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Neil Burger is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 2000 at Connecticut (USA)

Neil Burger

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Birth name Neil Norman Burger
Nationality USA
Birth 2000 (19 years) at Connecticut (USA)

Neil Norman Burger is an American film director who has filmed the pseudo-documentary Interview with the Assassin (2002), the period drama The Illusionist, and the 2011 thriller Limitless.

As of August 2013, Burger was working on directing Divergent, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth.

Biography

Neil Burger est marié avec Diana Warner Kellogg, une architecte, depuis 1997.

Il s'impose comme un scénariste/réalisateur versatile dès ses débuts : en 2002, en livrant son premier long-métrage, le drame Interview with the Assassin , puis en passant à la romance L'Illusionniste (2006), et finalement en écrivant, réalisant et produisant la comédie dramatique The Lucky Ones (2008).

Si les deux premiers projets reçoivent de très bonnes critiques, le dernier beaucoup moins. Peu importe, il est repéré par des grands studios qui lui proposent des films à gros budget : en 2011, il met ainsi en scène le thriller de science-fiction Limitless, avec Bradley Cooper dans le rôle-titre, puis en 2014, il signe le premier chapitre de la franchise pour adolescents, Divergente, avec la valeur montante Shailene Woodley en tête d'affiche.

Il se contente du rôle de producteur exécutif des suites (sorties en 2014 et 2015), tandis qu'il met en boite le pilote d'une série télévisée faisant suite à Limitless. Il produit et réalise aussi les deux premiers épisodes de la série Billions, diffusés en en 2016. La même année, il signe pour réaliser un remake du classique du cinéma français Intouchables (2011) d'Olivier Nakache et Éric Toledano. Intitulé The Upside, le film sort en mars 2018.


Scénariste
2002 : Interview with the Assassin
2006 : L'Illusionniste (The Illusionist)
2008 : The Lucky Ones
Producteur

Best films

Insurgent (2015)
(Executive Producer)
Divergent (2014)
(Director)
Limitless (2011)
(Director)
The Illusionist (2006)
(Director)

Usually with

David Levien
David Levien
(3 films)
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1 films)
Mark L. Young
Mark L. Young
(1 films)
Sarah Steele
Sarah Steele
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Neil Burger (7 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

Divergent
Divergent (2014)
, 2h19
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Theo James, Ray Stevenson, Ansel Elgort
Rating67% 3.3520953.3520953.3520953.3520953.352095
In a futuristic dystopian Chicago, the society is divided into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), and Erudite (the intellectual). The remaining population are the Factionless, who have no status or privilege in this society. When children reach the age of 16, they undergo a serum-induced psychological test which indicates their best-suited faction, then are allowed to choose any faction as their permanent group at the subsequent Choosing Ceremony.
Limitless
Limitless (2011)
, 1h45
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Tomas Arana
Rating73% 3.698013.698013.698013.698013.69801
Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), a struggling author suffering from writer's block, living in New York, is stressed by an approaching deadline. His girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish), frustrated with his lack of progress and financial dependence, breaks up with him. Later, Eddie happens to run into Vernon (Johnny Whitworth), the estranged brother of Eddie's ex-wife, Melissa (Anna Friel). Vernon, involved with a pharmaceutical company, gives Eddie a sample of a new "smart drug", NZT-48. After taking the pill, Eddie finds himself able to learn and analyze at a superhuman rate and recall memories from his distant past, with the only apparent side effect being a change in the color of Eddie's irises while on the drug—his eyes becoming an intense shade of electric blue. Under the influence, he cleans his messy apartment and writes ninety pages of his book. The next day, the effects having worn off, he seeks out Vernon in an attempt to get more. While Eddie is out running an errand, Vernon is murdered. Eddie returns, calls the police and then discovers Vernon's NZT stash just before they arrive, taking it for himself. After giving a statement at the precinct, Eddie returns home and begins ingesting the drug daily. With the help of the drug's amazing effects, Eddie spends a few weeks cleaning up his life—finishing his book, getting fit, and making friends with a group of young jet-setters, who take him on vacation to Europe, where he mingles with the rich. During all this, Eddie tests out his enhanced learning abilities; he becomes a proficient piano player in just three days, as well as becoming fluent in several languages.
The Lucky Ones, 1h55
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, Michael Peña, Kerry Bishé, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young
Rating69% 3.4972553.4972553.4972553.4972553.497255
Having completed his latest tour of duty, which kept him overseas for nearly two years, middle-aged Sgt. Fred Cheaver has retired from military service and is returning home to his wife and son in suburban St. Louis. Pfc. Colee Dunn and Sgt. T.K. Poole each have a thirty-day leave, and both are headed to Las Vegas. Colee plans to visit the family of her boyfriend, a soldier who was killed in action after saving her life, and T.K. wants to engage the services of a sex surrogate he hopes will cure the impotence he is experiencing as the result of a shrapnel injury before he reunites with his girlfriend.
The Illusionist, 1h50
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin Republique tcheque
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Rating75% 3.7982753.7982753.7982753.7982753.798275
In Vienna, Austria-Hungary, 1889, a magician named Eisenheim (Edward Norton) is arrested by Chief Inspector Walter Uhl (Paul Giamatti) of the Vienna Police during a magic show involving necromancy. Later, Uhl explains the story of Eisenheim's life to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell).
Interview with the Assassin, 1h25
Directed by Neil Burger
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Raymond J. Barry, Christel Khalil, Kate Williamson, Lillias White, Darrell Sandeen
Rating65% 3.2975253.2975253.2975253.2975253.297525
An unemployed cameraman, Ron Kobeleski (Haggerty), is asked by his reclusive neighbor, a retired Marine named Walter Ohlinger (Barry) who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, to document a startling confession: that he, not Lee Harvey Oswald, killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. A stunned Kobeleski learns that the conspiracy theory that says there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll is true — because he was that second gunman. To prove it, he shows Kobeleski a spent casing from the rifle he used.

Scriptwriter

The Lucky Ones, 1h55
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, Michael Peña, Kerry Bishé, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young
Rating69% 3.4972553.4972553.4972553.4972553.497255
Having completed his latest tour of duty, which kept him overseas for nearly two years, middle-aged Sgt. Fred Cheaver has retired from military service and is returning home to his wife and son in suburban St. Louis. Pfc. Colee Dunn and Sgt. T.K. Poole each have a thirty-day leave, and both are headed to Las Vegas. Colee plans to visit the family of her boyfriend, a soldier who was killed in action after saving her life, and T.K. wants to engage the services of a sex surrogate he hopes will cure the impotence he is experiencing as the result of a shrapnel injury before he reunites with his girlfriend.
The Illusionist, 1h50
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin Republique tcheque
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Rating75% 3.7982753.7982753.7982753.7982753.798275
In Vienna, Austria-Hungary, 1889, a magician named Eisenheim (Edward Norton) is arrested by Chief Inspector Walter Uhl (Paul Giamatti) of the Vienna Police during a magic show involving necromancy. Later, Uhl explains the story of Eisenheim's life to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell).
Interview with the Assassin, 1h25
Directed by Neil Burger
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Raymond J. Barry, Christel Khalil, Kate Williamson, Lillias White, Darrell Sandeen
Rating65% 3.2975253.2975253.2975253.2975253.297525
An unemployed cameraman, Ron Kobeleski (Haggerty), is asked by his reclusive neighbor, a retired Marine named Walter Ohlinger (Barry) who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, to document a startling confession: that he, not Lee Harvey Oswald, killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. A stunned Kobeleski learns that the conspiracy theory that says there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll is true — because he was that second gunman. To prove it, he shows Kobeleski a spent casing from the rifle he used.

Producer

Insurgent
Insurgent (2015)
, 1h59
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet
Roles Executive Producer
Rating62% 3.101693.101693.101693.101693.10169
The story begins five days after the assault on the Abnegation faction by Erudite leader Jeanine's mind-controlled Dauntless soldiers. Dauntless leader Eric and his platoon search through the wreckage of Abnegation for a box of unknown origin that contains the symbols for each faction. They recover the box and take it to Erudite. Jeanine claims it contains data from the city's founders and the means to end the Divergence problem–the issue of individuals having the qualities of multiple factions. Only a Divergent can open the box, so she orders all Divergents hunted down and captured.
The Lucky Ones, 1h55
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, Michael Peña, Kerry Bishé, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4972553.4972553.4972553.4972553.497255
Having completed his latest tour of duty, which kept him overseas for nearly two years, middle-aged Sgt. Fred Cheaver has retired from military service and is returning home to his wife and son in suburban St. Louis. Pfc. Colee Dunn and Sgt. T.K. Poole each have a thirty-day leave, and both are headed to Las Vegas. Colee plans to visit the family of her boyfriend, a soldier who was killed in action after saving her life, and T.K. wants to engage the services of a sex surrogate he hopes will cure the impotence he is experiencing as the result of a shrapnel injury before he reunites with his girlfriend.