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Gavin Hood is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Sud africain born on 12 may 1963 at Johannesburg (South africa)

Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood
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Nationality South africa
Birth 12 may 1963 (56 years) at Johannesburg (South africa)

Gavin Hood (born 12 May 1963) is a South African filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also directed the films X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Ender's Game.

Best films

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
(Director)
Ender's Game (2013)
(Director)
Tsotsi (2005)
(Director)

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Filmography of Gavin Hood (13 films)

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Actor

Eye in the Sky, 1h42
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
Roles Lieutenant Colonel Ed Walsh
Rating72% 3.64863.64863.64863.64863.6486
Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether or not to take action.
Ender's Game, 1h54
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about insects, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Moisés Arias, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld
Roles Giant (voice and motion-capture performance cameo)
Rating65% 3.2999853.2999853.2999853.2999853.299985
In the future, humanity is preparing to launch an attack on the homeworld of an alien race called the Formics who had attacked Earth and killed millions. Over the course of fifty years, gifted children are trained by the International Fleet to become commanders of a new fleet for this counter-attack.
In Enemy Hands, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Submarine films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Til Schweiger, Thomas Kretschmann, William H. Macy, Lauren Holly, Jeremy Sisto, Scott Caan
Roles Achilles Captain
Rating60% 3.0010853.0010853.0010853.0010853.001085
Macy stars as the COB (chief of the boat) on a fictitious US Navy submarine, the USS Swordfish (although there were two actual submarines named USS Swordfish that served the US Navy during and after World War II, neither are represented by the sub in this film). While on patrol in the North Atlantic, the ship is ambushed by two German U-boats. Swordfish destroys one of them, but is critically damaged by a torpedo fired from the second one, the fictitious U-boat U-429 (again, there was a real WWII German submarine U-429, not actually represented in the film). Eight members of the American crew escape and are held prisoner on board U-429. However, the American executive officer had previously contracted meningitis and given it to his captain, who brought it aboard the U-429. Within days, over half the German crew, as well as some of the Americans, contract the disease and die. Although the Germans and Americans begin to work together to keep the boat operational, not all the U-boat crew is willing to go along with this arrangement. Also, another U-boat and an American destroyer (the fictional USS Logan, not related to the actual attack transport of that name) threaten to overwhelm their tentative truce.
King Solomon's Mines, 2h53
Directed by Steve Boyum
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Patrick Swayze, Alison Doody, Roy Marsden, John Standing, Gavin Hood, Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Roles Bruce McNabb
Rating61% 3.0613753.0613753.0613753.0613753.061375
Elizabeth Maitland hires American safari hunter Allan Quartermain to find her father Sam Maitland, who has been kidnapped by the Kukuanas as he had drawn a map to the location of the legendary mines. The Russian Tsar was funding Sam's efforts to locate the mines, and sends pursuers after Quatermain and company.
A Reasonable Man, 1h43
Directed by Gavin Hood
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Nigel Hawthorne, Gavin Hood, Vusi Kunene
Roles Sean Raine
Rating69% 3.488123.488123.488123.488123.48812
Sean Raine, an ex-army officer with issues of his own, defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby that he believes is an evil being known as a Tikoloshe.
Kickboxer 5: The Redemption, 1h24
Directed by Kristine Peterson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Gavin Hood
Roles German Champion
Rating40% 2.0128952.0128952.0128952.0128952.012895
Negaal is a South African former kickboxer turned promoter who is gearing up to start his own organization in the sport. When American champion David Sloane refuses to join the organization, Negaal sends his men Moon, Bull, and Pinto to eliminate Sloane. Seen in a bluescreen opening credit sequence, Sloane manages to break Moon's leg but is ultimately defeated and killed by Bull and Pinto.
Project Shadowchaser II, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Frank Zagarino, Beth Toussaint, Gavin Hood
Roles Tieg
Rating40% 2.048122.048122.048122.048122.04812
A berserk android threatens mankind with nuclear annihilation, and three unlikely heroes must destroy it before it destroys everything.

Director

Official Secrets, 1h52
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Keira Knightley, Matthew Smith, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans
Rating72% 3.648793.648793.648793.648793.64879
2003. Les Etats-Unis et l'Angleterre s'apprêtent à intervenir en Irak car l’administration Bush prétexte, sans preuve plausible, que Saddam Hussein détient des armes de destruction massive. Employée des renseignements britanniques, au sein du Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Katharine Gun reçoit dans ses courriels un mémo secret indiquant que les États-Unis sollicitent l'aide de la Grande-Bretagne pour rassembler des informations compromettantes sur certains délégués du Conseil de l'ONU afin de les obliger à voter en faveur de l'invasion. S'ils votent contre, elles seront divulguées publiquement. Stupéfaite, Gun hésite à révéler la machination liée à cette intervention illégale. Malgré tout, elle envoie anonymement le mémo à la presse afin de tenter d'empêcher la guerre qui s'annonce inutile et aux conséquences désastreuses. Mais, en choisissant d'exposer cette vaste conspiration politique, la lanceuse d'alerte met en danger sa vie, son couple, sa liberté et son sens du patriotisme. Car sa décision est considérée comme une trahison aux yeux des services secrets britanniques.
Eye in the Sky, 1h42
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
Rating72% 3.64863.64863.64863.64863.6486
Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether or not to take action.
Ender's Game, 1h54
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about insects, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Moisés Arias, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld
Rating65% 3.2999853.2999853.2999853.2999853.299985
In the future, humanity is preparing to launch an attack on the homeworld of an alien race called the Formics who had attacked Earth and killed millions. Over the course of fifty years, gifted children are trained by the International Fleet to become commanders of a new fleet for this counter-attack.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 1h47
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Liev Schreiber, Hugh Jackman, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Troye Sivan, Ryan Reynolds
Rating65% 3.296843.296843.296843.296843.29684
In 1845, James Howlett, a boy living in Canada, sees his father being killed by groundskeeper Thomas Logan. The trauma activates the boy's mutation: bone claws protrude from his knuckles, and he kills Thomas, who reveals that he is James's real father. James flees along with Thomas's son Victor Creed, who is thus James's half-brother. They spend the next century as soldiers, fighting in the American Civil War, both World Wars, and the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, Victor kills a senior officer. James defends Victor and the two are sentenced to execution by firing squad, which they survive. Major William Stryker approaches them in military custody, and offers them membership in Team X, a group of mutants including Agent Zero, Wade Wilson, John Wraith, Fred Dukes, and Chris Bradley. They join the team for a few years, but the group's disregard for human life causes James to leave.
Rendition
Rendition (2007)
, 2h2
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, Moa Khouas, Alan Arkin, Omar Metwally
Rating67% 3.398813.398813.398813.398813.39881
CIA analyst Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) is briefing a newly arrived CIA agent in a square in an unnamed country in North Africa (filmed in Marrakech), when a suicide attack kills this agent and 18 other people. The target was a high-ranking police official, Abbas-i "Abasi" Fawal (Yigal Naor), who acts as a liaison for the United States and whose tasks include conducting interrogations and overseeing the application of techniques amounting to torture. Fawal escapes unscathed.
Tsotsi
Tsotsi (2005)
, 1h34
Directed by Gavin Hood
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Films about hijackings
Actors Ian Roberts, Rapulana Seiphemo, Terry Pheto, Bonginkosi Dlamini
Rating71% 3.599053.599053.599053.599053.59905
Because his mother is dying of a terminal disease, David (Benny Moshe) runs away from an abusive father and lives with other homeless children in a series of large concrete construction pipes. A few years later, David, who now goes by the name Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae), is the leader of a gang which includes his friends Butcher (Zenzo Ngqobe), Aap (Kenneth Nkosi) and Boston (Mothusi Magano). After getting involved in a murder committed by Butcher during a mugging, Tsotsi and Boston get into a fight which leaves Boston badly injured. Tsotsi later shoots Pumla (Nambitha Mpumlwana), a young woman, while stealing her car, only to discover a three-month-old baby boy in the back seat. Tsotsi hastily strips the car of its valuables and takes the baby back to his shack.