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Nick Castle is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Director of Photography American born on 21 september 1947 at Los Angeles (USA)

Nick Castle

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Birth name Nicholas Charles Castle Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 21 september 1947 (73 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Nicholas Charles "Nick" Castle, Jr. (born September 21, 1947) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor best known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween, directed by his friend John Carpenter. Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York with Carpenter.

Biography

Early life
Castle was born Nicholas Charles Castle, Jr. in Kingsport, Tennessee the son of Millie and Nicholas Charles Castle, Sr. who was an actor and top choreographer for motion pictures, television, and the stage, and was nominated for an Emmy. As a child, Nick Castle often appeared as an extra or in bit roles in his father's films. He studied film at USC, where he served as cinematographer for the Academy Award-winning live action short film The Resurrection of Broncho Billy.


Career
Castle's film credits include Major Payne, Dennis the Menace, The Last Starfighter, and Connors' War as a director, Escape from New York and Hook as a screenwriter, and Tap as both.

He played Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic Halloween, directed by former USC classmate John Carpenter, being paid $25 a day.

Castle's most recent project is the screenplay for August Rush, a musical-drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams, and Keri Russell, released in 2007. He also stars as himself in the 2010 documentary Halloween: The Inside Story by Filipino filmmaker Nick Noble.

Castle won a Saturn Award for Best Writing for The Boy Who Could Fly, a Silver Raven (for Delivering Milo), a Grand Prize (for The Last Starfighter), a Bronze Gryphon, and a Gold Medal of the Regional Council.

Best films

Hook (1991)
(Author)
Halloween (2018)
(Actor)
August Rush (2007)
(Story)
Escape from New York (1981)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nick Castle (24 films)

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Actor

Halloween Kills
Directed by David Gordon Green
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Serial killer films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards
Roles Michael Myers / The Shape

Après les évènements de Halloween, Michael Myers, qui a survécu à l'incendie de la maison de Laurie Strode, est de retour.
Halloween
Halloween (2018)
, 1h46
Directed by David Gordon Green
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Serial killer films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Virginia Gardner
Roles The Shape
Rating64% 3.2499753.2499753.2499753.2499753.249975
Une équipe de podcasteurs britanniques se rend aux États-Unis pour réaliser un reportage sur le massacre perpétré par le psychopathe Michael Myers lors de la nuit d'Halloween en 1978. Le reportage prend soudain une tournure macabre lorsque Myers parvient à s'évader lors d'un transfert vers un nouvel asile psychiatrique. Sa seule préoccupation est de se venger de Laurie Strode, la survivante du massacre. Après le traumatisme qu'elle a vécu il y a quarante ans, Laurie se prépare au retour de Michael Myers, négligeant ainsi sa fille, Karen, et sa petite-fille, Allyson, dans le but d'affronter une ultime fois le désormais célèbre tueur d'Halloween.
The Boy Who Could Fly, 1h54
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Children's films
Actors Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Gwynne
Roles Membre des "Coupe de Villes"
Rating65% 3.297283.297283.297283.297283.29728
Fourteen-year-old Amelia "Milly" Michaelson (Deakins) and her family move into a new suburban home shortly after the death of her father. Milly makes friends with her new neighbor Geneva, and Milly and her eight-year-old brother Louis (Savage) have difficulty adjusting to their new schools, while their mother Charlene (Bedelia) copes with a demotion at work and her inability to learn how to use a computer. Louis is also plagued by bullies down the street who won't let him get around the block.
Escape from New York, 1h39
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Prison films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles un pianiste
Rating71% 3.5991553.5991553.5991553.5991553.599155
In 1988, following a 400% increase in crime, the United States Government has evacuated Manhattan and turned the island into a giant maximum-security prison in which all inmates serve a life sentence. A 50-foot (15 m) containment wall surrounds the island and routes out of Manhattan have been dismantled or mined. Armed helicopters patrol the rivers and harbor.
Halloween
Halloween (1978)
, 1h31
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Serial killer films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Nick Castle, Kyle Richards
Roles The Shape
Rating76% 3.849223.849223.849223.849223.84922
On the night of October 31, 1963, in Haddonfield, Illinois, 6-year-old Michael Myers (Will Sandin) murders his older sister Judith (Sandy Johnson) by stabbing her with a kitchen knife. Fifteen years later, on October 30, 1978, Michael escapes Warren County Smith's Grove Sanitarium, where he had been committed since the murder. He steals the car that was to take him to a court hearing, the intention of which was for him to never be released.
Dark Star
Dark Star (1974)
, 1h23
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Dan O'Bannon, Nick Castle, John Carpenter
Roles Ailien
Rating62% 3.1487053.1487053.1487053.1487053.148705
In the mid 22nd century, mankind has reached a point in technological advancement that enables colonization of the far reaches of the universe. Armed with artificially intelligent "Thermostellar Triggering Devices", the scout ship "Dark Star" and its crew have been alone in space for twenty years on a mission to destroy "unstable planets" which might threaten future colonization of other planets.

Director

Connors' War, 1h30
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Nia Peeples, Blu Mankuma, Treach, Garwin Sanford, Elias Toufexis, Sage Brocklebank
Rating47% 2.3656252.3656252.3656252.3656252.365625
Après une mission sabotée qui l'a laissé aveugle, Connor, ex-agent de la CIA, se voit offrir la possibilité de recouvrer la vue par son ancien patron. En effet, grâce à un nouveau sérum, il pourra la lui rendre, mais à condition qu'il accepte une nouvelle mission. Hélas pour Connor, la situation est loin de suivre le scénario qui lui avait été annoncé.
The Seat Filler, 1h30
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Duane Martin, Kelly Rowland, DeRay Davis, Curtis Armstrong, Kyla Pratt, Mel B
Rating55% 2.752492.752492.752492.752492.75249
Derrick, an aspiring lawyer who is studying for the bar exam, struggles to keep his head above water financially. His best friend and roommate E.J. suggests Derrick join him at his job as a seat filler at awards shows. When seat filling at the Video Beat awards gala, Derrick meets popular R&B singer Jhnelle, who mistakes him for a regular guest. Believing that he is Alonzo Grant, entertainment lawyer to the stars, Jhnelle asks Derrick out on a date.
Delivering Milo, 1h34
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Anton Yelchin, Peter Nelson, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Hank Harris
Rating58% 2.902042.902042.902042.902042.90204
Elizabeth believes she has gone into labor, but at the hospital, the doctor tells her she was having Braxton Hicks contractions. The reality is that in the world from which babies come, Milo is too scared to leave the comfortable place where he has lived. Since babies must be born in order, no other babies will be born until Milo changes his mind. The people in charge give the job of educating Milo to Elmore, who is in a kind of limbo until he proves he is worthy of Heaven.
'Twas the Night, 1h24
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Josh Zuckerman, Bryan Cranston, Rhys Williams, Barclay Hope, Torri Higginson, Sandy Robson
Rating53% 2.6561752.6561752.6561752.6561752.656175
A troubled and irresponsible man, Nick Wrigley (Bryan Cranston) was hacked by some group of criminals who are looking for a bank account code to Nick's boss. The criminals manage to find his apartment and start beating him. They tell him they want their money by Christmas. They leave and Nick decides to run away. Nick is leaving the building when the biggest member of the gang sees him leaving and chases him. Nick manages to escape when he runs to a North Pole stage where kids meet Santa Claus. He steals the costume for Santa Claus and walks to the bus stop in disguise and goes to his brother's house.
Mr. Wrong
Mr. Wrong (1996)
, 1h36
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Pullman, Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Hope Davis, Joan Plowright
Rating39% 1.9545551.9545551.9545551.9545551.954555
The film begins with Martha Alston (DeGeneres) in a wedding gown incarcerated in a Mexican prison. The investigators call her Mrs. Crawford and listen to her explain why she committed murder on her wedding day.
Major Payne, 1h37
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Films about education, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Karyn Parsons, William Hickey, Steven Martini, Orlando Brown
Rating62% 3.149973.149973.149973.149973.14997
United States Marine Corps Major Benson Winifred Payne (Damon Wayans), a hardened Marine, returns from a successful drug raid in South America, only to find out that he has again been denied his long-hoped-for promotion to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. Instead, Payne receives an honorable discharge on the grounds that "the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield", and that his killing skills are no longer required by the U.S Marine Corps.
Dennis the Menace, 1h35
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Stanton
Rating56% 2.801792.801792.801792.801792.80179
Dennis Mitchell is a five-year-old boy who lives with his parents Henry and Alice, and is the bane of next door neighbour, George Wilson's existence. George, falls ill after consuming the incorrect dosage of prescription drugs. Denis attempts to fling aspirin into George’s mouth with a sling shot. This attempt fails and George gags, and spits out the pills. When they arrive, Dennis, Joey, and Margaret venture into the woods to an abandoned tree house and intend to fix it up. Later, while getting paint from a high shelf in the garage, Dennis tries to grab his slingshot, which was taken away from him, accidentally spills paint on the ground. He fervently attempts to vacuum it up. Next Denis is sent to another set of babysitters; Polly and Mickey. Devilishly Denis fools them into scorning George, framing them to believe that he was behind the door. Denis therefore luckily escapes the consequences of spilling the paint. Meanwhile, a burglar named Switchblade Sam arrives in town and begins robbing houses, as well as striking fear into the children that he meets.
Tap
Tap (1989)
, 1h51
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Action, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzzanne Douglas, Joe Morton, Savion Glover, Terrence E. McNally
Rating64% 3.2486353.2486353.2486353.2486353.248635
Max Washington (Gregory Hines), just released from prison after serving time for burglary, is a talented tap dancer. His late father owned a dance studio that is now run by Little Mo (Sammy Davis, Jr.), whose daughter Amy Simms (Suzzanne Douglas) gives lessons to children. Back on the streets, Max isn't interested in dancing again but he is interested in seeing Amy, his former girlfriend. A local gangster, Nicky, doesn't care for Max personally but does try to recruit him to take part in a robbery. Amy has a job as dancer in an upcoming Broadway show and tells its choreographer about Max, hoping to land him a role in the chorus. Max is reluctant to agree to it, then incensed when he is humiliated during the auditions. Max must decide whether to swallow his pride and dance the way the man wants, or give up his art once and for all and return to a life of crime.
The Boy Who Could Fly, 1h54
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Children's films
Actors Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Gwynne
Rating65% 3.297283.297283.297283.297283.29728
Fourteen-year-old Amelia "Milly" Michaelson (Deakins) and her family move into a new suburban home shortly after the death of her father. Milly makes friends with her new neighbor Geneva, and Milly and her eight-year-old brother Louis (Savage) have difficulty adjusting to their new schools, while their mother Charlene (Bedelia) copes with a demotion at work and her inability to learn how to use a computer. Louis is also plagued by bullies down the street who won't let him get around the block.