982653.7982653.7982653.798265
Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) et son frère Vitali (Jared Leto) sont nés dans l'Ukraine soviétique durant la Guerre froide. Leurs parents émigrent à cette époque aux États-Unis en se faisant passer pour des juifs persécutés. Rapidement, Yuri se fait une place dans le trafic d'armes en commençant à vendre à des petits acheteurs dans le quartier dans lequel il a grandi, Little Odessa à Brooklyn. Il ne se préoccupe pas de l'idéologie de ses clients, ce n'est pas son affaire (« Ce n'est pas notre guerre »). Tant que des personnes veulent et peuvent acheter des armes, Yuri répond présent.
The Terminal, 2h1
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Transport films, La précarité, Aviation films, Films about language and translation
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Barry Shabaka Henley, Kumar Pallana, Diego Luna
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.649443.649443.649443.649443.64944
Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a traveler from the nation of Krakozhia, arrives at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, only to find that his passport is suddenly no longer valid due to the outbreak of a civil war in his homeland. As a result, the United States no longer recognizes Krakozhia as a sovereign nation, and he is not permitted to either enter the country or return home as he is now stateless. Due to his inability to communicate in proper English, US Customs and Border Protection seizes his passport and airline ticket.
S1m0ne
S1m0ne (2002)
, 1h57
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about computing
Actors Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood, Winona Ryder, Rebecca Romijn
Rating60% 3.048823.048823.048823.048823.04882
When Nicola Anders (Winona Ryder), the star of out-of-favor director Viktor Taransky's (Al Pacino) new film refuses to finish it, Taransky is forced to find a replacement. Contractual requirements totally prevent using her image in the film, so he must re-shoot. Instead, Viktor experiments with a new computer program he inherits from late acquaintance Hank Aleno (Elias Koteas) which allows creation of a computer-generated woman which he can easily animate to play the film's central character. Viktor names his virtual actor "Simone", a name derived from the computer program's title, Simulation One. Seamlessly incorporated into the film, Simone (Rachel Roberts) gives a fantastic performance, exactly controlled by Viktor. The film is immediately a huge success.