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Paul Feig is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 17 september 1962 at Mount Clemens (USA)

Paul Feig

Paul Feig
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 september 1962 (56 years) at Mount Clemens (USA)

Paul Samuel Feig (born September 17, 1962) is an American director, actor and author. He is best known for directing the 2011 film Bridesmaids, featuring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Feig also directed the comedy films The Heat (2013) starring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, and Spy (2015) which stars McCarthy, Jason Statham, and Jude Law.

He created the critically acclaimed show Freaks and Geeks and directed several episodes of The Office and Arrested Development; plus episodes of 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men and other television series. Feig has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for writing on Freaks and Geeks and three for directing on The Office. He is also known for playing Mr. Eugene Pool, Sabrina's science teacher, on the first season of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as well as Tim, a camp counselor, in the film Heavyweights.

Biography

Né à Royal Oak, dans le Michigan, il a vécu à Mount Clemens. Feig est diplômé de la Chippewa Valley High School Class en 1980, suivi de la USC School of Cinema-Television quatre années plus tard.




Carrière
Débuts en tant qu'acteur (1986-1997)
Ses débuts d'acteur se font dans la seconde moitié des années 1980, mais ses rôles les plus notables sont celui de Stanley dans Ski Patrol , Tim, directeur d'un camp pour obèse dans La Colo des gourmands et le professeur de sciences Eugene Pool dans la première saison de Sabrina, l'apprentie sorcière, tout en enchaînant des apparitions au cinéma (That Thing You Do!, Président ? Vous avez dit président ?, Harvard à tout prix, En cloque, mode d'emploi, Walk Hard).


Révélation télévisuelle (1997-2011)
Mais c'est derrière la caméra, en tant que réalisateur et scénariste qu'il va se faire une réputation : en 1999, il crée et co-produit la comédie dramatique adolescente Freaks and Geeks, qui échoue en termes d'audiences, mais est acclamée par la critique, et devient ainsi culte au bout de son unique saison. Il essaye alors de passer au grand écran : mais en 2003, le film dramatique I Am David, qu'il écrit et réalise, est un échec critique et commercial. Il revient donc à la télévision.

Il met donc en scène des épisodes de l'acclamée comédie Arrested Development entre 2004 et 2005. Et devient dans la foulée un réalisateur régulier de la comédie The Office, enfin un succès d'audiences. Il tente alors parallèlement de revenir au cinéma juste en réalisateur : la comédie Enfants non accompagnés parvient à peine à rembourser son budget.

Il continue donc à se diversifier à la télévision en mettant en scène des épisodes de Bored to Death, Mad Men et Weeds. Il repasse à la production pour les deux premières saisons de la comédie dramatique Nurse Jackie, dont il réalise une douzaine d'épisodes.


Confirmation cinématographique (2011-)
L'année 2011 marque un tournant : il réalise son dernier épisode de télévision en mettant en scène l'épisode de The Office marquant le départ de Steve Carell. Et il rencontre enfin le succès critique et commercial avec la comédie Mes meilleures amies, avec 288 millions de dollars de recettes mondiales, écrit par Kristen Wiig et Annie Mumolo.

Il enchaîne en 2013 avec le buddy-movie au féminin Les Flingueuses, qui associe la révélation de Mes meilleures amies, Melissa McCarthy, et la star Sandra Bullock. Le film convainc moins la critique, mais parvient à remplir les salles américaines.

En 2015, il confirme ce glissement vers le cinéma d'action, avec la comédie d'espionnage Spy, où il entoure cette fois Melissa McCarthy de Jude Law et Jason Statham. Il repasse enfin à l'écriture pour ce projet. Le film fonctionne moins aux États-Unis mais s'exporte bien, aidé par une critique très positive.

Un an avant, il est déjà annoncé comme réalisateur-scénariste d'un reboot « au féminin » de SOS Fantômes. SOS Fantômes (Ghostbusters), sorti en 2016.

Best films

Bridesmaids (2011)
(Director)
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
(Producer)
Spy (2015)
(Director)
Ghostbusters (2016)
(Director)
The Heat (2013)
(Director)

Usually with

Robert Yeoman
Robert Yeoman
(4 films)
Katie Dippold
Katie Dippold
(4 films)
Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig
(5 films)
Steve Bannos
Steve Bannos
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Feig (19 films)

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Actor

Ferdinand
Ferdinand (2017)
, 1h48
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Bullfighting films
Actors John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodríguez, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson
Rating67% 3.3566453.3566453.3566453.3566453.356645
Ferdinand est un taureau de combat espagnol qui préfère sentir les fleurs et pratiquer la non-violence plutôt que de chasser les habits rouges portés par les matadors des arènes.
Spy
Spy (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale
Roles Drunken Guest at Paris Hotel (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.4982053.4982053.4982053.4982053.498205
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a desk-bound CIA analyst guiding her partner Agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) on a mission to Varna from a CIA office in the Washington, D.C. area. Fine kills Tihomir Boyanov after he sneezes without first finding a suitcase nuke whose location is known only to Boyanov. Meanwhile, the agency learns that Boyanov's daughter Rayna (Rose Byrne) might know the location of her father's device, so they send Fine to infiltrate her home. However, Rayna shoots Fine dead while Susan watches online. Rayna knows the identities of all the agency's top agents, including Fine and Rick Ford (Jason Statham). Susan, who is unknown to Rayna, volunteers to become a field agent, and her boss, Elaine Crocker (Allison Janney), agrees. Ford quits in disgust over Susan being chosen for the assignment.
The Heat
The Heat (2013)
, 1h57
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Rapaport, Demián Bichir, Tony Hale, Dan Bakkedahl
Roles Doctor
Rating65% 3.2999753.2999753.2999753.2999753.299975
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a very skilled and effective investigator in New York City, but is despised by her fellow agents for her arrogance and condescending attitude. In Boston, she meets Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), a skilled but foulmouthed and rebellious police officer with the Boston Police Department. Ashburn's by-the-book philosophy clashes with Mullins' rugged and violent style of police work. Under pressure from Hale (Demián Bichir), her FBI boss, Ashburn reluctantly agrees to team up with Mullins.
Bad Teacher, 1h32
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins
Roles Dad at Carwash
Rating56% 2.848522.848522.848522.848522.84852
Elizabeth Halsey is an immoral, gold-digging Chicago-area middle school teacher who curses at her students, drinks heavily, smokes marijuana, and shows movies while sleeping through class. She plans to quit teaching and marry her wealthy fiancé, Mark, but when he dumps her after learning she is only after his money, Elizabeth must resume her job. She tries to win over substitute teacher Scott Delacorte, who is also wealthy because his family runs a watch company. Amy Squirrel, a dedicated but overly enthusiastic colleague, also pursues Scott while the school's gym teacher, Russell Gettis, makes it clear that he likes Elizabeth romantically; she, however, is not interested in him.
Bridesmaids, 2h5
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Films about marriage
Actors Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
Rating67% 3.3983753.3983753.3983753.3983753.398375
Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman in her late 30s. Following the failure of her bakery, she lost her boyfriend and her savings, forcing her to take a job as a sales clerk in a jewelry store and to share an apartment with an obnoxious roommate Gil (Matt Lucas) and his sister Brynn (Rebel Wilson). Her business's failure was so painful that she has given up baking entirely. She has a no-strings-attached sexual relationship with the self-absorbed Ted (Jon Hamm) but hopes for something more from him. Her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is virtually her only source of happiness.
Knocked Up
Knocked Up (2007)
, 2h9
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill
Roles Fantasy Baseball Guy
Rating69% 3.49723.49723.49723.49723.4972
Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is a career-minded woman who has just been given an on-air role with E! and is living in the pool house with her sister Debbie's (Leslie Mann) family. Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) is laid-back and sardonic. He lives off funds received in compensation for an injury and sporadically works on a celebrity porn website with his roommates (Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and Martin Starr), in between smoking marijuana or going off with them at theme parks such as Knott's Berry Farm. While celebrating her promotion, Alison meets Ben at a local nightclub. After a night of drinking, they end up having sex. Due to a misunderstanding, they don't use protection: Alison uses the phrase "Just do it already" to encourage Ben to put the condom on, but he misinterprets this to mean to dispense with using one. The following morning, they quickly learn over breakfast that they have little in common and go their separate ways, which leaves Ben visibly upset.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, 1h36
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Margo Martindale, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows
Rating67% 3.399223.399223.399223.399223.39922
Dewey Cox begins his quest for stardom in Springberry, Alabama in 1946. While playing with his brother Nate, Dewey accidentally cuts his brother in half at the waist with a machete. This leads Dewey's father to frequently repeat the phrase "The wrong kid died" throughout the film. The trauma causes Dewey to lose his sense of smell – "you've gone smell blind," states Dewey's mother. After his brother's death is announced by a physician making a housecall, Dewey's mother sends him to the local store to buy some butter and a candle. There, he meets a blues guitarist, who lets Dewey play his guitar. Dewey is a natural.
I Am David
I Am David (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Hristo Chopov, Lucy Russell, Silvia De Santis, Francesco De Vito
Roles American Man
Rating72% 3.647213.647213.647213.647213.64721
Seven years after World War II, a 12-year-old boy named David (Ben Tibber) escapes a Stalinist labor camp in Bulgaria where he has spent his entire life. He sets out on a risky journey to Denmark, initially believing he is on an important mission to deliver a letter, but eventually discovering that the "mission" was to reunite him with his mother, of whom he only has faint memories. Along his journey, he faces danger, fear, loneliness, hunger, and encounters various people.
Stealing Harvard, 1h25
Directed by Bruce McCulloch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John C. McGinley
Rating51% 2.5501452.5501452.5501452.5501452.550145
John Plummer (Jason Lee) is engaged to Elaine Warner (Leslie Mann), and intends to use his life savings of $30,000 to put a down payment on a house. He works for Elaine's father, Mr. Warner (Dennis Farina), who already considers John unworthy of his daughter. Simultaneously, John's niece Noreen (Tammy Blanchard), daughter of John's sister, Patty (Megan Mullally), is accepted to Harvard University, but needs an additional $30,000 on top of her grants and scholarships. Noreen shows John an old videotape where he promised to pay for Noreen's college. John now has a moral and financial dilemma – disappoint his fiancée or disappoint his niece and take away her only chance to escape from poverty.
That Thing You Do!, 1h48
Directed by Tom Hanks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks
Roles KMPC DJ
Rating68% 3.4498853.4498853.4498853.4498853.449885
In 1964, Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is an aspiring jazz drummer who works at his family's Erie, Pennsylvania, appliance store. Jimmy Mattingly (Johnathon Schaech) and Lenny Haise (Steve Zahn) ask Guy to sit in with their band at the annual Mercyhurst College talent show, because their regular drummer Chad (Giovanni Ribisi) has broken his arm. The last member of the group is the bass player, who is never referred to by name (Ethan Embry). The group rehearses a ballad titled "That Thing You Do". Jimmy's girlfriend, Faye Dolan (Liv Tyler), is inspired by Guy's reaction to the song (he exclaims, "Wonderful!") and names the group "The Oneders" (pronounced "Wonders"); a running gag has various people mispronouncing it as "Oh-need-ers".
Heavyweights, 1h40
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, Tom McGowan, Tim Blake Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor, Jerry Stiller
Roles Tim
Rating66% 3.347523.347523.347523.347523.34752
As school ends for the summer, Gerald Garner (Aaron Schwartz) is sent by his parents to Camp Hope, a weight loss camp for boys. Despite worrying at first, Gerry makes friends easily at camp and learns that Camp Hope is actually a lot of fun and won't be nearly as bad as he thinks. (As one veteran of the camp put it, Gerald is "not the fat kid, everyone's the fat kid.") He also discovers that the other campers have smuggled in enough junk food to easily stave off the hunger pangs and probably counteract any weight loss that the camp programs cause.
Ski Patrol
Ski Patrol (1990)
, 1h31
Directed by Rich Correll
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films
Actors Roger Rose, T. K. Carter, Leslie Jordan, Paul Feig, Ray Walston, Martin Mull
Roles Stanley
Rating54% 2.7013452.7013452.7013452.7013452.701345
Des instructeurs de ski doivent faire face à un riche et snob promotteur, et ses sbires qui tentent de miner la sécurité des pentes par leurs manigances douteuses. *Ce film a été doublé en joual*
Three O'Clock High, 1h37
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Teen movie
Actors Casey Siemaszko, Richard Tyson, Anne Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Philip Baker Hall, John P. Ryan
Roles Hall Monitor
Rating71% 3.5967153.5967153.5967153.5967153.596715
Meek high school student Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko) and his kid sister Brei (Stacey Glick) have the house to themselves as their parents are on vacation. Jerry's day begins badly when he wakes late, and gets worse when he nearly wrecks his car while driving his sister and his school friend Franny (Anne Ryan) to Weaver High School, where the students this morning are gossiping about the new student Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson), a violent delinquent who has transferred in today from Continuation, a school for at-risk students.
Zombie High, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about education, Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Virginia Madsen, Paul Feig, Sherilyn Fenn, Clare Carey, Scott Coffey, Richard Cox
Roles Paul Emerson
Rating41% 2.068972.068972.068972.068972.06897
Andrea (Virginia Madsen) is a teenage girl that has won a scholarship to Ettinger, a formerly all-male boarding school. She leaves behind her boyfriend Barry (James Wilder) in the hopes of scholastic achievement, but soon discovers that things are not as they seem at Ettinger. Andrea finds that her friends are slowly changing from regular teenagers into personality-less drones. Some investigation shows that the school's faculty has been harvesting life-sustaining chemicals from the student body, which results in them becoming seemingly perfect students that are only focused on doing well in school and obeying rules. Andrea is spared from this fate by one of her professors, Philo (Richard Cox), who takes pity on her due to her resemblance to a former lover. Along with her boyfriend, Andrea discovers that the staff uses classical music as a way of stabilizing the students. Philo gives her a tape to play over the loudspeaker system that he claims will stop the faculty and students from capturing her and turning her into a zombie, only for her to lose it while she is chased by the school's students. With nothing to lose, Barry plays a tape of rock music in its place, which accomplishes the desired task of stopping the students and saving their lives.

Director

Ghostbusters, 1h56
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Jones, Andy García
Rating52% 2.6020052.6020052.6020052.6020052.602005
Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Yates (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.