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Mimi Leder is a Director and Executive Producer American born on 26 january 1952 at New York City (USA)

Mimi Leder

Mimi Leder
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Birth name Miriam Leder
Nationality USA
Birth 26 january 1952 (72 years) at New York City (USA)

Miriam "Mimi" Leder (born January 26, 1952) is an American film director and producer noted for her action films and use of special effects. She was the first female graduate of the AFI Conservatory in 1973.


Vie privée
Mimi Leder est mariée avec l'acteur Gary Werntz, et est la mère de l'actrice Hannah Werntz.

Best films

Deep Impact (1998)
The Peacemaker (1997)

Usually with

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Filmography of Mimi Leder (12 films)

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On the Basis of Sex, 2h
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Jack Reynor
Rating71% 3.553423.553423.553423.553423.55342
Jeune avocate idéaliste, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fait équipe avec son mari Marty pour mettre fin à un siècle de discrimination à l’encontre des femmes. Elle se battra devant la Cour d’appel, puis ira jusqu’à la Cour suprême…
The Goree Girls
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Pam Tillis, Jennifer Landon, Melissa Di Marco, Ellen Pompeo, Cristine Rose

The film is based on a true story about eight women who were incarcerated at Texas’ Goree State Farm penitentiary in the 1940s. These women formed the Goree All Girl String Band, one of the first all-female western acts in history, capturing the hearts of millions in the process.
The Goree Girls
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo, Kelly Rowland, Jennette McCurdy, Pam Tillis

The true story about eight women who were prisoners at the Texas' Goree Prison in the 1940s. They formed an all-female country and western act and ended up building a fanbase of millions. The women were eventually pardoned.
Thick as Thieves, 1h44
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Marcel Iureș, Robert Forster, Rade Šerbedžija
Rating60% 3.000023.000023.000023.000023.00002
Set in New York City, veteran thief Keith Ripley (Morgan Freeman) recruits younger crook Gabriel Martin (Antonio Banderas) to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob, who had killed his previous partner, Victor Korolenko, over the debt before they could complete the plan. Martin is unsure of Ripley, but Ripley's goddaughter, Alexandra Korolenko (Radha Mitchell), who is also Victor's daughter, convinces him otherwise, although Ripley does not like that the two are getting close. Ripley tells Martin the plan, that they are going to steal from a Russian museum that has been smuggling Russian treasures into the country and bribing the NYPD with large donations and expensive equipment. The two infiltrate a party at the museum posing as cops, with Ripley as Lt. Weber (Robert Forster), a cop who has a particular vendetta against Ripley, to gather information about their vault.
Tagore (2003)
, 2h56
Directed by Mimi Leder, V. V. Vinayak
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Actors Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Shriya Saran, Haley Joel Osment, Jyothika, Jay Mohr
Rating78% 3.9442853.9442853.9442853.9442853.944285
The film is about a common man who decides to abolish corruption altogether in the society at various levels. 15 Tahsildars are found missing and then the police find that 14 of them have been released after 3 days but one of them is killed. They find some files and a tape along with the body of the dead tahsildar. These files carry details of why the kidnap of the 15 tahsildars had been done and the reason for the murder of one of them and have the words ACF written on it. It is understood by the police that these men where the tahsildars who had indulged themselves in bribery and that they were the top 15 of the list of the corrupt tahsildars. ACF sends the tape, with the message that they shall continue the kidnap of the corrupt officers in all the departments and that the No.1 corrupt shall be sentenced to death according to the law of the Anti Corruption Force. ACF similarly kidnaps officials from PWD and Police department and kills the top corrupt official.
Pay It Forward, 2h3
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about education, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel, Jon Bon Jovi
Rating72% 3.6007453.6007453.6007453.6007453.600745
When Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) begins seventh grade in Las Vegas, Nevada, his social studies teacher Eugene Simonet (Kevin Spacey) gives the class an assignment to devise and put into action a plan that will change the world for the better. Trevor's plan is a charitable program based on the networking of good deeds. He calls his plan "Pay It Forward", which means the recipient of a favor does a favor for three others rather than paying the favor back. However, it needs to be a major favor that the recipient cannot complete themselves.
Deep Impact, 2h
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Politique, Films about religion, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Leelee Sobieski, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell
Rating62% 3.100143.100143.100143.100143.10014
On May 10, 1998, teenage amateur astronomer Leo Biederman discovers an unusual object near the stars Mizar and Alcor at a star party in Richmond, Virginia with his school's astronomy club. His teacher alerts astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, who realizes that the object is a comet on a collision course with Earth. Wolf dies in a car accident before he can alert the world.
The Peacemaker, 2h4
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films, Arme nucléaire
Actors George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iureș, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sebastian Roché, Tamara Tunie
Rating60% 3.0007553.0007553.0007553.0007553.000755
In an Eastern Orthodox church in Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an unidentified man (later revealed to be a Bosnian minister) is murdered after being paged to meet someone outside.(The murderer called him "minister").
The Innocent, 1h36
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Polly Draper, Kelsey Grammer, Jeff Kober, Amy Steel, Dean Stockwell, Ellia English
Rating55% 2.769572.769572.769572.769572.76957
Lieutenant Frank Barlow (Kelsey Grammer) investigates a robbery that resulted in homicide. The only witness to the crime is a nine-year-old autistic boy named Gregory White (Keegan MacIntosh). When the killers learn of Gregory's existence, they target him, and to protect the child, Barlow takes him to his rural cabin. While there, Barlow, whose own son died a year previously, bonds with Gregory.
There Was a Little Boy, 1h45
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Cybill Shepherd, John Heard, Scott Bairstow, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Bert Remsen, Gary Werntz
Rating61% 3.0964353.0964353.0964353.0964353.096435
Julie est une mère dont le fils a été enlevé quinze ans plus tôt. Dans son travail d'enseignante, elle est confronté au comportement déroutant d'un élève qui a quinze ans également.
A Little Piece of Heaven, 1h50
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Actors Kirk Cameron, Cloris Leachman, Jenny Robertson, Ron McLarty, Chelsea Noble, Jussie Smollett
Rating37% 1.853561.853561.853561.853561.85356
Will Loomis (Kirk Cameron) is living with his handicapped sister Violet (Jenny Robertson) after their parents have died. She wants a young child to play with, so brother Will takes a child from the local orphanage, and later another from an abusive home. The children are told they have died and are in Heaven. Will and Violet try to make their farm "a little piece of Heaven" for the kids, while the authorities wonder what has happened to the missing children.


Baltic Storm, 1h50
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Greta Scacchi, Jürgen Prochnow, Donald Sutherland, Dieter Laser, Thure Riefenstein, Barbara Schöne
Roles Executive Producer
Rating40% 2.014882.014882.014882.014882.01488
The plot portrays the Swedish government as being responsible for using the ship to covertly transport Russian high-tech components to the United States. The story is uncovered by a young female journalist, not unlike Rabe herself. According to Rabe, divers hired by the Swedish government (signing contracts swearing lifetime secrecy) spent hours breaking into cabins frantically searching for a black attaché case carried by a Russian space technology dealer, Aleksandr Voronin (who died 2002). She highlighted US interest in various Soviet technology, including nuclear-powered satellites. She also suggested that panic about the stability of some form of nuclear device is the most likely reason behind the initial Swedish government suggestion of burying the wreck in concrete, a highly unusual proposal for a wreck, reminiscent of Chernobyl's sarcophagus.