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Irwin Winkler is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 28 may 1931 at New York City (USA)

Irwin Winkler

Irwin Winkler
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Nationality USA
Birth 28 may 1931 (88 years) at New York City (USA)

Irwin Winkler (born May 25, 1931) is an American film producer and director. He is the producer or director of 50 major motion pictures, dating back to 1967's Double Trouble, starring Elvis Presley. The fourth film he produced, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), starring Jane Fonda, was nominated for nine Academy Awards. In 1976, he won an Oscar for Best Picture for Rocky. As a producer, he has been nominated for Best Picture for three other films: Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, and Goodfellas.

Biography

Early life
Winkler was born in New York, New York, to father Sol Winkler and mother Anna Winkler. He received a BA from New York University in 1955, after serving in the U.S. Army.


Career
In partnership with Robert Chartoff from the late 1960s, Irwin Winkler produced an impressive array of modern American gems, beginning with their first effort (along with Judd Bernard), John Boorman's taut thriller Point Blank (1967), largely ignored in its day but now regarded as a top film of the time. Adding Sydney Pollack to their production team for a one-shot-deal, they garnered critical acclaim for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). Their next film, The Strawberry Statement (1970), won the Jury Prize at Cannes but Chartoff and Winkler roared to the top with Rocky (1976), which earned the Academy Award as Best Picture. Subsequently, the producing duo picked up Best Picture Oscar nominations for Raging Bull (1980) and The Right Stuff (1983), their last project together before Winkler launched his solo career with the disappointing Revolution (1985).

Winkler produced such noteworthy features as Bertrand Tavernier's Round Midnight (1986) and back-to-back Costa-Gavras films, Betrayed (1988) and Music Box (1989), before receiving another Best Picture Oscar nomination for Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas (1990). He also returned to the franchise to oversee Rocky IV (1985) and Rocky V (1990), continuing the association forged with Sylvester Stallone on the first three Chartoff-Winkler productions.

Approaching the age of 60, Winkler moved into the director's chair, debuting with Guilty by Suspicion (1991), a drama (which he also scripted) about the Hollywood blacklist that starred Robert De Niro. His second feature, the unsuccessful 1992 remake of Night and the City, also starred De Niro. Winkler had better luck at the box office as writer-director of the Sandra Bullock vehicle The Net (1995), which spawned a series of the same name debuting on the USA Network in 1998, but got mired in syrupy sentimentality in At First Sight (1999) a gooey romance-drama starring Val Kilmer as a blind man whose bid to regain his sight complicates his relationship with his girlfriend (Mira Sorvino).

The director delivered one of his most potent films yet with Life as a House (2001), a complex, emotional and frequently amusing tale featuring a depressed dying man (Kevin Kline) who funnels his energies into rebuilding the dilapidated beach shack he inherited from his abusive father and, in the process, building bridges between himself and his disaffected son (Hayden Christensen). Receiving a healthy dose of critical praise, Winkler re-teamed with Kline for the follow-up De-Lovely (2004), casting the actor as the lead in his elegant and sophisticated biopic of American composer Cole Porter centered on his unique relationship with his wife and muse (Ashley Judd).

As his directorial career flourished, Winkler continued to produce his share of films as well, including The Shipping News (2001) and Enough (2002).

Best films

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
(Executive Producer)
Rocky IV (1985)
(Producer)
Rocky III (1982)
(Producer)
Taken (2008)
(Producer)
Creed II (2018)
(Producer)
Creed (2015)
(Producer)

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Filmography of Irwin Winkler (63 films)

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Actor

Welcome to Hollywood, 1h29
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dennis Hopper, John Travolta, Adam Rifkin, Scott Wolf, Nicolas Cage, Peter Facinelli
Roles Irwin Winkler
Rating49% 2.460942.460942.460942.460942.46094
Un réalisateur décide de prendre en main la carrière d'un jeune acteur.

Director

Home of the Brave, 1h45
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, 50 Cent, Christina Ricci, Brian Presley, Chad Michael Murray
Rating55% 2.7997552.7997552.7997552.7997552.799755
Shortly after learning their unit will soon return home, American soldiers Lt. Col. William Marsh (Samuel L. Jackson), SGT Vanessa Price (Jessica Biel), SPC Tommy Yates (Brian Presley), SPC Jamal Aiken (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) and PVT Jordan Owens (Chad Michael Murray) are sent on a final humanitarian mission to bring medical supplies to a remote Iraqi village. On the way they are caught in an ambush by insurgents. The forward vehicles of the convoy are trapped in the narrow street where they are forced to fight the attackers. The rear vehicles manage to escape the initial barrage by taking a side-street, only to be met with an improvised explosive device hidden in the carcass of a dead dog. SGT Price, the driver, is seriously wounded, having been somewhat protected from the blast by her front seat passenger who is killed instantly. While pursuing the young boys who left the bomb along with other attackers, a soldier in their team is shot and killed. When Aiken, Yates and Owens head out to shoot down the attackers, Aiken trips on loose bricks from a broken wall and injures his back, so Yates and Owens continue on alone to find the shooters in a graveyard.
De-Lovely
De-Lovely (2004)
, 2h5
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Sandra Nelson, Allan Corduner
Rating65% 3.299093.299093.299093.299093.29909
As he is about to die, Porter's life flashes before him in the form of a musical production staged by the archangel Gabriel in the Indiana theater where the composer first performed on stage.
Life as a House, 2h4
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, Ian Somerhalder
Rating74% 3.7491553.7491553.7491553.7491553.749155
George Monroe (Kevin Kline), a fabricator of architectural models, is fired from the job he has held for twenty years when he refuses to fall into step with his co-workers and use the computer technology available to them. In a fit of rage at his boss's refusal to let George keep a few of the models that he had built, he destroys all of the models with a spindle from an architectural drawing, keeping only one for himself. As he exits the building, he collapses on the pavement and is rushed to the hospital, where it is revealed he has cancer of such an advanced stage that the doctor feels any treatment would be futile.
At First Sight, 2h8
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis, Steven Weber, Nathan Lane, Bruce Davison
Rating59% 2.99972.99972.99972.99972.9997
Amy Benic (Mira Sorvino) takes a vacation at a spa outside New York City. Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer) is a masseur at the spa and gives Amy a massage. Amy inexplicably cries and Virgil comforts her. While complimenting Virgil on the massage, Amy realizes that Virgil is blind. Virgil asks her out, and the two eventually begin a relationship.
The Net
The Net (1995)
, 1h54
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Sécurité informatique, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller, Diane Baker, Ken Howard, Ray McKinnon
Rating59% 2.9500552.9500552.9500552.9500552.950055
The film opens with scenes depicting the United States Secretary of Defense Michael Bergstrom (Ken Howard) committing suicide after being informed that he has tested positive for HIV.
Night and the City, 1h45
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Alan King, Eli Wallach, Cliff Gorman, Jack Warden
Rating58% 2.9000252.9000252.9000252.9000252.900025
Harry Fabian (De Niro) is a fast-talking, two-bit New York lawyer who hangs out at a bar called Boxers, owned by Phil (Gorman) and his wife Helen (Lange). Harry has been having an affair with Helen, who dreams of setting up her own bar and leaving Phil. At the bar, he spots an article in the New York Post about a man who was pummeled by a boxer. He calls the man on Phil's phone and pitches a lawsuit against the boxer on the grounds that his fists are legally considered weapons. The fighter is promoted by Ira "Boom Boom" Grossman (King), who tries to muscle Harry off the idea of suing his boxer. The case is promptly dismissed by the judge, who knows that it is baseless.
Guilty by Suspicion, 1h40
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Sam Wanamaker, Martin Scorsese, Patricia Wettig
Rating65% 3.298763.298763.298763.298763.29876
David Merrill (De Niro), a director in 1950s Hollywood, returns from abroad to find that a rising tide of McCarthyism and the Red Scare has led to his not being allowed to work in films. He will only be allowed to direct once he implicates colleagues as Communist agents. He must decide whether to turn informant, or to stick to principle at the cost of his life's work.

Scriptwriter

Guilty by Suspicion, 1h40
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Sam Wanamaker, Martin Scorsese, Patricia Wettig
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.298763.298763.298763.298763.29876
David Merrill (De Niro), a director in 1950s Hollywood, returns from abroad to find that a rising tide of McCarthyism and the Red Scare has led to his not being allowed to work in films. He will only be allowed to direct once he implicates colleagues as Communist agents. He must decide whether to turn informant, or to stick to principle at the cost of his life's work.

Producer

The Irishman
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Films about the labor movement, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano
Roles Producer
Rating78% 3.9487253.9487253.9487253.9487253.948725
L'intrigue du film est basée sur le livre de Charles Brandt , paru en 2004, I Heard You Paint Houses.
The Irishman, 3h30
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Mob film, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale
Roles Producer
Rating78% 3.9486453.9486453.9486453.9486453.948645
Depuis sa maison de retraite, Frank Sheeran se remémore sa vie. Vétéran de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, « The Irishman » officie à Philadelphie comme chauffeur de camion dans les années 1950. Accusé de vol, il est défendu par l'avocat Bill Bufalino. Ce dernier lui présente son cousin, Russell Bufalino. Frank se lie rapidement avec Russell et se rapproche peu à peu de la mafia italienne locale. Il devient un homme à tout faire et un tueur à gages efficace. Russell lui présente alors l'un des hommes les plus puissants des États-Unis, Jimmy Hoffa, président du puissant syndicat International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Creed II
Creed II (2018)
, 2h10
Directed by Steven Caple Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashād
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.545153.545153.545153.545153.54515
Trois ans après le match contre le champion du monde qui l'a fait connaitre du public, Adonis Creed s'est fait un nom sous le mentorat de Rocky Balboa. Le jeune boxeur devient champion du monde dans la catégorie « poids lourds », récupérant le titre à « Stuntman » Wheeler. Adonis est sur un nuage et vit sereinement avec sa petite-amie chanteuse, Bianca. Mais tout s'assombrit à Philadelphie lorsqu'Ivan Drago, le boxeur russe qui a tué son père Apollo il y environ 30 ans, arrive sur le sol américain avec son fils Viktor, pour défier Adonis.
Silence
Silence (2016)
, 2h41
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films
Actors Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Javier Bardem, Benicio del Toro, Adam Driver, Gael García Bernal
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.598863.598863.598863.598863.59886
Au Japon, au XVII siècle, des missionnaires jésuites portugais sont victimes de persécution religieuse en se rendant sur les traces de leur mentor.
Survivor
Survivor (2015)
, 1h36
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Milla Jovovich, James D'Arcy, Dylan McDermott, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett
Roles Producer
Rating55% 2.7991452.7991452.7991452.7991452.799145
Kate Abbott is an employee for the American Embassy in London, who began working in the government after most of her friends were killed in 9/11. While she is implementing new, more stringent visa applications for potential terrorist suspects, most of her team are killed while attending a restaurant for the birthday of their superior, Bill Talbot, with Kate only surviving because she left the restaurant to get a last-minute present for Bill. An investigation into the attack reveals that the bomb has traces of chromium, leading one of Kate's fellow employees, Sam Parker, to deduce that the perpetrator was the Watchmaker, one of the world's most wanted killers, known for his precision work, who detonated a bomb with similar traces in Paris some time earlier. Kate's subsequent attempts to find out the cause of the explosion reveal that Bill was being blackmailed to let certain visa applicants through after terrorists abducted his son, and the man behind the attack was indeed the Watchmaker. Her efforts uncover a plan to detonate another bomb at Times Square in New York City during the New Year's Eve celebrations. As she carries out her own investigation, she is attacked by Bill and later classified as a suspect for the attacks, forcing her to sneak back into the embassy to create false passports for herself to follow the Watchmaker to New York, with support from Sam Parker, her superior at the embassy and one of two who believes in her innocence. In a final confrontation in Times Square, she manages to kill the Watchmaker by throwing him off a roof before he can trigger the bomb, allowing her to clear her name.
Creed
Creed (2015)
, 2h13
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashād, Graham McTavish, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.7979753.7979753.7979753.7979753.797975
Adonis Johnson Creed grew up without knowing his father Apollo, the one-time world heavyweight champion, and struggles to channel the strength, skill and toughness he inherited from him. After a fight in prison, he receives a visit from Rocky Balboa. Rocky had been given a world title shot by Apollo when he was just a club fighter in Philadelphia (Rocky), had eventually won Apollo's title in a rematch (Rocky II), had befriended him and been coached by him, rediscovering what Apollo called his "eye of the tiger" (Rocky III) and had been in Apollo's corner when Apollo had died in the ring against Ivan Drago (Rocky IV). Rocky shows Adonis who Apollo was and shows he believes Adonis can be a great like his father. Adonis tracks down Rocky at Adrian's Restaurant - the Italian restaurant in Philadelphia that Rocky owns and operates, named after his late wife - and asks Rocky to train him, and although Rocky is reluctant to re-enter the sport of boxing, having already suffered from trauma to the brain (Rocky V) and made a one-off comeback at a very advanced age (Rocky Balboa) before re-entering retirement, Rocky agrees.