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John Frankenheimer is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 19 february 1930 at New York City (USA)

John Frankenheimer

John Frankenheimer
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Birth name John Michael Frankenheimer
Nationality USA
Birth 19 february 1930 at New York City (USA)
Death 6 july 2002 (at 72 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film and television director known for social dramas and action/suspense films. Among his credits were Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Train (1964), Seconds (1966), Grand Prix (1966), French Connection II (1975), Black Sunday (1977), and Ronin (1998).

Frankenheimer won four consecutive Emmy Awards in the 1990s for the television movies Against the Wall, The Burning Season, Andersonville, and George Wallace, which also received a Golden Globe award. He was considered one of the last remaining directors who insisted on having complete control over all elements of production, making his style unique in Hollywood.

Frankenheimer's 30 feature films and over 50 plays for television were notable for their influence on contemporary thought. He became a pioneer of the "modern-day political thriller," having begun his career at the peak of the Cold War. Many of his films were noted for creating "psychological dilemmas" for his male protagonists along with having a strong "sense of environment," similar in style to films by director Sidney Lumet, for whom he had earlier worked as assistant director. He developed a "tremendous propensity for exploring political situations" which would ensnare his characters.

Movie critic Leonard Maltin writes that "in his time [1960s]... Frankenheimer worked with the top writers, producers and actors in a series of films that dealt with issues that were just on top of the moment—things that were facing us all."

Biography

Son père était juif allemand tandis que sa mère était une catholique irlandaise ; il fut éduqué selon les principes catholiques.

John Frankenheimer est mort d'une crise cardiaque en juillet 2002.

Best films

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
(Director)
Grand Prix (1966)
(Director)
The Train (1964)
(Director)
The Horsemen (1971)
(Director)

Usually with

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Filmography of John Frankenheimer (36 films)

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Actor

The General's Daughter, 1h57
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Leslie Stefanson, Clarence Williams III
Roles Gen. Sonnenberg
Rating62% 3.1496053.1496053.1496053.1496053.149605
Chief Warrant Officer Four Paul Brenner (John Travolta), a Vietnam War veteran of the 196th LIB, is in Georgia, masquerading as First Sergeant Frank White, at a local Army base, to broker an illegal arms trade with a self-proclaimed freedom fighter. Part of his character's disguise is speaking with a strong Southern accent. While on the base, his car gets a flat tire. He is on the side of the road trying to remove the wheel nuts with a small pair of pliers and not having much success when a pretty young officer arrives and helps him change the spare with her cross brace (lug wrench). The officer is Captain Elisabeth Campbell (Leslie Stefanson), the base commanding general's daughter and herself an Army captain in psychological operations. The next day Brenner calls in to see her with a basket full of chocolates and bath soaps as a thank you to her for her help. Both times he is in contact with her, he is keeping up the pretence with the Southern drawl. Elisabeth is, at first, warm to him, but after a few minutes of conversation, she becomes cool and distant, saying she has a lot of work to get through. The next evening, she is found murdered. Brenner and another warrant officer, Sara Sunhill (Madeleine Stowe), who is also a rape specialist, are brought in to investigate, as both are part of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. At the scene, the base Provost Marshal, Colonel William Kent (Timothy Hutton), and several of his military police have secured the area. Captain Campbell's nude body has been staked down with tent pegs, strangled, and presumably raped. Colonel Kent has 2,000 military police of whom he is in charge at the base, and he is considered both the police chief and the staff officer who advises Captain Campbell's father, Lieutenant General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Campbell (James Cromwell), a highly respected and very popular general officer who was Brenner's Commanding Officer in Vietnam, on all military police matters.

Director

Path to War, 2h45
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action
Actors Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, James Frain, Felicity Huffman
Rating73% 3.6953753.6953753.6953753.6953753.695375
Lyndon B. Johnson wins the 1964 U.S. presidential election by a landslide. His administration strives to advance civil rights and do other good work, but the Vietnam War consumes it. Johnson's civilian and military leaders persuade him to take America's involvement in Vietnam deeper and deeper, against the advice of the President's trusted adviser, Clark Clifford, who opposes the strategy of the Cabinet's Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara.
Ambush
Ambush (2001)
, 1h4
Directed by Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, John Woo, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Joe Carnahan, Guy Ritchie, Tony Scott, John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Tomás Milián, Forest Whitaker, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Adriana Lima, Madonna
Rating71% 3.5961453.5961453.5961453.5961453.596145
The plots of each of the films differ, but one constant remains: Clive Owen plays "The Driver," a man who goes from place to place (in BMW automobiles), getting hired by various people to be a sort of transport for their vital needs.
Reindeer Games, 1h44
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain, Danny Trejo, Clarence Williams III
Rating56% 2.8493352.8493352.8493352.8493352.849335
Nick Cassidy and Rudy Duncan are cellmates in prison two days away from release. Nick has been corresponding with a young woman named Ashley Mercer, who is waiting for him on the outside. After Nick takes a shiv in a prison fight and dies, Rudy, who just wants to have a cup of hot chocolate after he reunites with his family, takes his place and lets the beautiful Ashley think he is the one who has been writing her. Gabriel, the leader of a gang who assaults Rudy and Ashley in their cabin, and is Ashley's brother and tells "Nick" that the gang, with Nick's help, will rob the casino he used to work at. Rudy reveals he is not Nick, but Ashley continues to confirm he is and that she wrote to him knowing Gabriel was going to kidnap and force Rudy to assist in the robbery. Rudy, while furious with Ashley, is reluctantly forced to go along with his ruse.
Ronin
Ronin (1998)
, 2h1
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce
Rating72% 3.648573.648573.648573.648573.64857
At a bistro in the Montmartre district of Paris, IRA operative Deirdre (Natascha McElhone) meets with ex-special operatives-turned mercenaries Sam (Robert De Niro), Larry (Skipp Sudduth), and Vincent (Jean Reno), and takes them to a warehouse where fellow mercenaries Gregor (Stellan Skarsgård) and Spence (Sean Bean) are waiting. There, Deirdre briefs the men on their mission: that they have been hired to attack a heavily armed convoy and steal a large metallic briefcase, the contents of which are never revealed. As the team prepares, Deirdre meets with her ex-IRA handler, Seamus O' Roarke (Jonathan Pryce), who reveals that the Russian mob is bidding for the case and the team must intervene. After Spence is exposed as a fraud by Sam and summarily dismissed, the others depart for Nice. Sam and Deirdre develop an attraction to each other during a stakeout. On the day of the sale, Deirdre's team ambush the convoy at La Turbie and pursue the survivors back to Nice. After a gun battle at the port, Gregor steals the case and disappears.
George Wallace, 2h58
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Angelina Jolie, Joe Don Baker, Mark Valley
Rating72% 3.6415353.6415353.6415353.6415353.641535
George Wallace portrays the political life of a complex man. Initially an ordinary Southern judge, Wallace transforms himself to achieve political success and glory, becoming one of the most reviled political figures in America. Finally, a failed assassination attempt which leaves him paralyzed and in pain leads him to realize what he has become.
The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1h36
Directed by John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Cyberpunk films
Actors Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Ron Perlman, William Hootkins
Rating45% 2.250982.250982.250982.250982.25098
In 2010, United Nations negotiator Edward Douglas (David Thewlis) survives a plane crash in the Java Sea and is eventually rescued by a passing boat. Aboard, a man called Montgomery (Val Kilmer) tends to him, and after telling him the boat has no radio, he promises Douglas the captain will take him to Timor after dropping him off. However, when they arrive at Montgomery's destination referred to as "Moreau's Island", he instead advises Douglas to stay with him, ostensibly so he can use the radio on the island.
Andersonville, 2h47
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Frederic Forrest, Thomas F. Wilson, Carmen Argenziano, Jayce Bartok, Frederick Coffin, Cliff De Young
Rating74% 3.7394453.7394453.7394453.7394453.739445
The film begins with a group of Union soldiers being captured and forced to surrender at Cold Harbor, Virginia, in June 1864. They are transported to prisoner-of-war Camp Sumter, near Andersonville, Georgia. When they enter, they discover a former comrade, named Dick Potter, who explains the grim realities of daily existence in the camp – primarily the lack of shelter, clean water, and regular food supplies. He also states the danger of a rogue group of Union soldiers, called the "Raiders", who hoard the camp's meager rations, and lure unsuspecting "fresh fish" – newly captured soldiers – into their area of the camp, to attack and rob them.
Against the Wall, 1h51
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Prison films
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Clarence Williams III, Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Forrest, Anne Heche
Rating66% 3.347523.347523.347523.347523.34752
Le récit de la mutinerie de la prison d'Attica, du 9 au 13 septembre 1971 au cours duquel les prisonniers, excédés par leur manque de respect de leurs droits civiques dans les lieux, prennent d'assaut l'établissement et séquestrent plusieurs gardiens.
The Burning Season, 2h3
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature
Actors Raúl Juliá, Carmen Argenziano, Sônia Braga, Kamala Lopez, Luis Guzmán, Nigel Havers
Rating72% 3.639213.639213.639213.639213.63921
Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist who was murdered in 1988 by ranchers opposed to his activism. The movie opens in 1951 with a young Chico Mendes witnessing his father's interaction with corrupt ranchers who are exploiting peasants for their work. The bulk of the film then takes place between 1983 and 1988, showing Mendes' activism to preserve the Amazon rainforest, to his murder in a drive-by shooting by a disgruntled rancher.
Year of the Gun, 1h51
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone, Valeria Golino, John Pankow, Mattia Sbragia, Carla Cassola
Rating56% 2.848592.848592.848592.848592.84859
In 1978, David Raybourne is an American novelist who lives in Rome and works as a journalist in a small English-language newspaper. He is romantically involved with Lia, the estranged wife of an Italian Industrialist, and befriended by Italo Bianchi, a politically left-leaning lecturer at a Rome university.
The Fourth War, 1h31
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Roy Scheider, Jürgen Prochnow, Lara Harris, Harry Dean Stanton, Tim Reid, Dale Dye
Rating56% 2.8028052.8028052.8028052.8028052.802805
During the Cold War, two gung-ho army colonels - one American (Roy Scheider), the other Russian (Jurgen Prochnow) - wage their own private war against each other on the German–Czechoslovak border. As the colonels' feud gradually escalates to frightening proportions, the threat of full-scale armed conflict between both their commands goes from possible to likely to all-but-imminent.
Dead Bang
Dead Bang (1989)
, 1h45
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Tim Reid, Bob Balaban, Tate Donovan
Rating60% 3.0489053.0489053.0489053.0489053.048905
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy is shot down on Christmas Eve when he stumbles upon a robbery-homicide at a convenience store. A down-on-his-luck L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. homicide detective, Jerry Beck (Johnson), is assigned to the case. As with every case, he takes this one very emotionally, because "the job" is the last thing left in his life, and vows to get the perpetrator no matter what.
52 Pick-Up
52 Pick-Up (1986)
, 1h50
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Films about pornography
Actors Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, John Glover, Vanity, Kelly Preston, Clarence Williams III
Rating63% 3.1999553.1999553.1999553.1999553.199955
Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider) is a successful industrialist living in the suburbs of Los Angeles whose wife Barbara (Ann-Margret) is running for city council while he is having an affair. Harry is confronted by three blackmailers demanding $105,000 for a videotape of him and his mistress, Cini (Kelly Preston).
The Holcroft Covenant, 1h52
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Michael Caine, Victoria Tennant, Anthony Andrews, Lilli Palmer, Mario Adorf, Michael Lonsdale
Rating56% 2.8495752.8495752.8495752.8495752.849575
The story concerns Noel Holcroft's late father (a former associate of Adolf Hitler) who left behind a fortune, supposedly to make amends for his wrongdoings. Now, 40 years later, Noel finds himself embroiled in a web of conspiracies involving the children of two of his father's Nazi colleagues, a mysterious organization supposedly devoted to ensuring the Nazis never again come to power, and a woman who may be Noel's downfall, or his only hope.