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Lynn Stalmaster is a Actor and Casting Consultant American born on 17 november 1927 at Omaha (USA)

Lynn Stalmaster

Lynn Stalmaster
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 november 1927 at Omaha (USA)
Death 12 february 2021 (at 93 years)

Lynn Stalmaster est un directeur de casting (régisseur de distribution) américain né à Omaha.

Alumnus de l'Université de Californie à Los Angeles, il y pratique le théâtre amateur. Il débute comme acteur professionnel en 1951 dans Les Diables de Guadalcanal tout en s'occupant du casting de séries télévisées comme Big Town.

En 1961, il crée Lynn Stalmaster & Associates, dont le premier film est West Side Story, première d'une fructueuse collaboration avec la Mirisch Company. Dans les années 1970, Stalmaster devient synonyme d'une soixantaine de films à succès, distribuant notamment Chaim Topol dans Un violon sur le toit, le couple Ruth Gordon et Bud Cort dans Harold et Maude, Jon Voight et Burt Reynolds dans Délivrance, James Caan dans Rollerball, Gene Wilder et Richard Pryor dans Transamerica Express, Jane Fonda et Jon Voight dans Le Retour, Kris Kristofferson et Ali MacGraw dans Le Convoi, Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman et Margot Kidder dans la trilogie Superman, Bette Midler et Alan Bates dans The Rose ou Peter Sellers dans Bienvenue, Mister Chance. Lynn Stalmaster est également directeur de casting de plusieurs films à Oscars : Dans la chaleur de la nuit, L'Étoffe des héros et Les Incorruptibles.

À la télévision, Stalmaster s'est occupé du casting des séries Combat !, Gunsmoke et Les Incorruptibles et, plus récemment, du téléfilm Le Crime du siècle (Crime of the Century) pour lequel il a été nommé aux Emmys.

Sa dernière collaboration a lieu en 2000 sur le film scientologue Battlefield Earth - Terre champ de bataille, considéré comme l'un des pires films du cinéma américain.

Best films

Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Tootsie (1982)
First Blood (1982)
(Casting Director)
The Graduate (1967)
(Casting Consultant)
Stir Crazy (1980)

Usually with

Hal Ashby
Hal Ashby
(14 films)
Mark Rydell
Mark Rydell
(10 films)
Ted Kotcheff
Ted Kotcheff
(11 films)
Walter Mirisch
Walter Mirisch
(15 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lynn Stalmaster (227 films)

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Casting By
Casting By (2012)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Marion Dougherty, Lynn Stalmaster, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.787123.787123.787123.787123.78712
The film is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. It focuses on casting pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts.
The Steel Helmet, 1h25
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards, Richard Loo, Sid Melton
Roles Second Lieutenant
Rating73% 3.6941853.6941853.6941853.6941853.694185
When an American infantry unit surrenders to the North Koreans, the prisoners of war have their hands bound behind their backs and are then executed. Only Sergeant Zack (Gene Evans) survives the massacre, saved when the bullet meant for him is deflected by his helmet. He is freed by South Korean orphan (William Chun), nicknamed "Short Round" by Zack, who tags along despite the sergeant's annoyance.
Flying Leathernecks, 1h37
Directed by Nicholas Ray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Jay C. Flippen, Milburn Stone, Janis Carter
Rating62% 3.1482053.1482053.1482053.1482053.148205
Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) arrives at VMF-247 ("Wildcats") as the new commander when everybody in the unit was expecting Captain Carl "Grif" Griffin (Robert Ryan) to take over. Kirby is strict and makes this understood from day one. Assigned to the Cactus Air Force during the Guadalcanal campaign, Kirby has few planes available and a lot to accomplish with a field attacked daily by the Japanese. His pilots are young and behave like "kids," sometimes disobeying orders and foolishly losing precious pilots and precious planes. Kirby is requiring maximum effort, and Captain Griffin is not as tough as Kirby wants. Griffin stays closer to his young pilots, one of them his own brother-in-law, Vern "Cowboy" Blithe (Don Taylor).


Battlefield Earth, 1h53
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsenti, Richard Tyson
Roles Casting Director
Rating25% 1.254241.254241.254241.254241.25424
In the year 3000, Earth has been ruled for 1,000 years by the Psychlos, a brutal race of giant humanoid aliens. The remnants of humanity are either enslaved by the Psychlos and used for manual labor or survive in primitive tribes living in remote areas outside Psychlo control. Jonnie Goodboy Tyler (Barry Pepper), a member of one such tribe, leaves his home in the Rocky Mountains on a journey of exploration. He joins forces with Carlo (Kim Coates), a hunter, but both men are captured by a Psychlo raiding party and transported to a slave camp at the Psychlos' main base on Earth, a giant dome built over the ruins of Denver, Colorado.
Carpool (1996)
, 1h32
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors David Paymer, Tom Arnold, Rhea Perlman, Rachael Leigh Cook, Rod Steiger, Kim Coates
Roles Casting
Rating50% 2.5018652.5018652.5018652.5018652.501865
Workaholic advertising executive of Bauer & Cole, Daniel Miller (David Paymer), has an important business meeting, but finds himself having to drive the neighborhood carpool for his sons, Bucky (Micah Gardener) and Andrew (Mikey Kovar), and their friends, Chelsea (Colleen Rennison), Kayla (Rachael Leigh Cook), and Travis (Jordan Blake Warkol), when his wife (Stellina Rusich), gets sick. Stopping to get Danish for the kids at Hammerman's Gourmet To Go grocery store, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. The situation worsens as Franklin Laszlo (Tom Arnold), the desperate owner of Laszlo Bros. Carnival who had been contemplating a bank robbery of Puget Savings and Loan, robs the robbers and takes Daniel and the kids hostage in their Toyota Previa van as his truck is blocked by an armored car. A comedic car chase ensues through Seattle. Daniel discovers the kids do not really respect him and they react better to Franklin.
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, 1h33
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Peter Gallagher, Claire Danes, Kathy Baker, Wendy Crewson, Bruce Altman, Laurie Fortier
Roles Casting
Rating57% 2.8991152.8991152.8991152.8991152.899115
David Lewis (Peter Gallagher) is so affected by the death of his beautiful wife Gillian (Michelle Pfeiffer), who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip, that he turns their summer cottage in Nantucket, Massachusetts into a permanent home and spends most of his time on the beach there, communicating with his dead wife's spirit and unwittingly neglecting his teenage daughter Rachel (Claire Danes).
Crime of the Century
Directed by Mark Rydell
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Stephen Rea, Isabella Rossellini, Allen Garfield, Michael Moriarty, J. T. Walsh, Barry Primus
Roles Casting
Rating70% 3.541843.541843.541843.541843.54184
En 1932, le monde apprend avec stupeur l'enlèvement et l'assassinat du fils de Charles Lindberg, alors âgé de quatorze mois. Deux ans plus tard, Bruno Richard Hauptmann est arrêté et condamné. Le film revient sur l'enquête, le procès et les étapes de cette affaire caractérisée par la corruption et la manipulation de la police de l'époque.
Fluke (1995)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about religion, Films about dogs, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Max Pomeranc, Nancy Travis, Ron Perlman, Jon Polito, Bill Cobbs
Roles Casting
Rating66% 3.3080153.3080153.3080153.3080153.308015
The story centers on a mutt puppy (actually a golden retriever, Comet, from Full House) named Fluke (voiced by Sam Gifaldi), who has flashing memories and dreams of having lived a human life. After being taken to a pound and eventually escaping, he is raised by an elderly homeless woman named Bella (Collin Wilcox Paxton), who gives him the name Fluke, stating that he is "a fluke by nature, and by name."
Blue Sky
Blue Sky (1994)
, 1h41
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Powers Boothe, Carrie Snodgress, Amy Locane, Chris O'Donnell
Roles Casting
Rating63% 3.1973153.1973153.1973153.1973153.197315
In 1962, Hank Marshall (Tommy Lee Jones) and his wife, Carly (Jessica Lange), are having marital problems because of the pressures of his job and her mental illness. He is a nuclear engineer who favors underground nuclear testing and is at odds with his superiors over the wisdom of above-ground, open-air detonations. She is a free spirit who appears to be mentally unbalanced and who is slowly being suffocated by domestic torpor and encroaching age. Her behavior is, to say the least, embarrassing for him, especially in the confines of a military base. His reactions to this behavior are among the most interesting aspects of the film. Their move from Hawaii to an isolated base in Alabama alarms their oldest daughter, Alex (Amy Locane), and sends Carly into an affair with the base commander, Vince Johnson (Powers Boothe).
Clifford (1994)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Charles Grodin, Martin Short, Mary Steenburgen, Dabney Coleman, Richard Kind, Jennifer Savidge
Roles Casting
Rating53% 2.698512.698512.698512.698512.69851
At a Catholic school in 2050, a troublesome boy named Roger (Ben Savage) is running away after blowing up the gym due to not being allowed to play on the basketball team—he was accepted onto the team but his parents have forbidden contact sports. He is stopped by Father Clifford (Martin Short), an old priest, who tries to persuade him to change his ways by telling him a story of his own youth.
Intersection, 1h39
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Landau, Jennifer Morrison, David Selby
Roles Casting
Rating52% 2.649262.649262.649262.649262.64926
Vincent Eastman and his wife, Sally, run an architectural firm together. He is the architect and creative director while she is in charge of the business end.
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, 1h42
Directed by Xavier Koller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Children's films
Actors Adam Beach, Irene Bedard, Eric Schweig, Michael Gambon, Nathaniel Parker, Alex Norton
Roles Casting
Rating60% 3.0066853.0066853.0066853.0066853.006685
Set in the early 17th century, a Patuxet tribesman named Squnato (Adam Beach) is captured by English settlers. He is then taken to England but escapes with a group of men, along with Epenow (Eric Schweig), a Nauset from Martha's Vineyard who was also captured by the English.
There Goes My Baby, 1h39
Directed by Floyd Mutrux
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Dermot Mulroney, Rick Schroder, Noah Wyle, Kelli Williams, Lucy Deakins, Mark Ruffalo
Roles Casting
Rating62% 3.1491253.1491253.1491253.1491253.149125
In 1961 the freshman class of Westwood High School in Los Angeles is profiled in Look magazine. In the article they are called the future of the country. Now it's four years later, and that class is experiencing their last day of school. That night, they all meet at the local teenage hangout, "Pop's Paradise Café". Pops is scheduled for demolition in two days, to be make way for a mall. Over the course of the night, we learn of the hopes, dreams and fears of a close-knit group of friends. Throughout the film, the soundtrack is provided by The Beard, a DJ at the local AM radio station.
Guilty as Sin, 1h47
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang, Jack Warden, Luis Guzmán, Dana Ivey
Roles Casting
Rating57% 2.850612.850612.850612.850612.85061
Jennifer Haines (Rebecca De Mornay) is an up-and-coming Chicago attorney. She wins a big case, celebrates with the man in her life, Phil Garson (Stephen Lang), and returns to work to a hero's reception.
The Program, 1h50
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, Abraham Benrubi
Roles Casting
Rating64% 3.24933.24933.24933.24933.2493
The ESU Timberwolves are entering a season with high expectations after two disappointing seasons. The film begins with a loss to end the prior season, along with the school president putting pressure on Sam Winters (Caan) to win this coming season or face a possible firing. Sophomore quarterback Joe Kane (Sheffer) spends the Christmas bowl season with his alcoholic father and brother, while junior NFL prospect Alvin Mack (Duane Davis) gives his mother an engraved door knocker as a present to go with the new house she will soon have when he turns pro. The film then follows the recruiting of Darnell Jefferson (Epps), a highly rated running back, and his eventual commitment to ESU. During the recruiting phase, Jefferson is given a tour of the campus by Autumn (Berry), a beautiful young student, and the two bond immediately, sharing a kiss before they part ways.