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Michael Benaroya is a Director and Producer American born on 23 february 1981 at Seattle (USA)

Michael Benaroya

Michael Benaroya
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Nationality USA
Birth 23 february 1981 (39 years) at Seattle (USA)

Michael Benaroya est un producteur de cinéma et éditeur de comics américain né le 23 février 1981 à Seattle. Petit-fils du mécène Jack Benaroya, il est le fondateur, en 2006, de Benaroya Pictures et, en 2009, de Benaroya Publishing .

Best films

Lawless (2012)
(Director)
Margin Call (2011)
(Producer)

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Filmography of Michael Benaroya (17 films)

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Director

Lawless
Lawless (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Michael Benaroya, Megan Ellison, John Hillcoat, Douglas Wick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime, Western
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Gangster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke
Rating72% 3.6486853.6486853.6486853.6486853.648685
In 1931, the Bondurant brothers—Forrest, Howard and Jack—are running a successful moonshine business in Franklin County, in the Virginia Piedmont region. They use their gas station and restaurant as a front for their illegal activities, and their friend Cricket Pate assists them in their endeavors. One day, Jack witnesses mobster Floyd Banner shooting a competitor, and Jack and Floyd exchange looks.

Producer

Against the Clock, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Dianna Agron, Andy García, Justin Bartha, James Frain, Bar Paly, Jay Karnes
Roles Producer
Rating26% 1.3371351.3371351.3371351.3371351.337135
Nouvelle recrue de la CIA, Kelley Chandler est gravement blessé lors d'une mission, ne survivant que grâce à des machines. Sa femme Tess, un ancien agent de la CIA, est déterminée à découvrir ce qui est arrivé à son mari. Comme les détails de la dernière mission de Kelley se démêlent, montrant que son accident était un travail intérieur, Tess fait tout pour garder Kelley hors de danger, même si cela a des conséquences dangereuses.
The Informer
Directed by Andrea Di Stefano
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Ana de Armas, Common, Sam Spruell
Roles Associate Producer
Rating64% 3.2489953.2489953.2489953.2489953.248995
Pete Koslow, ancien soldat, se retrouve contraint de participer à une opération menée par le FBI dans la prison où il est incarcéré. Mais lorsque sa mission est menée à bien, le FBI finit par le laisser à la merci des autres détenus. Pour rester en vie, Pete n'a plus qu'une seule solution qui s'offre à lui : s'évader.
Cell
Cell (2016)
, 1h38
Directed by Tod Williams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Zombie films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Isabelle Fuhrman, Miko Hugues, Stacy Keach, Wilbur Fitzgerald
Roles Producer
Rating43% 2.153422.153422.153422.153422.15342
The story follows Clay Riddell, a New England artist. He is a witness to an ugly phenomenon: a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless vicious animals. Now he and a few survivors must find and stop 'the pulse' and the person controlling it and reunite with his young son before it's too late.
Salt and Fire, 1h33
Directed by Werner Herzog
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Veronica Ferres, Werner Herzog, Anita Briem
Roles Producer
Rating41% 2.0615552.0615552.0615552.0615552.061555
Trois écologistes (joués par Veronica Ferres, Volker Michalowski et Gael Garcia Bernal) sont envoyés en Amérique du Sud dans le cadre d'une enquête menée par l'ONU sur une catastrophe écologique ayant entraîné la formation d'un désert de sel. Ils sont kidnappés par le PDG (joué par Michael Shannon) d'une grande entreprise tenue responsable de cette catastrophe écologique. Un supervolcan à proximité commence à montrer des signes d'éruption.
Queen of the Desert, 2h9
Directed by Werner Herzog
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers
Actors Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis, Jenny Agutter, Christopher Fulford
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.8520452.8520452.8520452.8520452.852045
The film chronicles the events of Gertrude Bell's life, a British explorer, traveller, archaeologist and political officer.
Felony
Felony (2014)
, 1h45
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Melissa George, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson, Rosie Lourde
Roles Producer
Rating60% 3.045613.045613.045613.045613.04561
While chasing an escaping suspect during a raid on a drug lab, Detective Mal Toohey (Joel Edgerton) is shot and saved by his protective vest. After celebrating, Mal drives home drunk and hits a young boy on a bike with his side-view mirror. He calls an ambulance, but denies any involvement in the accident. When honest young cop Jim Mellic (Jai Courtney) and his cynical older partner Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) arrive on the scene, Carl recognises Mal and sends Jim off to secure the perimeter. He questions Mal privately and sends him home, making Jim suspicious.
Cymbeline
Cymbeline (2014)
, 1h37
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Théâtre, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Gangster films
Actors Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson, Anton Yelchin, Penn Badgley, Ed Harris
Roles Producer
Rating38% 1.906391.906391.906391.906391.90639
Based on the play Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, the story revolves around a war between dirty cops and a bigger gang, and a drug kingpin who is driven to desperate measures.
Parts Per Billion, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson, Teresa Palmer, Alexis Bledel, Gena Rowlands, Penn Badgley
Roles Producer
Rating43% 2.1592652.1592652.1592652.1592652.159265
Erik, a struggling musician who lives off his family's considerable wealth, clashes with his girlfriend, Anna, over what they know are trivial details in their relationship. Apprehensive after watching news reports of increasing conflict in the Middle East, Anna comes to believe that they should spend more time together, but Erik seems preoccupied with music composition and maintaining friendly relations with his ex-girlfriends. At the same time, Len and Mia, a married couple, experience trouble in their own relationship. Len, a depressed and unemployed writer, struggles to find direction in his life. He confesses to his sister, a nurse named Sarah, that he has taken his wife, Mia, for granted until recently. Mia, an accomplished lawyer, has just successfully represented Andy, a scientist of some renown, from accusations of selling trade secrets to a research facility in the 1970s. Anna, worried about visions that she has had recently of a looming apocalypse that involve a young girl, confides in Rick, Len's best friend, that she fears she may be suffering from schizophrenia.
Kill Your Darlings, 1h44
Directed by John Krokidas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, David Cross, Elizabeth Olsen
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2579753.2579753.2579753.2579753.257975
As a young man in the 1940s, poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) wins a place at Columbia University in New York City. He arrives as a very inexperienced freshman, but soon runs into Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), who is very anti-establishment and rowdy.
Hateship Loveship, 1h42
Directed by Liza Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce, Christine Lahti, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Roles Producer
Rating60% 3.049633.049633.049633.049633.04963
Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) moves to a new town to work as a housekeeper for Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte), an elderly man who needs help keeping house, and to be a caretaker for McCauley's granddaughter, Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). She meets Sabitha's father and McCauley's son-in-law, Ken (Guy Pearce), who does not live with Sabitha or McCauley, but instead resides in Chicago. Sabitha's best friend, Edith (Sami Gayle), tells Johanna (after Johanna asks where Sabitha's mother lives) that Ken's wife died several years ago. After inviting Johanna and Sabitha to dinner, Ken writes a friendly note to Johanna, which his daughter delivers. Johanna writes a response letter and Sabitha's friend Edith offers to take it to the post office and mail it. Instead, she intercepts the letter and as a cruel joke, the two teenagers forge a love note from Ken, addressed to Johanna. Then they set up a fake email account for Ken (who does not have email). They impersonate him, responding to love emails from Johanna. "Ken" calls her "my only friend". But trust must be evaluated when "Ken" asks Johanna to visit him in Chicago, and she finds out the truth about the man she loves. At the same time it might be time for McCauley to trust Ken, who might just have a new love.
Lawless
Lawless (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Michael Benaroya, Megan Ellison, John Hillcoat, Douglas Wick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime, Western
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Gangster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.6486853.6486853.6486853.6486853.648685
In 1931, the Bondurant brothers—Forrest, Howard and Jack—are running a successful moonshine business in Franklin County, in the Virginia Piedmont region. They use their gas station and restaurant as a front for their illegal activities, and their friend Cricket Pate assists them in their endeavors. One day, Jack witnesses mobster Floyd Banner shooting a competitor, and Jack and Floyd exchange looks.
The Paperboy, 1h41
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Scott Glenn
Roles Executive producer
Rating57% 2.898822.898822.898822.898822.89882
An idealistic reporter, Ward Jansen, and his younger brother, Jack Jansen, investigate the events surrounding a murder in an effort to exonerate a man on death row, Hillary Van Wetter. Van Wetter has been jailed for the murder of an unscrupulous local sheriff, Thurmond Call. Call had previously stomped Van Wetter's handcuffed cousin to death. Van Wetter is now awaiting execution. The Jansens are helped by Ward's colleague, Englishman Yardley Acheman, and Charlotte Bless, a woman whom Van Wetter has never met but who has fallen in love with him and is determined that he should be released and that they should marry. In prison Van Wetter regularly receives correspondence from her.
The Words
The Words (2012)
, 1h36
Directed by Brian Klugman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, J. K. Simmons, Ben Barnes, Jeremy Irons
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4979453.4979453.4979453.4979453.497945
Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid) attends a public reading of his new book, The Words. Clayton begins reading from his book which focuses on a fictional character named Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), an aspiring writer who lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Dora (Zoe Saldana). Rory borrows some money from his father (J. K. Simmons), gets a job as a mail supervisor at a literary agency and attempts to sell his first novel, which is repeatedly rejected by publishers.
Margin Call, 1h49
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.5486453.5486453.5486453.5486453.548645
Junior risk analyst Seth Bregman (Penn Badgley), his more senior colleague Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto), and trading desk head Will Emerson (Paul Bettany) watch as human resources staff of their (never-named) firm, along with building security, conduct an unannounced mass layoff right on their trading floor, at the start of an otherwise normal business day. One of the fired employees is Peter and Seth's boss, Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci), head of risk management on the floor. Dale attempts to tell his now former employer that the firm should look into what he has been working on, but the contracted human resources staff have no interest other than him quickly leaving the building. While Dale is being escorted out, he gives Peter a USB memory stick with a project he had been working on, telling him to "be careful" just as he boards the elevator.