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John McNaughton is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 13 january 1950 at Chicago (USA)

John McNaughton

John McNaughton
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Nationality USA
Birth 13 january 1950 (70 years) at Chicago (USA)

John McNaughton (born January 13, 1950) is an American film and television director, originally from Chicago, Illinois.

Biography

His first feature film, made in 1986, was Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film McNaughton directed, co-wrote, and co-produced. Numerous complications plagued the controversial film, delaying its theatrical release until 1989. The film made Time magazine's and Roger Ebert's ten best lists and won best picture honors at Fantasporto, Sitges Film Festival and the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.

His other works include the films Mad Dog and Glory and Wild Things, the documentary Condo Painting as well as episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, John From Cincinnati, Masters of Horror and the pilot episode for Push, Nevada.

Best films

Wild Things (1998)
(Director)

Usually with

Tom Towles
Tom Towles
(5 films)
Tracy Arnold
Tracy Arnold
(2 films)
Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John McNaughton (12 films)

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Director

The Harvest, 1h44
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis
Rating60% 3.048473.048473.048473.048473.04847
Reeling from the loss of her mother and father, the teenage Maryann (Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents and is grateful when she manages to befriend Andy (Charlie Tahan), a wheelchair bound boy. As Andy is very sick he must stay within his home per the instructions of his mother, Katherine (Samantha Morton), who also forbids him from having any visitors. When their visits are discovered, Andy's father, Richard (Michael Shannon), is initially fine with the visits but Katherine is having none of it and her behavior grows increasingly erratic.
Speaking of Sex, 1h37
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors James Spader, Lara Flynn Boyle, Bill Murray, Jay Mohr, Melora Walters, Nathaniel Arcand
Rating57% 2.8523152.8523152.8523152.8523152.852315
A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.
Lansky
Lansky (1999)

Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Eric Roberts, Anthony LaPaglia, Mosko Alkalai, Ryan Merriman, Max Perlich
Rating54% 2.705322.705322.705322.705322.70532
The movie circuits around flashbacks of Lansky's life, the first showing is as Lansky as an old man looking for a rock to put on his grandfather's grave in Jerusalem. Upon seeing soldiers of the Israeli Defense Force, Lansky expresses regret that his grandfather never lived to see them. As he walks through a tunnel, he catches sight of an old man. He recalls how at the age of 10 years, he witnessed an elderly Jew being bludgeoned to death with an axe during a pogrom.
Wild Things, 1h48
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Bill Murray, Theresa Russell
Rating64% 3.249053.249053.249053.249053.24905
A Miami area high school guidance counselor, Sam Lombardo (Dillon), is accused of rape by two female students, the wealthy and popular Kelly Van Ryan (Richards) and poor outcast Suzie Toller (Campbell), and hires lawyer Kenneth Bowden (Murray) to defend him. At trial, Suzie admits that she and Kelly had made everything up to get revenge on Lombardo: Suzie for him failing to bail her out of jail on a minor drug charge and Kelly for him having an affair with her mother, Sandra. Kelly's mother is humiliated by the scandal, and Lombardo and Bowden negotiate an $8.5 million settlement for defamation. In reality, however, Lombardo and the two girls were accomplices who used the trial as a way to get money from Kelly's wealthy family. To celebrate their success, the three of them have sex.
Normal Life, 1h41
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Luke Perry, Ashley Judd, Bruce Young, Kate Walsh, Penelope Milford, Jim True-Frost
Rating62% 3.1494853.1494853.1494853.1494853.149485
Chris (Luke Perry), a young police officer, meets the attractive and sexy Pamela (Ashley Judd), and immediately falls in love with her. Even her drug and alcohol problems cannot affect his mad love for her, and they decide to marry. As the relationship continues, more problems arise. Their passionate love is accompanied by destructive fights, and Pam's emotional problems start to surface. She shows no respect for Chris's family members, who are very important to him. Pam is also manipulative and exploits Chris' love for her, leaving him to do all the chores and making him buy her expensive things until they are on the brink of bankruptcy.
Girls in Prison, 1h23
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Ione Skye, Anne Heche, Jon Polito, Nestor Serrano, Miguel Sandoval, Richmond Arquette
Rating48% 2.4173452.4173452.4173452.4173452.417345
A young aspiring singer is sent to prison after being framed for the murder of a record company president in 1950s Hollywood.
Mad Dog and Glory, 1h33
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso, Mike Starr, Kathy Baker
Rating61% 3.098623.098623.098623.098623.09862
Wayne Dobie (De Niro) is a meek Chicago Police Department crime scene photographer who has spent years on the job without ever drawing his gun; his colleagues jokingly call him "Mad Dog". Mad Dog saves the life of mob boss Frank Milo (Murray) during a hold-up in a convenience store. Milo offers Mad Dog a gift in return: for one week, he will have the "personal services" of Glory (Thurman), a young woman who works as a bartender at Milo's club.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, 1h23
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films
Actors Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold, Kurt Naebig
Rating69% 3.4986353.4986353.4986353.4986353.498635
Henry is a drifter who murders scores of people - men, women and children - as he travels through the country. He migrates to Chicago, where he stops at a diner, eats dinner, and kills two waitresses.
The Borrower, 1h30
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Actors Rae Dawn Chong, Don Gordon, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold, Tony Amendola, Antonio Fargas
Rating53% 2.653172.653172.653172.653172.65317
The alien serial killer, who is sent to Earth to live among humans, which includes having his body genetically transformed to look like a human's. The transformation is incomplete and, after a while, the alien's body begins to revert to its original form. His head explodes, prompting him to "borrow" another from anyone who happens to be nearby. He gets it by squeezing the head off with a crab-like claw and skewering it onto his own neck.
Girls in Prison, 1h27
Directed by John McNaughton, Edward L. Cahn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Mae Marsh, Anne Heche, Adele Jergens, Ione Skye
Rating56% 2.822312.822312.822312.822312.82231
Anne Carson (Joan Taylor) is sent to a women's prison for allegedly participating in a bank robbery with two others, one, Paul Anderson (Lance Fuller) who is still at large. The money was never recovered and all eyes are on Anne who denies knowing about the money.

Scriptwriter

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, 1h23
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films
Actors Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold, Kurt Naebig
Rating69% 3.4986353.4986353.4986353.4986353.498635
Henry is a drifter who murders scores of people - men, women and children - as he travels through the country. He migrates to Chicago, where he stops at a diner, eats dinner, and kills two waitresses.

Producer

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, 1h23
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films
Actors Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold, Kurt Naebig
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4986353.4986353.4986353.4986353.498635
Henry is a drifter who murders scores of people - men, women and children - as he travels through the country. He migrates to Chicago, where he stops at a diner, eats dinner, and kills two waitresses.