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Chris Weitz is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 30 november 1969 at New York City (USA)

Chris Weitz

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Birth name Christopher John Weitz
Nationality USA
Birth 30 november 1969 (49 years) at New York City (USA)

Christopher John "Chris" Weitz (born November 30, 1969) is an American film producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and film director. He is the brother of filmmaker Paul Weitz. He is best known for his work with his brother, Paul Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, for which the brothers, who co-directed, were nominated for an Oscar. Weitz directed the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon from the series of Twilight books.

Biography

Weitz is married to Mercedes Martinez, who is Cuban Mexican, and with whom he has one son, Sebastian Weitz. Weitz said he met Martinez at the Burning Man festival.

In 2004, Weitz was a co-investor with Paul Devitt in the Japanese restaurant and club called Tokio on N. Cahuenga in Los Angeles.

Best films

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
(Scriptwriter)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
(Director)
Cinderella (2015)
(Scriptwriter)
The Golden Compass (2007)
(Director)
American Pie 2 (2001)
(Executive Producer)
American Pie (1999)
(Director)

Usually with

Paul Weitz
Paul Weitz
(14 films)
Adam Herz
Adam Herz
(4 films)
John Cho
John Cho
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chris Weitz (25 films)

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Actor

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Patrick Fugit, Olivia Wilde, Fran Kranz, John Cho, Reid Scott, Matthew Lillard
Roles Sheldon Schmeckler (voice)
Rating57% 2.851042.851042.851042.851042.85104
The film starts out with the quote "Nothing can ever be truly, fully understood. Not even the most simple idea. Not even this."
Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 2h
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, Kerry Washington, Adam Brody, Keith David
Roles Martin Coleman
Rating65% 3.25073.25073.25073.25073.2507
The film opens with construction executive John (Brad Pitt) and tech support representative Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) answering questions during marriage counselling. The couple has been married for "five or six" years, but their marriage is suffering to the point that they cannot remember the last time they had sex. They tell the story of their first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, where they were both secretly on the run from the Colombian authorities - since the authorities were looking for tourists travelling alone after a recent heist, the two claimed to be together to avoid being questioned. They quickly fell in love and married. John later states that Jane "looked like Christmas morning" to him on the day they met.
See This Movie, 1h23
Directed by David M. Rosenthal
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors John Cho, Seth Meyers, Patton Oswalt, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jessica Paré, Jim Piddock
Roles Panel Discussion Moderator
Rating54% 2.709342.709342.709342.709342.70934
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, 1h34
Directed by Greg Berlanti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Baseball films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ben Weber, Timothy Olyphant, Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, Dean Cain, Nia Long
Rating69% 3.4983.4983.4983.4983.498
The film follows the lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood. Among the group is Dennis (Timothy Olyphant), a photographer who often holds the group together; Cole (Dean Cain) a handsome, charismatic actor who — often unwittingly — ends up with other people's boyfriends; Benji (Zach Braff), the youngest member of the group, with a penchant for gym-bodied men, who finds himself going through some bad times; Howie (Matt McGrath), a psychology student who is known for overthinking every situation; Patrick (Ben Weber), the cynic of the group; and Taylor (Billy Porter), who has just broken up with his long-term boyfriend.
Chuck & Buck, 1h36
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros, Mike White, Paul Weitz, Maya Rudolph, Paul Sand
Roles Charlie 'Chuck' Sitter
Rating65% 3.298813.298813.298813.298813.29881
Buck O'Brien (Mike White) is a 27-year-old amateur playwright with the maturity level of an adolescent. When Buck's mother dies unexpectedly, he invites his close childhood friend Chuck (Chris Weitz) to the funeral. Chuck (who is now calling himself "Charlie") is a successful music industry exec with a fiancée, Carlyn (Beth Colt). He and Buck experimented sexually with each other when they were 11, but Charlie has repressed these memories and acts as if they had not occurred. Chuck had moved away while they were still children, and Buck has pined after him ever since. During their awkward reunion, Buck makes a sexual advance on Charlie in the bathroom. Charlie rebuffs him, and returns to Los Angeles with Carlyn, but not before extending an obligatory invitation for Buck to visit him there. Buck then withdraws $10,000 from his bank account, packs up his car, and takes up residence in a motel in Los Angeles. He also begins scripting a play on a yellow legal pad: titled "Hank and Frank and the Witch", it is an obvious plea for Charlie's love.
American Pie, 1h35
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, La sexualité des mineurs, Films about virginity
Actors Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Natasha Lyonne
Roles Male voice in porn film
Rating69% 3.4968053.4968053.4968053.4968053.496805
Four high school seniors from western Michigan are good friends: Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs), an awkward, nerdy and sexually naïve character whose dad Noah (Eugene Levy) attempts to offer sexual advice including purchasing and giving him pornography; Chris "Oz" Ostreicher (Chris Klein), a member of the high school lacrosse team; Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), their geeky leader who wants to lose his virginity with his girlfriend named Vicky (Tara Reid); and Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), a mochaccino-drinking sophisticate and a nerd. They are four outsiders who are geeks, usually get laughed at by arrogant jock Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott). These four boys make a pact, at Kevin's prompting, to lose their virginity before their high school graduation after a dorky classmate, Chuck Sherman (Chris Owen), claims to have done so at a party hosted by Stifler an ignorant and obnoxious lacrosse player who happens to be a close friend of the group (to a lesser degree, Finch, with whom he has a love-hate friendship).

Director

Operation Finale
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Actors Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Haley Lu Richardson, Simon Russell Beale, Nick Kroll
Rating65% 3.2512253.2512253.2512253.2512253.251225
Quinze ans après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en 1960, une équipe d'agents secrets israéliens traque le nazi Adolf Eichmann, haut fonctionnaire du Troisième Reich en cavale, en Argentine où il se cache.
A Better Life, 1h38
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Demián Bichir, Joaquín Cosío, Nancy Lenehan, Dolores Heredia, Gabriel Chavarria, Rolando Molina
Rating71% 3.5990653.5990653.5990653.5990653.599065
Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir) works as a gardener with Blasco Martinez (Joaquín Cosio) in Los Angeles, California. Blasco wants to return to Mexico and continually tries to persuade Carlos to purchase his business from him, which includes the work truck and gardening tools. Carlos's son Luis (José Julián) is in high school and is dating Ruthie Valdez (Chelsea Rendon), the niece of a local gang leader. Luis regularly goes to her house after school where gang members congregate. Luis is embarrassed by his father and, although he does not wish to follow in his footsteps, has a hard time committing himself to his education. However, his relationship with Ruthie and his friendship with Facundo (Bobby Soto) pushes him toward becoming a gang member.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2h10
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Anna Kendrick, Michael Welch
Rating47% 2.3619052.3619052.3619052.3619052.361905
On her 18th birthday, Bella Swan wakes up from a dream in which she sees herself as an old woman. She expresses her distaste about growing older than her boyfriend Edward Cullen, a vampire who stopped aging physically at 17. Despite her lack of enthusiasm, Edward's adoptive family throw Bella a birthday party. While unwrapping a gift, Bella gets a paper cut. Edward's brother, Jasper, becomes overwhelmed by the scent of Bella's blood and attempts to kill her. Realizing the danger that he and his family pose to Bella, Edward ends their relationship, and the Cullens leave Forks, Washington.
The Golden Compass, 1h53
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Steampunk films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore, Eva Green, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig
Rating60% 3.049193.049193.049193.049193.04919
At the beginning of the film, we learn that the story takes place in one of many alternate worlds, in which a person's soul is contained within an animal companion called a dæmon (pronounced demon). The Magisterium, represented as a unified religious power, exercises power in the secular world. Lyra Belacqua, an orphan that resides in Jordan College, in a city that resembles Oxford, with her dæmon Pantalaimon (Pan), accidentally witnesses a Magisterium member poison her uncle's bottle of Tokay. Lyra then warns her uncle, Lord Asriel, who instructs her to remain in hiding. Lyra watches Asriel give a presentation regarding Dust, a particle that the Magisterium has forbidden the mention of. The college gives Asriel a grant to fund a northern expedition.
About a Boy, 1h41
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Films about school violence
Actors Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Natalia Tena, Sharon Small
Rating69% 3.4983853.4983853.4983853.4983853.498385
Will Freeman (Hugh Grant) lives a serene and luxurious lifestyle devoid of responsibility in London thanks to substantial royalties left to him from a successful Christmas song composed by his father. Will begins attending a support group for single parents as a way to meet women and as part of his ploy, invents a two-year-old son named Ned. His plan succeeds and he meets Suzie (Victoria Smurfit). Will brings Suzie on a picnic where he meets Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), the 12-year-old son of Suzie's friend, Fiona (Toni Collette). Will gains Marcus' interest and trust after he lies to a park ranger to cover up for Marcus killing a duck. Afterward, when Will and Suzie take Marcus home, they find Fiona in the living room, overdosed on pills in a suicide attempt.
Down to Earth, 1h27
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy, Frankie Faison, Jennifer Coolidge, Greg Germann
Rating54% 2.749142.749142.749142.749142.74914
Lance Barton (Chris Rock) is a struggling comedian who is quite funny and confident in his personality, but is unable to bring his talent across in front of an audience. After being booed off stage one night he hears about an opportunity from his manager, Whitney Daniels (Frankie Faison), at the Apollo Theater, which is having a goodbye show due to its imminent closing. He is hoping to get a chance to prove himself in front of a real audience, when on his way home riding a bike Lance is distracted by Sontee Jenkins (Regina King). Not paying attention, he is hit by a semi truck and is instantly killed. Because of this, Lance is brought up to Heaven where he meets the angels, King (Chazz Palminteri) and Keyes (Eugene Levy) who reveal that Lance has died before his time, and can help Lance return to Earth.
American Pie, 1h35
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, La sexualité des mineurs, Films about virginity
Actors Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Natasha Lyonne
Rating69% 3.4968053.4968053.4968053.4968053.496805
Four high school seniors from western Michigan are good friends: Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs), an awkward, nerdy and sexually naïve character whose dad Noah (Eugene Levy) attempts to offer sexual advice including purchasing and giving him pornography; Chris "Oz" Ostreicher (Chris Klein), a member of the high school lacrosse team; Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), their geeky leader who wants to lose his virginity with his girlfriend named Vicky (Tara Reid); and Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), a mochaccino-drinking sophisticate and a nerd. They are four outsiders who are geeks, usually get laughed at by arrogant jock Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott). These four boys make a pact, at Kevin's prompting, to lose their virginity before their high school graduation after a dorky classmate, Chuck Sherman (Chris Owen), claims to have done so at a party hosted by Stifler an ignorant and obnoxious lacrosse player who happens to be a close friend of the group (to a lesser degree, Finch, with whom he has a love-hate friendship).

Scriptwriter

The Mountain Between Us, 1h43
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, Beau Bridges, Vincent Gale, Ron Bottitta
Rating64% 3.2010553.2010553.2010553.2010553.201055
Après l'annulation de leur vol en raison de problèmes météorologiques, un docteur, Ben Bass, et une reporter-photographe, Alex Martin, prennent ensemble un vol charter. Malheureusement, leur avion s'écrase dans les montagnes et ils se retrouvent tous les deux perdus dans une nature hostile. Ils vont devoir s'allier pour tenter de survivre et d'être secourus.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2h13
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed
Rating77% 3.8970353.8970353.8970353.8970353.897035
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.