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Bill Condon is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 22 october 1955 at New York City (USA)

Bill Condon

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Birth name William Condon
Nationality USA
Birth 22 october 1955 (64 years) at New York City (USA)

William "Bill" Condon (born October 22, 1955) is an American screenwriter and director. Condon is best known for directing and writing the critically acclaimed films Gods and Monsters, Chicago, Kinsey, Dreamgirls and the two final installments of the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. In 1998, Condon debuted as a screenwriter with Gods and Monsters, which won him his first Academy Award. He was also nominated for writing Chicago in 2003. In 2006, Condon won a Golden Globe for his film Dreamgirls, which he also wrote. In 2013, however, he also won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director for his work on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Condon's films have usually been commercial successes.

Biography

Bill Condon, est né le 22 octobre 1955 à New York. Dès son enfance, il est passionné par les films. Il fréquente la Regis High School puis le Columbia College de l'Université Columbia de New York où il étudie la philosophie. Après ses études, il devient journaliste pour des journaux consacrés au cinéma tels que American Film ou Millimeter. Au début des années 1980, il est découvert par le producteur Michael Laughlin grâce à une publication dans le Millimeter.
En 2010, il est choisi pour réaliser les deux ultimes volets de la saga Twilight : Twilight, chapitres IV et V : Révélation.

Best films

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
(Director)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
(Director)
The Greatest Showman (2017)
(Scriptwriter)
Chicago (2002)
(Scriptwriter)
Dreamgirls (2006)
(Director)
Kinsey (2004)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bill Condon (20 films)

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Actor

Sister, Sister, 1h31
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey, Dennis Lipscomb, Anne Pitoniak, Natalija (Natalia) Nogulich
Roles Priest
Rating56% 2.8055352.8055352.8055352.8055352.805535
Matt Rutledge goes on vacation to the Louisiana bayou country. He decides to stay at an old plantation house which is now a boarding house owned by two sisters, Charlotte and Lucy.
Strange Invaders, 1h34
Directed by Michael Laughlin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner, Louise Fletcher, Wallace Shawn
Roles (uncredited)
Rating55% 2.7508052.7508052.7508052.7508052.750805
In 1958, the town of Centerville, Illinois was invaded by a race of aliens. The invaders could fire lasers from their eyes and hands and reduce humans to "crystallized" glowing blue orbs. They took over the form of the humans who were either captured or killed.

Director

Beauty and the Beast, 2h9
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen
Rating71% 3.5932353.5932353.5932353.5932353.593235
À la fin du XVIII siècle, dans un château proche d'un petit village français, vivait un jeune prince capricieux, égoïste et insensible. Pour avoir refusé d'abriter une fée déguisée en vieille mendiante, il est condamné à vivre sous l'apparence d'une bête monstrueuse jusqu'à ce qu'il puisse aimer une femme et s'en faire aimer en retour, ce qui le délivrerait du sortilège qui a frappé son château et ses habitants. Mais les années passent et la Bête perd peu à peu tout espoir de rompre un jour la malédiction.
Mr. Holmes
Mr. Holmes (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Patrick Kennedy
Rating68% 3.4460153.4460153.4460153.4460153.446015
In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper, Mrs Munro, and her young son Roger. Having just returned from a trip to Hiroshima, he starts to use jelly made from the prickly ash plant he acquired there in an effort to improve his failing memory. Unhappy about his ex-partner Watson's fictionalisation of the story of Holmes's last case, the fictitious “The Adventure of the Dove Grey Glove”, he hopes to write his own account but is having trouble recalling the details. As Holmes spends time with Roger, showing him how to take care of the bees in the farmhouse's apiary, he comes to appreciate Roger's curiosity and intelligence and develops a paternal liking for him.
The Fifth Estate, 2h8
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Dan Stevens, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Carice van Houten
Rating61% 3.0984653.0984653.0984653.0984653.098465
The story opens in 2010, with the release of the Afghan War Logs. It then flashes back to 2007, where journalist Daniel Domscheit-Berg meets Australian computer hacker Julian Assange for the first time, at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. Daniel's interest in online activism has led him to Assange, with whom he has corresponded by email. They begin working together on WikiLeaks, a website devoted to releasing information being withheld from the public while retaining anonymity for its sources. Their first major target is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer, whose Cayman Islands branch has been engaged in illegal activities. Despite Baer's filing of a lawsuit and obtaining an injunction, the judge dissolves the injunction, allowing Julian and Daniel to reclaim the domain name. As their confidence increases, the two push forward in publishing information over the next three years, including secrets on Scientology, revealing Sarah Palin's email account, and the membership list of the British National Party.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, 1h55
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser
Rating55% 2.7598552.7598552.7598552.7598552.759855
Bella awakens from her transformation from human to vampire, aware of her new abilities, but unaware of changes within the coven, such as Jacob having imprinted on her child, Renesmee. It also appears that Bella's father, Charlie, has been attempting to contact the Cullens for updates on Bella's illness. They intend to tell him she didn't survive, which requires that they move out of Forks, Washington to protect their identities. Jacob, desperate not to lose Renesmee, tells Charlie that his daughter is in fact alive and well, and explains that Bella has had to change in order to survive. He morphs into a wolf, revealing his tribe's shape-shifting power, but does not tell Charlie about vampires.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, 1h57
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed
Rating49% 2.463862.463862.463862.463862.46386
Bella Swan is getting ready for her wedding. During the reception, her best friend, Jacob Black the were-wolf returns after hearing about Bella and Edward's engagement. While dancing with him in the woods, away from everyone else, Bella admits that she and Edward plan to consummate their marriage on their honeymoon while she's still human. Jacob becomes furious, knowing that Edward could easily kill Bella but the other wolves restrain him from hurting Edward.
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls (2006)
, 2h10
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson
Rating65% 3.250773.250773.250773.250773.25077
Just as the original stage musical, the plot of Dreamgirls is told in two segments.
Kinsey
Kinsey (2004)
, 1h58
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris O'Donnell, Will Denton, Timothy Tarquin Hutton
Rating70% 3.5488353.5488353.5488353.5488353.548835
Professor Alfred Kinsey is being interviewed about his sexual history. Interspersed with the interview, are flashbacks from his childhood and young-adulthood. The young child years show his father, a lay minister, denouncing modern inventions as leading to sexual sin, then in early adolescence, humiliating him in a store by denouncing its keeper for showing him cigarettes, while his adolescence shows his experiences as a Boy Scout and a late teenage scene shows Kinsey disappointing his father by his chosen vocational intentions. It then shows adult Kinsey teaching at Indiana University as a professor of biology lecturing on gall wasps. Kinsey falls in love with a student in his class, whom he calls Mac, and marries her. Consummation of their marriage is difficult at first, because of a medical problem Mac has that is fixed easily with minor surgery, after which it is shown that she has an equally intense sexual appetite as her husband. Meanwhile, at the University, Professor Kinsey, who is affectionately called "Prok" by his graduate students, meets with students after hours to offer individual sexual advice. Later, in a fictional scene where his mother has just died and Alfred Jr. is back at his parents home with grieving friends and relatives, ex. his sister being too fat and thus unattractive to get a husband and his brother as a possible early boomerang generation man who moved back home after losing his business, Kinsey shocks his father by telling his "big secret": that he's doing a sex survey and want his father to contribute his own sexual history to it.
Gods and Monsters, 1h45
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, Frankenstein films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Arthur Dignam, Jack Plotnick, Lolita Davidovich
Rating73% 3.698583.698583.698583.698583.69858
The story opens in the 1950s, after the Korean War; it has been more than a decade since James Whale, director of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, has retired. He lives with his long-time housemaid, Hanna, who loyally cares for him but disapproves of his homosexuality. Whale has suffered a series of strokes that have left him fragile and tormented by memories: growing up as a poor outcast, his tragic World War I service, and the filming of The Bride of Frankenstein. Whale slips into his past, and indulges in his fantasies, reminiscing about gay pool parties and also sexually teasing an embarrassed, starstruck fan who comes to interview him. Whale battles depression, at times contemplating suicide, as he realizes his life, his attractiveness, and his health are slipping away.
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, 1h31
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Ghost films, Serial killer films
Actors Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn, Matt Clark, Timothy Carhart
Rating53% 2.650962.650962.650962.650962.65096
The father of New Orleans schoolteacher Annie Tarrant (Rowan) was murdered in a Candyman-like fashion some years prior. When Professor Philip Purcell is murdered in a bathroom by Candyman after presenting the legend at a book signing and calling him forth, Annie's brother is accused of the murder (since his furious public confrontation of Purcell over the subject) and one of her students starts to see the Candyman. In order to disprove to herself that the Candyman exists, she says his name five times in front of a mirror, summoning him to New Orleans on the eve of Mardi Gras, where the killings begin in earnest. Her husband Paul Mckeever becoming one of Candyman's new victims. The film's climax reveals more details of the Candyman's genesis, and his reason for stalking Annie.
The Man Who Wouldn't Die, 1h38
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Serial killer films
Actors Roger Moore, Nancy Allen, Malcolm McDowell, Eric McCormack, Jackson Davies, Roger Cross
Rating60% 3.0040153.0040153.0040153.0040153.004015
In The Man Who Wouldn't Die art imitates life for Thomas Grace (Roger Moore), a famous British ex-novelist who wrote a series of acclaimed crime stories featuring a villain patterned after real-life criminal Bernard Drake (Malcolm McDowell). Now living in America, Grace works as a hack reporter for a city newspaper. After reading one of Grace's books, Jessie Gallardo (Nancy Allen), a waitress with burgeoning psychic abilities, predicts several murders—with Grace as one of the victims. Her visions identify the enemy as Drake, who has escaped from prison by faking his own death in a fire. As Drake sets out to frame the author for a series of grisly murders based around his novels, it is up to Thomas and Jessie to clear their names, stop him, and stay alive in the process. Eric McCormack co-stars as a doubtful newspaper colleague.
Deadly Relations, 2h
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Robert Urich, Shelley Fabares, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew Perry, Roxana Zal
Rating58% 2.90732.90732.90732.90732.9073
Leonard Fagot has four daughters and loves them so much, that he usurps his control over them. He lets them know how he feels about the men they date. And if he disapproves of them, he probably will have them killed to get them out of his daughters' life.
Sister, Sister, 1h31
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey, Dennis Lipscomb, Anne Pitoniak, Natalija (Natalia) Nogulich
Rating56% 2.8055352.8055352.8055352.8055352.805535
Matt Rutledge goes on vacation to the Louisiana bayou country. He decides to stay at an old plantation house which is now a boarding house owned by two sisters, Charlotte and Lucy.