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John Lee Hancock is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 15 december 1956 at Longview (USA)

John Lee Hancock

John Lee Hancock
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Birth name John Lee Hancock Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 15 december 1956 (62 years) at Longview (USA)

John Lee Hancock, Jr. (born December 15, 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for directing the sports drama films The Rookie and The Blind Side.

Biography

Il fait ses études de droit à la Baylor University Law School. Son diplôme en poche, il travaille pendant quatre ans comme avocat au cabinet Sowell and Ogg. À la fin des années 1980, il se tourne vers une carrière à la télévision et au cinéma comme assistant réalisateur. Il est assistant à la production de My Demon Lover, une comédie d’horreur réalisée par Charlie Loventhal.

En 1991, il fait ses débuts de réalisateur en signant son premier film Hard Time Romance. Il écrit ensuite les scénarios de deux films réalisés par Clint Eastwood : Un monde parfait (1993) et Minuit dans le jardin du bien et du mal. En 2000, il est producteur de Mon chien Skip avec Kevin Bacon et Diane Lane. Il contribue à de nombreuses productions télévisées, entre autres plusieurs épisodes de la série L.A. Doctors. Son deuxième film Rêve de champion s’inspire d'une histoire vraie. Le personnage principal dont le rêve est de devenir champion de baseball est interprété par Dennis Quaid qui va devenir son acteur fétiche. En 2003, il a réalisé Alamo avec de nouveau Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton et Jason Patric.

En 2009, il réalise le film The Blind Side, inspiré d'une histoire vraie basée sur la vie de Michael Oher.

Il réalise ensuite Dans l'ombre de Mary, qui sort en 2013. Ce film revient sur la quête de Walt Disney pour obtenir les droits de Mary Poppins auprès de la romancière Pamela L. Travers. Il s'attaque ensuite à un autre film biographique, Le Fondateur, centré sur Ray Kroc, le propriétaire de McDonald's. Le film sort fin 2016.

Il réalise ensuite The Highwaymen, prévu pour fin 2018 sur Netflix.

Best films

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
(Scriptwriter)
The Blind Side (2009)
(Director)
Bad Boys II (2003)
(Scriptwriter)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
(Scriptwriter)
A Perfect World (1993)
(Scriptwriter)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Lee Hancock (15 films)

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Director

The Highwaymen
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Actors Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, John Carroll Lynch, Thomas Mann
Rating70% 3.5436653.5436653.5436653.5436653.543665
Dans les années 1930, les Texas Rangers Frank Hamer et Maney Gault sortent de leur retraite pour traquer Bonnie et Clyde.
The Founder, 1h55
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Cooking films, Films about the labor movement, Documentaire sur la cuisine, Documentary films about business, Documentaire sur la malbouffe, Documentaire sur le monde du travail
Actors Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Linda Cardellini, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch
Rating71% 3.597833.597833.597833.597833.59783
Chronicling the rise of McDonald's fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, who were operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvered himself into a position to take control of their company, which grew into one of the world's best-known brands after he bought the chain for $2.7 million in 1961.
Saving Mr. Banks, 2h5
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about films, Films about writers, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson
Rating74% 3.7492053.7492053.7492053.7492053.749205
In 1961, the financially strapped author Pamela "P. L." Travers reluctantly travels from her home in London to Los Angeles to work with Walt Disney at the urging of her agent, Diarmuid Russell. Disney has pursued the film rights to her Mary Poppins stories for twenty years, having promised his daughters that he would produce a film based on them. Travers has steadfastly resisted Disney's efforts because she fears what he would do to her character. However, she has not written anything in a while and her book royalties have dwindled to nothing, so she risks losing her house. Still, Russell has to remind her that Disney has agreed to two major stipulations - no animation and unprecedented script approval - before she agrees to go.
The Blind Side, 2h9
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Jae Head, Lily Collins
Rating76% 3.848933.848933.848933.848933.84893
In 2003, Michael "Big Mike" Oher (Aaron) has been living in foster care with different families in Memphis, Tennessee. Every time he is placed in a new home, he runs away. His friend's father, on whose couch Michael has been sleeping, asks Burt Cotton, the coach of Wingate Christian School, to help enroll his son and Michael. Impressed by the boy's size and athleticism, Cotton gets him admitted despite a poor academic record. Michael is befriended by a young boy named Sean Jr. "S.J." Tuohy, who is unintimidated by his size. S.J.'s mother Leigh Anne Tuohy (Bullock), a strong-minded interior designer, begins to take notice of Michael as a troubled and lonely boy.
The Alamo
The Alamo (2004)
, 2h17
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Emilio Echevarría, Jordi Mollá
Rating59% 2.9993852.9993852.9993852.9993852.999385
The film begins in March 1836 in the Mexican State of Coahuila y Tejas town of San Antonio de Bexar (now Downtown San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas), site of the Alamo, where bodies of Texan defenders and Mexican attackers are strewn over the Alamo. The film then flashes back to a year earlier. Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) attends a party where he tries to persuade people to migrate to Texas. He meets with David Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton), recently defeated for reelection to Congress. Houston explains to Crockett that as an immigrant to Texas, Crockett will receive 640 acres (2.6 km) [a square mile] of his own choosing. Crockett, with a grin, pointedly asks Houston whether this new republic is going to need a president.
The Rookie
The Rookie (2002)
, 2h7
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Children's films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Brian Cox, Angus T. Jones, Beth Grant
Rating76% 3.8496453.8496453.8496453.8496453.849645
The film tells the story of Jim Morris, the son of a career Navy man, who moves the family to a small Texas town. Jim is shown to be a very skilled pitcher as a youth, though his father disapproves of Jim's dream of making it to Major League Baseball. It is later mentioned that the town to which Jim's family moved, Big Lake, has never cared for baseball. Thus, he was unable to play baseball in high school. He later gets a chance when he is drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers, but he tears up his shoulder, ending his hopes of achieving his lifelong dream.

Scriptwriter

Chaos Walking
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Post-apocalyptic films, Sur une planète fictive, Dystopian films
Actors Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, Kurt Sutter, Nick Jonas, Demián Bichir

Todd Hewitt est le seul enfant de Prentissville, un village d'hommes d'une planète coloniale surnommée « Nouveau Monde ». On a appris à l'enfant que ces hommes étaient les derniers habitants de la planète et que les Spackles, une race extra-terrestre, a propagé lors d'une guerre contre les hommes un virus qui les a tué eux-mêmes ainsi que toutes les femmes. C'est à ce moment-là que serait apparu « le Bruit ». Après avoir découvert un horrible secret, Todd va devoir fuir avec son chien comme seul compagnon. Il va alors rencontrer pour la première fois une fille, Viola Eade, et découvre ainsi que les femmes et les Spackles existent toujours. Todd et Viola vont alors devoir échapper au cruel maire Prentiss, qui a lancé une véritable armée à leurs trousses.
The Magnificent Seven, 2h13
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent d’Onofrio, Jason Momoa, Luke Grimes
Rating68% 3.442653.442653.442653.442653.44265
Le film commence en 1879 quelque part dans l'Ouest américain. Bart Bogue terrorise les habitants de Rose Creek pour les faire fuir, racheter la ville et exploiter la mine d'or qui se trouve dans son périmètre. Bogue et ses hommes vont jusqu'à abattre quelques habitants pour faire plier les autres. Il se retire ensuite à Sacramento, laissant trois semaines aux villageois pour se décider. Emma Cullen, dont le mari a été abattu par Bogue, rencontre le chasseur de primes Sam Chisolm et le supplie de les aider. Très vite, Chisolm recrute une équipe d'hommes violents : l'aventurier Josh Farraday, l'ex-sniper confédéré Goodnight Robicheaux, le chasseur d'Indiens Jack Horne, le lanceur de couteaux chinois Billy Rocks, le bandit mexicain Manuel Vasquez et le guerrier indien Red Harvest.
The Goree Girls
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Pam Tillis, Jennifer Landon, Melissa Di Marco, Ellen Pompeo, Cristine Rose

The film is based on a true story about eight women who were incarcerated at Texas’ Goree State Farm penitentiary in the 1940s. These women formed the Goree All Girl String Band, one of the first all-female western acts in history, capturing the hearts of millions in the process.
Snow White and the Huntsman, 2h6
Directed by Rupert Sanders
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Claflin, Izzy Meikle-Small
Rating60% 3.0480553.0480553.0480553.0480553.048055
While admiring a rose blooming in the winter, Queen Eleanor of the Kingdom of Tabor pricks her finger on one of its thorns. Three drops of blood fall onto the snow-covered ground, and she wishes for a daughter as white as the snow, with lips as red as the blood, hair as black as a raven's wings and a heart as strong and defiant as the rose. Queen Eleanor gives birth to her daughter Snow White, but then Queen Eleanor falls ill and dies. After her death, Snow White's father King Magnus and his army battle an invading Dark Army of demonic glass soldiers. Upon rescuing their prisoner Ravenna, he becomes enchanted with her beauty and marries her.
The Blind Side, 2h9
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Jae Head, Lily Collins
Roles Writer
Rating76% 3.848933.848933.848933.848933.84893
In 2003, Michael "Big Mike" Oher (Aaron) has been living in foster care with different families in Memphis, Tennessee. Every time he is placed in a new home, he runs away. His friend's father, on whose couch Michael has been sleeping, asks Burt Cotton, the coach of Wingate Christian School, to help enroll his son and Michael. Impressed by the boy's size and athleticism, Cotton gets him admitted despite a poor academic record. Michael is befriended by a young boy named Sean Jr. "S.J." Tuohy, who is unintimidated by his size. S.J.'s mother Leigh Anne Tuohy (Bullock), a strong-minded interior designer, begins to take notice of Michael as a troubled and lonely boy.
The Alamo
The Alamo (2004)
, 2h17
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Emilio Echevarría, Jordi Mollá
Rating59% 2.9993852.9993852.9993852.9993852.999385
The film begins in March 1836 in the Mexican State of Coahuila y Tejas town of San Antonio de Bexar (now Downtown San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas), site of the Alamo, where bodies of Texan defenders and Mexican attackers are strewn over the Alamo. The film then flashes back to a year earlier. Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) attends a party where he tries to persuade people to migrate to Texas. He meets with David Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton), recently defeated for reelection to Congress. Houston explains to Crockett that as an immigrant to Texas, Crockett will receive 640 acres (2.6 km) [a square mile] of his own choosing. Crockett, with a grin, pointedly asks Houston whether this new republic is going to need a president.
Bad Boys II, 2h27
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Transport films, Hip hop films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollá, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle
Rating65% 3.298753.298753.298753.298753.29875
Eight years after the events of the first film, Miami Police Department (MPD) narcotics division detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey are investigating the flow of highly-potent ecstasy into the city. Their surveillance of boats coming in from Cuba leads them to a Ku Klux Klan meeting and drug drop in a swamp docks outside Miami. The subsequent raid on the Klan members proves to be a disaster; malfunctioning radios delay back-up, causing a firefight when Mike accidentally shoots Marcus in the buttocks, while the Klan members are revealed to be mere small-time buyers and not the distributors of the ecstasy. The incident leaves Marcus to further question if he still wants to partner with Mike, while Mike fears that Marcus may discover his new relationship with Marcus' sister, Syd.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, 2h35
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Spacey, John Cusack, Jack Thompson, Jude Law, Alison Eastwood, Irma P. Hall
Rating65% 3.299153.299153.299153.299153.29915
This panoramic tale of Savannah's eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey): self-made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant, and semi-closeted homosexual.