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Daniel Barnz is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 1 january 1970 at Gladwyne (USA)

Daniel Barnz

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Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1970 (51 years) at Gladwyne (USA)

Daniel Barnz (born 1970, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania) is an American screenwriter and director.

Biography

Daniel Bernstein, né à Gladwyne, une banlieue de Philadelphie change de nom par une fusion. En effet, il fait fusionner Bernstein et Schwartz, nom de la famille de son partenaire de deux décennies. Diplômé de l'université de Yale et de l'University Film School du Sud de la Californie.

En 2001, il réalise son premier film The Cutting Room. Cependant, c'est en 2009 qu'il rencontre un succès critique avec son film Phoebe in Wonderland où Elle Fanning y tient une place importante en incarnant Phoebe, une petite fille spéciale. Elle souffre en effet du syndrome de la Tourette mais est incomprise par sa famille. C'est avec des critiques mitigées que Daniel Barnz commence à faire parler de lui. Il réalise ensuite Sortilège, une adaptation moderne du conte La Belle et La Bête avec comme vedette Alex Pettyfer et Vanessa Hudgens. Ce film est l’adaptation du roman d'Alex Flinn intitulé Beastly.

En 2012, il réalise le film Won't Back Down qui est cette fois sujet à controverse. Il est en effet attaqué par Randi Weingarten, chef de l'American Federation of Teachers (AFT). On reproche au film ses critiques stéréotypées trop flagrantes.

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Filmography of Daniel Barnz (4 films)

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Director

Cake
Cake (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Chris Messina, William H. Macy, Lucy Punch
Rating63% 3.198943.198943.198943.198943.19894
The story centers around chronic pain sufferer Claire (Aniston) as she struggles to come to terms, not only with the aftermath of the car accident that killed her son & left her partially disabled, but also with the suicide of fellow cp sufferer Nina (Kendrick). The film documents how her pain & grief affect her behavior, her relationships with other people, and her ability to function from just after Nina's death until she reaches a breakthrough point in her own path.
Won't Back Down, 2h1
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Films about school violence
Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Ned Eisenberg, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez
Rating64% 3.2477053.2477053.2477053.2477053.247705
Two determined mothers, a car dealer/bartender (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and a teacher (Viola Davis), look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and corruption from the teachers' union president (Holly Hunter) and the school's principal (Bill Nunn), they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
Beastly
Beastly (2011)
, 1h23
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Peter Krause, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Rating56% 2.81052.81052.81052.81052.8105
Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer), the arrogant and vain son of wealthy and equally arrogant and vain news anchor Rob Kingson (Peter Krause), bullies the witch Kendra Hilferty (Mary-Kate Olsen) who magically transforms handsome Kyle into a bald, tattooed, and scarred shell. If Kyle does not find someone who loves him by the next spring he will remain in this ugly state forever. Kyle is taken to live in a private house with their maid Zola Davies (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and the blind tutor Will (Neil Patrick Harris). Both are a comfort to Kyle when his father begins to neglect him.
Phoebe in Wonderland, 1h36
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott, Peter Gerety
Rating71% 3.5501653.5501653.5501653.5501653.550165
A 9-year-old girl, Phoebe (Elle Fanning), has apparent Tourette syndrome. While she deals with being odd and insecure, her mother (Felicity Huffman) and father (Bill Pullman) are dealing with complexities in their relationship with each other and their challenging child. Her younger sister (Bailee Madison) feels neglected as Phoebe gains more attention.

Scriptwriter

Won't Back Down, 2h1
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Films about school violence
Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Ned Eisenberg, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez
Rating64% 3.2477053.2477053.2477053.2477053.247705
Two determined mothers, a car dealer/bartender (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and a teacher (Viola Davis), look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and corruption from the teachers' union president (Holly Hunter) and the school's principal (Bill Nunn), they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
Beastly
Beastly (2011)
, 1h23
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Peter Krause, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Roles Ecrivain
Rating56% 2.81052.81052.81052.81052.8105
Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer), the arrogant and vain son of wealthy and equally arrogant and vain news anchor Rob Kingson (Peter Krause), bullies the witch Kendra Hilferty (Mary-Kate Olsen) who magically transforms handsome Kyle into a bald, tattooed, and scarred shell. If Kyle does not find someone who loves him by the next spring he will remain in this ugly state forever. Kyle is taken to live in a private house with their maid Zola Davies (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and the blind tutor Will (Neil Patrick Harris). Both are a comfort to Kyle when his father begins to neglect him.
Phoebe in Wonderland, 1h36
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott, Peter Gerety
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.5501653.5501653.5501653.5501653.550165
A 9-year-old girl, Phoebe (Elle Fanning), has apparent Tourette syndrome. While she deals with being odd and insecure, her mother (Felicity Huffman) and father (Bill Pullman) are dealing with complexities in their relationship with each other and their challenging child. Her younger sister (Bailee Madison) feels neglected as Phoebe gains more attention.