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Dennis Lehane is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer American born on 4 august 1965 at Dorchester (USA)

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane
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Nationality USA
Birth 4 august 1965 (55 years) at Dorchester (USA)
Awards Edgar Award, Writers Guild of America Award

Dennis Lehane (born August 4, 1965) is an American author. He has written several novels, including A Drink Before the War and Mystic River, which was later made into a film. Another novel, Gone, Baby, Gone, was also adapted into a film. His novel Shutter Island was adapted into a film by Martin Scorsese in 2010. Lehane is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Biography

Après des études à Boston, il part à l'université internationale de Floride pour étudier l'écriture créative. Tout en écrivant son premier livre (Un dernier verre avant la guerre), il vit de métiers divers (livreur, libraire, chauffeur). C'est également un ancien éducateur qui travaillait dans le secteur de l'enfance maltraitée. Ce thème reste très présent dans la majorité de ses œuvres.

Il a écrit, réalisé et produit un film, Neighborhoods (« voisinages » en anglais), mais il n'a pas trouvé de distributeurs pour le diffuser.

Il a écrit et joué dans un épisode de la série Sur écoute. Cette série a rencontré un vif succès auprès des amateurs de séries policières et a recueilli des critiques particulièrement positives auprès de différents magazines français et étrangers. La série a été en grande partie scénarisée par George Pelecanos, un auteur de polar très réputé.

Dennis Lehane, ainsi que les autres écrivains et scénaristes Stephen J. Cannell, James Patterson et Michael Connelly, apparaissent aussi à plusieurs reprises dans leur propre rôle dans la série télévisée Castle, lors de séquences présentant des parties de poker jouées avec Richard Castle, ainsi présenté comme le pair de ces auteurs bien réels, et avec qui ils discutent des affaires en cours.

Dennis Lehane vit aujourd'hui à Boston.

Best films

Shutter Island (2010)
(Novel)
Mystic River (2003)
(Author)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
(Novel)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dennis Lehane (6 films)

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Actor

The House on Skull Mountain, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Victor French, Mike Evans, Janee Michelle, Dennis Lehane
Roles Lucky
Rating47% 2.3730452.3730452.3730452.3730452.373045
In her home on Skull Mountain, elderly Pauline Christophe receives last rites as her butler, Thomas and his wife Louette, stand by. Pauline gives the priest four letters, instructing him to send them without allowing anyone to read them. She then pulls out a box filled with voodoo dolls and dies.

Director

Live by Night, 2h9
Directed by Ben Affleck, Dennis Lehane, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper
Rating63% 3.1982153.1982153.1982153.1982153.198215
Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.

Scriptwriter

Live by Night, 2h9
Directed by Ben Affleck, Dennis Lehane, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper
Roles Novel
Rating63% 3.1982153.1982153.1982153.1982153.198215
Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
The Drop
The Drop (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Michaël R. Roskam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz, James Frecheville
Rating70% 3.5478653.5478653.5478653.5478653.547865
Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) is a bartender at a neighborhood bar in Brooklyn called "Cousin Marv's". Marv (James Gandolfini) ceded ownership of the bar years earlier to Chechen mobsters and now operates it with Bob as a 'drop' for illegal takings. Marv berates Bob and some patrons for commemorating the 10th anniversary of the murder of a man named Richie Wheelan. Later at night, a neighbour, Nadia (Noomi Rapace), a local waitress, discovers Bob rescuing a battered pit bull pup abandoned in her garbage can. She assists Bob in caring for the dog. Bob leaves the dog in her care until he can decide whether to adopt him.
Shutter Island, 2h10
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow
Roles Novel
Rating81% 4.098874.098874.098874.098874.09887
In 1954, two U.S. Marshals - Edward "Teddy" Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule - travel to the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island located in Boston Harbor as part of an investigation into the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando, incarcerated for drowning her three children. The sole clue is a note left by Solando, which reads: "The law of 4; who is 67?" Shortly after arrival, a storm prevents their return to the mainland for several days. Daniels finds the staff confrontational: the lead psychiatrist, Dr. John Cawley, refuses to hand over records of the hospital staff; Solando's doctor, Dr. Lester Sheehan, had left on vacation after her disappearance, and they are barred from searching Ward C and told that the lighthouse on the island has already been searched, so there is no need to search it. When a patient is being interrogated by Daniels, with a subterfuge she sends Aule away for a few seconds and scribbles "RUN" in Daniels' notepad.
Gone Baby Gone, 1h53
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Amy Ryan, John Ashton
Roles Novel
Rating75% 3.798493.798493.798493.798493.79849
Private investigator Patrick Kenzie and his partner/girlfriend Angie Gennaro witness a televised plea by a woman named Helene McCready for the return of her missing daughter Amanda, who was abducted with her favorite doll "Mirabelle". Patrick and Angie are then hired by the child's aunt Beatrice to find Amanda and discover that Helene and her boyfriend "Skinny Ray" had recently stolen money from Cheese, a local Haitian drug lord. After Ray is murdered, Patrick and Angie join the police detectives investigating the case, Remy Bressant and Nick Poole, to arrange a trade of the money for Amanda. Captain Jack Doyle reads Patrick a telephone transcript of the drug lord setting up an exchange for Amanda. The exchange at a nearby quarry in Quincy is botched and Amanda is believed to have drowned, as her doll is found in the quarry and returned to Helene. Doyle, whose own daughter was killed years before, takes responsibility for the death and goes into early retirement.
Mystic River, 2h17
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about children, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia
Actors Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney
Roles Author
Rating78% 3.9489753.9489753.9489753.9489753.948975
In 1975, three children, Jimmy, Sean, and Dave, are playing on the streets of Boston when a stranger approaches them. Since the stranger has a badge and is wearing a suit, the children assume that he is a police officer. The stranger orders Dave to enter his car, and Dave obeys, but this leads to him being sexually abused and locked inside a basement for four days, after which he manages to escape.

Producer

Shutter Island, 2h10
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow
Roles Executive producer
Rating81% 4.098874.098874.098874.098874.09887
In 1954, two U.S. Marshals - Edward "Teddy" Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule - travel to the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island located in Boston Harbor as part of an investigation into the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando, incarcerated for drowning her three children. The sole clue is a note left by Solando, which reads: "The law of 4; who is 67?" Shortly after arrival, a storm prevents their return to the mainland for several days. Daniels finds the staff confrontational: the lead psychiatrist, Dr. John Cawley, refuses to hand over records of the hospital staff; Solando's doctor, Dr. Lester Sheehan, had left on vacation after her disappearance, and they are barred from searching Ward C and told that the lighthouse on the island has already been searched, so there is no need to search it. When a patient is being interrogated by Daniels, with a subterfuge she sends Aule away for a few seconds and scribbles "RUN" in Daniels' notepad.