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Kevin Reynolds is a Director, Scriptwriter and Thanks American born on 17 january 1952 at Waco (USA)

Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds
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Birth name Kevin Reynolds
Nationality USA
Birth 17 january 1952 (67 years) at Waco (USA)

Kevin Hal Reynolds (born January 17, 1952) is an American film director and screenwriter.

Biography

Après des études de droit et une brève carrière de juriste, Kevin Reynolds rejoint l'University of Texas d'Austin ainsi que l'University of Southern California pour suivre des cours de cinéma. Il écrit un scénario de thèse, Ten soldiers, qui deviendra L'Aube rouge, porté à l'écran en 1984 par John Milius. Kevin Reynolds reniera la vision du metteur en scène sur son script. Son court métrage Proof en 1980 lui vaut d'être repéré par Steven Spielberg et la société Amblin Entertainment en produit une adaptation en long métrage, Une bringue d'enfer en 1985.

Il y rencontre Kevin Costner avec lequel il retravaillera quatre fois : Robin des Bois : Prince des voleurs, Rapa Nui, Waterworld et la série Hatfields and McCoys . Les tensions sur le tournage de ce dernier film mettent à mal l'amitié entre les deux hommes et Kevin Reynolds en quittera la production. Ils se sont retrouvés lors d'un commentaire audio en DVD où ils se sont montrés néanmoins très courtois l'un envers l'autre. Il faut ajouter que Kevin Reynolds avait en outre participé à la réalisation de Danse avec les loups.

En 1988, La Bête de guerre se focalise sur un char russe en Afghanistan en 1981, montrant son attrait tout au long de sa filmographie pour les grands espaces naturels, que ce soit des déserts, îles ou forêts auxquels se confrontent des hommes seuls ou des petites communautés. Avec Robin des Bois : Prince des voleurs, son cinéma prendra pour certains une tournure plus commerciale. La tourmente médiatique et personnelle de Waterworld et les résultats en demi-teinte du film vont rendre la suite de sa carrière plus erratique. Avec 187 code meurtre il aborde le sous genre alors en vogue du film d'enseignant en milieu difficile. Puis il retourne au film en costume qui a fait son succès avec son Robin des Bois. Si La Vengeance de Monte-Cristo connait un résultat honorable au box-office américain, Tristan & Yseult met presque deux années à sortir pour connaître un échec en salle. Ce film fut l'occasion de reprendre un vieux projet que Ridley Scott devait réaliser après Les Duellistes, pour lequel Reynolds a beaucoup d'admiration. Il a d'ailleurs participé aux suppléments du DVD de ce film.

Best films

Dances with Wolves (1990)
(Thanks)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
(Director)
Waterworld (1995)
(Director)
Red Dawn (1984)
(Story)

Usually with

Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(6 films)
Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
(5 films)
Cliff Curtis
Cliff Curtis
(2 films)
Pepe Serna
Pepe Serna
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kevin Reynolds (13 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

Risen
Risen (2016)
, 1h42
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Leonor Watling, Stephen Greif
Rating61% 3.097193.097193.097193.097193.09719
Clavius, a powerful Roman Centurion, is charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and to locate the missing body of Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) in order to quell an imminent uprising in Jerusalem during the first 40 days following Christ's resurrection.
Tristan & Isolde, 2h5
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin German
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors James Franco, Sophia Myles, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong
Rating67% 3.398973.398973.398973.398973.39897
The film is set in Great Britain and Ireland, in the Dark Ages, after the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century. Lord Marke of Cornwall (Rufus Sewell) plans to unify the peoples of Britain – Celts, Angles, Saxons and Jutes – under himself as high king to resist Irish domination.
The Count of Monte Cristo, 2h11
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Prison films, La provence, Films about capital punishment
Actors Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Domińczyk, Richard Harris, James Frain, Luis Guzmán
Rating76% 3.849213.849213.849213.849213.84921
In 1815 Edmond Dantès, second mate of a French trading ship, and his friend Fernand Mondego, a representative of the shipping company, head to the isle of Elba to seek medical attention for their ailing captain. Dantès and Mondego are chased by British Dragoons who believe they are spies for the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte. Bonaparte himself comes to their aid, stating that they are not his agents. As payment for using his physician, Bonaparte asks Dantès to deliver a letter to a certain Monsieur Clarion in France. The captain dies, however, and they leave Elba. On returning to France, Dantès is reprimanded by the ship's first mate, Danglars, for disobeying orders. However, the company's boss, Morrell, commends Dantès' bravery, promoting him to captain over Danglars, who is left fuming. Mondego intercepts Dantès' fiancée, Mercédès, and tries to seduce her. When he hears of Dantès' promotion, Mondego realizes that Dantès and Mercédès would soon be married.
One Eight Seven, 1h59
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins, Jr., Tony Plana, Karina Arroyave
Rating66% 3.3491753.3491753.3491753.3491753.349175
Trevor Garfield is an African American high school science teacher at Roosevelt Whitney High School, a high school in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Dennis Broadway, a gangster student to whom he had given a failing grade threatens to murder him, writing the number 187 (the California police code for homicide used in many popular rap lyrics) on every page of one of Garfield's textbooks. The administration ignores the threat, and Dennis ambushes Garfield in the hallway, stabbing him in the back and side abdominal area multiple times with a shiv.
Waterworld
Waterworld (1995)
, 2h16
Directed by Kevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Environmental films, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter, Gerard Murphy
Rating61% 3.098863.098863.098863.098863.09886
In the beginning of the 21st century, the polar ice caps melted and the sea level rose to cover every continent on Earth. Surviving humans were scattered across the ocean on ramshackle floating communities known as atolls, mostly built from scrap metal and decrepit sea vessels. Over time, the survivors eventually forget that they ever lived on firm ground, adapting a mythological place named "Dryland" somewhere in the ocean.
Rapa Nui
Rapa Nui (1994)
, 1h47
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt, Cliff Curtis, George Henare, Rawiri Paratene
Rating63% 3.1996553.1996553.1996553.1996553.199655
There are two classes of people; Long Ears and Short Ears. Long Ears, marked by large wooden plugs in their ear lobes and a certain tattoo, are the ruling class. The working-class Short ears have no ear plugs and a different tattoo. Young men from each Long Ear tribe compete in the annual Birdman Competition. The winner’s tribe gets to rule the island for a year.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, 2h23
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Political films
Actors Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alan Rickman, Mike McShane
Rating68% 3.449453.449453.449453.449453.44945
Robin of Locksley (Costner), an English nobleman who joined Richard the Lionheart, King of England in the Third Crusade, is imprisoned in Jerusalem along with his comrade Peter. After witnessing an amputation at the hand of the Ayyubid prison guards, Robin escapes, saving the life of a Moor named Azeem (Freeman) in the process, Robin, Peter and Azeem escape through a sewer and climb up into a alley but Peter is shot by an archer while escaping and has Robin swear to protect his sister Marian (Mastrantonio). Peter then grabs a scimitar and attacks an Ayyubid patrol giving Robin and Azeem enough time to to run down a small closed market. Azeem then grabs a fruit from one of the market stands and gives half of it to Robin and after nearly being spotted by a Ayyubid soldier and with the whole town on a lookout for them Robin and Azeem escape. Robin returns to England with Azeem, who has vowed to accompany him until the debt of saving his life is repaid.
The Beast of War, 1h51
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, Stephen Baldwin, Erick Avari, Kabir Bedi
Rating73% 3.697513.697513.697513.697513.69751
The film is prefaced with a quotation from the poem "The Young British Soldier" by Rudyard Kipling:
Fandango
Fandango (1985)
, 1h31
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Teen movie
Actors Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush, Elizabeth Daily, Suzy Amis
Rating66% 3.3498953.3498953.3498953.3498953.349895
In 1971 at a fraternity house on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, Gardner Barnes (Kevin Costner) is throwing darts at a picture of himself and his ex-girlfriend (Suzy Amis). He rejoins the graduation party going on downstairs, but not before tearing the picture in half.

Scriptwriter

Risen
Risen (2016)
, 1h42
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Leonor Watling, Stephen Greif
Roles Ecrivain
Rating61% 3.097193.097193.097193.097193.09719
Clavius, a powerful Roman Centurion, is charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and to locate the missing body of Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) in order to quell an imminent uprising in Jerusalem during the first 40 days following Christ's resurrection.
Red Dawn
Red Dawn (2012)
, 1h54
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Rating54% 2.7001152.7001152.7001152.7001152.700115
An introductory montage shows the fallout of the economic crisis in the European Union and a weakened NATO alliance, amid increasing co-operation between an increasingly militant North Korea and ultranationalist-controlled Russia. The increased deployment of U.S. troops abroad (and the highlighted threat of cyberwarfare) leaves the mainland vulnerable.
Rapa Nui
Rapa Nui (1994)
, 1h47
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt, Cliff Curtis, George Henare, Rawiri Paratene
Rating63% 3.1996553.1996553.1996553.1996553.199655
There are two classes of people; Long Ears and Short Ears. Long Ears, marked by large wooden plugs in their ear lobes and a certain tattoo, are the ruling class. The working-class Short ears have no ear plugs and a different tattoo. Young men from each Long Ear tribe compete in the annual Birdman Competition. The winner’s tribe gets to rule the island for a year.
Fandango
Fandango (1985)
, 1h31
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Teen movie
Actors Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush, Elizabeth Daily, Suzy Amis
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3498953.3498953.3498953.3498953.349895
In 1971 at a fraternity house on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, Gardner Barnes (Kevin Costner) is throwing darts at a picture of himself and his ex-girlfriend (Suzy Amis). He rejoins the graduation party going on downstairs, but not before tearing the picture in half.
Red Dawn
Red Dawn (1984)
, 1h54
Directed by John Milius
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action
Themes Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Arme nucléaire, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles Story
Rating63% 3.1996053.1996053.1996053.1996053.199605
An introductory text explains how the United States has gradually become strategically isolated after several European nations (except the United Kingdom) withdraw from NATO. At the same time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact partners aggressively expand their sphere of influence. In addition, the Ukrainian wheat harvest fails while a Communist coup d'etat occurs in Mexico.