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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 (61 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

Brad Bird a réalisé 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 terminera 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 remarquera. Mais, Brad Bird continuera 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 rencontrera le futur cofondateur des studios Pixar : John Lasseter.

Après ses études, il obtiendra du travail aux studios Disney, mais il les quittera pour les studios de la Fox. En 1989, il est remarqué par le groupe Klasky Csupo qui l'engagera 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 les Histoires fantastiques de Steven Spielberg.

Il sera alors engagé par les studios Warner Bros. Animation où il réalisera son premier long métrage en 1999 : Le Géant de fer. Le film fut largement apprécié par les critiques, mais n'eut pas un grand succès au box-office. Quelques années plus tard, en souvenir de leurs années d'études, John Lasseter l'engage pour le tournage des Indestructibles, son premier grand succès, auprès du public, des critiques, et des festivals. En 2005, Brad Bird gagne son premier oscar avec son film d'animation Les Indestructibles, où il a même interprété la voix d'un des personnages du film, Edna.

Après ce vif succès, en 2007, le studio Pixar lui demande d'être le réalisateur de Ratatouille, pour remplacer Jan Pinkava qui avait quitté le projet.Ce film est encore une fois une grande réussite puisqu'il lui permet d'obtenir son second oscar en 2008 et bien d'autres récompenses.

Il réalise ensuite son premier film en prise de vue réelle, Mission impossible : Protocole Fantôme, 4e volet de la saga Mission impossible, sorti en 2011.

La suite de son premier grand succès Les Indestructibles sorti en 2004 est prévue pour le mois de juin 2018. Les Indestructibles 2 sera donc le troisième film des studios Pixar qu'il réalise et scénarise avec Ratatouille.

Best films

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
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)
Rating76% 3.848383.848383.848383.848383.84838
La famille Parr, alias les Indestructibles, mène une vie paisible. Du moins c'est la vie qu'ils auraient espéré. Mais lorsqu'on s'appelle Mr Indestructible la vie n'est jamais facile. Alors qu'Helen prend la tête d'une dangereuse mission, Bob doit veiller sur sa famille tout en essayant de paraître normal aux yeux de tous, malgré les antécédents de sa famille.
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
Rating69% 3.4949053.4949053.4949053.4949053.494905
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% 3.996923.996923.996923.996923.99692
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% 3.997393.997393.997393.997393.99739
"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
Rating54% 2.7205052.7205052.7205052.7205052.720505
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
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
Rating76% 3.848383.848383.848383.848383.84838
La famille Parr, alias les Indestructibles, mène une vie paisible. Du moins c'est la vie qu'ils auraient espéré. Mais lorsqu'on s'appelle Mr Indestructible la vie n'est jamais facile. Alors qu'Helen prend la tête d'une dangereuse mission, Bob doit veiller sur sa famille tout en essayant de paraître normal aux yeux de tous, malgré les antécédents de sa famille.
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% 3.1972353.1972353.1972353.1972353.197235
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% 3.6964953.6964953.6964953.6964953.696495
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% 3.996923.996923.996923.996923.99692
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
Rating76% 3.844353.844353.844353.844353.84435
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% 3.997393.997393.997393.997393.99739
"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% 3.998173.998173.998173.998173.99817
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
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
Rating76% 3.848383.848383.848383.848383.84838
La famille Parr, alias les Indestructibles, mène une vie paisible. Du moins c'est la vie qu'ils auraient espéré. Mais lorsqu'on s'appelle Mr Indestructible la vie n'est jamais facile. Alors qu'Helen prend la tête d'une dangereuse mission, Bob doit veiller sur sa famille tout en essayant de paraître normal aux yeux de tous, malgré les antécédents de sa famille.
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 Histoire
Rating63% 3.1972353.1972353.1972353.1972353.197235
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.