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Marc Lawrence is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 22 october 1959 at Brooklyn (USA)

Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence
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Nationality USA
Birth 22 october 1959 (64 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Marc Lawrence (born October 22, 1959) is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. In 1981, he graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in English and later served as a staff writer, and then supervising producer, on NBC's Family Ties. Lawrence has written films such as Life with Mikey (1993), Forces of Nature (1999), the remake of The Out-of-Towners (1999), Miss Congeniality (2000), and its sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005). He has both written and directed Two Weeks Notice (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007), and most recently, Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), all starring Hugh Grant. Currently he is filming an untitled romantic comedy film in New York City with Grant.

Biography

Après avoir obtenu son diplôme de littérature anglaise à l’université d'État de New York à Binghamton en 1981, Marc Lawrence est engagé en tant que scénariste de la sitcom Sacrée Famille (Family Ties), diffusée par NBC. Il assure ensuite le rôle de producteur. La série est nommée aux Emmy Awards en 1987.

Plus tard, il crée les séries Pride and Joy, toujours pour NBC, et Monty pour la FOX. Elles ne restent qu'une saison à l'antenne.

Il se lance dans le cinéma dans les années 1990 avec les scénarios de Escapade à New York (The Out-of-Towners) et Miss Détective (Miss Congeniality) avant de passer à la réalisation en 2002 avec L'Amour sans préavis (Two Weeks Notice) et, plus récemment, Où sont passés les Morgan ? (Did you Hear about the Morgans?) avec Hugh Grant et Sarah Jessica Parker.

Best films

Miss Congeniality (2000)
(Writer)
Forces of Nature (1999)
(Writer)
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
(Director)
Super Fuzz (1980)
(Actor)

Usually with

Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(4 films)
Jason Antoon
Jason Antoon
(4 films)
Heather Burns
Heather Burns
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marc Lawrence (13 films)

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Actor

Super Fuzz
Super Fuzz (1980)
, 1h37
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Terence Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Marc Lawrence, Joanne Dru, Marc Lawrence, Salvatore Borgese
Rating63% 3.1531353.1531353.1531353.1531353.153135
The story starts as a retrospective, as police officer Dave Speed (Terence Hill) faces his fourth execution attempt (this time by the electric chair) for the alleged murder of his superior and friend, Sergeant Willy Dunlop (Ernest Borgnine). While taking his last walk once more, Dave reminisces about how this all got started.
Krakatoa, East of Java, 2h11
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Marc Lawrence
Roles Jacobs
Rating54% 2.705982.705982.705982.705982.70598
In 1883, the volcano on the island of Krakatoa in the Netherlands East Indies begins to erupt, terrorizing the children at a mission school in Palembang on nearby Sumatra. Meanwhile, across the Sunda Strait at her home port of Anjer on the west coast of Java, the steamer Batavia Queen, under the command of Captain Chris Hanson (Maximilian Schell), takes aboard passengers and cargo, including a diving bell and a balloon. Among the passengers coming aboard are Douglas Rigby (John Leyton), the designer, owner, and operator of the diving bell; Giovanni Borghese (Rossano Brazzi) and his son Leoncavallo (Sal Mineo), who own and operate the balloon as "The Flying Borgheses;" Harry Connerly (Brian Keith), a diver; Connerly‍ '​s mistress Charley Adams (Barbara Werle), who is a professional soprano and former saloon hostess; four female Japanese pearl divers led by Toshi (Jacqui Chan); and Laura Travis (Diane Baker), a married woman who had an extramarital affair with Hanson in Batavia.
Call of the Canyon, 1h11
Directed by Joseph Santley
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Ruth Terry, Thurston Hall, Dorothea Kent, Marc Lawrence
Roles Horace Dunston
Rating64% 3.229763.229763.229763.229763.22976
Singing cowboy Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and his fellow ranchers in Whippasaw are outraged to learn that the purchasing agent for the Grantley B. Johnson Packing Co., Thomas McCoy (Edmund MacDonald), is only offering them $65 per head of cattle. Unknown to the ranchers, McCoy is a gambler in debt to a bookie who sent his henchmen Horace Dunston and the Pigeon to ensure that McCoy pays up. McCoy plans to raise the money by pocketing the difference between what he is offering the ranchers and what the packing company sent him. Gene encourages the ranchers to stick together and wait while he travels to the city to speak directly with the packing company owner, Grantley B. Johnson (Thurston Hall).

Director

Noelle
Noelle (2020)

Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty, Michael Gross
Rating63% 3.153033.153033.153033.153033.15303
Kris Kringle, le père Noël, nous a quitté et le poste est hérité par son fils, Nick. Mais ce dernier est extrêmement stressé à l'idée de reprendre l'affaire familiale. Sa sœur, Noelle, lui propose de prendre un petit week-end pour se changer les idées avant de commencer. Nick en profite alors pour prendre la fuite.
The Rewrite, 1h47
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons, Chris Elliott
Rating62% 3.146623.146623.146623.146623.14662
Keith Michaels (Grant) is a washed-up British screenwriter who won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1998. Since then, he has divorced and after a few unsuccessful films, cannot sell another screenplay.. He begins teaching a screenwriting course at Binghamton University in upstate New York and has an affair with a student. Though at first he had no intention of actually teaching he finds himself actually good at it. The affair ends badly and he almost loses the job he realized that he likes, and meanwhile he finds he is in love with a single mother with whom he has been friendly (Tomei).
Did You Hear About the Morgans?, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Wilford Brimley
Rating49% 2.455262.455262.455262.455262.45526
A successful Manhattan couple, lawyer Paul Michael Morgan (Hugh Grant) and real estate agent Meryl Judith Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker), are separated due to Paul's infidelity. After dinner one night, Meryl and Paul witness the murder of one of Meryl's real estate clients. Then they become targets of contract killer Vincent (Michael Kelly) and must enter the Witness Protection Program.
Music and Lyrics, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Johnston, Brad Garrett, Campbell Scott, Scott Porter
Rating64% 3.2492253.2492253.2492253.2492253.249225
Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a washed-up former pop star who is attempting to revive his dwindling career by hitching his name to the rising star of Cora Corman (Haley Bennett), a young megastar who has asked him to write a song titled "Way Back Into Love." During an unsuccessful attempt to come up with words for the song, he discovers that the woman who is temporarily watering his plants, Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), has a gift for writing lyrics. Sophie, a former creative writing student reeling from a disastrous romance with her former English professor Sloan Cates (Campbell Scott), initially refuses. Alex cajoles her into helping him by using a few quickly-chosen phrases she has given him as the basis for a song. Over the next few days, they grow closer while writing the words and music together, much to the delight of Sophie's older sister Rhonda (Kristen Johnston), a huge fan of Alex.
Two Weeks Notice, 1h37
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, Alicia Witt, Heather Burns, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein
Rating61% 3.0522953.0522953.0522953.0522953.052295
Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is a liberal lawyer who specializes in environmental law in New York City. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is an arrogant billionaire real estate tycoon who has almost everything and knows almost nothing. Lucy's hard work and devotion to others contrast sharply with George's world-weary recklessness and greed.

Scriptwriter

Noelle
Noelle (2020)

Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty, Michael Gross
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.153033.153033.153033.153033.15303
Kris Kringle, le père Noël, nous a quitté et le poste est hérité par son fils, Nick. Mais ce dernier est extrêmement stressé à l'idée de reprendre l'affaire familiale. Sa sœur, Noelle, lui propose de prendre un petit week-end pour se changer les idées avant de commencer. Nick en profite alors pour prendre la fuite.
The Rewrite, 1h47
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons, Chris Elliott
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.146623.146623.146623.146623.14662
Keith Michaels (Grant) is a washed-up British screenwriter who won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1998. Since then, he has divorced and after a few unsuccessful films, cannot sell another screenplay.. He begins teaching a screenwriting course at Binghamton University in upstate New York and has an affair with a student. Though at first he had no intention of actually teaching he finds himself actually good at it. The affair ends badly and he almost loses the job he realized that he likes, and meanwhile he finds he is in love with a single mother with whom he has been friendly (Tomei).
Did You Hear About the Morgans?, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Wilford Brimley
Roles Writer
Rating49% 2.455262.455262.455262.455262.45526
A successful Manhattan couple, lawyer Paul Michael Morgan (Hugh Grant) and real estate agent Meryl Judith Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker), are separated due to Paul's infidelity. After dinner one night, Meryl and Paul witness the murder of one of Meryl's real estate clients. Then they become targets of contract killer Vincent (Michael Kelly) and must enter the Witness Protection Program.
Music and Lyrics, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Johnston, Brad Garrett, Campbell Scott, Scott Porter
Rating64% 3.2492253.2492253.2492253.2492253.249225
Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a washed-up former pop star who is attempting to revive his dwindling career by hitching his name to the rising star of Cora Corman (Haley Bennett), a young megastar who has asked him to write a song titled "Way Back Into Love." During an unsuccessful attempt to come up with words for the song, he discovers that the woman who is temporarily watering his plants, Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), has a gift for writing lyrics. Sophie, a former creative writing student reeling from a disastrous romance with her former English professor Sloan Cates (Campbell Scott), initially refuses. Alex cajoles her into helping him by using a few quickly-chosen phrases she has given him as the basis for a song. Over the next few days, they grow closer while writing the words and music together, much to the delight of Sophie's older sister Rhonda (Kristen Johnston), a huge fan of Alex.
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 1h55
Directed by John Pasquin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns
Rating51% 2.557072.557072.557072.557072.55707
Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.
Two Weeks Notice, 1h37
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, Alicia Witt, Heather Burns, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0522953.0522953.0522953.0522953.052295
Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is a liberal lawyer who specializes in environmental law in New York City. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is an arrogant billionaire real estate tycoon who has almost everything and knows almost nothing. Lucy's hard work and devotion to others contrast sharply with George's world-weary recklessness and greed.
Miss Congeniality, 1h49
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Michael Caine, Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Candice Bergen
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.151783.151783.151783.151783.15178
The film opens with a flashback to Gracie Hart's childhood. Gracie (Mary Ashleigh Green) is in a school playground where one boy is bullying another. She steps in and beats up the bully to help the victim (a boy she likes). But instead of being grateful, he feels humiliated at being rescued "by a girl," and gets angry at her. She promptly punches him in the nose and then sulks alone in the playground.