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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 (63 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 (18 films)

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Director

The Little Things
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Natalie Morales, Joris Jarsky, Tom Hughes

Deke est un shérif adjoint du comté de Kern aux méthodes expéditives. Baxter est un jeune inspecteur de la police de Los Angeles. Ils vont devoir faire équipe pour traquer un tueur en série. Au fur et à mesure de leur enquête, Deke voit resurgir un sombre secret enfoui de son passé.
The Highwaymen, 2h12
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
Rating68% 3.4482653.4482653.4482653.4482653.448265
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% 3.598683.598683.598683.598683.59868
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% 3.749113.749113.749113.749113.74911
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
Rating75% 3.799953.799953.799953.799953.79995
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% 2.999152.999152.999152.999152.99915
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 Hernández, Brian Cox, Angus T. Jones, Beth Grant
Rating68% 3.4490853.4490853.4490853.4490853.449085
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

The Little Things
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Natalie Morales, Joris Jarsky, Tom Hughes
Roles Writer

Deke est un shérif adjoint du comté de Kern aux méthodes expéditives. Baxter est un jeune inspecteur de la police de Los Angeles. Ils vont devoir faire équipe pour traquer un tueur en série. Au fur et à mesure de leur enquête, Deke voit resurgir un sombre secret enfoui de son passé.
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% 3.44313.44313.44313.44313.4431
1879, à Rose Creek. L’industriel Bartholomew « Bart » Bogue arrive avec l'intention d'acheter aux habitants leurs terres à bas prix et d'exploiter la mine d'or proche de la ville. Aidé de ses hommes de main, Bogue terrorise les habitants en abattant quelques uns d'entre eux, dont Matthew Cullen, et en faisant incendier l'église. L’homme d’affaires sans scrupule se retire ensuite à Sacramento, durant trois semaines, le temps que les habitants se décident. Alors que la veuve Emma Cullen rencontre le chasseur de primes Sam Chisolm dans une ville voisine, elle lui réclame son aide. Ce dernier accepte. Afin de fonder une équipe, il recrute aussitôt six hommes de divers horizons : Josh Faraday, Goodnight Robicheaux, Jack Horne, Billy Rocks, Manuel Vasquez et Red Harvest. Après avoir éliminé la garde de Bogue laissée à Rose Creek, les sept mercenaires décident d'entraîner les habitants pour les préparer à résister au retour de Bogue et ses hommes.
The Goree Girls
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, 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.
The Goree Girls
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo, Kelly Rowland, Jennette McCurdy

The true story about eight women who were prisoners at the Texas' Goree Prison in the 1940s. They formed an all-female country and western act and ended up building a fanbase of millions. The women were eventually pardoned.
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, Monde imaginaire, 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% 3.047793.047793.047793.047793.04779
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.