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Ken Kwapis is a Director and Writer American born on 17 august 1957 at East St. Louis (USA)

Ken Kwapis

Ken Kwapis
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Birth name Kenneth William Kwapis
Nationality USA
Birth 17 august 1957 (61 years) at East St. Louis (USA)

Kenneth William “Ken” Kwapis (born August 17, 1957) is an American film and television director and screenwriter. He specialized in the single-camera sitcom in the 1990s and 2000s and has directed feature films such as Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and He's Just Not That Into You.

Best films

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
(Director)

Usually with

John Bailey
John Bailey
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ken Kwapis (13 films)

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Director

A Walk in the Woods, 1h45
Directed by Robert Redford, Larry Charles, Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Actors Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman, Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal
Rating62% 3.14653.14653.14653.14653.1465
Author Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), after living two decades in Britain, returned to New Hampshire. Now in his late 50s or early 60s he has lived there peacefully for the past ten years. A television interview reports that he has published several popular books and there is speculation he will be writing more. Bryson, however, has no such plans.
Big Miracle, 1h45
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, John Krasinski, Vinessa Shaw, Stephen Root, Ted Danson
Rating65% 3.2505153.2505153.2505153.2505153.250515
In small town Alaska, Adam Carlson a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend Rachel – a Greenpeace volunteer – on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Adam names the whales Fred, Wilma, and the infant Bamm-Bamm.
He's Just Not That Into You, 2h10
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper
Rating63% 3.199993.199993.199993.199993.19999
Nine people in Baltimore deal with their respective romantic problems, usually thwarted by the differing ideals and desires of their chosen partner. At the center of this is Gigi Phillips (Ginnifer Goodwin), a young woman who repeatedly misinterprets the behavior of her romantic partners.
License to Wed, 1h31
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Eric Christian Olsen, Christine Taylor, Josh Flitter
Rating53% 2.6522452.6522452.6522452.6522452.652245
Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore) has always longed to marry the man of her dreams in her family church. Though she has found her lifetime companion in Ben Murphy (John Krasinski), Sadie is distressed to learn that St. Augustine's has only one wedding slot available over the next two years, though after re-checking their planning book, they find that the wedding can be held in three weeks.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 1h57
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Le thème des vacances, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Bradley Whitford, Jenna Boyd
Rating64% 3.249953.249953.249953.249953.24995
Four teenage girls — Carmen, Tibby, Bridget, and Lena — are best friends from Bethesda, Maryland, who are about to separate for the summer for the first time in their lives. Lena is spending the summer in Greece with her grandparents; Tibby is staying at home; Bridget is going to soccer camp in Mexico; and Carmen is visiting her father in South Carolina. On one of their final days they went shopping together, the girls find a seemingly ordinary pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly and flatter their figures, despite their very different measurements. The girls dub them the Traveling Pants and decide to share them equally over the course of the summer. They part the next day, and the film focuses on each girl's journey separately.
Noah
Noah (1998)
, 2h
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Tony Danza, Wallace Shawn, Jane Sibbett, Chris Marquette, Jesse Moss, Michal Suchánek
Rating50% 2.5179352.5179352.5179352.5179352.517935
Norman Waters (Tony Danza) is a carpenter who is told by an angel named Zach (Wallace Shawn) to rebuild Noah's Ark in 40 days to prepare for a great flood.
The Beautician and the Beast, 1h45
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Lisa Jakub, Michael Lerner, Adam LaVorgna
Rating54% 2.7010052.7010052.7010052.7010052.701005
An American beautician named Joy Miller (Fran Drescher) teaches students to groom hair, but is put out of business when one of her students accidentally ignites hair spray with his cigarette, eventually leading to the school burning down. Joy ends up being highlighted in a newspaper article after she helps her students and the caged animals escape the building successfully.
Dunston Checks In, 1h28
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jason Alexander, Eric Lloyd, Faye Dunaway, Rupert Everett, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix
Rating53% 2.6503852.6503852.6503852.6503852.650385
Lionel Spalding (Glenn Shadix) arrives at the Majestic Hotel, a 5-star Hotel, when he ends up accidentally being hosed by Kyle (Eric Lloyd) and Brian (Graham Sack), much to the stress and frustration of the hotel manager and the boys' father Robert Grant (Jason Alexander), who is disappointed with the boys but they are guaranteed a vacation afterwards, only to be forced to delay the trip for a third time by the ruthless hotel owner, Elena Dubrow (Faye Dunaway), due to the upcoming Crystal Ball where one of the guests is revealed to be a critic from the Le Monde Traveller Organization who they hope will reward the Majestic with a sixth star.
He Said, She Said, 1h55
Directed by Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane, Anthony LaPaglia, Sharon Stone, George Martin
Rating56% 2.800092.800092.800092.800092.80009
It is the story of the relationship between journalists Dan Hanson (Bacon) and Lorie Bryer (Perkins) twice – once from each perspective. The man's story was directed by Ken Kwapis and the woman's by Marisa Silver. At the time, Kwapis and Silver were engaged and they married soon after the film was released.
Vibes
Vibes (1988)
, 1h39
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Falk, Julian Sands, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner
Rating56% 2.8021552.8021552.8021552.8021552.802155
Lauper plays Sylvia Pickel (pronounced with an emphasis on the "kel", as she points out), a trance-medium who has contact with a wisecracking spirit guide named Louise. She first began communicating with Louise after falling from a ladder at the age of twelve and remaining comatose for two weeks. Subsequently, Louise taught her astral projection while Sylvia was placed in special homes for being "different." At a study of physics, she meets fellow psychic Nick Deezy (Goldblum), a psychometrist who can determine the history of events surrounding an object by touching it. Sylvia has a history of bad luck with men, and her overly flirtatious behavior turns off Nick right away.
The Beniker Gang, 1h27
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Danny Pintauro, Jennifer Dundas, George Martin, Will Patton, J. T. Walsh
Rating65% 3.2932253.2932253.2932253.2932253.293225
The movie is about five orphans who run away from an orphanage in hopes of becoming a family together.
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, 1h29
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about birds, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Sandra Bernhard, Alyson Court, John Candy
Rating67% 3.397613.397613.397613.397613.39761
The members of the Feathered Friends' Board of Birds (consisting of the Madame Chairbird, a sparrow, a turkey, a puffin, a robin, and an owl) discuss their situation about Big Bird and hope that they can find a bird family to put him with. The group's social worker Miss Finch (performed by Cheryl Wagner and voiced by Sally Kellerman) is sent to Sesame Street to find Big Bird a worthy bird family and bring him to the selected family. After leaving Sesame Street, New York City, New York, Miss Finch brings Big Bird to the fictional town of Oceanview, Illinois to live with a family of dodos. The dodos think exactly the same, even saying he should have a bird as a best friend instead of Mr. Snuffleupagus (who is currently watching over Big Bird's nest). This causes him much distress.

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