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John Curran is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 11 september 1960 at Utica (USA)

John Curran

John Curran
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Nationality USA
Birth 11 september 1960 (62 years) at Utica (USA)

John Curran (born September 11, 1960) is an American film director and screenwriter.

Biography

Born in Utica, New York, Curran studied illustration and design at Syracuse University, then worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, and production designer in Manhattan before moving to Sydney, Australia in 1986. There he worked on television commercials before writing and directing the short film Down Rusty Down. For his debut feature film, the 1998 drama Praise, he was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Direction and won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Director and the International Critics' Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Six years passed before Curran tackled his next project, the independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore, for which he was nominated for the Grand Special Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He followed this two years later with The Painted Veil, the third screen adaptation of the 1925 novel by W. Somerset Maugham.

He wrote the screenplay for The Killer Inside Me, the second film adaptation of the 1952 novel by Jim Thompson. Directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck, and Bill Pullman, it was filmed in Oklahoma. He also is set to direct The Beautiful and the Damned, a Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald biopic starring Keira Knightley. In October 2012, he began filming an adaptation of Robyn Davidson's Tracks, starring Mia Wasikowska, in Australia.

Usually with

Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(2 films)
Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2 films)
Ron Nyswaner
Ron Nyswaner
(1 films)
Skip Lievsay
Skip Lievsay
(2 films)
Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Curran (8 films)

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Actor

Quarantine 2: Terminal, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Transport films, Aviation films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Dans un avion, Disaster films
Actors Mercedes Masohn, George Back, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Bre Blair, John Curran
Rating52% 2.605962.605962.605962.605962.60596
On a flight from Los Angeles to Nashville, one of the passengers, Ralph Bundt becomes violent and attempts to enter the cockpit, demanding he be let off the plane. Ralph had been bitten by a hamster which is really a lab rat, brought onto the plane by Henry (Josh Cooke) for his school students. Ralph is restrained, but not before he bites one of the flight attendants, Paula, on the face, much to her friend, Jenny's (Mercedes Masohn), horror. Disobeying orders, Captain Forrest and his co-pilot Willsy find a jetway operated by a baggage handler Ed Ramirez (Ignacio Serricchio). Everyone escapes the plane, except for the elderly couple Bev Stevens and her paralyzed mute husband Doc Stevens, and the pilots, who try to keep the violent Ralph contained in an aircraft bathroom. However, they learn that they have been locked out of the airport. Soon, armed soldiers and what appear to be CDC scientists surround the terminal. Ed shows them a door that will lead them to tarmac level but it is locked.

Director

Chappaquiddick, 1h41
Directed by John Curran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Actors Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Taylor Nichols, Jim Gaffigan
Rating63% 3.19753.19753.19753.19753.1975
Se basant sur des comptes-rendus véridiques, documentés lors de l'enquête en 1969, le film aborde le scandale et les événements mystérieux qui entourent la mort de Mary Jo Kopechne, l'ancienne directrice de campagne de Robert Kennedy, survenue après que Ted Kennedy eut perdu la maîtrise de sa voiture sur le tristement célèbre Dike Bridge (État du Massachusetts). Cet événement a non seulement coûté la vie à une future stratège politique proche de Kennedy, mais elle a en fait changé le cours de l'histoire présidentielle, en amenant au grand jour les rouages intimes du pouvoir politique, l'influence de la plus célèbre famille des États-Unis, ainsi que la fragilité de Ted Kennedy, le fils cadet accusé d'avoir laissé mourir Mary Jo Kopechne, dans l'ombre de son héritage familial.
Tracks
Tracks (2013)
, 1h52
Directed by John Curran
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Jessica Tovey, Rainer Bock, Robert Coleby
Rating70% 3.5482553.5482553.5482553.5482553.548255
In 1977, Robyn Davidson travels from Alice Springs across 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) of Australian deserts to the Indian Ocean with her dog and four camels. National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan documents her journey.
Stone
Stone (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by John Curran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj, Liam Ferguson
Rating53% 2.699492.699492.699492.699492.69949
À la veille de prendre sa retraite, Jack Mabry, un fonctionnaire de l’administration pénitentiaire, est chargé de revoir le cas de Gerald Creeson, surnommé « Stone », emprisonné pour le meurtre de ses grands-parents. Mais Jack n'est pas convaincu par la défense de Stone. Stone demande alors à Lucetta, sa petite amie, de séduire Jack...
The Painted Veil, 2h6
Directed by John Curran
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Diana Rigg, Edward Norton, Toby Jones, Anthony Wong
Rating73% 3.6988253.6988253.6988253.6988253.698825
On a brief trip back to London, earnest, bookish bacteriologist Walter Fane (Edward Norton) is dazzled by Kitty Garstin (Naomi Watts), a vivacious and vain London socialite. He proposes; she accepts ("only to get as far away from [her] mother as possible"), and the couple honeymoon in Venice. They travel on to Walter's medical post in Shanghai, where he is stationed in a government lab studying infectious diseases. They find themselves ill-suited, with Kitty much more interested in parties and the social life of the British expatriates.
We Don't Live Here Anymore, 1h41
Directed by John Curran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Peter Krause
Rating62% 3.147213.147213.147213.147213.14721
Deux couples apparemment très heureux qui se retrouvent régulièrement autour de diners bien arrosés. Mais les apparences cachent en réalité des malaises dans les ménages et tout prend une tournure d'infidélités lorsque l'un des conjoints cherche réconfort auprès du conjoint de l'autre couple.

Scriptwriter

The Killer Inside Me, 1h49
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, BDSM in films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pullman, Simon Baker, Elias Koteas
Rating60% 3.04813.04813.04813.04813.0481
In 1952, Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town — patient, dependable, and well-liked. Beneath his pleasant facade, however, he is a sociopath with violent sexual tastes. As a teenager, Lou was caught raping a five-year-old girl in the back of a parked car by his adopted brother Mike, who pleaded guilty to the crime and served prison time to protect Lou. After being released, Mike was hired by the construction firm of Chester Conway (Ned Beatty). Mike died on the job after slipping and falling off a beam through several floors in a building under construction. Lou believes that Conway planned the accident.

Producer

The Painted Veil, 2h6
Directed by John Curran
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Diana Rigg, Edward Norton, Toby Jones, Anthony Wong
Roles Executive Producer
Rating73% 3.6988253.6988253.6988253.6988253.698825
On a brief trip back to London, earnest, bookish bacteriologist Walter Fane (Edward Norton) is dazzled by Kitty Garstin (Naomi Watts), a vivacious and vain London socialite. He proposes; she accepts ("only to get as far away from [her] mother as possible"), and the couple honeymoon in Venice. They travel on to Walter's medical post in Shanghai, where he is stationed in a government lab studying infectious diseases. They find themselves ill-suited, with Kitty much more interested in parties and the social life of the British expatriates.