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Brad Bird is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks American born on 11 september 1957 at Kalispell (USA)

Brad Bird

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Birth name Philip Bradley Bird
Nationality USA
Birth 11 september 1957 (63 years) at Kalispell (USA)
Awards Annie Award

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, who began his career as an animator.

Bird developed a love for the art of animation at an early age and was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. He was part of one of the earliest graduating classes of the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter and Tim Burton. Afterwards, Bird worked as an animator for Disney and wrote the screenplay for Batteries Not Included (1987). Bird served as a creative consultant on The Simpsons during its first eight seasons, where he helped develop the show's animation style.

Afterwards, Bird left to direct his first animated feature, The Iron Giant (1999), which fared poorly at the box office but came to be regarded as a modern animated classic. He rejoined Lasseter at Pixar in 2000, where he would develop his second picture, The Incredibles (2004), and his third picture, Ratatouille (2007). Both films place among Pixar's highest-grossing features and gave Bird two Academy Award for Best Animated Feature wins and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominations.

In 2011, Bird transitioned to live-action filmmaking with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which became the highest-grossing of its franchise. His latest film, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, was released in May 2015.

Biography

Débuts et révélation critique (années 1990)
Brad Bird réalise son premier film d'animation, une adaptation du Lièvre et la Tortue, à l'âge de onze ans. Il était inspiré par son voyage aux Walt Disney Studios, quand il a déclaré qu'il voulait être réalisateur. Il le termine lors de ses treize ans. C'est grâce à ce dernier que Milt Kahl, l'un des premiers grands animateurs de la Walt Disney Company, le remarque.

Mais Brad Bird continue ses études en allant à l'université de Corvallis pour ensuite aller à la California Institute of the Arts. C'est là-bas qu'il rencontre le futur cofondateur des studios Pixar, John Lasseter.

Ses études achevées, il obtient du travail aux studios Disney, mais il les quitte pour les studios de la Fox. En 1989, il est remarqué par le groupe Klasky Csupo qui l'engage pour le tournage des Simpson. Il y participera alors plusieurs années comme réalisateur ou conseiller superviseur. Durant ce temps, il participe aussi au tournage de séries télévisées comme Les Rois du Texas ou encore les Histoires fantastiques, produite par Steven Spielberg.

Il est alors engagé par les studios Warner Bros. Animation où il réalise son premier long métrage en 1999 : Le Géant de fer. Le film fut largement apprécié par les critiques, mais connait un échec commercial cuisant au box-office. En mars 2000, il présente l'idée d'un nouveau film à John Lasseter.


Consécration chez Pixar (années 2000)

En mai 2000, il signe un contrat pour plusieurs films avec Pixar. Les Indestructibles est le premier film du studio à avoir pour héros des personnages humains, et à avoir une seule personne assurant les tâches de scénariste et réalisateur.

Le blockbuster d'animation est un beau succès de la fin d'année 2004, rapportant 633 millions de dollars pour un budget de 92. L'année suivante, le long-métrage est récompensé de l'Oscar du meilleur film d'animation et reçoit une nomination à l'Oscar du meilleur scénario original. Il remporte aussi le BAFTA Awards, décerné par les enfants, du meilleur film.

La même année, Pixar lui confie le projet Ratatouille, remplaçant ainsi Jan Pinkava qui a lancé le projet. Bird s'investit une nouvelle fois dans le scénario et dans la réalisation. Coûtant 150 millions de dollars, le film engrange 620,7 millions lors de son exploitation durant l'été 2007. Le long-métrage décroche de nouveau l'Oscar du meilleur film d'animation, et bien d'autres récompenses.


Diversification (années 2010)
Il travaille ensuite sur son premier film en prises de vues réelles, pour Disney/Warner. Mais le budget de 200 millions de dollars retarde le feu vert des studios. Finalement, Bird accepte l'offre de J.J. Abrams de réaliser le 4e volet de la saga Mission impossible. Cette fois, le metteur en scène hérite d'un scénario confectionné par André Nemec et Josh Appelbaum. Sorti en fin d'année 2011, Mission impossible : Protocole Fantôme bat son prédécesseur au box-office : récoltant 694 millions de dollars pour un budget de 145 millions, il est même l'opus le plus performant de la franchise produite et portée par la star Tom Cruise dans le rôle de Ethan Hunt.

En mai 2012, Bird signe avec Disney pour co-écrire et mettre en scène un blockbuster de science-fiction en prises de vue réelles, À la poursuite de demain. Porté par les stars George Clooney et Hugh Laurie, et la jeune Britt Robertson dans le rôle de la jeune héroïne, le film reçoit des critiques mitigées, et échoue au box-office durant l'été 2015 : il ne rapporte que 200 millions pour un budget estimé à 180, sans les frais marketing.

Dès avril 2015, il travaille sur le script d'une suite à son premier succès, Les Indestructibles. Le blockbuster d'animation Les Indestructibles 2 est le vingtième long-métrage des studios Pixar et sort en juin 2018.

Best films

Incredibles 2 (2018)
(Director)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
(Director)
The Incredibles (2004)
(Actor)
Ratatouille (2007)
(Director)
Tomorrowland (2015)
(Director)

Usually with

Peter Sohn
Peter Sohn
(7 films)
Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews
(6 films)
Teddy Newton
Teddy Newton
(4 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brad Bird (15 films)

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Actor

Incredibles 2, 1h58
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks
Roles Edna Mode (voice)
Rating75% 3.799973.799973.799973.799973.79997
Trois mois après la défaite de Syndrome dans le film précédent, la famille Parr - Bob, Hélène, Violette, Flèche et Jack-Jack - continuent d'opérer sous leur identité de super-héros, les Indestructibles. Le film commence à partir des derniers moments du film précédent, lorsque les Indestructibles ont essayé d'empêcher le Démolisseur de dépouiller la banque de Metroville. Ce dernier s'enfuit, et les autorités s'inquiètent de l'ampleur des dommages causés par l'incident. En conséquence, Rick Dicker informe la famille Parr que le programme « Super Relocation » de son département est en train d'être fermé, forçant les supers à travers le monde à prendre leur entière responsabilité en permanence et à oublier leurs identités secrètes. Avant de les quitter, il les place dans un hôtel pendant deux semaines. Bob et Hélène, ainsi que Lucius Best - le super héros Frozone - sont contactés par Winston Deavor, un fan de super-héros, philanthrope et magnat dans le domaine des télécommunications et propriétaire de DEVTECH, qui leur propose un coup de publicité pour regagner l'appui du grand public à l'égard des super-héros.
Jurassic World, 2h4
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Clonage, Dinosaur films, Films about computing, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques, Cyberpunk films
Actors Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Idris Elba, Bryce Dallas Howard, Josh Brolin, Ty Simpkins
Roles Monorail Announcer
Rating69% 3.494513.494513.494513.494513.49451
Two decades after the events at Jurassic Park, a new theme park, Jurassic World, now operates in Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of Central America. This new park is run by the Masrani Global Corporation, which also owns InGen, the genetics company that creates the dinosaurs. Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell are sent to visit their aunt, Claire, Jurassic World's operations manager. Claire's assistant greets them as she is too busy recruiting corporate sponsors.
Ratatouille, 1h51
Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about the labor movement, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole, Brian Dennehy
Roles Ambrister Minion (voice)
Rating79% 3.997263.997263.997263.997263.99726
Remy is an idealistic and ambitious young rat, gifted with highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his idol, the recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook himself. When an old woman sees his clan, they are forced to abandon their home; Remy is separated from them as a result of the woman's gunshots. He ends up in the sewers of Paris and eventually finds himself at a skylight overlooking the kitchen of Gusteau's restaurant.
The Incredibles, 1h55
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee
Roles Edna Mode (voice)
Rating79% 3.9969953.9969953.9969953.9969953.996995
"Supers" – humans with superpowers – are forced into civilian relocation programs after facing several lawsuits from peripheral damage caused by their crime fighting activities. Fifteen years after relocation, Bob and Helen Parr, formerly Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl respectively, and their children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack live as a suburban family. Bob is dissatisfied with suburban life and his white-collar job and longs for the glory days. On some nights, Bob and his old friend Lucius Best, formerly Frozone, perform vigilante work. One day, Bob loses his temper when his supervisor refuses to let him stop a mugging, causing Bob to be fired. Returning home, Bob finds a message from a mysterious woman named Mirage, who convinces him to become Mr. Incredible again and gives him a mission to destroy a savage robot called the Omnidroid on the remote island of Nomanisan, promising a substantial reward. Arriving on Nomanisan Island, Bob is able to find and defeat the Omnidroid by tricking it into ripping out its own power source.
Doctor of Doom
Directed by Tim Burton, Jerry Rees
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Animation
Actors Brad Bird, Chris Buck, Tim Burton, Jerry Rees, Harry Sabin, Darrell Van Citters
Roles Don Carlo's Voice/Bystander's Voice
Rating48% 2.434312.434312.434312.434312.43431
Un médecin se rend à un diner, mais les invités se moquent de lui. Une fois rentré chez lui, il crée un monstre pour se venger.

Director

Incredibles 2, 1h58
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks
Rating75% 3.799973.799973.799973.799973.79997
Trois mois après la défaite de Syndrome dans le film précédent, la famille Parr - Bob, Hélène, Violette, Flèche et Jack-Jack - continuent d'opérer sous leur identité de super-héros, les Indestructibles. Le film commence à partir des derniers moments du film précédent, lorsque les Indestructibles ont essayé d'empêcher le Démolisseur de dépouiller la banque de Metroville. Ce dernier s'enfuit, et les autorités s'inquiètent de l'ampleur des dommages causés par l'incident. En conséquence, Rick Dicker informe la famille Parr que le programme « Super Relocation » de son département est en train d'être fermé, forçant les supers à travers le monde à prendre leur entière responsabilité en permanence et à oublier leurs identités secrètes. Avant de les quitter, il les place dans un hôtel pendant deux semaines. Bob et Hélène, ainsi que Lucius Best - le super héros Frozone - sont contactés par Winston Deavor, un fan de super-héros, philanthrope et magnat dans le domaine des télécommunications et propriétaire de DEVTECH, qui leur propose un coup de publicité pour regagner l'appui du grand public à l'égard des super-héros.
Tomorrowland, 2h10
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Transport films, Films set in the future, Road movies, Children's films, Chase films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Thomas Robinson, Raffey Cassidy, Judy Greer
Rating63% 3.196873.196873.196873.196873.19687
The story begins with an adult Frank Walker telling an off-screen audience about his attendance at the 1964 New York World's Fair as a child. In the flashback, he meets David Nix, an official who is unimpressed with Frank's limited jet pack. Frank does draw the attention of a young girl named Athena. Seeing his potential, Athena gives Frank a pin embossed with a "T" symbol and tells him to follow her aboard the fair's "It's a Small World" attraction. Frank sneaks onto the ride, where his pin is scanned and he is transported into a futuristic cityscape known as Tomorrowland. He falls from a ledge, but straps on his jet pack and lands safely before Nix and Athena.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, 2h13
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Tom Cruise, Jeremy Lee Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Josh Holloway
Rating73% 3.6968253.6968253.6968253.6968253.696825
In Budapest to intercept a courier working for an individual code-named "Cobalt", IMF agent Trevor Hanaway is killed by assassin Sabine Moreau. Hanaway's team leader, Jane Carter, and newly promoted field agent Benji Dunn extract Ethan Hunt and his source, Bogdan, from a Moscow prison. Ethan is recruited to lead Jane and Benji to infiltrate secret Moscow Kremlin archives and locate files identifying Cobalt. During the mission, someone broadcasts across the IMF frequency, alerting the Russians to Ethan's team. Although Benji and Jane escape, a bomb destroys the Kremlin and SVR agent Anatoly Sidorov arrests Ethan, suspecting him as a key player in the attack.
Ratatouille, 1h51
Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about the labor movement, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole, Brian Dennehy
Rating79% 3.997263.997263.997263.997263.99726
Remy is an idealistic and ambitious young rat, gifted with highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his idol, the recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook himself. When an old woman sees his clan, they are forced to abandon their home; Remy is separated from them as a result of the woman's gunshots. He ends up in the sewers of Paris and eventually finds himself at a skylight overlooking the kitchen of Gusteau's restaurant.
Jack-Jack Attack, 4minutes
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Bud Luckey, Jason Lee
Rating75% 3.7954053.7954053.7954053.7954053.795405
This short film shows Rick Dicker, a government agent assigned to aid "supers" in maintaining their anonymity, interrogating Kari about what happened when she was babysitting.
The Incredibles, 1h55
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee
Rating79% 3.9969953.9969953.9969953.9969953.996995
"Supers" – humans with superpowers – are forced into civilian relocation programs after facing several lawsuits from peripheral damage caused by their crime fighting activities. Fifteen years after relocation, Bob and Helen Parr, formerly Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl respectively, and their children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack live as a suburban family. Bob is dissatisfied with suburban life and his white-collar job and longs for the glory days. On some nights, Bob and his old friend Lucius Best, formerly Frozone, perform vigilante work. One day, Bob loses his temper when his supervisor refuses to let him stop a mugging, causing Bob to be fired. Returning home, Bob finds a message from a mysterious woman named Mirage, who convinces him to become Mr. Incredible again and gives him a mission to destroy a savage robot called the Omnidroid on the remote island of Nomanisan, promising a substantial reward. Arriving on Nomanisan Island, Bob is able to find and defeat the Omnidroid by tricking it into ripping out its own power source.
The Iron Giant, 1h23
Directed by Brad Bird, Jeffrey Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Political films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Vin Diesel, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney
Rating79% 3.9987853.9987853.9987853.9987853.998785
In October 1957, after the Russian satellite Sputnik is put into orbit, an enormous robot from outer space crashes into the ocean near Rockwell, Maine. The robot makes it inland and wanders into the forest. Nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes soon discovers the robot one night. The robot begins eating the powerlines of an electrical substation, then gets electrocuted. Hogarth shuts down the power, saving the robot, and returns home. Several days later, Hogarth makes it his mission to find the robot and take a picture. After hours of waiting, the robot surprises Hogarth, who soon befriends him. Suffering amnesia, the Iron Giant accompanies Hogarth wherever he goes. When they come across a railroad, the Giant starts eating the rails. Hearing an oncoming train, Hogarth tells the Giant to repair the tracks. As he does, the train collides, breaking him to pieces. The Giant's parts start to reassemble, and Hogarth hides the damaged robot in his house's barn, where the parts can repair themselves.

Scriptwriter

Incredibles 2, 1h58
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks
Roles Writer
Rating75% 3.799973.799973.799973.799973.79997
Trois mois après la défaite de Syndrome dans le film précédent, la famille Parr - Bob, Hélène, Violette, Flèche et Jack-Jack - continuent d'opérer sous leur identité de super-héros, les Indestructibles. Le film commence à partir des derniers moments du film précédent, lorsque les Indestructibles ont essayé d'empêcher le Démolisseur de dépouiller la banque de Metroville. Ce dernier s'enfuit, et les autorités s'inquiètent de l'ampleur des dommages causés par l'incident. En conséquence, Rick Dicker informe la famille Parr que le programme « Super Relocation » de son département est en train d'être fermé, forçant les supers à travers le monde à prendre leur entière responsabilité en permanence et à oublier leurs identités secrètes. Avant de les quitter, il les place dans un hôtel pendant deux semaines. Bob et Hélène, ainsi que Lucius Best - le super héros Frozone - sont contactés par Winston Deavor, un fan de super-héros, philanthrope et magnat dans le domaine des télécommunications et propriétaire de DEVTECH, qui leur propose un coup de publicité pour regagner l'appui du grand public à l'égard des super-héros.
Tomorrowland, 2h10
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Transport films, Films set in the future, Road movies, Children's films, Chase films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Thomas Robinson, Raffey Cassidy, Judy Greer
Roles Story
Rating63% 3.196873.196873.196873.196873.19687
The story begins with an adult Frank Walker telling an off-screen audience about his attendance at the 1964 New York World's Fair as a child. In the flashback, he meets David Nix, an official who is unimpressed with Frank's limited jet pack. Frank does draw the attention of a young girl named Athena. Seeing his potential, Athena gives Frank a pin embossed with a "T" symbol and tells him to follow her aboard the fair's "It's a Small World" attraction. Frank sneaks onto the ride, where his pin is scanned and he is transported into a futuristic cityscape known as Tomorrowland. He falls from a ledge, but straps on his jet pack and lands safely before Nix and Athena.