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Mike Figgis is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor and Sound British born on 28 february 1948 at Carlisle (United-kingdom)

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis
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Birth name Michael Figgis
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 february 1948 (71 years) at Carlisle (United-kingdom)

Michael "Mike" Figgis (born 28 February 1948) is an English film director, writer, and composer.

Biography

En 2007 : De passage à Los Angeles, Mike Figgis a été détenu par la police des frontières. Questionné sur la raison de sa présence, il aurait répondu qu'il était là “to shoot a pilot” (« pour filmer une émission-pilote » mais aussi « pour tuer un pilote »). Ce n'est que quelques heures après l'avoir dûment questionné que la police l'a relâché. Cette histoire a été par la suite nuancée par Mike Figgis lui-même : il a expliqué qu'il avait pensé dire ça mais s'était repris juste à temps. De plus, la scène aurait eu lieu à Toronto et non pas à Los Angeles.

En 2019 il préside le jury du Festival international du film de Busan.

Best films

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mike Figgis (19 films)

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Actor

One Night Stand, 1h42
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Ming-Na Wen, Robert Downey Jr., Marcus T. Paulk
Roles Hotel Clerk
Rating57% 2.8999952.8999952.8999952.8999952.899995
The film is narrated by Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes). Max lives in Los Angeles, where he has a successful career directing television commercials and is happily married to Mimi (Ming-Na), with whom he has two children. While visiting New York City, Max meets Karen (Nastassja Kinski) by chance after missing a flight; circumstances keep bringing them together over the course of the evening, and they end up spending the night together. When he returns home, Max seems distant and unhappy, though Mimi can't tell why and Max won't say. A year later, Max and Mimi fly to New York to visit his close friend Charlie (Robert Downey, Jr.), who is near death from AIDS. Max meets Charlie's brother Vernon (Kyle MacLachlan) and is introduced to his new wife—Karen. Facing Karen sends Max into an emotional tailspin, and he realizes that he must tell Mimi the truth about his indiscretion.
Leaving Las Vegas, 1h51
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Mise en scène d'un scénariste, Erotic thriller films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Valeria Golino, Richard Lewis, Steven Weber
Roles Mobster 1
Rating74% 3.7489653.7489653.7489653.7489653.748965
Ben Sanderson (Cage) is a Hollywood screenwriter whose alcoholism costs him his job, family, and friends. With nothing left to live for, he moves to Las Vegas to drink himself to death. As he drives drunkenly down the Las Vegas Strip, he nearly hits a woman, Sera (Shue), on the crosswalk. Sera chastises him and walks away. Sera is a prostitute working for an abusive pimp, Yuri Butso (Julian Sands), a Latvian immigrant. Polish mobsters are after Yuri, so he breaks his relationship with Sera in fear that the Poles may hurt her. Yuri is murdered (off-screen) shortly afterwards.
Mr. Jones
Mr. Jones (1993)
, 1h54
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Mike Figgis, Anne Bancroft, Tom Irwin, Delroy Lindo
Roles Director
Rating58% 2.9011652.9011652.9011652.9011652.901165
Mr. Jones (Gere) is a man suffering from bipolar disorder, a disease that affords him periods of intense emotional pleasure and expansiveness but which also results in periods of suicidal depression. In one of his manic periods he jumps up onto the stage during a concert performance of Beethoven's ninth and starts conducting, resulting in his arrest. Libbie Bowen (Olin), a doctor at a psychiatric hospital, takes an interest in his condition and falls for him, has sex with him, and has to resign from her position.
Liebestraum, 1h52
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Crime, Romance
Actors Kevin Anderson, Pamela Gidley, Bill Pullman, Kim Novak, Graham Beckel, Karen Sillas
Rating60% 3.001263.001263.001263.001263.00126
The story follows two affairs, a generation apart. Nick (Kevin Anderson), a professor of architecture in upstate New York, comes to an Illinois town to be with his birth mother (Kim Novak) in the final days of her illness; he was adopted and has never met her before. On the first day, he runs into Paul (Bill Pullman), a college friend, whose construction company is demolishing an old, downtown department store where a murder-suicide happened 30 years before. The building is a beautiful cast-iron construction, so Nick wants to study it before the demolition. Paul introduces Nick to his wife, Jane (Pamela Gidley), a photographer who wants to portray the same building. Over the next four days, Nick and Jane's attraction grows, as Nick explores the old building, attends his mother's bedside, and unravels the truth that links both of them with the developing events in his and Jane's life.
Internal Affairs, 1h50
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Andy García, Laurie Metcalf, Nancy Travis, Richard Bradford, William Baldwin
Roles Nicholas Hollander
Rating64% 3.249843.249843.249843.249843.24984
Patrolmen Dennis Peck and Van Stretch arrest a drug pusher and his girlfriend. The girlfriend resists and Stretch viciously assaults both of them. Outside, patrolman Dorian Fletcher sees a man running towards him; he shoots him. Peck discovers that the man had no weapon; Dorian is shocked and repentant, but Peck proceeds to take a knife out of his boot, clean off his prints, and places it in the dead man's hand. Dorian tries to stop Peck, who insists that cops watch each other's back.

Director

Suspension of Disbelief
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Sebastien Koch, Emilia Fox, Eoin Macken, Lotte Verbeek, Rebecca Night, Frances de la Tour
Rating43% 2.1736952.1736952.1736952.1736952.173695
Un scénariste (Koch) est obsédé par la mort d'une jeune femme (Verbeek)…
Cold Creek Manor, 1h58
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about snakes
Actors Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff, Juliette Lewis, Kristen Stewart, Christopher Plummer
Rating50% 2.5022252.5022252.5022252.5022252.502225
Cooper (Dennis Quaid) and Leah Tilson (Sharon Stone) are living in a cramped New York City apartment with their two children, Kristen (Kristen Stewart) and Jesse (Ryan Wilson). While on a business trip overseas, Leah's boss informs her of an available promotion within the company, but only if she's willing to have an affair with him. She calls Cooper while he is dropping the kids off at school but, before she can speak to him, Jesse is hit by a car in the early morning traffic. Although he isn't hurt, Leah returns home immediately and they decide living in the city is no longer a safe option for their family.
The Blues
The Blues (2003)
, 1h33
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Mike Figgis, Wim Wenders, Richard Pearce, Marc Levin, Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Keb' Mo
Rating70% 3.516133.516133.516133.516133.51613
Au moyen d'interviews avec des musiciens, ce film retrace la période des années 1960 en Grande-Bretagne. Une révolution sociale s'est accompagnée d'une révolution musicale sous l'influence du blues.
The Blues
The Blues (2003)
, 1h29
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Mike Figgis, Wim Wenders, Richard Pearce, Marc Levin, Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le blues, Musical films
Rating71% 3.563273.563273.563273.563273.56327
Ce troisième film de la série est situé à Memphis, d'où sortit un nouveau style de blues. Il contient des documents sur Howlin' Wolf mais s'attache principalement à la personnalité de B.B. King.
Hotel
Hotel (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Salma Hayek, Saffron Burrows, Lucy Liu, Valentina Cervi, Burt Reynolds, George DiCenzo
Rating44% 2.2059052.2059052.2059052.2059052.205905
While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleazy documentary primadonna while the strange hotel staff share meals which consist of human meat. The story expands to involve a hit man, a call girl and the Hollywood producer.
Timecode
Timecode (2000)
, 1h37
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgård, Golden Brooks, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Suzy Nakamura, Kyle MacLachlan
Rating60% 3.0005753.0005753.0005753.0005753.000575
The film takes place in and around a film production company office, and involves several interweaving plot threads which include: a young actress named Rose (Salma Hayek) who tries to score a screen test from her secret boyfriend Alex Green (Stellan Skarsgård), a noted but disillusioned director. Meanwhile, Rose's tryst with him is discovered by her girlfriend Lauren (Jeanne Tripplehorn), an insanely jealous businesswoman who plants a microphone in Rose's purse and spends most of the time in the back of her limousine parked outside the office building listening in on Rose's conversations. Elsewhere, Alex's wife Emma (Saffron Burrows) is seen with a therapist (Glenne Headly) debating about asking him for a divorce. In the meantime, numerous film industry types (played by Xander Berkeley, Golden Brooks, Holly Hunter and Kyle MacLachlan), pitch ideas for the next big hit film.
Miss Julie
Miss Julie (1999)
, 1h43
Directed by Mike Figgis
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Eileen Walsh, Heathcote Williams, Joanna Page
Rating62% 3.1002053.1002053.1002053.1002053.100205
Midsummer night, 1894, in northern Sweden. The complex structures of class bind a man and a woman. Miss Julie, the inexperienced but imperious daughter of the manor, deigns to dance at the servants' party. She's also drawn to Jean, a footman who has traveled, speaks well, and doesn't kowtow. He is engaged to Christine, a servant, and while she sleeps, Jean and Miss Julie talk through the night in the kitchen. For part of the night it's a power struggle, for part it's the baring of souls, and by dawn, they want to break the chains of class and leave Sweden together. When Christine wakes and goes off to church, Jean and Miss Julie have their own decisions to make.