Birth name William Condon NationalityUSA Birth 22 october 1955 (68 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.
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.
, 1h34 Directed byMichael Laughlin GenresScience fiction, Thriller, Horror ActorsMichael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Arthur Dignam, Fiona Lewis, Dey Young Roles Bryan Morgan Rating56% Several teenage boys in Galesburg, Illinois are murdered, each apparently by a different killer. Local policeman John Brady (Murphy) investigates. The victims are sons of men who previously collaborated with John to investigate the unethical experiments of Galesburg University professor Dr. Le Sange (Dignam), who reportedly died years previously but still gives lectures via old films. Le Sange's research is being continued by Gwen Parkinson (Lewis). John, whose late wife had worked for Le Sange, becomes convinced that Le Sange is still alive and is waging a vendetta against those who wronged him. Unbeknownst to John, Gwen has enlisted his son Pete (Shor) as a research subject. Gwen's "experiments" involve mind control, turning the subject into a programmed killer.
, 1h43 Directed byBill Condon OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Crime ThemesSeafaring films, Transport films, Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films ActorsIan McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Patrick Kennedy Rating67% 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.
, 2h8 Directed byBill Condon OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Biography ThemesFilms about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films ActorsBenedict Cumberbatch, Dan Stevens, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Carice van Houten Rating61% 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.
, 1h58 Directed byBill Condon OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography, Comedy ThemesFilms about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film ActorsLiam Neeson, Laura Linney, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris O'Donnell, Will Denton, Timothy Hutton Rating70% 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.
, 1h31 Directed byBill Condon OriginUSA GenresThriller, Fantasy, Horror, Slasher ThemesGhost films, Serial killer films ActorsTony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn, Matt Clark, Timothy Carhart Rating52% 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.
, 1h38 Directed byBill Condon OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime ThemesFilms about writers, Serial killer films ActorsRoger Moore, Nancy Allen, Malcolm McDowell, Eric McCormack, Jackson Davies, Roger Cross Rating54% 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.