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Jon Turteltaub is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 8 august 1963 at New York City (USA)

Jon Turteltaub

Jon Turteltaub
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Birth name Jonathan Charles Turteltaub
Nationality USA
Birth 8 august 1963 (55 years) at New York City (USA)

Jonathan Charles "Jon" Turteltaub (born August 8, 1963) is an American film director and producer. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is the son of television comedy writer Saul Turteltaub.

He has directed several successful mainstream films for the Walt Disney Studios, including; 3 Ninjas (1992), Cool Runnings (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Phenomenon (1996), Instinct (1999), Disney's The Kid (2000), National Treasure (2004), as well as its 2007 sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010).

Turteltaub produced the CBS television series, Jericho, and also directed the first three episodes, "Pilot", "Fallout", and "Four Horsemen".

Turteltaub is married to Amy Eldon, the sister of photojournalist Dan Eldon.

Best films

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
(Director)
National Treasure (2004)
(Director)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
(Director)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
(Director)
Cool Runnings (1993)
(Director)
Phenomenon (1996)
(Director)

Usually with

David Rennie
David Rennie
(6 films)
Trevor Rabin
Trevor Rabin
(3 films)
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(4 films)
Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(3 films)
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Filmography of Jon Turteltaub (17 films)

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The Meg
The Meg (2018)

Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson
Actors Jason Statham, Li Bingbing (李冰冰), Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis
Rating57% 2.8526752.8526752.8526752.8526752.852675
Jonas Taylor est un ancien capitaine de la Marine et un plongeur spécialisé dans les eaux profondes. Il est recruté pour plonger dans l'océan Pacifique, pour sauver une équipe de scientifiques coincée dans l'épave d'un submersible attaqué et endommagé par un requin préhistorique de vingt mètres de long, connu sous le nom de Mégalodon. Engagé par un océanographe chinois, Taylor devra surmonter ses peurs et affronter une seconde fois le prédateur qu'il a auparavant rencontré lors d'une expédition pour sauver les hommes et les femmes piégés dans les profondeurs de l'océan.
Last Vegas
Last Vegas (2013)
, 1h45
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara
Rating65% 3.2990053.2990053.2990053.2990053.299005
Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam are childhood friends from Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, who are now living in their senior years. Sam and his wife Miriam are living mundane lives in Naples, Florida. Archie, twice-divorced and recovering from a minor stroke, lives with his overprotective son Ezra and his family in Englewood, New Jersey. Paddy lives alone in his Brooklyn apartment, a curmudgeon in grief since the death of his wife, Sophie, over a year ago. Billy is a successful entrepreneur in Malibu, California, who lives with his 31-year-old girlfriend Lisa. Shortly after proposing to Lisa, Billy finds an old bottle of scotch he and his friends stole in their childhood days and calls Sam and Archie, who immediately propose a bachelor party for Billy in Las Vegas before his wedding that weekend. After being given permission by Miriam to cheat on her, Sam collects Archie and Paddy and fly off to rendezvous with Billy in Vegas.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice, 1h49
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Alice Krige, Monica Bellucci
Rating60% 3.04813.04813.04813.04813.0481
In AD 740, the mighty magician Merlin (James A. Stephens) has three apprentices. One, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), betrays his master by joining forces with the evil sorceress Morgana le Fay (Alice Krige). Morgana mortally wounds Merlin before another apprentice, Veronica Gorloisen (Monica Bellucci), absorbs Morgana, body and soul, into her own body. As Morgana tries to kill Veronica by possessing her from within, the third and final apprentice, Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage), stops her by imprisoning Morgana and Veronica in the "Grimhold", a magic prison in the shape of a nesting doll. Before dying, Merlin gives Balthazar a dragon ring that will identify the Prime Merlinian, Merlin's successor and the only one able to defeat Morgana. While he searches for his successor throughout history, Balthazar imprisons Morganians, sorcerers who try to release Morgana, including Horvath, into successive layers on the Grimhold.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets, 2h8
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Children's films, White House in fiction
Actors Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris
Rating64% 3.2478953.2478953.2478953.2478953.247895
Five days after the end of the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth and Michael O'Laughlen, both members of the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC), enter a tavern and approach Thomas Gates to decode a message. Thomas recognizes the message as using the Playfair cipher and begins to translate it. While he does so, Booth leaves for Ford's Theatre to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Thomas solves the puzzle and realizes the men are still loyal to the Confederacy. A fight breaks out, and Thomas rips several pages from the diary and throws them in the fireplace. Thomas is shot, and the gunman retrieves only a page fragment.
National Treasure, 2h11
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, White House in fiction
Actors Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Sean Bean
Rating68% 3.4475953.4475953.4475953.4475953.447595
Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) is an American historian, amateur cryptologist, and the youngest descendant of a long line of treasure hunters. While his father Patrick Henry Gates (Jon Voight) discourages him from following in the family line, Ben is driven on by a story told by his grandfather, John Adams Gates (Christopher Plummer). According to John, a clue - the phrase "The secret lies with Charlotte" - was entrusted to the family by Charles Carroll of Carrollton in 1832, and would lead to the fabled "national treasure", a wealth of artifacts dating from Ancient Egypt and secretly hidden by the Founding Fathers and the Freemasons during the American Revolutionary War.
Disney's The Kid, 1h36
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Perry, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride
Rating61% 3.050583.050583.050583.050583.05058
Russ Duritz works as an image consultant, but he is impolite to people and has a strained relationship with his father. One of his clients is a stadium manager who is reneging on a previous promise to fund a baseball camp for disadvantaged children. When Russ makes a pie throwing video to fabricate an explanation, his coworker Amy urges him to reconsider.
Instinct
Instinct (1999)
, 2h6
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Prison films, Psychologie, Films about apes, Films about psychiatry, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Lynn Tierney, George Dzundza, John Ashton
Rating65% 3.2994453.2994453.2994453.2994453.299445
The film examines the mind of anthropologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins) who has been missing for a few years, living in the jungle with gorillas. He had been convicted of killing and injuring several supposed Wilderness Park Rangers in Africa, and is sent to prison. A bright young psychiatrist (Gooding) tries to find out why he killed them, but becomes entangled in a quest to learn the true history and nature of humankind. Eventually it is revealed that during the course of his stay with the gorillas, the animals accepted Powell as part of their group and that he was attempting to protect his gorilla family when the rangers arrived and started shooting them. He gets a hearing to reveal the truth, but an attack by a vicious guard causes Powell to stop talking again. At the end of the film, Powell escapes from prison, using a pen to dig out the lock on a window and heads back to Africa.
Phenomenon
Phenomenon (1996)
, 1h22
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Terry O'Quinn, Robert Duvall, Jeffrey DeMunn
Rating57% 2.884982.884982.884982.884982.88498
George Malley (John Travolta) is an amiable auto mechanic who lives in a small friendly town in northern California. While celebrating his 37th birthday at a local bar, he steps outside and notices what appear to be a ball and shining bright white lights moving around in the sky. The ball then hits him in the head, making a loud sound and knocking him off his feet. When he recovers and re-enters the bar, he learns that nobody else saw the lights or heard the loud sound. His friends playfully suggest that he has had too much to drink.
While You Were Sleeping, 1h43
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Glynis Johns, Jack Warden
Rating67% 3.3503453.3503453.3503453.3503453.350345
Lucy Eleanor Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) is a lonely fare token collector for the Chicago Transit Authority. She has a secret crush on a handsome commuter named Peter Callaghan (Peter Gallagher), although they are complete strangers. On Christmas Day, she rescues him from an oncoming train after a group of muggers push him onto the tracks. He falls into a coma, and she accompanies him to the hospital, where a nurse overhears her musing aloud, "I was going to marry him." Misinterpreting her, the nurse tells his family that she is his fiancée.
Cool Runnings, 1h38
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games, Children's films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Malik Yoba, John Candy, Rawle D. Lewis, Raymond J. Barry
Rating69% 3.450473.450473.450473.450473.45047
Derice Bannock, a top 100m runner, fails to qualify at the Olympic Trial for the 1988 Summer Olympics when fellow runner Junior Bevil trips and falls, taking Derice and another runner, Yul Brenner, with him.
3 Ninjas
3 Ninjas (1992)
, 1h25
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Children's films
Actors Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power, Joel Swetow, Patrick Labyorteaux
Rating53% 2.6519152.6519152.6519152.6519152.651915
Every year, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their Japanese grandfather, Mori Tanaka at his cabin. Mori trains his grandchildren in the art of Ninjitsu of which he is a master. As the summer comes to an end, Mori gives each of them a new "ninja" name based on their personalities: Samuel, the oldest who is solid and cool under pressure is named 'Rocky'. Free spirited and wild, he gives Jeffrey the name 'Colt' based off the animal, (who's fast and free) The youngest Michael earns the name 'Tum-Tum' due to his energy beginning and ending with his tummy.
Trabbi Goes to Hollywood, 1h27
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Michelle Johnson, Billy Dee Williams, Morton Downey Jr., Dom DeLuise, James Tolkan, George Kennedy
Rating36% 1.836641.836641.836641.836641.83664
The film's main protagonist is the young and eccentric inventor Gunther Schmidt, who (like many others) attempts to flee across the East German borderline to the West using his inventions, but constantly meets with failure. Finally, he constructs a gadget which actually works: a modified Trabant with a motor running on turnip juice, making it ultimately environmental, but which is still capable of attaining a speed of up to 250 kph. But by the time his invention is perfected, East and West Germany are reunited, rendering the Trabbi's use as an escape vehicle obsolete.