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Diablo Cody is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 14 june 1978 at Lemont (USA)

Diablo Cody

Diablo Cody
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Birth name Brook Busey-Hunt
Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1978 (44 years) at Lemont (USA)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award

Brook Busey-Maurio (born June 14, 1978), better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, producer and director. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her "The Pussy Ranch" blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut script Juno (2007), winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

She is also known for creating, writing and producing Showtime's television series United States of Tara (2009-2011) and for writing and producing the films Jennifer's Body (2009) and Young Adult (2011). For the latter, she received a second nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. Her directorial debut, Paradise, was released on October 18, 2013.

Biography

Jeunesse
Née à Lemont, en banlieue de Chicago, Diablo Cody a fait ses études supérieures à l'université de l’Iowa, où elle est diplômée en gestion des médias.
À côté de ses études, Cody a été DJ sur la radio KRUI 89.7 FM.

À ses débuts, elle commença par faire du secrétariat dans un bureau d'avocats à Chicago. Plus tard, elle devint correctrice pour des publicités jouées sur des stations radios dans la région des Twin Cities (Minneapolis-Saint-Paul).

Après cela, elle quitte Minneapolis pour retourner à Chicago afin d'y rejoindre Jon (Jonny) Hunt, un musicien qu'elle a rencontré sur le net. Ils se sont mariés en octobre 2004.
Le 5 décembre 2007, Cody annonce sur son blog Pussy Ranch qu'elle divorce de Hunt.

Durant ces années, Cody a aussi pratiqué le striptease dans un club privé de Minneapolis, le Skyway Lounge.
Appréciant ces expériences, il lui arrivait parfois de quitter son travail de jour pour aller assouvir sa nouvelle passion du striptease.
Elle s'est aussi exhibée dans des peep shows au Sex World, un sex-shop de Minneapolis.
Pendant une courte période, elle travailla pour un numéro rose ; cependant elle revint assez vite vers l'effeuillage traditionnel.


Débuts dans l'écriture
Alors qu'elle pratiquait encore le striptease, Cody commença à travailler pour City Pages, un hebdomadaire alternatif de la région des Twin Cities. Elle quitte l'hebdomadaire juste avant un remaniement de ligne éditoriale.
En décembre 2007, elle entame une coopération avec le magazine Entertainment Weekly, rejoignant ainsi des contributeurs réguliers tels que Dalton Ross ou Stephen King.

En 2002, elle écrit un livre sur son expérience de strip-teaseuse, Candy Girl : A Year in The Life of an Unlikely Stripper. Son livre et son blog attirent le regard de Mason Novick, un manager qui décide de la prendre sous son aile. Il lui trouve ainsi une maison d'édition pour son livre, qui obtient un succès critique.


Scénariste à succès

Après la sortie de son livre, Cody est encouragée par Novick à écrire son premier scénario.
En quelques mois, elle écrit Juno, une histoire autour d'une jeune lycéenne de 16 ans qui tombe enceinte par accident.
Sorti en 2007, le film remporte un grand succès à travers le monde, porté par le scénario atypique de Cody (qui lui vaut l’Oscar du meilleur scénario original) et la performance de son actrice principale, la jeune canadienne Ellen Page (qui décroche sa première nomination à l’Oscar de la meilleure actrice).

L'année 2009 lui permet de confirmer son succès critique.

Sa seconde collaboration avec Jason Reitman sort sur les écrans : Jennifer's Body une comédie horrifique réalisée cette fois par Karyn Kusama, et produit par Reitman, mais toujours sur un scénario de Cody. Les critiques sont cette fois très mitigées.

Elle apparaît quelques mois plus tôt dans un épisode de 90210 Beverly Hills : Nouvelle Génération (Okaeri, Donna !) où elle interprète son propre rôle.

Mais surtout, la même année, elle est la créatrice et productrice exécutive d'une série télévisée menée par Toni Collette, United States of Tara, sur les difficultés d'une mère atteinte de troubles de la personnalité multiple. Collette décroche l'Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice dans une comédie dès la saison 1, et un Golden Globe dès la saison 2. Cody signe les scénarios de neuf épisodes de cette comédie dramatique, qui s'arrête cependant en 2011, au bout de trois saisons.

Elle est alors déjà créditée à un autre projet : sa troisième collaboration avec Reitman, qui cette fois met en scène son scénario, celui de la comédie dramatique Young Adult. Le film est un succès critique, mais convainc moins commercialement. Elle dit s'être beaucoup inspirée de sa propre expérience d'écrivain pour décrire l'état d'isolement du personnage principal, incarné par Charlize Theron. Le scénario décroche quelques prix, tandis que Theron reçoit une nomination au Golden Globe de la meilleure actrice.

En 2013, sort le premier film de Cody en tant que scénariste et réalisatrice, avec cette fois la jeune Julianne Hough, dans le rôle principal. Intitulé Paradise, du nom de l'endroit où les touristes passent le plus de temps une fois à Las Vegas, le film est un échec critique et commercial. Parallèlement, elle participe aux réécritures de quelques films.

En 2015, elle se contente du siège de scénariste pour la comédie dramatique Ricki and the Flash, tandis que Jonathan Demme occupe le poste de metteur en scène. Meryl Streep en est la tête d'affiche, dans le rôle d'une ex-rock star reprenant contact avec sa fille, qu'elle a délaissé en faveur de sa carrière.

En 2018, elle retrouve le réalisateur Jason Reitman et la star Charlize Theron pour le drame indépendant Tully.

Best films

Juno (2007)
(Scriptwriter)
Evil Dead (2013)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

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Filmography of Diablo Cody (9 films)

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Actress

Ricki and the Flash, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan, Ben Platt
Roles Salt Well Regular (uncredited)
Rating58% 2.948782.948782.948782.948782.94878
Ricki chased her dreams of becoming a famous rock star by abandoning her family. She gets a chance to put things right when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Indianapolis and help their estranged daughter Julie through a difficult time.
Jennifer's Body, 1h42
Directed by Karyn Kusama, Mason Novick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Black comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Dance films, Films about education, Films about children, Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, Demons in film, Political films, Comedy horror films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about school violence, Teen movie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J. K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Adam Brody
Roles Melody Lane Drinking Woman (uncredited)
Rating54% 2.704542.704542.704542.704542.70454
Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, once an insecure and bookish teenager living near Devil's Kettle, Minnesota, is now a violent mental inmate who narrates the story as a flashback while in solitary confinement. She has been friends with a selfish and popular cheerleader, Jennifer Check, since childhood, despite having little in common. One night, Jennifer takes Needy to a local dive bar to attend a concert by indie rock band Low Shoulder. A suspicious fire engulfs the bar, killing several people, and Jennifer, who is in shock, agrees to leave with the band despite Needy's protests. Later that evening, Jennifer, covered in blood, appears in Needy's kitchen and proceeds to eat food from the refrigerator. Unable to digest the matter, she vomits a trail of black, spiny fluid and then leaves in a hurry as Needy calls after her.

Director

Paradise
Paradise (2013)
, 1h26
Directed by Diablo Cody
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Holly Hunter, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Iliza Shlesinger
Rating50% 2.5027752.5027752.5027752.5027752.502775
Lamb Mannerhelm (Julianne Hough) goes to speak at her family's church in Montana one year after surviving a plane crash, which has left her with severe burns all over her body. While everyone is expecting her to make some big announcement, she instead publicly denounces her belief in God, causing a major uproar in the church. Lamb later explains some of the strict rules she has to live by in her conservative town, like listening only to Christian music, and not being allowed to wear pants. Feeling both angry and inexperienced in life, Lamb heads to Las Vegas to indulge in the sinful pleasures that are objected in her community as she sees surviving the plane crash as a second chance at life and time for her to now live life on her own terms. Once there, she goes to a random bar in order to have her first drink, where she meets a bartender named William (Russell Brand), and a singer named Loray (Octavia Spencer).

Scriptwriter

Tully
Tully (2018)
, 1h36
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Elaine Tan, Colleen Wheeler
Roles Ecrivain
Rating68% 3.4487653.4487653.4487653.4487653.448765
Marlo, âgée d'une quarantaine d'années, accouche de son troisième enfant. Comme cadeau de naissance, son frère Craig engage une nounou de nuit mais Marlo refuse. Elle est rapidement débordée et épuisée par cette nouvelle maternité et finit par accepter la venue d'une nounou prénommée Tully dont la présence la réconforte et l'apaise.
Ricki and the Flash, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan, Ben Platt
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.948782.948782.948782.948782.94878
Ricki chased her dreams of becoming a famous rock star by abandoning her family. She gets a chance to put things right when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Indianapolis and help their estranged daughter Julie through a difficult time.
Evil Dead
Evil Dead (2013)
, 1h31
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Serial killer films, Zombie films
Actors Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jim McLarty
Rating64% 3.249983.249983.249983.249983.24998
An injured, terrorized girl is being chased down in the woods. The men who capture her take her to some cabin's basement. They believe she is possessed by an evil entity so they have her tied to a column. Her own father is among them, and as she tries to convince him that there's nothing wrong with her, she slowly loses control and eventually it becomes clear that she is in fact possessed. In response to this her father pours flammable liquid on her, sets her on fire, then shoots her in the head.
Paradise
Paradise (2013)
, 1h26
Directed by Diablo Cody
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Holly Hunter, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Iliza Shlesinger
Rating50% 2.5027752.5027752.5027752.5027752.502775
Lamb Mannerhelm (Julianne Hough) goes to speak at her family's church in Montana one year after surviving a plane crash, which has left her with severe burns all over her body. While everyone is expecting her to make some big announcement, she instead publicly denounces her belief in God, causing a major uproar in the church. Lamb later explains some of the strict rules she has to live by in her conservative town, like listening only to Christian music, and not being allowed to wear pants. Feeling both angry and inexperienced in life, Lamb heads to Las Vegas to indulge in the sinful pleasures that are objected in her community as she sees surviving the plane crash as a second chance at life and time for her to now live life on her own terms. Once there, she goes to a random bar in order to have her first drink, where she meets a bartender named William (Russell Brand), and a singer named Loray (Octavia Spencer).
Young Adult, 1h34
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Jill Eikenberry, Collette Wolfe
Rating62% 3.146953.146953.146953.146953.14695
Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a divorced, alcoholic 37-year-old ghost writer of a series of young adult novels, who is on deadline with her editor to finish the last book of the soon-to-be-cancelled series. Mavis receives an e-mail with a picture of the newborn daughter of her high school boyfriend Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Beth (Elizabeth Reaser). Believing this to be a sign she and Buddy are meant to be together, Mavis leaves Minneapolis and returns to her hometown of Mercury, Minnesota, to reclaim her life with Buddy, under the pretext of overseeing a real estate deal.
Burlesque
Burlesque (2010)
, 1h59
Directed by Steve Antin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Kristen Bell, Julianne Hough
Rating64% 3.2087953.2087953.2087953.2087953.208795
Ali Rose (Aguilera) moves to Los Angeles after she quits her bar job when her boss refuses to pay her. Once in L.A., she tries and fails at every audition she does until one night, she finds herself unknowingly in a burlesque club when she hears the music on the street. She finds Tess (Cher) and the dancers performing “Welcome to Burlesque” and decides to pursue a career on stage once she meets Jack (Gigandet). Jack refers her to Tess for an audition, but is rejected instantly and ushered out by Sean (Tucci). Instead of leaving, Ali begins serving customers at the club as a waitress, while Tess and Sean observe with Jack asking Tess to give Ali a chance.
Jennifer's Body, 1h42
Directed by Karyn Kusama, Mason Novick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Black comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Dance films, Films about education, Films about children, Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, Demons in film, Political films, Comedy horror films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about school violence, Teen movie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J. K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Adam Brody
Rating54% 2.704542.704542.704542.704542.70454
Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, once an insecure and bookish teenager living near Devil's Kettle, Minnesota, is now a violent mental inmate who narrates the story as a flashback while in solitary confinement. She has been friends with a selfish and popular cheerleader, Jennifer Check, since childhood, despite having little in common. One night, Jennifer takes Needy to a local dive bar to attend a concert by indie rock band Low Shoulder. A suspicious fire engulfs the bar, killing several people, and Jennifer, who is in shock, agrees to leave with the band despite Needy's protests. Later that evening, Jennifer, covered in blood, appears in Needy's kitchen and proceeds to eat food from the refrigerator. Unable to digest the matter, she vomits a trail of black, spiny fluid and then leaves in a hurry as Needy calls after her.
Juno
Juno (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, La sexualité des mineurs, Children's films
Actors Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons
Rating74% 3.7472353.7472353.7472353.7472353.747235
Sixteen-year-old Minnesota high-schooler Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) discovers she is pregnant with a child fathered by her friend and longtime admirer, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). She initially considers an abortion. Going to a local clinic run by a women's group, she encounters outside a schoolmate who is holding a rather pathetic one-person pro-life vigil. Once inside, however, Juno is alienated by the clinic staff's authoritarian and bureaucratic attitudes. She is particularly offended by their calling her "sexually active", a term which she feels demeans the highly emotional event by which she became pregnant. All of this decides her against abortion, and she decides to give the baby up for adoption. With the help of her friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby), Juno searches the ads in the Pennysaver and finds a couple she feels will provide a suitable home. She tells her parents, Mac (J.K. Simmons) and stepmother, Bren (Allison Janney), who offer their support. With Mac, Juno meets the couple, Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), in their expensive home and agrees to a closed adoption.
Alpha Dog
Alpha Dog (2006)
, 1h57
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Dominique Swain, Bruce Willis, Shawn Hatosy, Olivia Wilde
Rating68% 3.448473.448473.448473.448473.44847
Johnny Truelove is a young marijuana dealer living in Southern California. His father, Sonny, supplies him with marijuana, which Johnny distributes to his gang of friends, including Jake Mazursky, who owes Johnny a $1,200 drug debt. Mazursky makes a failed attempt at asking his father, Butch, and stepmother Olivia for the money. Meanwhile, Butch and Olivia are dealing with their rebellious teenage son Zack- Jake's half-brother. A fight breaks out between Jake and Johnny when Jake tries to pay Johnny only part of his debt. After back and forth retaliation, Johnny and his two henchmen, Frankie Ballenbacher and Tiko Martinez, go to confront Jake in person, but when they go to his house he is nowhere to be found. As they leave, they find Zack walking and decide to kidnap him with the intent of holding onto him until Jake pays his debt.

Production

Tully
Tully (2018)
, 1h36
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Elaine Tan, Colleen Wheeler
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.4487653.4487653.4487653.4487653.448765
Marlo, âgée d'une quarantaine d'années, accouche de son troisième enfant. Comme cadeau de naissance, son frère Craig engage une nounou de nuit mais Marlo refuse. Elle est rapidement débordée et épuisée par cette nouvelle maternité et finit par accepter la venue d'une nounou prénommée Tully dont la présence la réconforte et l'apaise.
Ricki and the Flash, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan, Ben Platt
Roles Producer
Rating58% 2.948782.948782.948782.948782.94878
Ricki chased her dreams of becoming a famous rock star by abandoning her family. She gets a chance to put things right when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Indianapolis and help their estranged daughter Julie through a difficult time.
Paradise
Paradise (2013)
, 1h26
Directed by Diablo Cody
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Holly Hunter, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Iliza Shlesinger
Roles Executive producer
Rating50% 2.5027752.5027752.5027752.5027752.502775
Lamb Mannerhelm (Julianne Hough) goes to speak at her family's church in Montana one year after surviving a plane crash, which has left her with severe burns all over her body. While everyone is expecting her to make some big announcement, she instead publicly denounces her belief in God, causing a major uproar in the church. Lamb later explains some of the strict rules she has to live by in her conservative town, like listening only to Christian music, and not being allowed to wear pants. Feeling both angry and inexperienced in life, Lamb heads to Las Vegas to indulge in the sinful pleasures that are objected in her community as she sees surviving the plane crash as a second chance at life and time for her to now live life on her own terms. Once there, she goes to a random bar in order to have her first drink, where she meets a bartender named William (Russell Brand), and a singer named Loray (Octavia Spencer).