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Mark Rydell is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 23 march 1934 at New York City (USA)

Mark Rydell

Mark Rydell
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Birth name Mortimer H. Rydell
Nationality USA
Birth 23 march 1934 (86 years) at New York City (USA)

Mark Rydell (born March 23, 1928) is an American actor, film director and producer. He has directed many Academy Award-nominated films including The Fox (1967), The Reivers (1969), Cinderella Liberty (1973), The Rose (1979), The River (1984) and For the Boys (1991). He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for On Golden Pond (1981).

Biography

Rydell was born Mortimer H. Rydell on March 23, 1928, in New York City.

He married actress Joanne Linville in 1962. They had two children, Amy and Christopher, both actors. Rydell and Linville divorced in 1973. Rydell has another son Alexander, by his second marriage, to Esther Rydell.

Best films

The Rose (1979)
(Director)
On Golden Pond (1981)
(Director)
The River (1984)
(Director)

Usually with

John Williams
John Williams
(5 films)
Barry Primus
Barry Primus
(5 films)
Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mark Rydell (22 films)

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Actor

Even Money
Even Money (2006)

Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, Nicholas Cannon, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker
Roles Ivan
Rating58% 2.949772.949772.949772.949772.94977
Carolyn Carver is a published author whose husband and daughter believe she is working on a new book, when in fact she is gambling away their life savings. She is befriended by Walter, a has-been magician with a gambling habit who entertains casino guests for tips. Clyde Snow, meanwhile, is deeply in debt to gamblers, to the extent that he must ask his younger brother Godfrey, a college basketball star, to shave points at games.
Hollywood Ending, 1h52
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Téa Leoni, Debra Messing, Gregg Edelman, Mark Rydell
Roles Al
Rating65% 3.2998553.2998553.2998553.2998553.299855
Val Waxman (Allen) is a one-time prestigious film director lately reduced to overseeing cheesy television commercials in order to pay his bills and support his current live-in girlfriend (Debra Messing). When he is thrown off his latest effort (a deodorant commercial being filmed in the frozen north), he desperately seeks a real movie project.
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, 1h43
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Woody Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Helen Hunt, John Tormey, Wallace Shawn, David Ogden Stiers
Rating66% 3.3492253.3492253.3492253.3492253.349225
In 1940, C.W. Briggs (Woody Allen) is an insurance investigator in New York City who is highly successful, owing to his many connections and ability to think like a criminal. His work does not impress Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt), an efficiency expert who butts heads with C.W. over his old-fashioned views. Her advice is usually followed however, because she secretly is in a relationship with her boss, Chris Magruder (Dan Aykroyd), who constantly reassures her that they will be free to pursue their relationship in public once he finalizes his divorce with his wife.
James Dean
James Dean (2001)
, 2h
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni, David Proval, Joanne Linville
Rating72% 3.6461653.6461653.6461653.6461653.646165
At eight years old, James Dean lives with his estranged father Winton and mother Mildred in 1939 Santa Monica, California. When Mildred dies of cancer in 1940, Winton sends James on a train to Fairmount, Indiana, along with the coffin containing her body. Winton does not show up at the funeral, leaving James to be raised by his aunt and uncle on a farm in Fairmount. Over the years, he becomes more curious about his father's decision to abandon him. He tries to impress him by sending him a package displaying his various athletic trophies in high school sports.
Havana
Havana (1990)
, 2h20
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Poker, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Raúl Juliá, Alan Arkin, Tomás Milián, Daniel Davis
Roles Meyer Lansky
Rating60% 3.0481853.0481853.0481853.0481853.048185
The film is set on the eve of the Cuban Revolution's victory on January 1, 1959.
Punchline
Punchline (1988)
, 2h3
Directed by David Seltzer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist, Paul Mazursky
Roles Romeo
Rating58% 2.948132.948132.948132.948132.94813
Steven Gold (Hanks) is a struggling medical student who moonlights as a stand-up comedian. It quickly becomes evident that he is lousy at the former and excels at the latter. And yet, when he is given a chance at the big time, he cracks under the pressure. Lilah (Field) is a dedicated housewife that also yearns to be a comic. She has the raw talent but does not have the command of craft that Steven possesses.
The Long Goodbye, 1h52
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Elliott Gould, Nina, Baroness van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, Warren Berlinger
Roles Marty Augustine
Rating75% 3.798883.798883.798883.798883.79888
Late one night, with nothing better to do than feed his fussy cat, private investigator Philip Marlowe is visited by his close friend Terry Lennox, who asks for a lift from Los Angeles to the California–Mexico border at Tijuana. Marlowe obliges. On returning home, Marlowe is met by two police detectives, who accuse Lennox of having murdered his rich wife, Sylvia. Marlowe refuses to give them any information, so they arrest him. After three days in jail, the police release him, because Lennox committed suicide in Mexico. It is an open-and-shut case to the police and the press, but the official facts do not sit right with Marlowe.
Crime in the Streets, 1h31
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Actors James Whitmore, John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, Virginia Gregg, Malcolm Atterbury, Mark Rydell
Roles Lou Macklin
Rating65% 3.294553.294553.294553.294553.29455
After a rumble between New York City street gangs, the Hornets and Dukes, a youth is taken captive and threatened with a zip gun by Lenny Daniels, one of the Hornets. The act is witnessed by a neighbor, McAllister, who tells the cops.

Director

Even Money
Even Money (2006)

Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, Nicholas Cannon, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker
Rating58% 2.949772.949772.949772.949772.94977
Carolyn Carver is a published author whose husband and daughter believe she is working on a new book, when in fact she is gambling away their life savings. She is befriended by Walter, a has-been magician with a gambling habit who entertains casino guests for tips. Clyde Snow, meanwhile, is deeply in debt to gamblers, to the extent that he must ask his younger brother Godfrey, a college basketball star, to shave points at games.
James Dean
James Dean (2001)
, 2h
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni, David Proval, Joanne Linville
Rating72% 3.6461653.6461653.6461653.6461653.646165
At eight years old, James Dean lives with his estranged father Winton and mother Mildred in 1939 Santa Monica, California. When Mildred dies of cancer in 1940, Winton sends James on a train to Fairmount, Indiana, along with the coffin containing her body. Winton does not show up at the funeral, leaving James to be raised by his aunt and uncle on a farm in Fairmount. Over the years, he becomes more curious about his father's decision to abandon him. He tries to impress him by sending him a package displaying his various athletic trophies in high school sports.
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
Rating71% 3.591533.591533.591533.591533.59153
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.
Intersection, 1h39
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Landau, Jennifer Morrison, David Selby
Rating53% 2.699832.699832.699832.699832.69983
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.
For the Boys, 2h15
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal, Arye Gross, Norman Fell
Rating64% 3.200023.200023.200023.200023.20002
In the early 1990s, retired entertainer Dixie Leonard (Midler) has a commitment to attend a Hollywood ceremony being televised live to honor her and her longtime show-biz partner Eddie Sparks (Caan). When a young man from the TV show comes to pick her up, Dixie balks and explains what brought Eddie and her together, as well as what drove them apart. The majority of the film is an extended flashback.
The River
The River (1984)
, 1h59
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson, Scott Glenn, Billy "Green" Bush, James Tolkan, Frank Hoyt Taylor
Rating62% 3.149493.149493.149493.149493.14949
Mae et Tom Garvey - jeune couple d'agriculteurs - sont confrontés, comme nombre de leurs collègues, aux difficultés de survie des fermes familiales indépendantes. C'est l'affrontement avec les autorités locales qui voudraient racheter les terres, par l'intermédiaire de Joe Wade (ancien ami de Mae) ; de plus, les fermiers subissent des inondations catastrophiques. Pour gagner un peu d'argent, Tom accepte un travail au loin, en usine...