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J. C. Chandor is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 24 november 1973 at Morristown (USA)

J. C. Chandor

J. C. Chandor
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Birth name Jeffrey McDonald Chandor
Nationality USA
Birth 24 november 1973 (45 years) at Morristown (USA)

Jeffrey C. "J. C." Chandor (born November 24, 1973) is an American screenwriter and director, best known for directing the film Margin Call released in 2011. Chandor grew up in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, New Jersey. After graduating in 1992 from Ridge High School in Bernards Township, he received his bachelor's degree in 1996 from The College of Wooster. During the 15 years leading up to Margin Call, Chandor directed commercials.

Margin Call was the first feature-length film from Chandor. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film also played In Competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Bear. On January 24, 2012, Chandor was nominated for an Academy Award for Margin Call in the Best Original Screenplay category.

His film All Is Lost was screened Out of Competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It has been announced that Chandor will direct A Most Violent Year for release in 2015.

Biography

J. C. Chandor a grandi dans la communauté de Basking Ridge de Bernards Township, New Jersey.

Il est le fils de Marie (McDonald) et Jeff Chandor, un banquier d'affaires. Après avoir été diplômé en 1992 de la Ridge High School Bernards Township, il a reçu son diplôme de baccalauréat en 1996 du College of Wooster. Au cours des 15 années qui ont précédé Margin Call, Chandor a réalisé des publicités.

Margin Call est le premier long métrage de J. C. Chandor. La première du film a eu lieu en 2011 au Sundance Film Festival à Park City, Utah ; il a également été en compétition au 61e Festival international du film de Berlin et a été nommé pour l'Ours d'or. Le 24 janvier 2012, J. C. Chandor a été nommé pour un Academy Award pour le Meilleur Scénario Original pour ce film.

Son deuxième long métrage All is lost a été projeté hors compétition en 2013 au Festival de Cannes. Il a reçu des critiques élogieuses, surtout pour la performance solo de Robert Redford avec très peu de dialogue, pour lequel Redford a remporté le New York Film Critics Circle Award du meilleur acteur, et a été nommé pour le Golden Globe Award et le Critics' Choice Movie Award.

En 2014, Chandor a dirigé Oscar Isaac et Jessica Chastain dans A Most Violent Year.

Best films

Margin Call (2011)
(Director)
All Is Lost (2013)
(Director)

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Filmography of J. C. Chandor (4 films)

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Director

A Most Violent Year, 2h3
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Ashley Williams, Alessandro Nivola
Rating69% 3.497253.497253.497253.497253.49725
Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is the owner of Standard Heating Oil Co, an up-and-coming company. The company has been plagued by the hijacking of several trucks, each carrying thousands of dollars in heating oil. One young driver, Julian (Elyes Gabel), is severely beaten when his oil truck is hijacked by two unknown assailants. Abel's wife, Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain), beseeches Abel to fight violence with violence, but Abel refuses. Morales and his company are under investigation by Assistant District Attorney Lawrence (David Oyelowo), who seems determined to expose price fixing, tax evasion, and various other illegalities committed by Morales and his competitors in the heating oil business.
All Is Lost, 1h46
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Robert Redford
Rating68% 3.44793.44793.44793.44793.4479
Somewhere in the Indian Ocean ("1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits"), a man (Robert Redford) says, "I'm sorry. I know that means little at this point, but I am. I tried. I think you would all agree that I tried. To be true, to be strong, to be kind, to love, to be right, but I wasn't." He declares, "All is lost."
Margin Call, 1h49
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker
Rating70% 3.548733.548733.548733.548733.54873
Junior risk analyst Seth Bregman (Penn Badgley), his more senior colleague Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto), and trading desk head Will Emerson (Paul Bettany) watch as human resources staff of their (never-named) firm, along with building security, conduct an unannounced mass layoff right on their trading floor, at the start of an otherwise normal business day. One of the fired employees is Peter and Seth's boss, Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci), head of risk management on the floor. Dale attempts to tell his now former employer that the firm should look into what he has been working on, but the contracted human resources staff have no interest other than him quickly leaving the building. While Dale is being escorted out, he gives Peter a USB memory stick with a project he had been working on, telling him to "be careful" just as he boards the elevator.

Scriptwriter

Deepwater Horizon, 1h47
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodríguez, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien
Roles Ecrivain
Rating70% 3.546033.546033.546033.546033.54603
Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) travaille comme électricien sur la plateforme Deepwater Horizon située dans le golfe du Mexique. Celle-ci tourne a plein régime afin d'extraire les 800 millions de litres présents dans les profondeurs. Entre Mike Williams et son patron Jimmy Harrell (Kurt Russell), l'entente est parfaite car le premier connaît le professionnalisme du second. Il ne fait pas confiance en revanche à la société locataire dirigée par Donald Vidrine (John Malkovich), qui ne pense qu'au profit au détriment de la sécurité de toute l'équipe. Une mauvaise manœuvre technique, motivée par l'argent, provoque un effroyable accident. Alors que cinq millions de litres de pétrole risquent d'exploser, Mike et ses collègues vont tenter de sauver la plateforme et leurs vies.
A Most Violent Year, 2h3
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Ashley Williams, Alessandro Nivola
Rating69% 3.497253.497253.497253.497253.49725
Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is the owner of Standard Heating Oil Co, an up-and-coming company. The company has been plagued by the hijacking of several trucks, each carrying thousands of dollars in heating oil. One young driver, Julian (Elyes Gabel), is severely beaten when his oil truck is hijacked by two unknown assailants. Abel's wife, Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain), beseeches Abel to fight violence with violence, but Abel refuses. Morales and his company are under investigation by Assistant District Attorney Lawrence (David Oyelowo), who seems determined to expose price fixing, tax evasion, and various other illegalities committed by Morales and his competitors in the heating oil business.
All Is Lost, 1h46
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Robert Redford
Rating68% 3.44793.44793.44793.44793.4479
Somewhere in the Indian Ocean ("1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits"), a man (Robert Redford) says, "I'm sorry. I know that means little at this point, but I am. I tried. I think you would all agree that I tried. To be true, to be strong, to be kind, to love, to be right, but I wasn't." He declares, "All is lost."
Margin Call, 1h49
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker
Rating70% 3.548733.548733.548733.548733.54873
Junior risk analyst Seth Bregman (Penn Badgley), his more senior colleague Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto), and trading desk head Will Emerson (Paul Bettany) watch as human resources staff of their (never-named) firm, along with building security, conduct an unannounced mass layoff right on their trading floor, at the start of an otherwise normal business day. One of the fired employees is Peter and Seth's boss, Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci), head of risk management on the floor. Dale attempts to tell his now former employer that the firm should look into what he has been working on, but the contracted human resources staff have no interest other than him quickly leaving the building. While Dale is being escorted out, he gives Peter a USB memory stick with a project he had been working on, telling him to "be careful" just as he boards the elevator.

Producer

A Most Violent Year, 2h3
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Ashley Williams, Alessandro Nivola
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.497253.497253.497253.497253.49725
Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is the owner of Standard Heating Oil Co, an up-and-coming company. The company has been plagued by the hijacking of several trucks, each carrying thousands of dollars in heating oil. One young driver, Julian (Elyes Gabel), is severely beaten when his oil truck is hijacked by two unknown assailants. Abel's wife, Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain), beseeches Abel to fight violence with violence, but Abel refuses. Morales and his company are under investigation by Assistant District Attorney Lawrence (David Oyelowo), who seems determined to expose price fixing, tax evasion, and various other illegalities committed by Morales and his competitors in the heating oil business.