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Nicholas Meyer is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 24 december 1945 at New York City (USA)

Nicholas Meyer

Nicholas Meyer
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Nationality USA
Birth 24 december 1945 (73 years) at New York City (USA)

Nicholas Meyer (born December 24, 1945 in New York City) is an American screenwriter, producer, author and director, most known for his best-selling novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and for directing the films Time After Time, two of the Star Trek feature film series, and the 1983 television movie The Day After.

For adapting a screenplay from his own novel for The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), Meyer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He has also been nominated for a Satellite Award, three Emmy Awards, and has won four Saturn Awards.

Biography

Après l'obtention d'un diplôme en cinéma de l'Université de l'Iowa en 1968, il travaille comme attaché de presse pour Paramount Pictures jusqu'en 1970. Cette année-là, il publie un essai The Love Story Story qui étudie le film Love Story réalisé la même année par Arthur Hiller. Il se lance ensuite dans le roman policier avec L'Honneur perdu du sergent Rollins (Target Practice, 1974), un récit inspiré d'un fait réel où un détective privé de Los Angeles enquête sur le suicide présumé d'un ancien sergent de l'armée américaine accusé d'avoir trahi son pays pendant la guerre du Viêt Nam.

Le succès échoit toutefois à Nicholas Meyer grâce à ses pastiches ayant pour héros Sherlock Holmes, le célèbre personnage de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dans La Solution à 7 % (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, 1974), le docteur Watson, inquiet de la consommation de cocaïne de son ami Sherlock Holmes l'oblige à se rendre à Vienne pour consulter le jeune Sigmund Freud qui fait subir au détective une cure de désintoxication. C'est le point de départ d'une enquête échevelée. Meyer signe lui-même le scénario qui adapte ce roman qui devient Sherlock Holmes attaque l'Orient-Express (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution), un film américain réalisé Herbert Ross en 1976. Dès lors, Nicholas Meyer poursuit en parallèle ses carrières de romancier et de scénariste, passant en outre derrière la caméra pour devenir réalisateur à partir de 1979 avec C'était demain (Time After Time) qui raconte comment le romancier H. G. Wells poursuit Jack l'Éventreur à travers le temps.

Best films

The Prince of Egypt (1998)
(Scriptwriter)
Sommersby (1993)
(Author)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
(Scriptwriter)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
(Director)
Collateral Damage (2002)
(Executive Producer)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
(Producer)

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Filmography of Nicholas Meyer (22 films)

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Director

Vendetta
Vendetta (1999)
, 1h57
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown, Bruce Davison, Andrew Connolly, Joaquim de Almeida
Rating61% 3.0999753.0999753.0999753.0999753.099975
La Nouvelle-Orléans, 1891. Dix-huit dockers italo-américains originaires de Sicile sont faussement accusés du meurtre du chef de la police Hennessy. Ils sont acquittés mais, peu après le procès, onze d'entre eux sont pendus au cours de l'un des plus importants lynchages de masse de l'histoire des États-Unis.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1h53
Directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe, Nicholas Meyer, Ralph Winter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols
Rating71% 3.598483.598483.598483.598483.59848
As a Klingon moon, Praxis, explodes without warning, the starship USS Excelsior, commanded by Captain Hikaru Sulu, is struck by the shock wave and its crew discovers that much of the moon has been obliterated. The loss of their key energy production facility and the destruction of the Klingon homeworld's ozone layer throws the Klingon Empire into turmoil. No longer able to maintain a hostile footing, the Klingons sue for peace with their longstanding enemy, the United Federation of Planets. Accepting the proposal before the Klingons revert to a more belligerent approach, Starfleet sends the USS Enterprise-A to meet with the Klingon Chancellor, Gorkon, and escort him to negotiations on Earth. Enterprise‍ '​s captain, James T. Kirk, whose son David was murdered by Klingons years earlier, opposes the negotiations and resents his assignment.
Company Business, 1h39
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kurtwood Smith, Terry O'Quinn, Daniel von Bargen, Géraldine Danon
Rating56% 2.8019252.8019252.8019252.8019252.801925
The film follows the exploits of Sam Boyd (Gene Hackman), a former operative for the CIA who is reactivated to escort Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov), a captured KGB mole, to a prisoner exchange in recently reunited Berlin. The exchange is actually a cover for a CIA plot to use drug cartel money to buy back Benjamin Sobel (Bob Sherman), a U-2 pilot who was shot down over the Soviet Union during the 1960s. The exchange goes wrong after Boyd recognizes the supposedly imprisoned Sobel as a man he saw two days before at Dulles Airport, and is subsequently told by Grushenko that it really is Sobel, who is now a KGB agent.
The Deceivers, 1h42
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Dalip Tahil, Shashi Kapoor, Shanmukha Srinivas, Keith Michell
Rating61% 3.05133.05133.05133.05133.0513
The film takes place in 1825 India. The country is being ravaged by Thuggees, a Kali-worshiping cult also known as "Deceivers," who commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, English Captain William Savage undertakes a dangerous mission in which he disguises himself, and infiltrates the Thugee cult. At constant risk of betrayal and vengeance, Captain Savage undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation, experiencing the cult's insatiable bloodlust for himself. The film was shot in various locations around the arid steppe region in northwestern India.
Volunteers
Volunteers (1985)
, 1h47
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanabe, Allan Arbus
Rating55% 2.750872.750872.750872.750872.75087
Lawrence Bourne III (Tom Hanks), is a spoiled rich kid who just graduated from Yale ("A College") Class of 1962; with a $28,000 gambling debt. After his father, Lawrence Bourne Jr. (George Plimpton), refuses to pay his son's debt, Lawrence escapes his angry creditors by trading places with his college roommate Kent (Xander Berkeley) and jumping on a Peace Corps flight to Thailand.
The Day After, 2h7
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Post-apocalyptic films, Political films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum, John Lithgow, Bibi Besch
Rating70% 3.548323.548323.548323.548323.54832
The story follows several citizens and those they encounter after a nuclear attack on Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. The narrative structure of the film is presented as a before and after scenario with the first half introducing the various characters and their stories. The middle portion of the film shows the nuclear disaster itself, and the latter half details the effects of the fallout on the characters.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1h53
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors William Shatner, Ricardo Montalbán, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei
Rating76% 3.848963.848963.848963.848963.84896
In the year 2285, Admiral James T. Kirk oversees a simulator session of Captain Spock's trainees. In the simulation, Lieutenant Saavik commands the starship USS Enterprise on a rescue mission to save the crew of a damaged ship. When the Enterprise enters the Klingon Neutral Zone to reach the ship it is attacked by Klingon cruisers and critically damaged. The simulation is named the "Kobayashi Maru"—a no-win scenario designed to test the character of Starfleet officers. Later, Dr. McCoy joins Kirk on his birthday; seeing Kirk in low spirits, the doctor advises Kirk to get a new command and not grow old behind a desk.
Time After Time, 1h52
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen, Charles Cioffi, Patti D'Arbanville, Kent Williams
Rating70% 3.5480853.5480853.5480853.5480853.548085
In 1893 London, popular writer Herbert George Wells (Malcolm McDowell) displays a time machine to his skeptical dinner guests. After he explains how it works (including a "non-return key" that keeps the machine at the traveler's destination and a "vaporizing equalizer" that keeps the traveler and machine on equal terms), police constables arrive at the house searching for Jack the Ripper. A bag with blood-stained gloves belonging to one of Herbert's friends, a surgeon named John Leslie Stevenson (David Warner), leads them to conclude that Stevenson might be the infamous killer. Wells races to his laboratory, but the time machine is gone.

Scriptwriter

Elegy
Elegy (2008)
, 1h48
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Harry
Rating67% 3.3989653.3989653.3989653.3989653.398965
David Kepesh is a cultural critic and professor, in a state of 'emancipated manhood': His relationships with women are usually casual, brief and sexual in nature. Previously married, he has a son who has never forgiven him for leaving his mother. His friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet George O'Hearn, suggests that he "bifurcate" his life: have conversations and enjoy art with a wife, and "keep the sex just for sex". David is also in a casual 20-year relationship with Caroline, another former student.
The Human Stain, 1h46
Directed by Robert Benton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Jacinda Barrett, Wentworth Miller
Rating62% 3.1489553.1489553.1489553.1489553.148955
In the late 1990s, writer Nathan Zuckerman (Gary Sinise) has settled in a lakeside New England cabin following his second divorce and a battle with prostate cancer. His quiet life is interrupted by Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins), a former dean and professor of classics at local Athena College, who was forced to resign after being accused of making a racist remark in class. Coleman's wife died suddenly following the scandal, and he wants to avenge his loss of career and companion by writing a book about the events with Nathan's assistance.
The Prince of Egypt, 1h39
Directed by Steve Hickner, Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films about Islam, Children's films
Actors Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amick Byram, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum
Rating70% 3.549923.549923.549923.549923.54992
In Ancient Egypt, Yocheved and her two children, Miriam and Aaron, watch as newborn Hebrew boys are taken and ruthlessly killed as ordered by Pharaoh Seti I, who fears that an increase of Hebrew slaves could lead to rebellion. Fearing for her own newborn son's safety, Yocheved places him in a basket afloat on the Nile. Miriam follows the basket to the Pharaoh's palace and witnesses her baby brother safely adopted by Queen Tuya, who names him Moses.
The Informant, 1h45
Directed by Jim McBride
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Cary Elwes, Timothy Dalton, John Kavanagh, Seán McGinley, Stuart Graham, Ciarán Fitzgerald
Rating64% 3.246383.246383.246383.246383.24638
It tells the story of Sean Pius McAnally "Gingy" (Anthony Brophy) and the journey he makes on his way to becoming a supergrass. Gingy is reluctantly pulled out of retirement in a caravan in the Republic of Ireland by two IRA men who bring him back to Belfast to perform one last job due to his skill with an RPG. On their way back they are stopped by a British Army patrol led by Lt David Ferris who introduces himself to Gingy. Gingy initially refuses the job but realises he has no choice after the Chief of the Belfast Brigade briefs him and threatens him. The job entails the killing of a judge using an RPG, during the getaway the gang smash through a roadblock and one of the soldiers from the previous patrol recognises Gingy from the previous checkpoint.
Sommersby
Sommersby (1993)
, 1h54
Directed by Jon Amiel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Political films, Films about capital punishment, Escroquerie
Actors Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones, William Windom, R. Lee Ermey
Roles Author
Rating62% 3.1004053.1004053.1004053.1004053.100405
John "Jack" Sommersby (Gere) left his farm to fight in the American Civil War and is presumed dead after six years. Despite the hardship of working their farm, his apparent widow Laurel (Foster) is quite content in his absence, because Jack was an unpleasant and abusive husband. She even makes remarriage plans with one of her neighbors, Orin Meacham (Pullman), who despite his own hardships (such as a wooden foot, which he wears to replace one that was lost in the war) has been helping her and her young son with the farmwork.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1h53
Directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe, Nicholas Meyer, Ralph Winter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols
Rating71% 3.598483.598483.598483.598483.59848
As a Klingon moon, Praxis, explodes without warning, the starship USS Excelsior, commanded by Captain Hikaru Sulu, is struck by the shock wave and its crew discovers that much of the moon has been obliterated. The loss of their key energy production facility and the destruction of the Klingon homeworld's ozone layer throws the Klingon Empire into turmoil. No longer able to maintain a hostile footing, the Klingons sue for peace with their longstanding enemy, the United Federation of Planets. Accepting the proposal before the Klingons revert to a more belligerent approach, Starfleet sends the USS Enterprise-A to meet with the Klingon Chancellor, Gorkon, and escort him to negotiations on Earth. Enterprise‍ '​s captain, James T. Kirk, whose son David was murdered by Klingons years earlier, opposes the negotiations and resents his assignment.
Company Business, 1h39
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kurtwood Smith, Terry O'Quinn, Daniel von Bargen, Géraldine Danon
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.8019252.8019252.8019252.8019252.801925
The film follows the exploits of Sam Boyd (Gene Hackman), a former operative for the CIA who is reactivated to escort Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov), a captured KGB mole, to a prisoner exchange in recently reunited Berlin. The exchange is actually a cover for a CIA plot to use drug cartel money to buy back Benjamin Sobel (Bob Sherman), a U-2 pilot who was shot down over the Soviet Union during the 1960s. The exchange goes wrong after Boyd recognizes the supposedly imprisoned Sobel as a man he saw two days before at Dulles Airport, and is subsequently told by Grushenko that it really is Sobel, who is now a KGB agent.