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Martin Brest is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 8 august 1951 at New York City (USA)

Martin Brest

Martin Brest
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Nationality USA
Birth 8 august 1951 (68 years) at New York City (USA)

Martin Brest (born August 8, 1951) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Biography

Né dans le Bronx, Martin Brest suit des études de mathématiques à la Stuyvesant High School, puis entre à l’École de Cinéma de New York, où il débute en réalisant le court-métrage Hot Dogs for Gauguin, interprété par Danny DeVito.

Admis comme boursier à l'American Film Institute, il y tourne en 1977 son premier long métrage Hot Tomorrows (inédit en France), lui valant un contrat avec la Warner Bros. Deux ans plus tard, il écrit et réalise la comédie policière Going in Style (encore inédit), avec George Burns, Art Carney et Lee Strasberg.

En 1984, c'est l'explosion, puisque Don Simpson et Jerry Bruckheimer lui confient la réalisation du Flic de Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills Cop), qui fera d'Eddie Murphy une superstar mondiale. Après ce succès international, Martin Brest dirige Robert De Niro et Charles Grodin dans Midnight Run. En 1992, le réalisateur s'attèle au remake de Parfum de femme (Profumo di donna) de Dino Risi, remplaçant Vittorio Gassman par Al Pacino. Produit et réalisé par ses soins, Le Temps d'un week-end sera nommé aux Oscars, et décroche celui du Meilleur acteur pour Al Pacino, qui empochera également le Golden Globe dans la foulée. Nouveau remake : Martin Brest adapte très librement Trois jours chez les vivants, réalisé par Mitchell Leisen en 1934, pour tourner Rencontre avec Joe Black (Meeting Joe Black). Pour l'occasion, Martin Brest cumule une nouvelle fois les postes de producteur et de réalisateur.

Son dernier film en date, Amours troubles (Gigli), avec Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck et Al Pacino, fut un échec critique et commercial, récoltant sept récompenses et trois nominations aux Razzie Awards.

Best films

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
(Director)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
(Director)

Usually with

Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(4 films)
Billy Weber
Billy Weber
(4 films)
Tony Bill
Tony Bill
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Martin Brest (14 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Midnight Run, 2h6
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Joe Pantoliano, Dennis Farina
Rating74% 3.7487953.7487953.7487953.7487953.748795
Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (De Niro) is enlisted by bail bondsman Eddie Moscone (Pantoliano) to bring accountant Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Grodin) back to L.A. The accountant had embezzled $15 million from Chicago mob boss Jimmy Serrano (Farina) before skipping the $450,000 bail Moscone has posted for him. Walsh must bring Mardukas back within five days, or Moscone defaults. Moscone says the job is easy, a "midnight run", but Walsh demands $100,000. Walsh is then approached by FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely (Kotto), who wants Mardukas to be a witness against Serrano and orders Walsh to keep away from Mardukas, but Walsh takes no notice and instead steals Mosely's ID, which he uses to pass himself off as an FBI agent along his journey. Serrano’s henchmen Tony (Richard Foronjy) and Joey (Miranda) offer Walsh $1 million to turn Mardukas over to them, but he turns them down.
Spies Like Us, 1h42
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, Donna Dixon, Bruce Davison, James Daughton
Roles Drive-in guard #3
Rating63% 3.19893.19893.19893.19893.1989
Austin Millbarge is a geekish, basement-dwelling codebreaker for The Pentagon who aspires to escape his under-respected job to become a secret agent. Emmett Fitz-Hume, a wisecracking, pencil-pushing son of an envoy, takes the foreign service exam under peer pressure. Millbarge and Fitz-Hume meet during the test, on which Fitz-Hume openly attempts to cheat after an attempt to seduce his immediate supervisor in exchange for the answers backfires. Millbarge, however, was forced to take the test, having had only one day to prepare after his supervisor gives him a notice that was two weeks old.
Beverly Hills Cop, 1h45
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, Lisa Eilbacher
Roles un employé du Beverly Palms Hotel
Rating72% 3.6485653.6485653.6485653.6485653.648565
Axel Foley is a young, reckless Detroit police detective. His latest unauthorized sting operation goes sour when two uniformed officers intervene, resulting in a high-speed chase through the city which causes widespread damage. This earns him the anger of his boss, Inspector Douglas Todd, who promises to fire Foley if another such incident happens again.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1h30
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Teen movie, Films about virginity
Actors Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus
Roles Dr. Miller
Rating71% 3.598813.598813.598813.598813.59881
Brad Hamilton is a popular senior who is looking forward to his last year of school and almost has his 1960 Buick LeSabre paid off. He has a part-time job at a burger joint, "All American Burger" where his girlfriend, Lisa, also works. This esteemed establishment has a strict policy of etiquette: "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice". He is pondering how to end his relationship with Lisa so he can play the field during his senior year. However, Brad is fired for losing his temper at an obnoxious customer; when he tries to tell Lisa how much he needs her, she says she is dumping him to see other guys. Brad quits his next job at Captain Hook Fish & Chips because of the humiliation of having to wear a pirate costume when delivering food. He gets a job at a convenience store, Mi-T-Mart, where he successfully thwarts an attempted robbery and is promoted to store manager.
Hotdogs for Gauguin, 22minutes
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Actors Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Martin Brest
Roles Man on Ferry
Rating71% 3.568493.568493.568493.568493.56849
Un photographe prévoit de faire exploser la Statue de la Liberté afin de prendre le cliché qui le rendra célèbre.

Director

Gigli
Gigli (2003)
, 2h1
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Lainie Kazan, Christopher Walken, Lenny Venito
Rating25% 1.253591.253591.253591.253591.25359
Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) is a low-ranking Los Angeles mobster who isn't nearly as tough as he likes to act. He is commanded to kidnap the mentally challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor to save New York-based mob boss Starkman (Al Pacino) from prison. Gigli successfully convinces the young man, Brian (Justin Bartha), to go off with him by promising to take him "to the Baywatch", which seems to be Brian's singular obsession, and turns out to just be the beach. The man who ordered the kidnapping, Louis (Lenny Venito), does not trust Gigli to get the job done right, so he hires a woman calling herself Ricki (Jennifer Lopez) to take charge.
Meet Joe Black, 2h52
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels
Actors Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor
Rating71% 3.5993253.5993253.5993253.5993253.599325
Billionaire media mogul William "Bill" Parrish is considering a merger between his company and another media giant, while also about to celebrate his 65th birthday with an elaborate party being planned by his eldest daughter Allison. He begins to hear mysterious voices, which he tries with increasing difficulty to ignore. His youngest daughter Susan, an internal medicine resident, is involved with one of Bill's board members, Drew. She is considering marriage, but her father can tell she's not passionately in love. When she asks for the short version of his impassioned speech, he simply says, "Stay open.
Scent of a Woman, 2h37
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bradley Whitford
Rating79% 3.9989553.9989553.9989553.9989553.998955
Charlie Simms is a student at an exclusive New England prep school. Unlike most of his peers, Charlie was not born to a wealthy family. To pay for a flight home to Oregon for Christmas, Charlie accepts a temporary job over Thanksgiving weekend looking after retired Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, whom Charlie discovers to be a cantankerous, blind alcoholic.
Midnight Run, 2h6
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Joe Pantoliano, Dennis Farina
Rating74% 3.7487953.7487953.7487953.7487953.748795
Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (De Niro) is enlisted by bail bondsman Eddie Moscone (Pantoliano) to bring accountant Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Grodin) back to L.A. The accountant had embezzled $15 million from Chicago mob boss Jimmy Serrano (Farina) before skipping the $450,000 bail Moscone has posted for him. Walsh must bring Mardukas back within five days, or Moscone defaults. Moscone says the job is easy, a "midnight run", but Walsh demands $100,000. Walsh is then approached by FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely (Kotto), who wants Mardukas to be a witness against Serrano and orders Walsh to keep away from Mardukas, but Walsh takes no notice and instead steals Mosely's ID, which he uses to pass himself off as an FBI agent along his journey. Serrano’s henchmen Tony (Richard Foronjy) and Joey (Miranda) offer Walsh $1 million to turn Mardukas over to them, but he turns them down.
Beverly Hills Cop, 1h45
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, Lisa Eilbacher
Rating72% 3.6485653.6485653.6485653.6485653.648565
Axel Foley is a young, reckless Detroit police detective. His latest unauthorized sting operation goes sour when two uniformed officers intervene, resulting in a high-speed chase through the city which causes widespread damage. This earns him the anger of his boss, Inspector Douglas Todd, who promises to fire Foley if another such incident happens again.
Going in Style, 1h37
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films, Heist films
Actors George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Paul L. Smith, Pamela Payton-Wright
Rating70% 3.5470553.5470553.5470553.5470553.547055
Joe (George Burns), Al (Art Carney), and Willie (Lee Strasberg) are three senior citizens who share a small apartment in Queens , New York City. They live off social security checks and spend their summer days sitting on a park bench, reading newspapers, feeding pigeons, and fending off obnoxious children.
Going in Style, 1h37
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Vieillesse
Actors George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Pamela Payton-Wright, Mary Testa
Rating70% 3.5470553.5470553.5470553.5470553.547055
Joe, Al et Willie sont trois vieux retraités. Ils vivent en colocation dans le Queens et n'attendent plus que de mourir. Ils passent leurs journées à trainer au parc et à nourrir les pigeons. Mais Joe s’ennuie profondément. Après s'être rendu à la banque pour son maigre chèque de pension de retraite, Joe pense à quelque chose qui remettra un peu de piment dans leurs vies : braquer une banque ! Cette idée insensée plait cependant immédiatement à Al et Willie, eux aussi lassés de la monotonie de leur vie. Sur le papier, leur plan est simple : déguisés en clones de Groucho Marx, ils vont entrer armés dans leur banque pour voler uniquement l’argent des caisses. Mais dans les faits, la mission ne sera pas aussi facile pour ces papys au casier judiciaire vierge. Après cela, alors qu'ils ont repris goût à la vie, ils s’envolent pour la première fois vers Las Vegas et ses célèbres casinos.
Hotdogs for Gauguin, 22minutes
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Actors Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Martin Brest
Rating71% 3.568493.568493.568493.568493.56849
Un photographe prévoit de faire exploser la Statue de la Liberté afin de prendre le cliché qui le rendra célèbre.

Scriptwriter

Going in Style
Directed by Zach Braff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Buddy films, Heist films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.299953.299953.299953.299953.29995
Amis de longue date, Willie, Joe et Al décident de s’écarter du droit chemin pour la première fois de leur vie quand leur fond de pension est victime d’une opération financière. Soudain incapables de payer leurs factures et de subvenir aux besoins de leurs familles, les trois retraités vont jouer le tout pour le tout afin de faire tomber la banque qui les a ruinés.