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Lawrence Gordon is a Director and Producer American born on 25 march 1936 at Yazoo City (USA)

Lawrence Gordon

Lawrence Gordon
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 march 1936 (82 years) at Yazoo City (USA)
Creator of Largo Entertainment

Lawrence Gordon (born March 25, 1936 in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is an American producer and motion picture executive. He specializes in producing action-oriented films. Some of his most popular productions include Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001).

Biography

Gordon grew up in Belzoni, Mississippi. He graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. He has enjoyed a long career in film. After moving to Los Angeles he began his career working for Aaron Spelling. He quickly moved up the ranks and began co-producing for Spelling and in the early 1980s created the TV series Matt Houston.

In the 1970s he was a key executive at American International Pictures.

He served as President of 20th Century Fox from 1984 to 1986.

He subsequently formed Largo Entertainment with his brother and producer Charles Gordon, which was backed by the Japanese company JVC. This was revolutionary as it was the first time a Japanese company had seriously invested in a film enterprise. In 1989, he produced Field of Dreams, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

Under the Largo Entertainment banner, Gordon produced Point Break, G.I. Jane, Mulholland Falls, and 23 other films.

Gordon also had an independent production deal with Universal Pictures under the shingle Lawrence Gordon Productions. Under Lawrence Gordon Productions, he produced such hits as Jumpin' Jack Flash, Boogie Nights, Mystery Men, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise, Hellboy franchise and Watchmen.

Gordon has been credited with giving some of the most prolific producers their start in entertainment such as Joel Silver, Scott Rudin, Amy Pascal, and James L. Brooks.

He has three children including filmmaker and musician, George Joseph Gordon.

Best films

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
(Producer)
Waterworld (1995)
(Producer)
Watchmen (2009)
(Producer)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
(Producer)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
(Producer)
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
(Producer)

Usually with

Lloyd Levin
Lloyd Levin
(21 films)
Walter Hill
Walter Hill
(7 films)
Joel Silver
Joel Silver
(12 films)
Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lawrence Gordon (44 films)

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Director

The Warriors, 1h32
Directed by Walter Hill, Lawrence Gordon, David Shaber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Hip hop films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly, Brian Tyler
Rating76% 3.8488953.8488953.8488953.8488953.848895
Cyrus, leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the most powerful gang in New York City, calls a midnight summit of all New York area gangs, requesting them to send nine unarmed delegates to Van Cortlandt Park. The Warriors, from Coney Island, attend the summit. Cyrus proposes to the assembled crowd a permanent citywide truce and alliance that would allow the gangs to control the city. Most of the gangs laud his idea, but Luther, leader of the Rogues, shoots Cyrus dead. In the resulting chaos, Luther frames the Warriors' leader Cleon for the murder, and Cleon is beaten down by the Riffs. Meanwhile, the other Warriors have escaped, unaware that they've been implicated in Cyrus' murder. The Riffs put out a hit on the Warriors through a radio DJ. Swan, the Warriors' "war chief", takes charge of the group as they try to make it back home.

Producer

Hellboy
Hellboy (2019)

Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell, Daniel Dae Kim
Roles Producer

En Angleterre, Hellboy va affronter la Reine de Sang Nimue, l'épouse de Merlin. Cette lutte va amorcer la fin du monde.
Secretariat, 1h57
Directed by Randall Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Sport hippique
Actors Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Alfred Molina, Margo Martindale, Amanda Michalka, Dylan Walsh
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.598873.598873.598873.598873.59887
In 1969, Denver housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father, Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stables in Doswell, Virginia, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. With the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich), Chenery navigates the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and one of the greatest racehorses of all time.
Watchmen
Watchmen (2009)
, 2h43
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Biography, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Politique, Mars in film, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, White House in fiction
Actors Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.7979253.7979253.7979253.7979253.797925
The "Minutemen", a team of costumed crime fighters, was formed in 1939 in response to a rise in costumed gangs and criminals; the "Watchmen" was similarly formed decades later. Their existence has dramatically affected world events: in particular, Doctor Manhattan's superpowers help the United States win the Vietnam War, resulting in President Richard Nixon being reelected. Doctor Manhattan gives the West a strategic advantage over the Soviet Union, which by the 1980s threatens to escalate the Cold War into a nuclear war. During that time, growing anti-vigilante sentiment in the country leads to masked crime-fighters being outlawed. While many of the heroes retire, Doctor Manhattan and the Comedian operate as government-sanctioned agents, and Rorschach continues to operate outside the law.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 2h
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Disaster films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4977553.4977553.4977553.4977553.497755
During Christmas 1955, an 11-year-old Hellboy is told a bedtime story by his adoptive father, Trevor Broom, involving an ancient war between man and magical creatures, started by man's greed. After defeat of the magical creatures' forces, the master of the goblin blacksmiths offers to build an indestructible mechanical army for the elven King Balor. Encouraged by his son Prince Nuada, Balor orders the building of this Golden Army. The humans are devastated by the army. Balor is ridden with guilt and forms a truce with the humans: Man will keep his cities and the magical creatures will keep their forests. Nuada does not agree with the truce and leaves in exile. The magical crown controlling the army is broken into three pieces, one going to the humans and the other two kept by the elves.
Hellboy: Blood and Iron, 1h15
Directed by Victor Cook, Tad Stones
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Themes Superhero films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Hurt, Cree Summer, Peri Gilpin
Roles Executive Producer
Rating67% 3.3979053.3979053.3979053.3979053.397905
In a series of flashbacks played in reverse chronological order it is related that in 1939, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm investigated a series of murders in Eastern Europe. Erzebet Ondrushko, a vampire who bathed in the blood of innocents to stay young, was responsible. She had sold her soul to the Queen of Witches, the goddess Hecate, and had just kidnapped the fiancee of one of the townsmen. When the search party confronted Erzebet in her castle, all members of the party were horribly killed, and Bruttenholm was left to face her alone. He tricked her into the sunlight, effectively destroying her.
Hellboy: Sword of Storms, 1h17
Directed by Tad Stones
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Superhero films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Peri Gilpin, Dee Bradley Baker, Keith Ferguson
Roles Executive Producer
Rating65% 3.2971553.2971553.2971553.2971553.297155
The film starts in the middle of an unspecified mission which sees Hellboy, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien battling bat-worshipping Mayan zombies who are lead by a gigantic zombie bat. The group are eventually able to defeat their opponents when Liz unleashes her pyrokinetic powers, although she is still unsure of her ability to control her powers.
Hellboy
Hellboy (2004)
, 2h2
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Dystopian films, Steampunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Disaster films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, John Hurt
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.4479853.4479853.4479853.4479853.447985
In 1944, the Nazis build a dimensional portal off the coast of Scotland. With the help of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, they intend to free the Ogdru Jahad—monstrous entities imprisoned in deep space—to aid them in defeating the Allies. Rasputin knows this will be an apocalyptic event that he believes will create a paradise. He opens the portal with the aid of his disciples, Ilsa von Haupstein and Obersturmbannführer Karl Ruprecht Kroenen, member of the Thule Society and Adolf Hitler's top assassin. An Allied team is sent to destroy the portal, guided by young Trevor Bruttenholm, who is well-versed in the occult. The German team is killed and the portal is destroyed—in the process absorbing Rasputin—while Haupstein and Kroenen escape. The Allied team discovers that an infant demon with a right hand of stone came through the portal; they dub him "Hellboy" and Bruttenholm adopts him.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, 1h57
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about computing, Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Underwater action films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Til Schweiger
Roles Producer
Rating55% 2.7522.7522.7522.7522.752
On Santorini island, Greece, a wedding is interrupted by a strong earthquake. The earthquake uncovers the Luna Temple, built by Alexander the Great to house his most prized treasures. Among these treasures is a glowing orb with a pattern resembling a code etched into it. Lara (Angelina Jolie) finds this orb; but it is stolen by the crime lord Chen Lo (Simon Yam). Lara only just manages to escape with a strange medallion, while her two companions are killed by Chen's men.
K-9: P.I.
K-9: P.I. (2002)
, 1h35
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Chien de flic
Actors James Belushi, Gary Basaraba, Sarah Carter, Kevin Durand, Christopher Shyer, Barbara Tyson
Roles Executive Producer
Rating57% 2.8994452.8994452.8994452.8994452.899445
When Thomas Dooley retires from the police force, he and Jerry Lee inadvertently are involved in an armed robbery at a high-tech computer lab. The burglars steal a valuable micro chip.
K-PAX
K-PAX (2001)
, 2h1
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, David Patrick Kelly, Celia Weston
Roles Producer
Rating73% 3.6992553.6992553.6992553.6992553.699255
After claiming he is an extraterrestrial from the planet 'K-PAX', 1,000 light years away in the Lyra constellation, prot (uncapitalized and pronounced with a long O) is committed to the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan. There, psychiatrist Dr. Mark Powell attempts to cure him of his apparent delusions. However, prot is unwavering in his ability to provide cogent answers to questions about himself, K-PAX and its civilizations. Dr. Powell introduces him to a group of astrophysicists, to whom prot displays a level of knowledge that puzzles them.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 1h41
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about computing, Jeu, Transport films, Time travel films, Motocyclette, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Chris Barrie, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig
Roles Producer
Rating58% 2.9000252.9000252.9000252.9000252.900025
The film opens with Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) in an Egyptian tomb, seeking a diamond at one end of a chamber. As she approaches she is attacked by a large robot. After an intense chase and battle, she disables it by ripping out its motivational circuits. She takes the diamond, which is revealed to be a memory card labeled "Lara's Party Mix", and inserts it into a laptop computer inside the robot, whereupon it plays music. Now it is revealed that the scene took place in a practice arena in her home, and that her assistant Bryce (Noah Taylor) programmed the robot, SIMON, to challenge her in combat.
K-911
K-911 (2000)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Chien de flic
Actors James Belushi, Christine Tucci, James Handy, Wade Williams, J. J. Johnston
Roles Executive Producer
Rating56% 2.847182.847182.847182.847182.84718
Michael Dooley and his German Shepherd Dog companion Jerry Lee set out to find a murderous man who plans to kill Dooley. During the movie, Jerry Lee becomes tired, and begins to fail doing his normal way of life. They also reluctantly team up with Sergeant Wendy Welles and her Doberman Pinscher, Zeus, who, according to Welles, was trained in the Netherlands and listen to commands in Dutch (although in reality the commands are in German). Eventually, they discover the attempter: a psychotic man named Devon Lane who thought Dooley's wife, Tracy, loved him more than she did her own husband just because she said that he "had talent". He also believes that Dooley was responsible for Tracy's death. Devon attempts to kill Dooley in a climatic showdown and, just in time, Jerry Lee jumps, tackles Devon, and takes him out. Devon is then arrested and Dooley is taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds. The film ends with Jerry Lee and Dooley creating their own exercise video.
Mystery Men, 2h
Directed by Kinka Usher
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films
Actors Hank Azaria, Claire Forlani, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, Jenifer Lewis, Greg Kinnear
Roles Producer
Rating60% 3.049123.049123.049123.049123.04912
In the metropolis of Champion City, the would-be superhero team of Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), The Shoveler (William H. Macy), and The Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) attempt to make a name for themselves, but their suspect skills make them ineffective, and they find themselves upstaged by the city's most successful superhero, Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear). However, Amazing is finding that his effectiveness at fighting crime has practically made his job obsolete, and without any worthy adversaries remaining (some of them are either dead, in exile, or still in jail), his corporate sponsors are beginning to pull their funding. To create a need for himself, Amazing uses his alter ego, billionaire lawyer Lance Hunt, to argue for the release of insane supervillain Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush). The plan backfires; once reunited with Tony P (Eddie Izzard) and his Disco Boys, Casanova Frankenstein blows up the insane asylum, captures Amazing, and prepares to unleash a doomsday device: the "Psycho-frakulator", which lethally bends reality. Mr. Furious, while spying on Casanova Frankenstein's mansion, discovers Amazing's capture and informs the others.