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Ken Scott is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Canadien born on 1 january 1970

Ken Scott

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Nationality Canada
Birth 1 january 1970 (50 years)

Ken Scott (né en 1970 à Dalhousie (Nouveau-Brunswick), près de Campbellton) est un scénariste, acteur, réalisateur et humoriste canadien. Il s'est fait connaître notamment comme membre du groupe humoristique Les Bizarroïdes avec Martin Petit, Stéphane E. Roy et Guy Lévesque et comme scénariste aux films La Grande Séduction, La Vie après l'amour, Maurice Richard et Le Guide de la petite vengeance, ainsi que de la série télévisée Le Plateau.

Biography

C'est à la fin des années 1980 que Ken Scott se lance dans le monde du spectacle comme jouteur d'Improvisation (notamment à la LIM, Ligue d'Improvisation de Montréal).

Ken Scott est détenteur, depuis 1991, d'un Certificat en scénarisation cinématographique de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

Entre 1995 et 1998, comme porte-parole de l'association des Producteurs laitiers du Canada, on peut le voir dans différentes publicité vantant le fromage.

Au théâtre, en 2000, il joue le rôle de M. Pearson dans la pièce Propagande, pièce écrite par Stéphane E. Roy, racontant l'histoire d'un jeune publicitaire québécois souverainiste. C'est aussi en 2000 qu'est lancé le premier film tiré d'un de ses scénarios : La Vie après l'amour. Réalisé par Gabriel Pelletier, le film connaît un succès certain.

En 2002 à la télévision, Scott écrit et joue le rôle de François Chamberland dans la série Le Plateau aux côtés de Benoît Brière, Bruno Blanchet et Marie-France Lambert diffusée sur les ondes de Radio-Canada. La série connaît un succès moyen.

La carrière de Ken Scott prend un tournant en 2003 alors que sort le film La Grande Séduction, une comédie de mœurs dont Scott est scénariste et se déroulant dans un petit village portuaire et isolé. Le film est réalisé par Jean-François Pouliot et met en vedette notamment Benoît Brière, Raymond Bouchard, Pierre Collin et Clémence Desrochers. Au Québec, le film connaît une grande popularité au point qu'il sera un temps le deuxième plus gros succès public du cinéma québécois. L'oeuvre reçoit 13 nominations au prix Jutra et en récolte 7. En France, La Grande séduction est présenté à la Quinzaine des réalisateurs du Festival de Cannes avant de connaitre un succès en salles appréciable. Aux Etats-Unis, le film reçoit le prix du public au festival du film de Sundance. Le film est aussi diffusé dans plusieurs autres pays dont la Corée du Sud. Pendant les années 2010, La Grande Séduction est l'objet de trois 'remakes' : le premier tourné en anglais à Terre-Neuve en 2013, le second en France en 2014 (Un village presque parfait) et le troisième en Italie en 2016 (Un paese quasi perfetto).

Par la suite, Ken Scott signe le scénario du film biographique Maurice Richard que réalise Charles Binamé. Évocation de la carrière du célèbre hockeyeur, le film est bien accueilli au Québec. Il s'agit du seul projet non humoristique de la carrière de Ken Scott.

En 2006, Scott renoue avec Jean-François Pouliot en signant le scénario de Le Guide de la petite vengeance, une comédie dramatique mettant en vedette Gabriel Gascon et Marc Béland. Centré sur la relation entre un employé dépressif et un patron tyrannique; le film, dont le ton et l'humour sont assez éloignés de ceux de La Grande séduction, connaît un succès d'estime.

Il réalise en 2008 son premier film Les Doigts croches, qu'il a également écrit, et qui est tourné au Québec et en Argentine avec Roy Dupuis, Patrice Robitaille et Claude Legault.

En 2011, il réalise Starbuck, qu'il co-scénarise avec l'humoriste Martin Petit, son collègue des Bizarroïdes.
Patrick Huard y tient le rôle d'un quadragénaire qui apprend que sa copine est enceinte et qu'il est le père biologique de 533 enfants. Le film est un énorme succès au Canada et s'exporte dans le monde entier. Starbuck est adapté en France, sous le titre Fonzy; et aux Etats-Unis sous le titre The Delivery Man. C'est Scott lui-même qui réalise la version américaine de Starbuck, laquelle met en vedette Vince Vaughn. Scott reste aux Etats-Unis et poursuit sa collaboration avec Vince Vaughn avec son troisième long-métrage en tant que réalisateur, Affaires non classées. Pour la première fois, Scott n'est pas impliqué dans la scénarisation d'une œuvre qu'il réalise. À sa sortie, Affaires non classées suscite une réaction critique des plus mitigées.

Depuis 2006, Scott travaille à l'adaptation cinématographique anglophone du livre jeunesse Hanna's Suitcase, écrit par la journaliste canadienne Karen Levine, racontant l'histoire d'une petite fille tchèque, Hana Brady, qui fut déportée en 1941 au camp de concentration de Ravensbrück et mourut à Auschwitz en 1944.

Best films

Starbuck (2011)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ken Scott (10 films)

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Actor

Unfinished Business, 1h31
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Dave Franco, Vince Vaughn, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, June Diane Raphael, Tom Wilkinson
Roles le touriste à l'hôtel allemand
Rating53% 2.6986052.6986052.6986052.6986052.698605
Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) is arguing with his boss Chuck Portnoy (Sienna Miller) of Dynamic Systems over Chuck giving Dan 5% less commission on a business deal. Dan calls Chuck out on her dealings and behavior, and then decides to leave and start his own business. Only two other people follow Dan - Tim McWinters (Tom Wilkinson), who claims he was just let go for being too old, and Mike Pancake (Dave Franco), a young man that just had an interview at Dynamic but is eager to join the other two. A year later, Dan's business, Apex Select, has barely gotten off the ground. He, Tim, and Mike are sitting in a Dunkin' Donuts when Dan gets a message to go on a business trip to Portland to meet with investors Jim Spinch (James Marsden) and Bill Whilmsley (Nick Frost), the latter being an old friend of Dan's.
Seducing Doctor Lewis, 1h50
Directed by Jean-François Pouliot
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Lucie Laurier, Raymond Bouchard, Guy-Daniel Tremblay, Roc LaFortune, Bosse, Réal Bossé
Roles Richard Auger
Rating73% 3.696763.696763.696763.696763.69676
The tiny fishing village Ste-Marie-la-Mauderne on the north coast of Quebec is in decline. Every resident collects welfare. To lure a company into building a plastic container factory nearby, they need to double their population of 120, have a resident doctor, and give a $50,000 bribe for the company owner.
Life after love, 1h44
Directed by Gabriel Pelletier
Genres Comedy
Actors Michel Côté, Patrick Huard, Yves Jacques, Norman Helms, Denis Mercier, Guylaine Tremblay
Roles Vendeur de drogue
Rating61% 3.0998253.0998253.0998253.0998253.099825
Après vingt ans de mariage, Sophie décide de quitter son mari Gilles pour aller rejoindre son amant. Gilles entre dans une dépression profonde qui lui fait commettre des actes de plus en plus désespérés.

Director

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, 1h36
Directed by Luc Bossi, Marjane Satrapi, Ken Scott
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Gemma Arterton, Laurent Lafitte, Erin Moriarty, Stefano Cassetti
Rating69% 3.4501253.4501253.4501253.4501253.450125
Ajatashatru est fakir. Un jour, il quitte Bombay pour la France. Il y rencontre rapidement une américaine, dont il tombe amoureux. Mais Ajatashatru est accidentellement expulsé avec des clandestins africains. Envoyé aux quatre coins de l'Europe, il va tenter de retrouver celle qu'il aime.
Unfinished Business, 1h31
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Dave Franco, Vince Vaughn, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, June Diane Raphael, Tom Wilkinson
Rating53% 2.6986052.6986052.6986052.6986052.698605
Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) is arguing with his boss Chuck Portnoy (Sienna Miller) of Dynamic Systems over Chuck giving Dan 5% less commission on a business deal. Dan calls Chuck out on her dealings and behavior, and then decides to leave and start his own business. Only two other people follow Dan - Tim McWinters (Tom Wilkinson), who claims he was just let go for being too old, and Mike Pancake (Dave Franco), a young man that just had an interview at Dynamic but is eager to join the other two. A year later, Dan's business, Apex Select, has barely gotten off the ground. He, Tim, and Mike are sitting in a Dunkin' Donuts when Dan gets a message to go on a business trip to Portland to meet with investors Jim Spinch (James Marsden) and Bill Whilmsley (Nick Frost), the latter being an old friend of Dan's.
Delivery Man, 1h45
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Simon Delaney
Rating63% 3.198713.198713.198713.198713.19871
David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is a hapless deliveryman for his family's butcher shop, pursued by thugs to whom he owes $80,000. His girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) is pregnant with his child. One day, David returns from work to find a lawyer representing a sperm bank (where he gave 693 donations and earned a sum of $24,255 during his student years) who tells him he had fathered 533 children. Of those, 142 have joined a class action lawsuit to force the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of "Starbuck", the alias he had used.
Starbuck
Starbuck (2011)
, 1h49
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Antoine Bertrand, Patrick Huard, Patrick Martin, Julie Le Breton, Dominic Philie, David Giguère
Rating72% 3.645033.645033.645033.645033.64503
In a 1988 prologue, David Wozniak is at a Quebec sperm bank making a donation. Twenty-three years later, in 2011, he is a hapless deliveryman for his family's butcher shop, pursued by thugs whom he owes $80,000. His girlfriend Valérie is pregnant with his child. One day, David returns from work to find a lawyer from the sperm bank who tells him he has fathered 533 children. Of those, 142 have joined a class action lawsuit to force the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of "Starbuck", the alias he used as a sperm donor.
Sticky Fingers, 1h48
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Roy Dupuis, Patrice Robitaille, Aure Atika, Claude Legault, Jean-Pierre Bergeron
Rating67% 3.39293.39293.39293.39293.3929
Set in 1964, Donald Quintal (Patrice Robitaille) meets Father Padre Carmet (Jorge Sabate) at a missionary but is told by Carmet that he cannot be given the money. Donald begins his story that he was a part of The Panet Street Gang that was made up of six Montreal gangsters, and that fours ago, while they were in prison, they planned a bank heist. When the heist went awry, they all voted to give Jimmy the money in $2 million seeing as he had devoted his life to God, on the condition of promising to share it when they all met again. Jimmy hid under the floor while the other five were taken away. When the five were released from prison, they met at a parish chapel near the Franco-Spanish border. Donald explained to the group that he had received a letter from Jimmy that they were to walk 830 kms of the Camino pilgrimage to Santiago to get their share of the money, with a condition, that they needed to prove that they had changed their character as proof of doing the pilgrimage. They learn that they need pilgrim passports to be able to stay at hostels along the way. They tell the Customs women the truth about themselves and they get their passes. Donald Quintal begins a relationship with Maddy (Aure Atika), the girlfriend of Charles (Roy Dupuis) the de facto leader of the group. They arrive in a village and are directed by a boy on his bike to a church and find the grave marker of Jimmy, who had died of his heroin addiction while staying at Carmet's missionary while the others were incarcerated. Cutting back to the conversation between Quintal and Carmet, Quintal is given the money by being given the location of where it is buried. The gang is arrested in Santiago and while the police is going through their bags, looking for the money, it is shown that Maddy has it. The members leave prison and get back to their lives. Maddy distributes the money to each member as she sees fit, leaving Charles a plane ticket to come and find her in Venice.

Scriptwriter

The Grand Seduction, 1h53
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Peter Keleghan
Rating69% 3.4984753.4984753.4984753.4984753.498475
The story begins with Murray French as a young boy, narrating about his father, one of the fishermen in the small community of Tickle Head, Newfoundland. Murray feels that the community has a shared sense of purpose and an ethic of hard work, and notes his parents' domestic bliss.
Delivery Man, 1h45
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Simon Delaney
Rating63% 3.198713.198713.198713.198713.19871
David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is a hapless deliveryman for his family's butcher shop, pursued by thugs to whom he owes $80,000. His girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) is pregnant with his child. One day, David returns from work to find a lawyer representing a sperm bank (where he gave 693 donations and earned a sum of $24,255 during his student years) who tells him he had fathered 533 children. Of those, 142 have joined a class action lawsuit to force the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of "Starbuck", the alias he had used.
Starbuck
Starbuck (2011)
, 1h49
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Antoine Bertrand, Patrick Huard, Patrick Martin, Julie Le Breton, Dominic Philie, David Giguère
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.645033.645033.645033.645033.64503
In a 1988 prologue, David Wozniak is at a Quebec sperm bank making a donation. Twenty-three years later, in 2011, he is a hapless deliveryman for his family's butcher shop, pursued by thugs whom he owes $80,000. His girlfriend Valérie is pregnant with his child. One day, David returns from work to find a lawyer from the sperm bank who tells him he has fathered 533 children. Of those, 142 have joined a class action lawsuit to force the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of "Starbuck", the alias he used as a sperm donor.
Sticky Fingers, 1h48
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Roy Dupuis, Patrice Robitaille, Aure Atika, Claude Legault, Jean-Pierre Bergeron
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.39293.39293.39293.39293.3929
Set in 1964, Donald Quintal (Patrice Robitaille) meets Father Padre Carmet (Jorge Sabate) at a missionary but is told by Carmet that he cannot be given the money. Donald begins his story that he was a part of The Panet Street Gang that was made up of six Montreal gangsters, and that fours ago, while they were in prison, they planned a bank heist. When the heist went awry, they all voted to give Jimmy the money in $2 million seeing as he had devoted his life to God, on the condition of promising to share it when they all met again. Jimmy hid under the floor while the other five were taken away. When the five were released from prison, they met at a parish chapel near the Franco-Spanish border. Donald explained to the group that he had received a letter from Jimmy that they were to walk 830 kms of the Camino pilgrimage to Santiago to get their share of the money, with a condition, that they needed to prove that they had changed their character as proof of doing the pilgrimage. They learn that they need pilgrim passports to be able to stay at hostels along the way. They tell the Customs women the truth about themselves and they get their passes. Donald Quintal begins a relationship with Maddy (Aure Atika), the girlfriend of Charles (Roy Dupuis) the de facto leader of the group. They arrive in a village and are directed by a boy on his bike to a church and find the grave marker of Jimmy, who had died of his heroin addiction while staying at Carmet's missionary while the others were incarcerated. Cutting back to the conversation between Quintal and Carmet, Quintal is given the money by being given the location of where it is buried. The gang is arrested in Santiago and while the police is going through their bags, looking for the money, it is shown that Maddy has it. The members leave prison and get back to their lives. Maddy distributes the money to each member as she sees fit, leaving Charles a plane ticket to come and find her in Venice.
The Little Book of Revenge, 1h45
Directed by Jean-François Pouliot
Origin Quebec
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Pascale Bussières, Marie-Christine Adam, Michel Muller (humoriste), Alice Morel-Michaud, Janine Sutto
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1470153.1470153.1470153.1470153.147015
Bernard, an accountant in a jewelry store, plots revenge against his abusive employer, Monsieur Vendôme, with the help of his friend Robert.
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard, 2h4
Directed by Charles Binamé
Origin Quebec
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Roy Dupuis, Michel Barrette, Julie Le Breton, Rémy Girard, Stephen McHattie, Tony Calabretta
Rating76% 3.8457853.8457853.8457853.8457853.845785
The film depicts an era widely considered a cornerstone of the NHL's history. It shows the life of 'The Rocket' beginning with his years as a teenager, his ascension to the Montreal Canadiens, up to the Richard Riot, showing a full spectrum of Richard's career. It ends the year before Richard brought Montréal to an unrivaled record of five Stanley Cup Championships in a row.
Seducing Doctor Lewis, 1h50
Directed by Jean-François Pouliot
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Lucie Laurier, Raymond Bouchard, Guy-Daniel Tremblay, Roc LaFortune, Bosse, Réal Bossé
Rating73% 3.696763.696763.696763.696763.69676
The tiny fishing village Ste-Marie-la-Mauderne on the north coast of Quebec is in decline. Every resident collects welfare. To lure a company into building a plastic container factory nearby, they need to double their population of 120, have a resident doctor, and give a $50,000 bribe for the company owner.