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David Dobkin is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 23 june 1969 at Washington, D.C. (USA)

David Dobkin

David Dobkin
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Birth name Washington, D.C.
Nationality USA
Birth 23 june 1969 (50 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)

David Dobkin (born June 23, 1969) is an American film director, producer and former screenwriter. He is best known for directing the comedy films Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, and Wedding Crashers.

Best films

Wedding Crashers (2005)
(Director)
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
(Story)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
(Story)
The Judge (2014)
(Director)

Usually with

Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie
(2 films)
Lionel Wigram
Lionel Wigram
(2 films)
John Ottman
John Ottman
(1 films)
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Filmography of David Dobkin (14 films)

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Director

The Judge
The Judge (2014)
, 2h21
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Ian Nelson, Leighton Meester, Eric West, Ian Nelson
Rating73% 3.6992053.6992053.6992053.6992053.699205
Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful defense attorney in Chicago who has been estranged from his family in a small town in Indiana for a couple of years. His brother Glen (Vincent D'Onofrio) calls with news that their mother has died. As he leaves to fly to his hometown of Carlinville, it is revealed that Hank is going through a divorce and custody battle for his young daughter.
The Change-Up, 1h52
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Mircea Monroe, Alan Arkin
Rating62% 3.148613.148613.148613.148613.14861
Dave Lockwood (Jason Bateman) and Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds) are close friends who are each jealous of the other's lifestyle. While Dave is a lawyer with a wife and kids, Mitch is a freewheeling actor who has sex with many different women. After getting drunk at a bar, Mitch and Dave urinate in a park's fountain, and simultaneously wish that they had each other's lives.
Fred Claus
Fred Claus (2007)
, 1h56
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Liam James, John Michael Higgins, Kevin Spacey, Theodore Stevenson
Rating55% 2.7996152.7996152.7996152.7996152.799615
The film begins with a woman giving birth to a baby. Within a few minutes of his birth, the baby starts saying: "Ho, ho, ho!". Mother Claus calls her son, Frederick, over to meet his new brother, whom she has decided to name Nicholas. Mother Claus lovingly refers to the new baby as her little Saint Nick. During Christmas, when Nick opens his gifts including Fred's, he decides to give them away to orphans which makes Fred angry. Mother Claus advises Fred to be a better person by stating he should be more like his brother; this in turn causes Fred to resent Nick. Feeling isolated, Fred often climbs a tree to confide his problems in a bird. On one occasion, Nick cuts down the tree, saying that now Fred can bring it inside since he liked it so much. However, the birdhouse Fred's confidant lived in is smashed, causing the bird to leave; this causes a temporary rift between Fred and Nick.
Mr. Woodcock, 1h27
Directed by Craig Gillespie, David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Seann William Scott, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan Suplee, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Sagemiller
Rating51% 2.5990152.5990152.5990152.5990152.599015
John Farley (Seann William Scott) is a successful self-help author who returns to his hometown in Nebraska to receive an award. Farley arrives at home and learns that his widowed mother Beverly (Susan Sarandon) is dating his former gym teacher Jasper Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton). Farley disapproves of the relationship because he remembers Woodcock as an abusive bully.
Wedding Crashers, 1h59
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Buddy films, Films about marriage
Actors Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper
Rating69% 3.497573.497573.497573.497573.49757
John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) are divorce mediators in Washington D.C. The two friends frequently "crash" wedding parties to meet and bed women, working from a set of rules taught to them by a retired crasher, Chazz Reinhold.
Shanghai Knights, 1h50
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films
Actors Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Donnie Yen, Aidan Gillen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alison King
Rating61% 3.098673.098673.098673.098673.09867
In 1887, Chon Lin (Fann Wong) is drinking tea with her father (Kim Chan), the Keeper of the Imperial Seal of China, in the Forbidden City. She tells him her brother, Chon Wang (Jackie Chan), is doing well as a sheriff in Carson City, Nevada, United States, but her father replies that her brother is dead to him. At that moment, Lord Nelson Rathbone (Aidan Gillen), leads a band of Boxers into the city, who attack the Keeper.
Clay Pigeons, 1h44
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo, Georgina Cates, Gregory Sporleder, Phil Morris
Rating65% 3.2989453.2989453.2989453.2989453.298945
Clay Bidwell is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl, kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their affair as if nothing has happened.

Scriptwriter

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2h6
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Annabelle Wallis, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou
Roles Story
Rating67% 3.3970553.3970553.3970553.3970553.397055
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
The Judge
The Judge (2014)
, 2h21
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Ian Nelson, Leighton Meester, Eric West, Ian Nelson
Roles Story
Rating73% 3.6992053.6992053.6992053.6992053.699205
Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful defense attorney in Chicago who has been estranged from his family in a small town in Indiana for a couple of years. His brother Glen (Vincent D'Onofrio) calls with news that their mother has died. As he leaves to fly to his hometown of Carlinville, it is revealed that Hank is going through a divorce and custody battle for his young daughter.
Jack the Giant Slayer, 1h54
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Giant monster films, Children's films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor
Roles Story
Rating62% 3.140493.140493.140493.140493.14049
In the Kingdom of Cloister, Jack, a young farm boy, is fascinated by the legend of Erik, an ancient king who defeated an army of invading giants from a realm in the sky by controlling them with a magical crown. At the same time, Princess Isabelle becomes fascinated with the same legend.
R.I.P.D.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
, 1h36
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Robert Knepper, Marisa Miller
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.8000552.8000552.8000552.8000552.800055
Boston Police Department officers Detective Sergeant Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) and Detective Lieutenant Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon) discover and steal several shards of gold while on duty. Nick buries his share under an orange tree sapling in his garden; his wife, Julia (Stephanie Szostak), thinks that the tree is a surprise gift and mentions how content she is with their life together. Nick realizes that they do not need the gold, and decides to submit it as evidence. During a subsequent raid, Hayes, dissatisfied with Nick's stroke of conscience, kills him.
Ice Cream Man, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Clint Howard, Olivia Hussey, Justin Isfeld, Anndi McAfee, Jan-Michael Vincent, E. E. Bell
Rating49% 2.456042.456042.456042.456042.45604
In a black-and-white prologue, a young boy witnesses the murder of an ice cream man in a small town. Years later, the boy, named Gregory Tudor (Clint Howard), returns to the town to become ice cream man himself. He has spent the intervening years in a mental hospital. He kills some people (and a dog) while doing his duties as ice cream man, leading to suspicion from local kids and the police.

Producer

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2h6
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Annabelle Wallis, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou
Roles Executive Producer
Rating67% 3.3970553.3970553.3970553.3970553.397055
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 1h56
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films, Heist films, Chase films
Actors Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris
Roles Executive Producer
Rating72% 3.6484953.6484953.6484953.6484953.648495
In 1963, professional thief turned CIA agent Napoleon Solo extracts Gaby Teller, daughter of Udo Teller, an alleged Nazi scientist turned United States collaborator at the end of World War II, from East Berlin, evading KGB operative Illya Kuryakin. He later reports to his superior, Saunders, who reveals that Teller’s uncle Rudi works in a shipping company owned by Alexander and Victoria Vinciguerra, a wealthy couple of Nazi sympathizers who intend to use Teller's father to build their own private nuclear weapon. Due to the potentially world-ending nature of this crisis, the CIA and KGB have reluctantly teamed up and Solo and Kuryakin are ordered to stop the Vinciguerras from succeeding, with both men secretly assigned to steal Udo Teller's research for their respective governments.
Vacation
Vacation (2015)
, 1h39
Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Beverly D'Angelo
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.0511153.0511153.0511153.0511153.051115
Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) is now a disenchanted adult working as a pilot for Econo-Air, and he shares a very estranged relationship with his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons, the shy and awkward older teenager, James (Skyler Gisondo), and the cruel and obnoxious younger kid, Kevin (Steele Stebbins). The gloating from his friends, Jack (Keegan-Michael Key) and Nancy Peterson (Regina Hall), about a family trip they had in Paris doesn't help his situation. He desires to relive the fun of his family vacations back when he was a kid (such as their trip to Vegas, Europe, Walley World, and even staying at home for the Christmas holiday). These memories prompt him to nix his family's annual trip to their cabin in Cheboygan, Michigan and instead drive cross country to Walley World, just as he had years before with his parents and sister, Audrey Griswold (Leslie Mann) (as seen in the original Vacation film).