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Bill Maher is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 20 january 1956 at New York City (USA)

Bill Maher

Bill Maher
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Birth name William Maher, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 20 january 1956 (68 years) at New York City (USA)

William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (/ˈmɑr/; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. As a television host, he is well known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present). Maher previously hosted a similar late-night show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.

Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary. He targets many topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies, political correctness, and the mass media.

Maher supports the legalization of cannabis and same-sex marriage. His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous. He is a supporter of animal rights, having served on the board of PETA since 1997, and is an advisory board member of Project Reason. In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on September 14, 2010.

Biography

Maher has never married. Regarding marriage, Maher is quoted on his website as saying, "I'm the last of my guy friends to have never gotten married, and their wives—they don't want them playing with me. I'm like the escaped slave—I bring news of freedom."

In 2003, he began dating former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen. In November 2004, at the end of their 17-month relationship, she sued him for USD $9 million for "pain and suffering" for alleged "insulting, humiliating and degrading racial comments." Her suit stated that Maher promised to marry her and father her children, support her financially, and purchase a Beverly Hills home. Her suit also alleged that she quit her job as a flight attendant and occasional model to be with him. Maher's lawyers in their response filed on November 23, 2004, in Los Angeles Superior Court said Maher is a "confirmed bachelor, and a very public one at that" who "never promised to marry [Johnsen] or to have children with her." Maher's filing stated that, after the relationship had ended, Johnsen "launched a campaign to embarrass, humiliate, and extort ridiculous sums of money from Bill Maher." Johnsen had previously accused another former boyfriend of rape and kidnapping in 1997, and the charges were later dismissed for lack of evidence. The lawsuit was dismissed on May 2, 2005.

In 2005, he began dating Karrine Steffans, best-selling author and former hip hop model. When commentators suggested there was a pattern to his dating because both his girlfriend and former girlfriend were black, Maher said, "People say I'm into black women. Robert De Niro is into black women. I'm just into women who are real, and they happen to be black."

From 2009 to 2011, Maher dated neuroscientist, science educator, and current Skeptics' Guide to the Universe co-host Cara Santa Maria.

In 2012, Maher purchased a minority ownership interest in the New York Mets.

In 2014, Maher was dating Ontario-born singer Anjulie Persaud.

Usually with

Michael Moore
Michael Moore
(4 films)
Larry Charles
Larry Charles
(1 films)
Jay Leno
Jay Leno
(5 films)
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(4 films)
Larry King
Larry King
(4 films)
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Filmography of Bill Maher (30 films)

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Actor

Late Night
Late Night (2019)
, 1h42
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Emma Thompson, John Lithgow, Mindy Kaling, Reid Scott, Hugh Dancy, Denis O'Hare
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.248983.248983.248983.248983.24898
Une célèbre présentatrice de Late show sur le déclin est contrainte d’embaucher une femme d’origine indienne, Molly, au sein de son équipe d’auteurs. Ces deux femmes que tout oppose, leur culture et leur génération, vont faire des étincelles et revitaliser l’émission.
Fahrenheit 11/9, 2h
Directed by Michael Moore
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Politique, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Michael Moore, Roseanne Barr, Joy Behar, Anderson Cooper, George Clooney, Alex Jones
Rating71% 3.599273.599273.599273.599273.59927
Le distributeur décrit le documentaire comme « un regard provocateur et comique sur notre époque », faisant référence à l'élection présidentielle américaine de 2016 et à la présidence ultérieure de Donald Trump. Le documentaire explore également deux questions: comment les États-Unis ont progressé vers la présidence Trump et comment « sortir » de l'ère de l'administration Trump.
The Interview, 2h32
Directed by Seth Rogen, Zack Snyder, Evan Goldberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Assassinat, Spy films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Timothy Simons, Diana Bang
Roles Bill Maher (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.247663.247663.247663.247663.24766
Dave Skylark, host of the talk show Skylark Tonight, interviews celebrities about personal topics and gossip. After Dave and his crew celebrate their 1,000th episode, they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of Skylark Tonight, prompting the show's producer Aaron Rapoport to arrange an interview. Aaron travels to rural China to receive instructions from Sook-yin Park, the North Korean chief propagandist, and Aaron accepts the task of interviewing Kim, on behalf of Dave.
A Million Ways to Die in the West, 1h56
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman
Roles Barn Dance Comedian
Rating60% 3.0493053.0493053.0493053.0493053.049305
In 1882, in the town of Old Stump, Arizona, a cowardly sheep farmer named Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) is dumped by his beloved girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) as a result of his withdrawal from a gunfight. He prepares to leave for San Francisco, believing that the frontier holds nothing for him. Meanwhile, infamous outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson) robs and kills an old prospector (Matt Clark) for a gold nugget. He orders his right-hand man Lewis (Evan Jones) to escort his wife Anna (Charlize Theron) to Old Stump to lie low while he continues his banditry. Lewis and Anna arrive in Old Stump under the guise of two siblings intending to build a farm, but Lewis is arrested after shooting the Pastor's (John Aylward) son (Dylan Kenin) in a saloon. During the ensuing brawl, Albert saves Anna from being crushed by two of the brawlers, and the two become friends. They attend a County Fair where Louise's new boyfriend, the foppish Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), challenges Albert to a shooting contest. Albert is defeated, but Anna steps up and defeats Foy. Foy insults Albert, who angrily challenges Foy to a duel in a week's time.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak
Roles Bill Maher
Rating70% 3.547963.547963.547963.547963.54796
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 where he meets scientist Maya Hansen, the inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.
Delivery Man, 1h45
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Simon Delaney
Roles Himself
Rating62% 3.149523.149523.149523.149523.14952
David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is a hapless deliveryman for his family's butcher shop, pursued by thugs to whom he owes $80,000. His girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) is pregnant with his child. One day, David returns from work to find a lawyer representing a sperm bank (where he gave 693 donations and earned a sum of $24,255 during his student years) who tells him he had fathered 533 children. Of those, 142 have joined a class action lawsuit to force the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of "Starbuck", the alias he had used.
The Campaign, 1h25
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott
Roles Bill Maher
Rating60% 3.0484053.0484053.0484053.0484053.048405
Democratic Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) of North Carolina's fictional 14th District is running for his fifth term unopposed. However his campaign is damaged by the revelation of his affair with one of his supporters, when Cam accidentally leaves a sexually explicit voice message on a local family's answering machine.
The Undefeated, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Pamela Anderson, Joy Behar, Sandra Bernhard, Louis C.K., John Cleese, Ellen DeGeneres
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating19% 0.9654850.9654850.9654850.9654850.965485
The film is constructed in three acts. The film opens with a montage. The first act concerns itself with Palin's experiences as the mayor of Wasilla. The second act is about Palin's half term as governor of Alaska. The third act, titled "From here, I can see November," revolves around her candidacy as vice-president and her rise to national prominence. It goes into detail how she became the darling of the Tea Party movement. The film ends with clips of the Madison rally where Palin challenged Republicans to: "Fight like a girl." The last shot is of Palin saying into the camera, "Mr.
Religulous
Religulous (2008)
, 1h41
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about religion
Actors Bill Maher, Kirk Cameron, John Travolta, Larry Charles, Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson
Roles Self - Host/Narrator
Rating75% 3.7972853.7972853.7972853.7972853.797285
Bill Maher fait un point sur les religions dans le monde et leurs implications.
Swing Vote
Swing Vote (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, Joshua Michael Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Politic
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, Madeline Carroll
Roles Bill Maher
Rating60% 3.0474453.0474453.0474453.0474453.047445
In a presidential election set somewhere in the near future, Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), a lovable loser from Texico, New Mexico, who is coasting through life and hasn't had a single political thought in his head, is thrust into an improbable dilemma. In response, he is coaxed by his 8-year-old daughter Molly (Madeline Carroll) to take more of a serious approach to life. Molly runs the household and sees an opportunity on election day to energize her father. Molly, frustrated with her father's apathy toward voting, sneaks into her local polling place and tries to vote on behalf of Bud. However, due to the voting machines being unplugged, the ballot is registered, but there is no decision on which candidate gets the vote. The entire election comes down to this one man and, namely, Bud's vote. Neither candidate has a majority in the electoral college without New Mexico's electoral votes. The popular vote is tied for the two major candidates in New Mexico, leaving Bud to decide the next President of the United States. Bud gets wooed by candidates from both sides: the incumbent Republican, Andrew Carington Boone (Kelsey Grammer), and his campaign manager, Martin Fox (Stanley Tucci); and the opposing Democrat, Vermont Senator Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper).
I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Documentary films about animal rights, Documentary films about law, Political films, Documentary films about nature
Actors Pamela Anderson, Bill Maher, Pink
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.6206253.6206253.6206253.6206253.620625
Un regard candide et introspectif sur les croyances et les motivations d'Ingrid Newkirk, la cofondatrice d'origine britannique et force motrice de People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), la plus grande organisation de défense des droits des animaux au monde.
Sicko
Sicko (2007)
, 2h3
Directed by Michael Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about the labor movement, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about health care, Documentaire sur le monde du travail
Actors Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Billy Crystal, Bill Maher
Roles Self
Rating79% 3.996963.996963.996963.996963.99696
According to Sicko, almost fifty million Americans are uninsured while the remainder, who are covered, are often victims of insurance company fraud and red tape. Furthermore, Sicko points out that the U.S. health care system is ranked 37 out of 191 by the World Health Organization with certain health measures, such as infant mortality and life expectancy, equal to countries with much less economic wealth. Interviews are conducted with people who thought they had adequate coverage but were denied care. Former employees of insurance companies describe cost-cutting initiatives that give bonuses to insurance company physicians and others to find reasons for the company to avoid meeting the cost of medically necessary treatments for policy holders, and thus increase company profitability.
AKA Tommy Chong, 1h18
Genres Documentary, Action, Adventure
Actors Tommy Chong, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, Peter Coyote, Cheech Marin
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.6369653.6369653.6369653.6369653.636965
a/k/a Tommy Chong is a film depicting Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong and his legal problems with The Department of Justice. Filmmaker Josh Gilbert follows the tale of Chong as he becomes a target in a government sting, code named "Operation Pipe Dreams". Tommy Chong was the only defendant without a prior conviction to receive a jail sentence. The federal government stated that the reason that it sought this harsh punishment was because of the comedy movie Up In Smoke trivialized the government's anti-drug efforts.