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Nicole Holofcener is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 22 march 1960 at New York City (USA)

Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener
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Nationality USA
Birth 22 march 1960 (59 years) at New York City (USA)

Nicole Holofcener (born March 22, 1960) is an American film and television director. She has directed five feature films, including Friends With Money and Enough Said, the latter featuring one of James Gandolfini's last film performances.

Biography

Jeunesse et débuts
Elle est la fille de la chef décoratrice Carol Holofcener et de l'artiste Lawrence Holofcener (poète, auteur, acteur, ...). Ses parents divorcent lorsqu'elle a un an. À l'âge de 8 ans, sa mère se marie au producteur Charles H. Joffe et la famille part vivre à Hollywood. Comme son beau-père produit les films de Woody Allen, elle reste souvent sur les plateaux de tournage des films Woody et les Robots et Prends l'oseille et tire-toi. Charles H. Joffe lui offre son premier poste officiel : assistante de production sur Comédie érotique d'une nuit d'été de Woody Allen en 1982. Elle devient ensuite apprenti-monteuse pour Hannah et ses sœurs, toujours réalisé par Woody Allen.

Elle étudie ensuite à l'Université Columbia et réalise des court-métrages Angry (1991) et It's Richard I Love. Angry reçoit de bonnes critiques au Festival du film de Sundance.


Entre le cinéma et la télévision
En 1996, elle fait ses débuts de réalisatrice avec le long-métrage Walking and Talking, dont elle est également scénariste. Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Todd Field, Liev Schreiber et Kevin Corrigan sont à l'affiche de ce film. Grâce à ce succès critique et sa vision féminine moderne, elle réalise des épisodes de séries télévisées portées par des héroines fortes et indépendantes : Sex and the City ou encore Gilmore Girls. En 2001, elle écrite et réalise son 2e film, Lovely & Amazing, avec Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn et Emily Mortimer. Nouveau succès critique, le film est également un joli succès au box-office.

Après deux épisodes Six Feet Under, elle dirige son 3e film en 2006, Friends with Money avec Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Frances McDormand et toujours Catherine Keener. Présenté au Festival du film de Sundance de 2006, le film est notamment nommé à l'Independent Spirit Award du meilleur scénario. Son 4e film en tant que scénariste/réalisatrice, La Beauté du geste (Please Give), sort en 2010, après avoir été présenté à la Berlinale 2010 et au Festival du film de TriBeCa. La réalisatrice y retrouve, aux côtés d'Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall et Amanda Peet.

En 2011 , l'épisode pilote d'un projet de série qu'elle réalise, avec Anna Camp dans le rôle principal, I Hate That I Love You, n'est pas retenu. Elle réalise néanmoins deux épisodes d'une éphémère série dramatique portée par Laura Dern, Enlightened. Elle réalise aussi quatre épisodes de Parks and Recreation, répartis sur les saisons 3 à 6.

En 2013, alors que ces réalisations télévisuelles sont diffusées, elle défend son 5e long-métrage : All About Albert, avec James Gandolfini, Toni Collette et toujours Catherine Keener. Le film est en compétition officielle lors du Festival international du film de Toronto 2013 en septembre, quelques mois après le décès de James Gandolfini. Les critiques sont dithyrambiques. La même année, le cinéaste Brian De Palma déclare avoir « toujours » particulièrement apprécié son travail et l'avoir contactée pour le lui dire. Il trouve qu'elle a un côté « très Woody Allen dans son approche des femmes. »

En 2015, elle réalise un épisode de quatre séries télévisuelles construites autour de personnages de femmes : Togetherness, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Inside Amy Schumer et Orange Is the New Black. Parallèlement, elle officie aussi en tant que principale réalisatrice de la série One Mississipi, créée et interprétée par l'humouriste et actrice Tig Nogaro. Les premiers épisodes sont diffusés sur Amazon début 2016.

Usually with

Robert Frazen
Robert Frazen
(4 films)
Ted Hope
Ted Hope
(3 films)
Romy Rosemont
Romy Rosemont
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nicole Holofcener (6 films)

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Director

Enough Said, 1h33
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors James Gandolfini, Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Jessica St. Clair, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Rating69% 3.4986753.4986753.4986753.4986753.498675
Eva, a masseuse and the divorced mother of a teenage girl, attends a party in Pacific Palisades with her friends, married couple Will and Sarah. There she meets a poet, Marianne, and Will introduces Eva to one of his friends, Albert. After the party, Albert asks Will for Eva's number and, although hesitant since she is not physically attracted to him, Eva agrees to go on a dinner date with Albert, which goes well. Marianne contacts Eva for a massage, and after taking an immediate liking to one another they become friends.
Please Give, 1h30
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Amanda Peet, Rebecca Hall, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Rating65% 3.2987053.2987053.2987053.2987053.298705
Kate (Keener) and Alex (Platt) are a couple living in a New York City apartment with their teenage daughter, Abby (Sarah Steele). Kate and Alex own a furniture store specializing in used modern furniture, which they buy at estate sales. They have bought the apartment adjacent to theirs, but its occupant, the elderly and cranky Andra (Guilbert), will stay in it until she dies. Andra has two granddaughters, the dutiful and generous Rebecca (Hall), a breast cancer radiology technician, and the cynical, sharp-tongued Mary (Peet), a cosmetologist.
Friends with Money, 1h28
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs, Scott Caan
Rating57% 2.8964352.8964352.8964352.8964352.896435
Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a single, cash-strapped woman working as a maid in Los Angeles in order to make ends meet. She is surrounded by a support network of well-off friends consisting of Franny (Joan Cusack) – a stay at home mom with a large trust fund; Christine (Catherine Keener) – a successful television writer; Jane (Frances McDormand) – a fashion designer; and their respective husbands.
Lovely and Amazing, 1h31
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Brenda Blethyn, Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer, Raven Goodwin, Jake Gyllenhaal, James LeGros
Rating67% 3.3978053.3978053.3978053.3978053.397805
The story focuses on Jane Marks, her adult daughters Michelle and Elizabeth, and her pre-teen adopted African American daughter Annie, each of whom allows her personal insecurities to affect her life. Jane, longing to look younger and thinner, opts for liposuction, with near tragic results. When Michelle's artistic talents fail to produce any income for her family, much to the dismay of her husband Bill, she takes a job as a one-hour photo developer and finds herself falling for the attention of her teenaged co-worker Jordan. Aspiring actress Elizabeth, who bestows upon stray dogs the affection she finds difficult to offer her boyfriend Paul, questions her appeal when she's rejected for a role based on her looks, and she seeks reassurance from film heartthrob Kevin McCabe. Overweight Annie tries to fit in better with her white adopted family by having her hair straightened by black Big Sister volunteer Lorraine, who Jane hopes will put the young girl in touch with her heritage.
Walking and Talking, 1h26
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Todd Field, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Corrigan, Vincent Pastore
Rating67% 3.3980153.3980153.3980153.3980153.398015
Amelia (Keener) and Laura (Heche) are childhood best friends. Amelia is left feeling vulnerable when Laura and her boyfriend Frank get engaged. She begins to date Bill (Kevin Corrigan), the local clerk at the video rental store she frequents. Though she initially is off put by his looks and his obsession with scifi and horror films she begins to grow attracted to him when she learns he is working on a screenplay about the life of Colette. The two have sex, however while Amelia is in the bathroom she receives a call from Laura asking how her date was with "the ugly guy". Hurt after hearing this Bill abruptly leaves.

Scriptwriter

Every Secret Thing, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Diane Lane, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, Colin Donnell
Rating60% 3.047423.047423.047423.047423.04742
Deux adolescentes sont suspectées d'avoir enlevé un enfant.
Enough Said, 1h33
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors James Gandolfini, Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Jessica St. Clair, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.4986753.4986753.4986753.4986753.498675
Eva, a masseuse and the divorced mother of a teenage girl, attends a party in Pacific Palisades with her friends, married couple Will and Sarah. There she meets a poet, Marianne, and Will introduces Eva to one of his friends, Albert. After the party, Albert asks Will for Eva's number and, although hesitant since she is not physically attracted to him, Eva agrees to go on a dinner date with Albert, which goes well. Marianne contacts Eva for a massage, and after taking an immediate liking to one another they become friends.
Please Give, 1h30
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Amanda Peet, Rebecca Hall, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2987053.2987053.2987053.2987053.298705
Kate (Keener) and Alex (Platt) are a couple living in a New York City apartment with their teenage daughter, Abby (Sarah Steele). Kate and Alex own a furniture store specializing in used modern furniture, which they buy at estate sales. They have bought the apartment adjacent to theirs, but its occupant, the elderly and cranky Andra (Guilbert), will stay in it until she dies. Andra has two granddaughters, the dutiful and generous Rebecca (Hall), a breast cancer radiology technician, and the cynical, sharp-tongued Mary (Peet), a cosmetologist.
Friends with Money, 1h28
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs, Scott Caan
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.8964352.8964352.8964352.8964352.896435
Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a single, cash-strapped woman working as a maid in Los Angeles in order to make ends meet. She is surrounded by a support network of well-off friends consisting of Franny (Joan Cusack) – a stay at home mom with a large trust fund; Christine (Catherine Keener) – a successful television writer; Jane (Frances McDormand) – a fashion designer; and their respective husbands.
Lovely and Amazing, 1h31
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Brenda Blethyn, Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer, Raven Goodwin, Jake Gyllenhaal, James LeGros
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.3978053.3978053.3978053.3978053.397805
The story focuses on Jane Marks, her adult daughters Michelle and Elizabeth, and her pre-teen adopted African American daughter Annie, each of whom allows her personal insecurities to affect her life. Jane, longing to look younger and thinner, opts for liposuction, with near tragic results. When Michelle's artistic talents fail to produce any income for her family, much to the dismay of her husband Bill, she takes a job as a one-hour photo developer and finds herself falling for the attention of her teenaged co-worker Jordan. Aspiring actress Elizabeth, who bestows upon stray dogs the affection she finds difficult to offer her boyfriend Paul, questions her appeal when she's rejected for a role based on her looks, and she seeks reassurance from film heartthrob Kevin McCabe. Overweight Annie tries to fit in better with her white adopted family by having her hair straightened by black Big Sister volunteer Lorraine, who Jane hopes will put the young girl in touch with her heritage.
Walking and Talking, 1h26
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Todd Field, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Corrigan, Vincent Pastore
Roles Author
Rating67% 3.3980153.3980153.3980153.3980153.398015
Amelia (Keener) and Laura (Heche) are childhood best friends. Amelia is left feeling vulnerable when Laura and her boyfriend Frank get engaged. She begins to date Bill (Kevin Corrigan), the local clerk at the video rental store she frequents. Though she initially is off put by his looks and his obsession with scifi and horror films she begins to grow attracted to him when she learns he is working on a screenplay about the life of Colette. The two have sex, however while Amelia is in the bathroom she receives a call from Laura asking how her date was with "the ugly guy". Hurt after hearing this Bill abruptly leaves.