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John Wells is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Co-Executive Producer American born on 28 may 1956 at Alexandria (USA)

John Wells

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Birth name John Marcum Wells
Nationality USA
Birth 28 may 1956 (66 years) at Alexandria (USA)

John Marcum Wells (born May 28, 1956) is an American theater, film and television producer, writer and director.

He is best known for his role as executive producer and showrunner of the television series ER, Third Watch, The West Wing, and Shameless. His company, John Wells Productions, is currently based at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California. Wells is also a labor leader, and was elected president of the Writers Guild of America, West in 2009, after serving a prior term in that office from 1999–2001.

Biography

Wells est diplômé en 1979 de Carnegie Mellon School of Drama (université Carnegie-Mellon) et en 1982 de USC School of Cinema-Television (université de Californie du Sud).

Il est connu pour son rôle de producteur — et accessoirement de réalisateur et scénariste — des séries télévisées China Beach, Urgences, New York 911, À la Maison-Blanche, The Evidence et plus récemment Southland, Shameless et Animal Kingdom. Il a également travaillé sur les films Laurier blanc de Peter Kosminsky et Doom d'Andrzej Bartkowiak. Sa société, John Wells Productions, est située dans les studios Warner Bros. à Burbank, en Californie.

En 2009, il est élu président du syndicat professionnel Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) .

Son premier film en tant que réalisateur, The Company Men, sort en 2011. Il met en scène Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner et Tommy Lee Jones confrontés aux conséquences de la crise des subprimes de 2008 aux États-Unis. En 2013, il réalise Un été à Osage County, adaptation de la pièce de théâtre de même nom de Tracy Letts. La distribution est prestigieuse : Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard et Meryl Streep.

Best films

The Peacemaker (1997)
(Co-Executive Producer)
August: Osage County (2013)
(Director)
Doom (2005)
(Producer)
Far from Heaven (2002)
(Executive Producer)
I'm Not There (2007)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

John Wells
John Wells
(6 films)
Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(3 films)
Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins
(1 films)
John Sloss
John Sloss
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Wells (40 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Princess Caraboo, 1h37
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical
Actors Phoebe Cates, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Hughes, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Stephen Rea
Rating59% 2.9994252.9994252.9994252.9994252.999425
In Regency England, an exotically dressed woman is found in the fields, speaking a language no one can understand. She ends up at the home of the Worrall family, the local gentry. Their Greek butler, Frixos thinks the woman is a fraud from the start. Mr. Worrall sends her to the magistrate to be tried for vagrancy, but Mrs. Worrall agrees to care for her. Mr. Gutch, a local printer and newspaper reporter, takes an interest in the case especially after the woman claims via pantomime to be Princess Caraboo.
For Your Eyes Only, 2h8
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Political films
Actors Roger Moore, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet, Chaim Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Lois Maxwell
Roles Denis Thatcher
Rating66% 3.3485053.3485053.3485053.3485053.348505
The British spy boat St Georges, which holds the Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC), the system used by the Ministry of Defence to communicate with and co-ordinate the Royal Navy's fleet of Polaris submarines, is sunk after accidentally trawling an old naval mine in the Ionian Sea. MI6 agent James Bond, code name "007", is ordered by the Minister of Defence, Sir Frederick Gray and MI6 Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner, to retrieve the ATAC before the Soviets, as the transmitter could order attacks by the submarines' Polaris ballistic missiles.
Casino Royale, 2h11
Directed by Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes, Val Guest, Richard Talmadge, Joseph McGrath
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, William Holden
Roles Fordyce, l'assistant de « Q »
Rating50% 2.503412.503412.503412.503412.50341
The story of Casino Royale is told in an episodic format. Val Guest oversaw the assembly of the sections, although he turned down the credit of "co-ordinating director".
The Bobo
The Bobo (1967)
, 1h43
Directed by Robert Parrish, Peter Sellers
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Rossano Brazzi, Adolfo Celi, Al Lettieri, Hattie Jacques
Roles Pompadour Major Domo
Rating55% 2.755142.755142.755142.755142.75514
Juan Bautista (Peter Sellers) désire être un matador et un chanteur. Un directeur de théâtre lui offre sa chance s'il séduit la belle Olympia (Britt Ekland) et passe une heure dans l'appartement de cette dernière, toutes lumières éteintes.

Director

Burnt
Burnt (2015)
, 1h40
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion
Actors Bradley Cooper, Jamie Dornan, Emma Thompson, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Daniel Brühl
Rating65% 3.2987753.2987753.2987753.2987753.298775
Adam Jones is an up-and-coming chef whose drug use and erratic behavior lead him to lose his restaurant. He attempts to rebuild his life and his career in London, in the hopes of returning to Paris to open a new restaurant that will gain three Michelin stars.
August: Osage County, 2h10
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper
Rating71% 3.5975053.5975053.5975053.5975053.597505
The title designates time and location: an unusually hot August in a rural area outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard), an alcoholic, once-noted poet, interviews and hires a young native American woman Johnna (Misty Upham) as a live-in cook and caregiver for his strong-willed and contentious wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is suffering from oral cancer and addiction to narcotics. Shortly after this, he disappears from the house, and Violet calls her sister and daughters for support. Her sister Mattie Fae (Margo Martindale) arrives with husband Charles Aiken (Chris Cooper). Violet's middle daughter Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) is single and the only one living locally; Barbara (Julia Roberts), her oldest, who has inherited her mother's mean streak, arrives from Colorado with her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor) and 14-year-old daughter Jean (Abigail Breslin). Barbara and Bill are separated, but they put up a united front for Violet.
The Company Men, 1h44
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt
Rating66% 3.348843.348843.348843.348843.34884
When the multi-billion dollar publicly held shipbuilding corporation Global Transportation Systems, or GTX, is downsized in the midst of the recession, many employees are fired, including Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Walker is a white-collar, corporate ladder-climbing employee with a six-figure salary, a wife, and a teenage son and younger daughter.

Scriptwriter

The Company Men, 1h44
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt
Roles Ecrivain
Rating66% 3.348843.348843.348843.348843.34884
When the multi-billion dollar publicly held shipbuilding corporation Global Transportation Systems, or GTX, is downsized in the midst of the recession, many employees are fired, including Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Walker is a white-collar, corporate ladder-climbing employee with a six-figure salary, a wife, and a teenage son and younger daughter.

Producer

Doom: Annihilation, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Mars in film, Zombie films, Films based on video games
Actors Amy Manson, Luke Allen-Gale, Dominic Mafham, Louis Mandylor, Hari Dhillon
Roles Executive Producer
Rating37% 1.8720051.8720051.8720051.8720051.872005
Un groupe de Marines spatiaux se rend sur l'une des lunes de la planète Mars après avoir reçu un message de détresse. Ils vont y trouver des créatures démoniaques, qui pourraient menacer toute vie sur Terre.
Love & Mercy, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Kenny Wormald, Brett Davern
Roles Producer
Rating73% 3.6978053.6978053.6978053.6978053.697805
In the 1960s, young songwriter and recording savant Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) finds himself in the midst of extraordinary success after scoring numerous hit records with The Beach Boys. Following a panic attack, he resigns from concert touring and ventures into the studio intent on creating "the greatest album ever made", Pet Sounds. Meanwhile, his grip on reality slowly loosens as he attempts to cope with the overwhelming voices in his head. Later, in the 1980s, a middle-aged Wilson (John Cusack) is shown to be a broken, confused man under the pharmacological and legal thrall of his abusive therapist Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti). After meeting Wilson, Cadillac saleswoman Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks) is determined to save him from Landy's manipulation.
Burnt
Burnt (2015)
, 1h40
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion
Actors Bradley Cooper, Jamie Dornan, Emma Thompson, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Daniel Brühl
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2987753.2987753.2987753.2987753.298775
Adam Jones is an up-and-coming chef whose drug use and erratic behavior lead him to lose his restaurant. He attempts to rebuild his life and his career in London, in the hopes of returning to Paris to open a new restaurant that will gain three Michelin stars.
Electric Slide, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Crime
Actors Jim Sturgess, Chloë Sevigny, Susan Park, Patricia Arquette, Isabel Lucas, Christophe Lambert
Roles Executive Producer
Rating47% 2.3664552.3664552.3664552.3664552.366455
Dans les années 1980 à Los Angeles, Eddie Dodson (Sturgess), un voleur de banques, fraye avec le tout-Hollywood...