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Francis Lawrence is a Director American born on 26 march 1970 at Vienna (Austria)

Francis Lawrence

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Birth name Francis Lawrence
Nationality USA
Birth 26 march 1970 (48 years) at Vienna (Austria)

Francis Lawrence (born March 26, 1971) is an American music video, film, and television director and producer.

Biography

Francis Lawrence commence sa carrière en travaillant comme assistant réalisateur sur le long métrage Marching out of Time réalisé par Anton Vassil.

Il réalise ensuite plusieurs vidéoclips pour Aerosmith, Alanis Morissette, Jennifer Lopez, Avril lavigne, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Green Day, Shakira ou encore Beyoncé.

Il se lance finalement sur le grand écran en 2004 avec son film Constantine.

En avril 2012, les studios Lionsgate annoncent que Lawrence réalisera le second volet de la saga Hunger Games, L'Embrasement, dont la sortie française est prévue pour le 27 novembre 2013. Le réalisateur succède ainsi à Gary Ross, qui avait été aux commandes du premier volet de la trilogie. Le tournage de ce blockbuster a lieu en août 2012.

Il n'a aucun lien de parenté avec l'actrice Jennifer Lawrence, qui joue le rôle principal dans la saga Hunger Games ainsi que dans Red Sparrow.

Best films

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
(Director)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
(Director)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
(Director)
I Am Legend (2007)
(Director)
Constantine (2005)
(Director)
Water for Elephants (2011)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Francis Lawrence (8 films)

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Director

Red Sparrow, 2h20
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons
Rating65% 3.298773.298773.298773.298773.29877
Dominika Egorova est une jeune danseuse étoile russe au Bolchoï. Un soir, lors d'une représentation, son partenaire de pas chute sur elle et lui brise le tibia. Elle ne pourra plus jamais danser mais, pour subvenir aux besoins de sa mère malade, son oncle Ivan, qui travaille au SVR, le service de renseignement extérieur qui a succédé à la première direction du KGB, lui propose de s’inscrire dans l’école des « moineaux » où de jeunes recrues apprennent à utiliser la séduction pour compromettre des ennemis de la patrie et obtenir des renseignements sur eux. Désormais espionne, elle a pour première cible Nathaniel Nash, un agent de la CIA qui, de son côté, cherche à rétablir le contact avec une taupe au sein des services secrets russes.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, 2h17
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Gwendoline Christie, Robert Knepper
Rating66% 3.3028753.3028753.3028753.3028753.302875
With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Cressida, (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. Although rebels - including fellow victors, Johanna (Jena Malone), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright)- now control most of Panem, the girl on fire must still overcome one last challenge to win President Snow's "game" - to conquer the Capitol at the risk of losing her friends and loved ones. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games as she realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future of Panem.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, 2h3
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper
Rating67% 3.3512553.3512553.3512553.3512553.351255
After being rescued from the destroyed arena in the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, along with fellow Victors Beetee and Finnick Odair, are taken to District 13, an independent district isolated from the rest of Panem that has been spearheading the rebellion, where she is reunited with her mother and sister Prim. While recuperating, she is introduced to President Alma Coin, the rebel leader, and is told that her actions in the arena sparked riots and strikes against the Capitol. Coin asks her if she will become the "Mockingjay"—the symbol of the rebellion—as part of their "hearts and minds" strategy. Katniss flatly declines, angrily reminding her that they left Peeta Mellark, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute, behind in the arena. At the suggestion of Plutarch Heavensbee, the former Gamemaker, she is taken to see the ruins of District 12, which was completely leveled by a Capitol bombing campaign (with the exception of the houses in the Victor's Village). After seeing that Peeta is being used by Capitol state television to quell the rebellion, Katniss reluctantly changes her mind and agrees to become Coin's Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other victors will be rescued and pardoned at the earliest opportunity, and that her sister, Prim, will be allowed to keep her cat.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2h26
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alan Ritchson, Elizabeth Banks
Rating74% 3.7490553.7490553.7490553.7490553.749055
After winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12. President Snow visits Katniss at her home. The two make an agreement to not lie to one another, and Snow explains that her actions in the Games have inspired rebellions across the districts. He orders her to use the upcoming victory tour to convince him that her actions were out of genuine love for Peeta, not defiance against the Capitol.
Water for Elephants, 2h2
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Circus films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Jim Norton, Paul Schneider
Rating68% 3.449943.449943.449943.449943.44994
In 2011, Charlie O'Brien, the proprietor of a small traveling circus encounters an elderly Polish American man named Jacob Jankowski, who has apparently become separated from his nursing home group, which attended the circus earlier that day. The two strike up a conversation and Jacob reveals that he had a career in the circus business and was present during one of the most infamous circus disasters of all time and the circus owner asks him to share his story.
Eddie Dickens and the Awful End
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Freddie Highmore

Le jeune Eddie Dickens est devenu orphelin quand ses parents ont commencé à être frappés par le ridicule Sick.
I Am Legend, 1h44
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Will Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Willow Smith, Dash Mihok
Rating71% 3.5993153.5993153.5993153.5993153.599315
In 2009, a genetically re-engineered measles virus, originally created as a cure for cancer, turns into a lethal strain which kills 90% of those it infects, and mutates the remaining 10% into predatory, nocturnal mutants called "Darkseekers" who are extremely vulnerable to sunlight and other sources of UV. Three years after the outbreak, US Army virologist Lieutenant Colonel Robert Neville (Will Smith) lives an isolated life in the ruins of New York City, which is now deserted, unsure if any other uninfected humans are left in the world.
Constantine, 2h1
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about angels, Demons in film, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Disaster films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou
Rating69% 3.498293.498293.498293.498293.49829
God and Lucifer are engaged in a war for the souls of humanity; a standing wager for the souls of all mankind. Angels and demons are forbidden to manifest on Earth, but they are allowed to possess and influence humans, and half-breeds are used to peddle influence. Exorcist John Constantine was born with the power to see angels and demons. At age 15, he committed suicide to escape his visions, but he was revived after spending two minutes in Hell, and his soul is bound for Hell when he dies for the sin of taking his own life.