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Nora Ephron is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 19 may 1941 at New York City (USA)

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron
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Nationality USA
Birth 19 may 1941 at New York City (USA)
Death 26 june 2012 (at 71 years) at New York City (USA)

Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger.

Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for her play Lucky Guy.

Biography

Vie privée
Elle a été mariée successivement avec Dan Greenbug, Carl Bernstein et Nicholas Pileggi. Après que son second mari l’a quittée pour Margaret Jay, Nora a écrit un roman en 1983 sur ces événements et en fit une adaptation cinématographique en 1986 : La Brûlure avec, en tête d’affiche, Jack Nicholson et Meryl Streep. Nora Ephron a toujours continué d'écrire, récompensée par un succès non démenti.
Elle décède le 26 juin 2012 des suites de complications respiratoires dues à une leucémie, à l'âge de 71 ans.


Carrière

En 1962, Nora Ephron a obtenu son diplôme de l'université Wellesley College et a effectué un stage à la Maison-Blanche sous la présidence de J.F. Kennedy.

Nora Ephron a commencé sa carrière de journaliste au New York Post, où elle est restée pendant 5 ans.

Tout en commençant à écrire des nouvelles et des romans, Nora Ephron a tenu une rubrique sur les problématiques rencontrées par les femmes pour le magazine Esquire.


Nora Ephron et « Gorge profonde »
Dans les années 1970, en dehors de sa carrière cinématographique, Nora Ephron a été l’épouse pendant plusieurs années du journaliste Carl Bernstein, était à ce titre informée de l'identité exacte de « Gorge profonde », informateur de haut rang au sein du FBI, dans le scandale du Watergate. Au printemps 2005, à l'occasion de la publication de l'article de Vanity Fair révélant que « Gorge profonde » n'était autre que W. Mark Felt, ancien directeur adjoint du FBI en 1972-1973, Nora Ephron a indiqué, dans un weblog, qu'après des années de silence pesant sur la question de l'identité de « Gorge profonde », elle avait pris le parti de révéler son identité à tous ceux qui lui en faisaient la demande.


Steven Spielberg lui dédie son dernier film, Pentagon Papers.

Best films

You've Got Mail (1998)
(Director)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
(Director)
Bewitched (2005)
(Director)
Julie & Julia (2009)
(Director)
Michael (1996)
(Director)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Delia Ephron
Delia Ephron
(7 films)
Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
(4 films)
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nora Ephron (20 films)

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Actress

Dreams on Spec, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Scott Alexander
Roles Herself
Rating62% 3.1428453.1428453.1428453.1428453.142845
The film follows three aspiring screenwriters as they struggle to turn their scripts into movies. David is a hip talent agent's assistant with three scripts circulating around town. He's plugged into "young Hollywood" - and when he's not working or writing, he's usually hanging out at the beach. Joe is a middle-aged family man who has split time over the last three years between caring for his autistic daughter and writing what he believes could be the great American screenplay. And Deborah is trying to become one of the few African-American women to ever write and direct a feature film, though she's struggling just to pay her bills while she searches for money to produce her script. Between these stories, the film intercuts critical insight from such Hollywood screenwriters as James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Ed Solomon, Paul Guay, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Husbands and Wives, 1h48
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romance
Actors Woody Allen, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson
Rating75% 3.7979153.7979153.7979153.7979153.797915
The film is about two couples: Jack (Pollack) and Sally (Davis), and Gabe (Allen) and Judy (Farrow). The film starts when Jack and Sally arrive at Gabe and Judy's apartment and announce their separation. Gabe is shocked, but Judy takes the news personally and is very hurt. Still confused, they go out for dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1h44
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Joanna Gleason
Roles Wedding Guest
Rating78% 3.948533.948533.948533.948533.94853
The story follows two main characters: Judah Rosenthal, a successful ophthalmologist, and Clifford Stern, a small-time documentary filmmaker.

Director

Julie & Julia, 2h3
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Jane Lynch
Rating69% 3.497613.497613.497613.497613.49761
In 2002, Julie Powell (Adams) is a young writer with an unpleasant job at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's call center, where she answers telephone calls from victims of the September 11 attacks and members of the general public complaining about the LMDC's controversial plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center. To do something she enjoys, she decides to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) by Julia Child (Streep) in one year; Powell decides to write a blog to motivate herself and document her progress.
Bewitched
Bewitched (2005)
, 1h42
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about television, Witches in film
Actors Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth
Rating48% 2.400892.400892.400892.400892.40089
Jack Wyatt is a narcissistic actor who is approached to play the role of Darrin in a remake of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched, but insists that an unknown play Samantha. Isabel Bigelow is an actual witch who decides she wants to be normal and moves to Los Angeles to start a new life and becomes friends with her neighbor Maria. She goes to a bookstore to learn how to get a job after seeing an advertisement of Ed McMahon on TV. Jack happens to be at the same bookstore after attending some failed Samantha auditions. Jack spots Isabel and persuades her to audition. At the same time, while she's trying to settle into her new life, Isabel's intrusive father Nigel keeps appearing to convince her to return home, despite several rejections from Isabel.
Lucky Numbers, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Actors John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill, Michael Rapaport, Bill Pullman
Rating50% 2.500862.500862.500862.500862.50086
Russ Richards (John Travolta), the weatherman for a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania television station, is revered as a local celebrity by his viewers, and fame affords him such perks as a reserved parking spot and his own booth at Denny's, where an omelet bears his name. His eternally optimistic demeanor conceals the fact his snowmobile dealership is on the verge of bankruptcy due to an unusually warm winter.
You've Got Mail, 1h59
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Films based on plays
Actors Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Katie Sagona, Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle
Rating65% 3.299983.299983.299983.299983.29998
Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is involved with Frank Navasky (Greg Kinnear), a leftist postmodernist newspaper writer for The New York Observer who's always in search of an opportunity to root for the underdog. While Frank is devoted to his typewriter, Kathleen prefers her laptop and logging into her AOL email account. There, using the screen name 'Shopgirl', she reads an email from "NY152", the screen name of Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) whom she first met in an "over-30s" chatroom. As her voice narrates her reading of the email, she reveals the boundaries of the online relationship; no specifics, including no names, career or class information, or family connections. Joe belongs to the Fox family which runs Fox Books — a chain of "mega" bookstores similar to Borders or Barnes & Noble. Kathleen, on the other hand, runs the independent bookstore The Shop Around The Corner that her mother ran before her. The two are shown passing each other on their respective ways to work, revealing that they frequent the same neighborhoods in upper west Manhattan. Joe arrives at work, overseeing the opening of a new Fox Books in New York with the help of his best friend, branch manager Kevin (Dave Chappelle). Meanwhile, Kathleen and her three store assistants, George (Steve Zahn), Aunt Birdie (Jean Stapleton), and Christina (Heather Burns) open up her small shop that morning.
Michael
Michael (1996)
, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Melodrama
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Films about angels, Road movies
Actors John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton
Rating56% 2.849772.849772.849772.849772.84977
Vartan Malt (Bob Hoskins) is the editor of a tabloid called the National Mirror that specializes in unlikely stories about celebrities and frankly unbelievable tales about ordinary folkspersons. When Malt gets word that a woman is supposedly harboring an angel in a small town in Iowa, he figures that this might be up the Mirror's alley, so he sends out three people to get the story – Frank Quinlan (William Hurt), a reporter whose career has hit the skids; Huey Driscoll (Robert Pastorelli), a photographer on the verge of losing his job (even though he owns the Mirror's mascot Sparky the Wonder Dog); and Dorothy Winters (Andie MacDowell), a self-styled "angel expert" (actually a dog trainer hired by Malt to eventually replace Driscoll).
Mixed Nuts
Mixed Nuts (1994)
, 1h37
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler
Rating54% 2.700832.700832.700832.700832.70083
The plot begins on Christmas Eve, with ex-con Felix running from his angry, pregnant girlfriend, Gracie, as she chases him down the road. He accidentally runs into and damages a Christmas tree carried by two rollerbladers. When an argument breaks out among them, a stranger, Philip, unsuccessfully attempts to calm them down. They soon disperse.
Sleepless in Seattle, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about journalists, Radio
Actors Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner, Ross Malinger
Rating67% 3.399573.399573.399573.399573.39957
Sam Baldwin, a Chicago architect, loses his wife Maggie to cancer. He and his 8-year old son Jonah start anew in Seattle, Washington, but Sam continues to grieve.
This Is My Life, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis, Gaby Hoffmann, Carrie Fisher, Dan Aykroyd, Joy Behar
Rating60% 3.0019153.0019153.0019153.0019153.001915
Dottie Ingels vend des parfums dans un grand magasin. Son travail ne la passionne guère. Elle rêve de devenir une star du comique. Un beau jour, précisément celui de la mort de sa tante Harriet, qui lui laisse sa maison en héritage, Dottie décide de tout plaquer. Elle vend sa demeure et part à Manhattan avec ses deux filles, Erica et Opal. Elle rencontre bientôt Claudia Curtis, qui devient son agent et organise pour elle des tournées sur mesure. Le succès se présente rapidement. Mais la passion de la mère s'assouvit au détriment du bonheur des deux fillettes, qui lui font sentir leur amertume...

Scriptwriter

Julie & Julia, 2h3
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Jane Lynch
Rating69% 3.497613.497613.497613.497613.49761
In 2002, Julie Powell (Adams) is a young writer with an unpleasant job at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's call center, where she answers telephone calls from victims of the September 11 attacks and members of the general public complaining about the LMDC's controversial plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center. To do something she enjoys, she decides to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) by Julia Child (Streep) in one year; Powell decides to write a blog to motivate herself and document her progress.
Bewitched
Bewitched (2005)
, 1h42
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about television, Witches in film
Actors Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth
Roles Author
Rating48% 2.400892.400892.400892.400892.40089
Jack Wyatt is a narcissistic actor who is approached to play the role of Darrin in a remake of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched, but insists that an unknown play Samantha. Isabel Bigelow is an actual witch who decides she wants to be normal and moves to Los Angeles to start a new life and becomes friends with her neighbor Maria. She goes to a bookstore to learn how to get a job after seeing an advertisement of Ed McMahon on TV. Jack happens to be at the same bookstore after attending some failed Samantha auditions. Jack spots Isabel and persuades her to audition. At the same time, while she's trying to settle into her new life, Isabel's intrusive father Nigel keeps appearing to convince her to return home, despite several rejections from Isabel.
Hanging Up
Hanging Up (2000)
, 1h34
Directed by Diane Keaton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow, Walter Matthau, Adam Arkin, Cloris Leachman
Rating48% 2.402872.402872.402872.402872.40287
Georgia Mozell, Eve Marks and Maddy Mozell are adult sisters. Georgia (Keaton) is the editor of her own wildly successful self-titled women’s magazine. She strives for publicity at any cost. Party planner Eve (Ryan) is the mother hen of the group, not only of her own family, but also of her siblings and father as their mother, Pat (Leachman), not only emotionally left their father when they divorced, but her daughters as well. And Maddy (Kudrow) is a vacuous soap opera actress who has always struggled for her own identity. Despite being as busy with her own life as the others, Eve is the only one of the three who deals with the long term hospitalization of their cantankerous seventy-nine-year-old father, Lou Mozell, when he enters the early stages of dementia, and the associated outcomes of that hospitalization. Eve’s caring for Lou is despite an especially hurtful incident with him seven years earlier. As the emotional aspect of looking after Lou becomes more and more stressful, Eve has to figure out how to maintain her own sanity, while dealing with her sisters, who believe they too are part of their father’s care while they don’t lift a finger to help.
You've Got Mail, 1h59
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Films based on plays
Actors Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Katie Sagona, Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle
Rating65% 3.299983.299983.299983.299983.29998
Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is involved with Frank Navasky (Greg Kinnear), a leftist postmodernist newspaper writer for The New York Observer who's always in search of an opportunity to root for the underdog. While Frank is devoted to his typewriter, Kathleen prefers her laptop and logging into her AOL email account. There, using the screen name 'Shopgirl', she reads an email from "NY152", the screen name of Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) whom she first met in an "over-30s" chatroom. As her voice narrates her reading of the email, she reveals the boundaries of the online relationship; no specifics, including no names, career or class information, or family connections. Joe belongs to the Fox family which runs Fox Books — a chain of "mega" bookstores similar to Borders or Barnes & Noble. Kathleen, on the other hand, runs the independent bookstore The Shop Around The Corner that her mother ran before her. The two are shown passing each other on their respective ways to work, revealing that they frequent the same neighborhoods in upper west Manhattan. Joe arrives at work, overseeing the opening of a new Fox Books in New York with the help of his best friend, branch manager Kevin (Dave Chappelle). Meanwhile, Kathleen and her three store assistants, George (Steve Zahn), Aunt Birdie (Jean Stapleton), and Christina (Heather Burns) open up her small shop that morning.