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Jay Roach is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks American born on 14 june 1957 at Albuquerque (USA)

Jay Roach

Jay Roach
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Birth name Matthew Jay Roach
Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1957 (62 years) at Albuquerque (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Matthew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for directing the Austin Powers films and Meet the Parents.

Biography

Carrière
Son premier succès sera la comédie Austin Powers réalisée en 1997 parodiant James Bond ; le film sera servi par Mike Myers et Elizabeth Hurley.

Il sera d'un très bon succès commercial qui donnera lieu à deux suites et une troisième en préparation.

En 1999, il revient avec le second opus de la série à succès Austin Powers 2 : L'Espion qui m'a tirée ; toujours avec le même succès, le film reprend « là où nous avions laissé Austin » dans le premier. Heather Graham sera cette fois au rendez-vous.

Toujours en 1999, Jay Roach réalise Mystery, Alaska qui aura un petit succès ; le film se passe en Alaska dans la petite ville de Mystery.

En 2000, il revient avec une grosse comédie à succès, Mon beau-père et moi, au casting hollywoodien composé de Robert De Niro et Ben Stiller.


Vie privée
Depuis 1993, il est l'époux de Susanna Hoffs, chanteuse des Bangles. Ils ont deux fils, Jackson (né en 1995) et Sam (né en 1998).

Best films

Usually with

Jon Poll
Jon Poll
(9 films)
Mike Myers
Mike Myers
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jay Roach (24 films)

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Director

All the Way, 2h12
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Root, Frank Langella
Rating72% 3.645143.645143.645143.645143.64514
Après l'assassinat de John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson devient le 36e Président des États-Unis le 22 novembre 1963. Sa première année passée à la Maison-Blanche est mouvementée : la guerre du Viêt Nam, les accords sur les droits civils, la guerre contre la pauvreté, etc..
Trumbo
Trumbo (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Political films
Actors Elle Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk
Rating74% 3.74793.74793.74793.74793.7479
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis CK, Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Game Change, 1h58
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Peter MacNicol, Jamey Sheridan, Sarah Paulson
Rating73% 3.6979353.6979353.6979353.6979353.697935
The film opens in 2010 with a frame story: Republican strategist Steve Schmidt is being interviewed by Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes. Cooper poses a difficult question regarding former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin: was she selected because she would make the best vice president or because she would win the election?
The Campaign, 1h25
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott
Rating60% 3.0487453.0487453.0487453.0487453.048745
Democratic Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) of North Carolina's fictional 14th District is running for his fifth term unopposed. However his campaign is damaged by the revelation of his affair with one of his supporters, when Cam accidentally leaves a sexually explicit voice message on a local family's answering machine.
Dinner for Schmucks, 1h54
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Stephanie Szostak, Jemaine Clement, Bruce Greenwood
Rating58% 2.9484852.9484852.9484852.9484852.948485
Tim Conrad (Paul Rudd) is a mid-level financial executive, who comes up with a way (via special novelty lamps) to invite wealthy Swiss businessman Martin Mueller (David Walliams) to become a client of his firm. Impressed by Tim's ingenuity, his boss Lance Fender (Bruce Greenwood) invites him to a "dinner for winners" in which he must find and bring an eccentric person with a special talent; the winner earns a trophy and the executive that brought him or her gets glory. He soon learns it is more of a "dinner for idiots", and the partygoers will be mocked mercilessly. Meanwhile, Tim's girlfriend Julie (Stephanie Szostak) lands a curator deal for eccentric artist Kieran Vollard (Jemaine Clement), and Tim unsuccessfully proposes to her, as he has done several times before. After learning of the cruel nature of the dinner party, Julie becomes upset and asks him not to attend and he agrees.
Recount
Recount (2008)
, 1h56
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Kevin Spacey, Denis Leary, Laura Dern, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt, Ed Begley Jr.
Rating73% 3.697543.697543.697543.697543.69754
Recount chronicles the 2000 U.S. presidential election Bush v. Gore case between Governor of Texas George W. Bush and U.S. Vice President Al Gore. It begins with the election on November 7 and ends with the Supreme Court ruling, which stopped the Florida election recount on December 12.
Meet the Fockers, 1h50
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Theresa Polo
Rating62% 3.149423.149423.149423.149423.14942
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) and his fiancée Pam Byrnes (Polo) decide to introduce their parents to each other. They first fly to Oyster Bay, New York, on Long Island, to pick up Pam's father, retired CIA operative Jack Byrnes (De Niro), her mother Dina (Danner) and one-year-old nephew Little Jack. But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV.
Austin Powers in Goldmember, 1h31
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Robot films
Actors Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Michael Caine, Seth Green, Michael York, Robert Wagner
Rating61% 3.098543.098543.098543.098543.09854
In 2002, in a new lair behind the famous Hollywood sign, Dr. Evil outlines his newest plan to his minions: he will go back in time to 1975 and bring back Johan van der Smut, aka "Goldmember", who developed a cold fusion unit for a tractor beam which Dr. Evil names Preparation H, not to be confused with the well known product of the same name - Preparations A through G had failed earlier. He intends to use the tractor beam to pull a meteor into the Earth to strike the polar ice caps and cause global flooding. However, moments after revealing this plan Austin Powers and the British Secret Service attack and arrest Dr. Evil. Austin is knighted for his services, but is disappointed when his father, the famous super-spy Nigel Powers, fails to attend the event. At a party to celebrate his knighthood he sings a song with the band Ming Tea; later he meets two Japanese twins named Fook Mi and Fook Yu and is about to have a threesome with them when Basil Exposition informs Austin that his father has been kidnapped, the only clue being that the crew of his yacht have had their genitalia painted gold.
Meet the Parents, 1h48
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about religion
Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner, Theresa Polo, James Rebhorn, Jon Abrahams
Rating69% 3.497683.497683.497683.497683.49768
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) is a nurse living in Chicago, who intends to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), a schoolteacher. His plan is disrupted when Pam's sister Debbie becomes engaged and he finds out that Debbie's fiance, Dr. Robert "Bob" Banks had asked Pam's father for permission before proposing. Greg and Pam travel to Pam's parents' house in Oyster Bay, Long Island to attend the wedding. Greg hopes to propose to Pam in front of her family after receiving her father's permission, but this plan is put on hold when the airline loses his luggage, including the engagement ring.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1h35
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Space adventure films, Spy films, Time travel films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera, Robot films
Actors Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Alec Baldwin, Robert Wagner
Rating65% 3.298163.298163.298163.298163.29816
Austin Powers is enjoying his honeymoon with his wife, the former Vanessa Kensington. She turns out to be one of Dr. Evil's fembots, who attempts to kill Austin, then self-destructs. Austin grieves briefly, then proceeds to the hotel lobby nude and celebrates being single again.
Mystery, Alaska, 1h59
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Colm Meaney, Mary McCormack, Hank Azaria, Lolita Davidovich
Rating66% 3.3487453.3487453.3487453.3487453.348745
The movie is about a fictional small town in Alaska named Mystery, where hockey is the cohesive activity that unites the town. The "Saturday Game" is a weekly event of amateur four-on-four pond hockey played on the open ice of the town's frozen lake. The team consists of ten local townsmen of varying ages and occupations with two goalies and eight skaters publicly scrimmaging each other every Saturday. As there are only ten spots on the team, in order to make room on the roster for the younger up-and-coming town players an older more senior member of the team must be kicked off the team. After an article describing the town and its players appears in Sports Illustrated, a nationally televised exhibition game is scheduled between the NHL's New York Rangers and the hometown favorites in Mystery, Alaska.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 1h34
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Comedy science fiction films, Robot films
Actors Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green
Rating69% 3.4977853.4977853.4977853.4977853.497785
In 1967, British spy Austin Powers (Mike Myers) attempts to assassinate his nemesis, Dr. Evil (also Mike Myers), in his own nightclub (the Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club). Dr. Evil escapes by launching himself in a space rocket disguised as a Big Boy statue, and cryogenically freezing himself, to return at a time when free love no longer reigned, and greed and corruption ruled again. Austin volunteers to be put into cryostasis to be revived when Dr. Evil returns.

Scriptwriter

Blown Away
Blown Away (1994)
, 2h1
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Forest Whitaker, Lloyd Bridges, John Finn
Rating62% 3.1000153.1000153.1000153.1000153.100015
Irish terrorist Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones) escapes from his cell in a castle prison in Northern Ireland, killing a guard and his cellmate in the process, after turning a toilet into a bomb.
Lifepod
Lifepod (1993)
, 1h30
Directed by Ron Silver
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors CCH Pounder, Jessica Tuck, Robert Loggia, Joe Penny, Ron Silver, Kristine DeBell
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.948332.948332.948332.948332.94833
It's Christmas Eve 2168 AD. The premise is that there is limited supplies of air, food and water on the life pod. The survivors begin to argue over whether they should end the life of one of the survivors (Portrayed by Stan Shaw) in the pod that is critically injured. They reason that it would help conserve their supplies. Before they can decide on the Issue of killing the man he is found dead the next day after they wake up. They realize there is a killer with them in the lifepod. Eventually the survivors realize that its possible that one of the people in the Lifepod could have sabotaged the spacecraft.

Producer

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, 1h43
Directed by Peter Landesman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Spy films, Films about journalists, Politique, Political films
Actors Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Tony Goldwyn, Maika Monroe, Kate Walsh, Josh Lucas
Roles Producer
Rating63% 3.1931353.1931353.1931353.1931353.193135
En 1973, l'agent du FBI Mark Felt va, anonymement sous le nom de Gorge profonde, aider les journalistes du Washington Post Carl Bernstein et Bob Woodward à révéler le scandale du Watergate.