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Lee Unkrich is a Actor, Director, Original Story, Executive Producer, Co-Director, Editor and Other American born on 8 august 1967 at Cleveland (USA)

Lee Unkrich

Lee Unkrich
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Birth name Lee Edward Unkrich
Nationality USA
Birth 8 august 1967 (52 years) at Cleveland (USA)
Awards Annie Award

Lee Unkrich (born August 8, 1967) is an American director, film editor and screenwriter. He is a longtime member of the creative team at Pixar, where he started in 1994 as a film editor. He later began directing, first as co-director of Toy Story 2. After co-directing Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, Unkrich made his solo directorial debut with Toy Story 3, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Film in 2011. Unkrich is the 2011 recipient of University of Southern California's Mary Pickford Distinguished Alumni Award recognizing alumni contributions to the cinematic arts. With the award, Unkrich joins a list of distinguished USC alumni including Robert Zemeckis, Walter Murch, Jon Landau, Gary Rydstrom and Jay Roach.

A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Unkrich spent his youth acting at The Cleveland Play House. Unkrich graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1990. Before joining Pixar in 1994, Unkrich worked for several years in television as an editor and director. Unkrich is married to Laura Century and they have three children: Hannah, Alice, and Max.

Biography

Originaire du quartier de Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Lee Unkrich a passé la majeure partie de son enfance sur la scène de la Cleveland Playhouse comme jeune comédien. Plus tard, en 1990, il est diplômé de l'école de cinéma de l'Université de Californie du Sud et travaille ensuite plusieurs années pour la télévision comme réalisateur et monteur. En 1994, il rejoint finalement les studios Pixar. Avec la collaboration d'autres réalisateurs, Lee Unkrich travaillera notamment sur Toy Story 2 (1999), Monstres et C (2001) ou encore Le Monde de Nemo (2003). En 2010, il est enfin seul derrière la caméra pour Toy Story 3. Le film est un grand succès au box-office et il remporte même l'Oscar du meilleur film d'animation en 2011. Lee Unkrich déclarera lors de la cérémonie : « Pixar est le plus bel endroit sur Terre pour faire des films ». En 2018, Lee Unkrich obtient son second oscar avec Coco.

Le 18 janvier 2019, il annonce sur Twitter son départ de Pixar après 25 ans.

Best films

Toy Story 4 (2019)
(Original Story)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
(Director)
Finding Nemo (2003)
(Director)
Inside Out (2015)
(Other)
Coco (2017)
(Director)
Monsters University (2013)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
(12 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(14 films)
Bob Peterson
Bob Peterson
(8 films)
Jeff Pidgeon
Jeff Pidgeon
(7 films)
Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lee Unkrich (14 films)

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Actor

Coco
Coco (2017)
, 1h45
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Renée Victor
Roles Additional voices (voice)
Rating83% 4.196794.196794.196794.196794.19679
Autrefois, Imelda Rivera était mariée à un musicien talentueux. Ce dernier avait quitté sa femme et sa fille, Coco, pour poursuivre sa carrière musicale. En représailles, Imelda avait banni toute musique dans sa famille et créé une entreprise de cordonnerie, transmise de génération en génération. Dans le présent, son arrière-arrière-petit-fils, Miguel, âgé de 12 ans, vit avec sa famille, et Coco, son arrière-grand-mère, dans le petit village mexicain de Santa Cecilia. Il rêve de devenir un musicien comme Ernesto de la Cruz, vedette de la chanson et du cinéma, de la même génération qu'Imelda (ce dernier est mort lors d'une représentation, quand une énorme cloche lui est tombée sur la tête). Lors des préparatifs de la Fête des Morts, Miguel casse accidentellement le cadre de la photographie d'Imelda, au centre de l'autel, et découvre que son mari (dont la tête a été arrachée de la photographie) tenait la célèbre guitare blanche d'Ernesto. Plus tard dans la soirée, quand Miguel fait part à sa famille de son intention de participer au concours de talents du Jour des Morts, sa grand-mère Elena détruit sa guitare. Furieux, il quitte la maison et se dirige vers le cimetière de la ville.
Toy Story 3, 1h43
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Jeu, Prison films, Films about toys, Évasion, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, John Morris, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles
Roles Additional Voice (voice)
Rating82% 4.146684.146684.146684.146684.14668
Andy, now 17 years old, is about to leave for college, and his toys have not been played with for years. He intends to take only Woody with him, and puts Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the other toys in a bag to be stored in the attic. Andy's mother mistakenly takes the bag to the curb for garbage pickup. The toys escape and, believing Andy intended to throw them away, decide to climb in a donation box with Barbie bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows them and tries to explain the mistake, but they refuse to believe him.
Monsters, Inc., 1h32
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter, David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Time travel films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating79% 3.9984453.9984453.9984453.9984453.998445
The parallel city of Monstropolis is inhabited by monsters and powered by the screams of children in the human world. At the factory of Monsters, Inc., employees called "scarers" venture into children's bedrooms to scare them and collect their screams, using closet doors as portals. This is considered a dangerous task because the monsters believe children are toxic and that touching them would be fatal. However, production is falling as children are becoming harder to scare and the company's chairman Henry J. Waternoose III is determined to find a solution. The top scarer is James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, who lives with his friend and assistant Mike Wazowski and has a rivalry with the ever-determined chameleon-like monster Randall Boggs. During an ordinary day's work on what is known as the "Scarefloor", another scarer accidentally brings a child's sock into the factory, causing the Child Detection Agency (CDA) to arrive and cleanse him. Mike is frequently ridiculed by the company's clerk Roz for never completing his paperwork on time.
Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Roles Red Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot (voice)
Rating78% 3.9465253.9465253.9465253.9465253.946525
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.
A Bug's Life, 1h35
Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Phyllis Diller
Roles (voice)
Rating71% 3.596723.596723.596723.596723.59672
Flik, an individualist and would-be inventor, lives in a colony of ants in the middle of a dried creek. They are led by Princess Atta and her mother, the Queen. The colony is oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers, led by Hopper, that arrive every season demanding food from the ants. One day, when the annual offering is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a grain-harvesting device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food as compensation. The ants trick Flik into accepting his plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as an opportunity to get rid of Flik and save themselves trouble.

Director

Coco
Coco (2017)
, 1h45
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Renée Victor
Rating83% 4.196794.196794.196794.196794.19679
Autrefois, Imelda Rivera était mariée à un musicien talentueux. Ce dernier avait quitté sa femme et sa fille, Coco, pour poursuivre sa carrière musicale. En représailles, Imelda avait banni toute musique dans sa famille et créé une entreprise de cordonnerie, transmise de génération en génération. Dans le présent, son arrière-arrière-petit-fils, Miguel, âgé de 12 ans, vit avec sa famille, et Coco, son arrière-grand-mère, dans le petit village mexicain de Santa Cecilia. Il rêve de devenir un musicien comme Ernesto de la Cruz, vedette de la chanson et du cinéma, de la même génération qu'Imelda (ce dernier est mort lors d'une représentation, quand une énorme cloche lui est tombée sur la tête). Lors des préparatifs de la Fête des Morts, Miguel casse accidentellement le cadre de la photographie d'Imelda, au centre de l'autel, et découvre que son mari (dont la tête a été arrachée de la photographie) tenait la célèbre guitare blanche d'Ernesto. Plus tard dans la soirée, quand Miguel fait part à sa famille de son intention de participer au concours de talents du Jour des Morts, sa grand-mère Elena détruit sa guitare. Furieux, il quitte la maison et se dirige vers le cimetière de la ville.
Toy Story 3, 1h43
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Jeu, Prison films, Films about toys, Évasion, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, John Morris, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles
Rating82% 4.146684.146684.146684.146684.14668
Andy, now 17 years old, is about to leave for college, and his toys have not been played with for years. He intends to take only Woody with him, and puts Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the other toys in a bag to be stored in the attic. Andy's mother mistakenly takes the bag to the curb for garbage pickup. The toys escape and, believing Andy intended to throw them away, decide to climb in a donation box with Barbie bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows them and tries to explain the mistake, but they refuse to believe him.
Finding Nemo, 1h41
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney
Rating80% 4.0478654.0478654.0478654.0478654.047865
Two ocellaris clownfish, Marlin and his wife Coral, admire their new home in the Great Barrier Reef and their clutch of eggs when a barracuda attacks, knocking Marlin unconscious. He wakes up to find that Coral and all but one of the eggs have disappeared. Marlin names this last egg Nemo, a name that Coral liked.
Monsters, Inc., 1h32
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter, David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Time travel films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly
Rating79% 3.9984453.9984453.9984453.9984453.998445
The parallel city of Monstropolis is inhabited by monsters and powered by the screams of children in the human world. At the factory of Monsters, Inc., employees called "scarers" venture into children's bedrooms to scare them and collect their screams, using closet doors as portals. This is considered a dangerous task because the monsters believe children are toxic and that touching them would be fatal. However, production is falling as children are becoming harder to scare and the company's chairman Henry J. Waternoose III is determined to find a solution. The top scarer is James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, who lives with his friend and assistant Mike Wazowski and has a rivalry with the ever-determined chameleon-like monster Randall Boggs. During an ordinary day's work on what is known as the "Scarefloor", another scarer accidentally brings a child's sock into the factory, causing the Child Detection Agency (CDA) to arrive and cleanse him. Mike is frequently ridiculed by the company's clerk Roz for never completing his paperwork on time.
Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Rating78% 3.9465253.9465253.9465253.9465253.946525
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.

Scriptwriter

Toy Story 4, 1h40
Directed by Josh Cooley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf
Roles Original Story
Rating78% 3.9461753.9461753.9461753.9461753.946175
Woody, Buzz et les anciens jouets d'Andy sont désormais la propriété de Bonnie, une petite fille qui s'apprête à passer son premier jour en école maternelle. Woody n'est plus parmi les jouets préférés mais continue de s'assurer du bonheur de sa maitresse. Il se glisse ainsi dans le sac à dos de la fillette et la voit, lors de son premier jour, se fabriquer un jouet à partir d'une fourchette en plastique. Le jouet s'anime, prend le nom de Fourchette, mais a pleinement conscience d'être fait à partir de déchets. Woody passe donc le plus clair de son temps à sortir Fourchette des poubelles où il veut se jeter.
Coco
Coco (2017)
, 1h45
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Renée Victor
Roles Story
Rating83% 4.196794.196794.196794.196794.19679
Autrefois, Imelda Rivera était mariée à un musicien talentueux. Ce dernier avait quitté sa femme et sa fille, Coco, pour poursuivre sa carrière musicale. En représailles, Imelda avait banni toute musique dans sa famille et créé une entreprise de cordonnerie, transmise de génération en génération. Dans le présent, son arrière-arrière-petit-fils, Miguel, âgé de 12 ans, vit avec sa famille, et Coco, son arrière-grand-mère, dans le petit village mexicain de Santa Cecilia. Il rêve de devenir un musicien comme Ernesto de la Cruz, vedette de la chanson et du cinéma, de la même génération qu'Imelda (ce dernier est mort lors d'une représentation, quand une énorme cloche lui est tombée sur la tête). Lors des préparatifs de la Fête des Morts, Miguel casse accidentellement le cadre de la photographie d'Imelda, au centre de l'autel, et découvre que son mari (dont la tête a été arrachée de la photographie) tenait la célèbre guitare blanche d'Ernesto. Plus tard dans la soirée, quand Miguel fait part à sa famille de son intention de participer au concours de talents du Jour des Morts, sa grand-mère Elena détruit sa guitare. Furieux, il quitte la maison et se dirige vers le cimetière de la ville.
Toy Story 3, 1h43
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Jeu, Prison films, Films about toys, Évasion, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, John Morris, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles
Roles Story
Rating82% 4.146684.146684.146684.146684.14668
Andy, now 17 years old, is about to leave for college, and his toys have not been played with for years. He intends to take only Woody with him, and puts Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the other toys in a bag to be stored in the attic. Andy's mother mistakenly takes the bag to the curb for garbage pickup. The toys escape and, believing Andy intended to throw them away, decide to climb in a donation box with Barbie bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows them and tries to explain the mistake, but they refuse to believe him.

Producer

Toy Story 4, 1h40
Directed by Josh Cooley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf
Roles Executive Producer
Rating78% 3.9461753.9461753.9461753.9461753.946175
Woody, Buzz et les anciens jouets d'Andy sont désormais la propriété de Bonnie, une petite fille qui s'apprête à passer son premier jour en école maternelle. Woody n'est plus parmi les jouets préférés mais continue de s'assurer du bonheur de sa maitresse. Il se glisse ainsi dans le sac à dos de la fillette et la voit, lors de son premier jour, se fabriquer un jouet à partir d'une fourchette en plastique. Le jouet s'anime, prend le nom de Fourchette, mais a pleinement conscience d'être fait à partir de déchets. Woody passe donc le plus clair de son temps à sortir Fourchette des poubelles où il veut se jeter.