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Jan de Bont is a Actor, Director, Story, Producer, Director of Photography and Cinematography Néerlandais born on 22 october 1943 at Eindhoven (Pays-bas)

Jan de Bont

Jan de Bont
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Nationality Pays-bas
Birth 22 october 1943 (76 years) at Eindhoven (Pays-bas)

Jan de Bont (born 22 October 1943) is a Dutch cinematographer, producer, and film director.

Biography

Jan de Bont étudie le cinéma à Amsterdam et s'intéresse à tous les métiers de la discipline. Après avoir réalisé quelques courts métrages et documentaires, il se tourne vers la photographie puis choisit de se spécialiser comme chef opérateur.

En 1970, il est engagé par Paul Verhoeven pour son court métrage Le Lutteur. Il participe ensuite à six films du réalisateur : Business is Business (1971), Turkish Délices (1973), Katie Tippel (1975), Le Quatrième Homme (1983), La Chair et le Sang (1985) et Basic Instinct (1990).

À partir des années 1980, il s'impose aux États-Unis comme un directeur de la photographie de premier plan et travaille sur plusieurs grosses productions : Le Diamant du Nil (1985) de Lewis Teague, Piège de cristal (1988) de John McTiernan — qui lui permet de voir sa renommée devenir internationale —, Black Rain (1989) de Ridley Scott, À la poursuite d'Octobre rouge (1990) de John McTiernan et L'Arme fatale 3 (1992) de Richard Donner.

Fort de ces succès, il passe à la réalisation en 1994 avec le film d'action Speed. Le long métrage s'avère être un succès critique et commercial. Il récolte plus de 350 millions de dollars au box-office mondial et révèle les quasi inconnus Sandra Bullock et Keanu Reeves.

Steven Spielberg lui confie ensuite la mise en scène de Twister, un projet qu'il produit. Le film, doté d'un budget de 92 millions de dollars et porté par Bill Paxton et Helen Hunt, est un succès commercial de l'été 1996. Il engrange près de 495 millions de dollars au niveau mondial et n'est battu que par Independence Day de Roland Emmerich.

En 1997, de Bont réalise Speed 2 : Cap sur le danger. Mais Keanu Reeves refuse les 10 millions de dollars qui lui sont proposés pour reprendre son rôle et préfère incarner le partenaire d'Al Pacino dans le thriller fantastique L'Associé du diable de Taylor Hackford. Sandra Bullock accepte de revenir et s'impose comme la tête d'affiche, secondée par Jason Patric. Le film est un échec critique et commercial et récolte moins de 50 millions de dollars sur le sol américain pour 160 millions investis. De plus, il rapporte au niveau mondial deux fois moins que le premier volet, alors qu'il dispose d'un budget cinq fois supérieur.

Le réalisateur change alors de registre et met en scène le film d'horreur Hantise en 1999. Le long métrage est un succès commercial, récoltant près de 177 millions de dollars au box-office mondial. Mais les critiques sont là encore catastrophiques et le film reçoit cinq Razzie Awards : plus mauvais film, plus mauvais réalisateur, plus mauvais scénario, plus mauvaise actrice pour Catherine Zeta-Jones et plus mauvais couple pour Lili Taylor et Catherine Zeta-Jones.

En 2002, le cinéaste revient au cinéma d'action avec Lara Croft : Tomb Raider, le berceau de la vie, suite de Lara Croft : Tomb Raider (2001) de Simon West. Le film fonctionne au box-office, récoltant plus de 156 millions de dollars au niveau mondial pour un budget estimé à 95 millions. Angelina Jolie, qui interprète le rôle-titre, refuse néanmoins de conclure la trilogie.

Depuis ce long métrage, Jan de Bont n'a plus réalisé de film.

Best films

Twister (1996)
(Director)
Minority Report (2002)
(Producer)
Basic Instinct (1992)
(Director of Photography)
Speed (1994)
(Director)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
(Director of Photography)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
(Director of Photography)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jan de Bont (35 films)

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Actor

Lethal Weapon 3, 1h58
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson, Mary Ellen Trainor
Rating66% 3.349423.349423.349423.349423.34942
L.A.P.D. Sergeants Martin Riggs (Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Glover) arrive at an evacuated building believed to have a bomb in it. Against orders, they go inside to investigate the bomb. Riggs decides to deactivate the bomb himself instead of waiting for the Bomb Squad to arrive. Unfortunately, he causes the bomb to detonate and the whole building to collapse. This causes them to be demoted to uniform duties, which upsets Murtaugh because he only has seven days until retirement. While on street patrol, the two thwart a robbery using a duplicate armored car, although they only manage to catch one of the two would-be thieves. During the arrest, it is discovered the criminals were armed with a new type of armor-piercing bullet, informally referred to as "cop killers". For their efforts in stopping the raid, Riggs and Murtaugh are reinstated as Detective Sergeants by their superior, Captain Murphy (Kahan). Murphy introduces internal affairs Sergeant Lorna Cole (Russo) to the two detectives and informs them that the suspect they have in custody from the raid is a known associate of former L.A.P.D. Lieutenant and suspected arms dealer: Jack Travis (Wilson).

Director

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life, 1h57
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about computing, Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Underwater action films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Til Schweiger
Rating55% 2.7523652.7523652.7523652.7523652.752365
On Santorini island, Greece, a wedding is interrupted by a strong earthquake. The earthquake uncovers the Luna Temple, built by Alexander the Great to house his most prized treasures. Among these treasures is a glowing orb with a pattern resembling a code etched into it. Lara (Angelina Jolie) finds this orb; but it is stolen by the crime lord Chen Lo (Simon Yam). Lara only just manages to escape with a strange medallion, while her two companions are killed by Chen's men.
The Haunting, 1h54
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor, Bruce Dern, Marian Seldes
Rating50% 2.5025052.5025052.5025052.5025052.502505
Eleanor "Nell" Lance (Lili Taylor) has cared for her invalid mother for 11 years. After her mother dies, her sister Jane (Virginia Madsen) and Jane's boyfriend Lou (Tom Irwin) eject her. Nell receives a phone call about an insomnia study, directed by Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson) at Hill House, a secluded manor in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and applies for it. At the house, she meets Mr. and Mrs. Dudley (Bruce Dern, Marian Seldes), a strange pair of caretakers. Two other participants arrive, Luke Sanderson (Owen Wilson) and Theodora (Catherine Zeta-Jones), along with Dr. Marrow and his two research assistants. Unknown to the participants, Dr. Marrow’s true purpose is to study the psychological response to fear, intending to expose his subjects to increasing amounts of terror. Each night, the caretakers chain the gate outside Hill House, preventing anyone from getting in or out until morning. During their first night, Dr. Marrow relates the story of Hill House. The house was built by Hugh Crain (Charles Gunning)—a 19th-century textile tycoon.
Speed 2: Cruise Control, 2h1
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Glenn Plummer, Brian McCardie
Rating39% 1.9535351.9535351.9535351.9535351.953535
Alex Shaw is on a motorcycle chase after a vehicle with stolen goods. He eventually catches the driver of the vehicle, but his girlfriend Annie runs into him during her driving test. She finds out that Alex is on the SWAT team after he lied and told her he was a beach cop. As an apology, Alex surprises her with a Caribbean cruise on Seabourn Legend.
Twister
Twister (1996)
, 1h53
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Transport films, Catastrophe climatique, Road movies, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck
Rating63% 3.1994353.1994353.1994353.1994353.199435
In June 1969, 5-year-old Jo Thornton (Alexa Vega), her parents, and the family dog Toby seek shelter in a storm cellar as a powerful F5 tornado. This tornado is so strong that the storm cellar door is ripped off, and Jo's father (Richard Lineback) is pulled into the storm to his death. Jo, her mother (Rusty Schwimmer), and Toby survive.
Speed
Speed (1994)
, 1h56
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Trucker films, Films about psychiatry, Road movies, Children's films, Chase films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels, Alan Ruck
Rating71% 3.598823.598823.598823.598823.59882
Los Angeles SWAT officers Jack Traven and Harry Temple thwart an attempt by a bomber to hold an elevator full of people for a $3 million ransom. They corner the bomber, but he grabs Harry. Jack shoots Harry in the leg, forcing the bomber to release him. He turns and runs around a corner, apparently dying in an explosion. Jack and Harry are praised by their superior, Lieutenant "Mac" McMahon.

Scriptwriter

Speed 2: Cruise Control, 2h1
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Glenn Plummer, Brian McCardie
Roles Story
Rating39% 1.9535351.9535351.9535351.9535351.953535
Alex Shaw is on a motorcycle chase after a vehicle with stolen goods. He eventually catches the driver of the vehicle, but his girlfriend Annie runs into him during her driving test. She finds out that Alex is on the SWAT team after he lied and told her he was a beach cop. As an apology, Alex surprises her with a Caribbean cruise on Seabourn Legend.

Producer

The Paperboy, 1h41
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Scott Glenn
Roles Executive Producer
Rating57% 2.898142.898142.898142.898142.89814
An idealistic reporter, Ward Jansen, and his younger brother, Jack Jansen, investigate the events surrounding a murder in an effort to exonerate a man on death row, Hillary Van Wetter. Van Wetter has been jailed for the murder of an unscrupulous local sheriff, Thurmond Call. Call had previously stomped Van Wetter's handcuffed cousin to death. Van Wetter is now awaiting execution. The Jansens are helped by Ward's colleague, Englishman Yardley Acheman, and Charlotte Bless, a woman whom Van Wetter has never met but who has fallen in love with him and is determined that he should be released and that they should marry. In prison Van Wetter regularly receives correspondence from her.
Equilibrium, 1h47
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Angus Macfadyen
Roles Producer
Rating73% 3.6981153.6981153.6981153.6981153.698115
Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III that devastated the world, where a totalitarian government requires all citizens to take daily injections of "Prozium" to suppress emotion and encourage obedience. All emotionally stimulating material has been banned, and "Sense Offenders" – those who fail to take their Prozium – are put to death, as the government claims that the cause of all wars and violence is emotion. Libria is governed by the Tetragrammaton Council, led by "Father", who is seen only on giant video screens throughout the city. At the pinnacle of Librian law enforcement are the Grammaton Clerics, who are trained in the martial art of gun kata. The Clerics frequently raid the "Nether" region outside the city to search for and destroy illegal materials – art, literature, and music – and execute the people hiding them. A resistance movement, known as the "Underground", emerges with the goal of toppling Father and the Tetragrammaton Council.
Minority Report, 2h25
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Chase films, Anticipation
Actors Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Kathryn Morris, Steve Harris
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.798313.798313.798313.798313.79831
In April 2054, Washington, D.C. has a special police force called PreCrime that stops murderers before they act. Murders are predicted using three Precogs, mutated humans who "previsualize" crimes by receiving visions of the future. Over the past six years, PreCrime has successfully reduced the city's murder rate to zero, and the Federal government is on the verge of adopting it, even though the public finds it controversial. Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise), the head of PreCrime, has been suffering from drug addiction since the unresolved disappearance of his son, Sean, which led to his wife, Lara (Kathryn Morris), divorcing him. With PreCrime poised to go nationwide, the system is being audited by Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell), an agent from the United States Department of Justice. In the middle of the audit, the Precogs generate a new prediction, one saying that Anderton will murder a man named Leo Crow in thirty-six hours. Anderton does not know Crow, but flees the area as Witwer begins a manhunt.
The Haunting, 1h54
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor, Bruce Dern, Marian Seldes
Roles Executive Producer
Rating50% 2.5025052.5025052.5025052.5025052.502505
Eleanor "Nell" Lance (Lili Taylor) has cared for her invalid mother for 11 years. After her mother dies, her sister Jane (Virginia Madsen) and Jane's boyfriend Lou (Tom Irwin) eject her. Nell receives a phone call about an insomnia study, directed by Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson) at Hill House, a secluded manor in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and applies for it. At the house, she meets Mr. and Mrs. Dudley (Bruce Dern, Marian Seldes), a strange pair of caretakers. Two other participants arrive, Luke Sanderson (Owen Wilson) and Theodora (Catherine Zeta-Jones), along with Dr. Marrow and his two research assistants. Unknown to the participants, Dr. Marrow’s true purpose is to study the psychological response to fear, intending to expose his subjects to increasing amounts of terror. Each night, the caretakers chain the gate outside Hill House, preventing anyone from getting in or out until morning. During their first night, Dr. Marrow relates the story of Hill House. The house was built by Hugh Crain (Charles Gunning)—a 19th-century textile tycoon.
SLC Punk
SLC Punk (1998)
, 1h37
Directed by James Merendino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael A. Goorjian, Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jason Segel, Matthew Fox, Annabeth Gish
Roles Executive producer
Rating74% 3.7487153.7487153.7487153.7487153.748715
The film outlines the daily lives of two punks in Salt Lake City, Utah in the fall of 1985: Stevo and his best friend, "Heroin" Bob; Stevo narrates the film. The nickname "Heroin" is ironic, as Bob is afraid of needles and actually believes that any drug (with the notable exception of alcohol and cigarettes) is inherently dangerous.
Speed 2: Cruise Control, 2h1
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Glenn Plummer, Brian McCardie
Roles Producer
Rating39% 1.9535351.9535351.9535351.9535351.953535
Alex Shaw is on a motorcycle chase after a vehicle with stolen goods. He eventually catches the driver of the vehicle, but his girlfriend Annie runs into him during her driving test. She finds out that Alex is on the SWAT team after he lied and told her he was a beach cop. As an apology, Alex surprises her with a Caribbean cruise on Seabourn Legend.

Cameraman

Lethal Weapon 3, 1h58
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson, Mary Ellen Trainor
Roles Director of Photography
Rating66% 3.349423.349423.349423.349423.34942
L.A.P.D. Sergeants Martin Riggs (Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Glover) arrive at an evacuated building believed to have a bomb in it. Against orders, they go inside to investigate the bomb. Riggs decides to deactivate the bomb himself instead of waiting for the Bomb Squad to arrive. Unfortunately, he causes the bomb to detonate and the whole building to collapse. This causes them to be demoted to uniform duties, which upsets Murtaugh because he only has seven days until retirement. While on street patrol, the two thwart a robbery using a duplicate armored car, although they only manage to catch one of the two would-be thieves. During the arrest, it is discovered the criminals were armed with a new type of armor-piercing bullet, informally referred to as "cop killers". For their efforts in stopping the raid, Riggs and Murtaugh are reinstated as Detective Sergeants by their superior, Captain Murphy (Kahan). Murphy introduces internal affairs Sergeant Lorna Cole (Russo) to the two detectives and informs them that the suspect they have in custody from the raid is a known associate of former L.A.P.D. Lieutenant and suspected arms dealer: Jack Travis (Wilson).
Basic Instinct, 2h7
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Assassinat, Films about writers, Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Jeanne Tripplehorn, George Dzundza, Ashlyn Gere, Denis Arndt
Roles Director of Photography
Rating69% 3.498783.498783.498783.498783.49878
A retired rock star, Johnny Boz, is stabbed to death with an ice pick during sex by a mysterious blonde woman at his apartment. Homicide detective Nick Curran investigates, and the only suspect is Catherine Tramell, Boz's bisexual girlfriend and a crime novelist who has written a novel that mirrors the crime. It is concluded that Catherine herself did it or someone who is trying to frame her out of spite. Tramell is uncooperative and taunting in the investigation, smoking in the interrogation room and exposing her bare genitalia in front of the officers. She presents alibis and passes a lie detector test. Nick discovers that Catherine has a habit of befriending murderers, including her girlfriend Roxy, who is later shown to have murdered several young boys on impulse, and Hazel Dobkins, who murdered her family.