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Barry Sonnenfeld is a Actor, Director, Producer, Director of Photography and Cinematography American born on 1 april 1953 at New York City (USA)

Barry Sonnenfeld

Barry Sonnenfeld
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Birth name Barrington Sonnenfeld III
Nationality USA
Birth 1 april 1953 (66 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Barry Sonnenfeld (born April 1, 1953) is an American filmmaker and television director. He worked as cinematographer for the Coen brothers, then later he directed films such as The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values along with the Men in Black trilogy, and the critically acclaimed Get Shorty.

Best films

Men in Black 3 (2012)
(Director)
Men in Black (1997)
(Director)
Men in Black II (2002)
(Director)
Enchanted (2007)
(Producer)
Wild Wild West (1999)
(Director)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

Skip Lievsay
Skip Lievsay
(8 films)
Frères Coen
Frères Coen
(5 films)
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
(6 films)
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(4 films)
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Barry Sonnenfeld (28 films)

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Actor

Nine Lives
Nine Lives (2016)
, 1h27
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin France
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kevin Spacey, Robbie Amell, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Mark Consuelos, Teddy Sears
Roles Cat (voice)
Rating53% 2.654932.654932.654932.654932.65493
Tom Brand est homme d’affaires, très pressé et ne pensant qu'à sa carrière. Il s'est même éloigné de sa femme Lara et de sa fille Rebecca. Pour l'anniversaire de sa fille, il décide de lui faire cadeau d'un chat, acquis auprès d'un étrange personnage. Après un violent accident, il tombe dans le coma et son esprit est à présent dans la tête de l'animal. Alors qu'il est confronté à ses erreurs passées et à une vie de quadrupède, il va essayer de se racheter auprès des personnes de son entourage.
Men in Black 3, 1h43
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Films about the Apollo program, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader
Roles Husband Watching Launch
Rating67% 3.3957753.3957753.3957753.3957753.395775
In 2012, an alien criminal, Boris the Animal, a Boglodite, escapes from a maximum-security prison on the moon and arrives on Earth, bent on taking revenge on Agent K, who shot off his left arm and captured him in 1969. He confronts K, who is with his partner Agent J, telling him he is "already dead". J then discovers that K was responsible not only for capturing Boris, but for deploying the "ArcNet", a shield that prevented the Boglodites from conquering Earth and caused their extinction.
RV
RV (2006)
, 1h38
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Le thème des vacances, Road movies
Actors Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, JoJo, Josh Hutcherson, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth
Roles Irv
Rating55% 2.752792.752792.752792.752792.75279
Bob Munro (Robin Williams), a successful California beverage company executive, is struggling with a dysfunctional family, with his materialistic wife Jamie (Cheryl Hines), his sharp-tongued teenage daughter Cassie (JoJo), and his son Carl (Josh Hutcherson), who is an adolescent weightlifter and likes Hip hop. At a company picnic, Bob is embarrassed in front of his self-absorbed boss Todd (Will Arnett) by Cassie's militant friend Gretchen, who hurls a tub of disgusting slime over Todd. Looking forward to a big family vacation in Hawaii, their trip is cancelled when Todd, out of spite, tells Bob that he has to attend a meeting with the Alpine Soda company in Boulder, Colorado instead, or else he will be fired. Concealing the real reason for going there, he rents a garish RV from the dodgy dealer Irv (Barry Sonnenfeld) and tells his family they are traveling to the Rockies.
Big Trouble, 1h25
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Ben Foster, Patrick Warburton, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Farina
Roles Confused Sports Radio Call In (voice)
Rating64% 3.248793.248793.248793.248793.24879
In a high-school game of "Killer" (in which a student must shoot another with a squirt gun), Matt Arnold has to "kill" classmate Jenny Herk, and decides to sneak up on her at home. By coincidence, hitmen are also there to assassinate Arthur Herk, who has secretly embezzled money from his company, Penultra Corp. When the fake assassination attempt crosses paths with the real one, police officers Monica Romero and Walter Kramitz are called out to the resulting disturbance. During the chaos of the assassination attempts, Matt's friend, Andrew, called Eliot Arnold, Matt's father. Upon arriving to pick up Matt from the Herk's, Eliot immediately feels a mutual attraction to Anne Herk, Jenny's mother, as Matt and Jenny begin to feel attracted to each other as well. The Herk's housemaid, Nina, meanwhile, falls in love with a young homeless man named Puggy, who lives in a tree on their property, after she runs from the shootings and he saves her from the hitmen.
Men in Black II, 1h28
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub
Roles Neuralyzed Father
Rating62% 3.1009453.1009453.1009453.1009453.100945
Five years after Agent K's retirement, Agent J (Will Smith) is now a top operative for the MIB, the New York City-based agency that secretly monitors and regulates extraterrestrials' activity on Earth. J has no permanent partner since K resigned and Agent L returned to work in a morgue. Subsequent partners have not lived up to J's standards, so he neuralyzes them back to civilian status.
Men in Black, 1h38
Directed by Tim Allen, Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent d’Onofrio, David Schwimmer, Rip Torn
Rating72% 3.648243.648243.648243.648243.64824
Agent K and his partner Agent D intercept a truck smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States. Inside they discover an alien disguised as a human. When he runs, they shoot him and use neuralyzers to wipe the memories of the border patrol witnesses. D decides to retire and asks K to wipe his memory too. In upstate New York, an alien crash-lands and kills an abusive farmer named Edgar to use his skin as a disguise.
Get Shorty
Get Shorty (1995)
, 1h45
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Dwayne Johnson
Roles the Beefeater doorman
Rating68% 3.448493.448493.448493.448493.44849
Chili Palmer, a loan shark based in Miami, clashes with mobster, Ray "Bones" Barboni over a leather jacket borrowed from Palmer at a restaurant without permission by Mr. Barboni. They have two confrontations, the first of which leaves Barboni with a broken nose. Barboni then wants his boss Jimmy Capp to go after Palmer, but he refuses, as Palmer has done nothing wrong. Barboni took the jacket without permission, and Chili's car keys were in the jacket. Jimmy also tells Bones that Chili works for another mafioso named Momo and Capp has no power over him. But soon after Palmer's boss, Momo, dies of a heart attack, Chili finds himself working for Barboni, whose first order is for Palmer to collect a loan shark debt owed by dry cleaner Leo Devoe. Devoe was believed to have been killed in a commercial airliner crash, but in truth had actually gotten off the plane, and failed to re-board because he was getting drunk in the airport bar. After the plane crash, Devoe's wife identified his personal effects, and the airline quickly offers her an insurance check for $300,000. Faye carelessly gives Leo the insurance money, and he heads out of Miami. When Chili visits Leo's "widow" Faye, she reveals to Palmer that Leo is still alive, has left Miami, and is partying and winning money in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Addams Family Values, 1h34
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Scott Rudin, Paul Rudnick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane
Roles Mr. Glicker
Rating66% 3.3499353.3499353.3499353.3499353.349935
Gomez and Morticia Addams hire a nanny, Debbie, to take care of their new son Pubert. Unbeknownst to them, Debbie is a serial killer known as the Black Widow; she marries rich bachelors and murders them on their wedding night so she can collect their inheritances.
Barton Fink, 1h56
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors John Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner, Steve Buscemi, Judy Davis, John Mahoney
Roles Page (uncredited)
Rating76% 3.849073.849073.849073.849073.84907
In 1941, Barton Fink's first Broadway play, Bare Ruined Choirs, has achieved critical and popular success. His agent informs him that Capitol Pictures in Hollywood has offered him a thousand dollars per week to write film scripts. Barton hesitates, worried that moving to California would separate him from "the common man", his focus as a writer. He accepts the offer, however, and checks into the Hotel Earle, a large and unusually deserted building. His room is sparse and draped in subdued colors; its only decoration is a small painting of a woman on the beach, arm raised to block the sun.
The Addams Family, 1h39
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson
Rating69% 3.450923.450923.450923.450923.45092
Gomez Addams laments the 25-year absence of his brother Fester, who disappeared after the two had a falling-out. Gomez's lawyer Tully Alford owes money to loan shark Abigail Craven, and notices that her son Gordon closely resembles Fester. Tully proposes that Gordon pose as Fester to infiltrate the Addams household and find the hidden vault where they keep their vast riches. Tully and his wife Margaret attend a séance at the Addams home led by Grandmama in which the family tries to contact Fester's spirit. Gordon arrives, posing as Fester, while Abigail poses as psychiatrist Dr. Pinder-Schloss and tells the family that Fester had been lost in the Bermuda Triangle for the past 25 years.
Blood Simple, 1h39
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Holly Hunter, Barry Sonnenfeld
Roles Marty's Vomiting (voice) (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.7991053.7991053.7991053.7991053.799105
Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya), who owns a Texas bar, suspects his wife Abby (Frances McDormand) is having an affair with one of his bartenders, Ray (John Getz). She protects herself with a revolver and three bullets (at least 2 of the 3 rounds appear to have been fired before the pistol is used in the movie).

Director

Nine Lives
Nine Lives (2016)
, 1h27
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin France
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kevin Spacey, Robbie Amell, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Mark Consuelos, Teddy Sears
Rating53% 2.654932.654932.654932.654932.65493
Tom Brand est homme d’affaires, très pressé et ne pensant qu'à sa carrière. Il s'est même éloigné de sa femme Lara et de sa fille Rebecca. Pour l'anniversaire de sa fille, il décide de lui faire cadeau d'un chat, acquis auprès d'un étrange personnage. Après un violent accident, il tombe dans le coma et son esprit est à présent dans la tête de l'animal. Alors qu'il est confronté à ses erreurs passées et à une vie de quadrupède, il va essayer de se racheter auprès des personnes de son entourage.
Men in Black 3, 1h43
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Films about the Apollo program, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader
Rating67% 3.3957753.3957753.3957753.3957753.395775
In 2012, an alien criminal, Boris the Animal, a Boglodite, escapes from a maximum-security prison on the moon and arrives on Earth, bent on taking revenge on Agent K, who shot off his left arm and captured him in 1969. He confronts K, who is with his partner Agent J, telling him he is "already dead". J then discovers that K was responsible not only for capturing Boris, but for deploying the "ArcNet", a shield that prevented the Boglodites from conquering Earth and caused their extinction.
RV
RV (2006)
, 1h38
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Le thème des vacances, Road movies
Actors Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, JoJo, Josh Hutcherson, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth
Rating55% 2.752792.752792.752792.752792.75279
Bob Munro (Robin Williams), a successful California beverage company executive, is struggling with a dysfunctional family, with his materialistic wife Jamie (Cheryl Hines), his sharp-tongued teenage daughter Cassie (JoJo), and his son Carl (Josh Hutcherson), who is an adolescent weightlifter and likes Hip hop. At a company picnic, Bob is embarrassed in front of his self-absorbed boss Todd (Will Arnett) by Cassie's militant friend Gretchen, who hurls a tub of disgusting slime over Todd. Looking forward to a big family vacation in Hawaii, their trip is cancelled when Todd, out of spite, tells Bob that he has to attend a meeting with the Alpine Soda company in Boulder, Colorado instead, or else he will be fired. Concealing the real reason for going there, he rents a garish RV from the dodgy dealer Irv (Barry Sonnenfeld) and tells his family they are traveling to the Rockies.
Big Trouble, 1h25
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Ben Foster, Patrick Warburton, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Farina
Rating64% 3.248793.248793.248793.248793.24879
In a high-school game of "Killer" (in which a student must shoot another with a squirt gun), Matt Arnold has to "kill" classmate Jenny Herk, and decides to sneak up on her at home. By coincidence, hitmen are also there to assassinate Arthur Herk, who has secretly embezzled money from his company, Penultra Corp. When the fake assassination attempt crosses paths with the real one, police officers Monica Romero and Walter Kramitz are called out to the resulting disturbance. During the chaos of the assassination attempts, Matt's friend, Andrew, called Eliot Arnold, Matt's father. Upon arriving to pick up Matt from the Herk's, Eliot immediately feels a mutual attraction to Anne Herk, Jenny's mother, as Matt and Jenny begin to feel attracted to each other as well. The Herk's housemaid, Nina, meanwhile, falls in love with a young homeless man named Puggy, who lives in a tree on their property, after she runs from the shootings and he saves her from the hitmen.