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Paul Greengrass is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 13 august 1955 at Cheam (United-kingdom)

Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 13 august 1955 (63 years) at Cheam (United-kingdom)

Paul Greengrass (born 13 August 1955) is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras.

Biography

Il est surtout connu pour avoir réalisé La Mort dans la peau et La Vengeance dans la peau, respectivement deuxième et troisième chapitre de la franchise Jason Bourne initiée par Doug Liman.

Ces blockbusters lui permettent d'accéder à une reconnaissance critique et commerciale internationale. Parallèlement, il s'investit dans des projets politiques et engagés, dans la veine du drame Bloody Sunday qui l'avait révélé en 2002, et relatait les évènements tragiques éponymes survenus à Derry le dimanche 30 janvier 1972. C'est sur ce film - son quatrième en tant que réalisateur - qu'il pose les bases de son style cinématographique, inspiré des documentaires dramatiques minutieusement tissés par l'« effet réalité » ressenti par le spectateur lors de la projection.

En 2006, il signe ainsi United 93 qui raconte les évènements survenus sur le Vol 93 United Airlines, lors des attentats du 11 septembre 2001, puis retrouve en 2010 la star Matt Damon pour le thriller géopolitique d'action Green Zone. Cette co-production internationale est basée sur le récit du journaliste Rajiv Chandrasekaran, intitulé Life in the Emerald City, et racontant son expérience en 2003, dans la zone verte de Baghdad, en Iraq. Mais le film divise la critique, et déçoit commercialement.

En 2012, il met en scène la star Tom Hanks dans le drame Capitaine Phillips, là encore basé sur des faits réels : la prise d'otage du Maersk Alabama. Le film est un énorme succès critique et commercial, et reçoit six nominations à l'Oscar en 2013.

En 2016, il revient à la tête de la saga qui l'a rendu célèbre pour un cinquième chapitre (après un film dérivé écrit et réalisé par le scénariste des premiers opus, Tony Gilroy, et centré sur un nouveau personnage interprété par Jeremy Renner). Pour cette nouvelle aventure, Matt Damon reprend son rôle, et participe à l'écriture et à la production aux côtés du cinéaste.

Best films

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
(Director)
Untitled fifth Bourne film (2016)
(Director)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
(Director)
Captain Phillips (2013)
(Director)
Green Zone (2010)
(Director)
United 93 (2006)
(Director)

Usually with

Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(4 films)
John Powell
John Powell
(6 films)
Barry Ackroyd
Barry Ackroyd
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Greengrass (13 films)

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Director

Untitled fifth Bourne film, 2h3
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed
Rating65% 3.295343.295343.295343.295343.29534
La traque de Jason Bourne par les services secrets américains se poursuit. Des îles Canaries à Londres en passant par Las Vegas...
Captain Phillips, 2h14
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Pirate films, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, David Warshofsky, Yul Vazquez, Barkhad Abdi
Rating77% 3.898973.898973.898973.898973.89897
Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) takes command of the MV Maersk Alabama, an unarmed container ship from the Port of Salalah in Oman, with orders to sail through the Gulf of Aden to Mombasa, Kenya. Wary of pirate activity off the coast of the Horn of Africa, he and First Officer Shane Murphy (Michael Chernus) order strict security precautions on the vessel and carry out practice drills. During a drill, the vessel is chased by Somali pirates in two skiffs, and Phillips calls for help. Knowing that the pirates are listening to radio traffic, he pretends to call a warship, requesting immediate air support. One skiff turns around in response, and the other – manned by four heavily armed pirates led by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi) – loses engine power trying to steer through the Maersk Alabama‍ '​s wake.
Green Zone
Green Zone (2010)
, 1h55
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Yigal Naor, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla
Rating67% 3.3980853.3980853.3980853.3980853.398085
On March 19, 2003, Iraqi General Mohammed Al-Rawi (Yigal Naor) meets with his officers and aides in Baghdad to discuss the invasion of Iraq. Al-Rawi decides to wait for the Americans to arrive and offer him a deal.
The Bourne Ultimatum, 1h56
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Tony Gilroy, George Nolfi, Scott Z. Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Édgar Ramírez
Rating79% 3.997713.997713.997713.997713.99771
Following his pursuit by Kirill, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) evades Moscow police. Six weeks later, CIA Deputy Director Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) divulges the audiotaped confession of Ward Abbott, the late former head of Operation Treadstone, to Director Ezra Kramer (Scott Glenn). Meanwhile, in Turin, journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) of The Guardian meets an informant to learn about Jason and Operation Blackbriar, the program succeeding Treadstone. The CIA tracks Ross as he returns to London, after his mention of "Blackbriar" during a cell-phone call to his editor is detected by the ECHELON system. Jason reappears in Paris to inform Martin Kreutz (Daniel Brühl), the step-brother of his girlfriend Marie Helena Kreutz (Franka Potente) of her assassination in India.
United 93
United 93 (2006)
, 1h45
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Documentary, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Khalid Abdalla, Christian Clemenson, Cheyenne Jackson, Sarmed al-Samarrai, David Alan Basche, David Rasche
Rating75% 3.7982153.7982153.7982153.7982153.798215
On the morning of September 11, 2001, four al-Qaeda terrorists Ziad Jarrah, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Nami, and Ahmed al-Haznawi pray in their respective hotel rooms before arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport. The quartet wait at a gate after getting through security to board San Francisco-bound United 93. After 40 minutes of delay due to traffic the plane takes off, flown by captain Jason Dahl and first officer Leroy Homer, with all four terrorists on board.
The Bourne Supremacy, 1h48
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Joan Allen
Rating77% 3.8973253.8973253.8973253.8973253.897325
Two years after the events of the first film, Jason Bourne and Marie Kreutz are now in Goa, India. Still experiencing flashbacks about his former life as a CIA assassin, he records them in a notebook.
Bloody Sunday, 1h47
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors James Nesbitt, Marie Gillain, David Clayton Rogers, Tim Pigott-Smith, Gerard McSorley, Nicholas Farrell
Rating76% 3.848623.848623.848623.848623.84862
Ivan Cooper organise une marche pacifique pour l'égalité des droits entre catholiques et protestants, en Irlande du Nord. Mais la manifestation dégénère et des manifestants sont abattus par des soldats de l'armée britannique. Cette fusillade sanglante a fait 13 morts et 14 blessés par balles. Une 14e victime mourra quelques mois plus tard succombant à ses blessures.
The Theory of Flight, 1h41
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about disabilities
Actors Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Jones, Holly Aird, Ray Stevenson, Ruth Jones
Rating66% 3.3477053.3477053.3477053.3477053.347705
Richard (Branagh), an unsuccessful artist who builds primitive flying machines, attempts to fly from the roof of a London office building wearing homemade wings but fails, instead crash-landing and only being saved by a rescue squad. As a result of his actions Richard is sentenced to community service, in the form of caring for Jane (Bonham-Carter), an ill-tempered, wheelchair-bound woman who suffers from Lou Gehrig's Disease and has run off her previous caretakers.
Open Fire
Open Fire (1994)
, 1h45
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Rupert Graves, Douglas Hodge, Kate Hardie, Eddie Izzard, Gwyneth Powell, Samuel West
Rating62% 3.1457553.1457553.1457553.1457553.145755
The film concerns the manhunt for David Martin, and the events surrounding this in which Stephen Waldorf, a 26-year-old film editor, was mistakenly identified as Martin and shot by police firearms officers.
Resurrected, 1h37
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Tom Bell, Rita Tushingham, David Thewlis, Rudi Davies, Christopher Fulford, Ewan Stewart
Rating60% 3.00313.00313.00313.00313.0031
Kevin Deakin est un jeune soldat britannique, qui est laissé pour mort lors de la guerre des Malouines, qui oppose le Royaume-Uni à l'Argentine.

Scriptwriter

Untitled fifth Bourne film, 2h3
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.295343.295343.295343.295343.29534
La traque de Jason Bourne par les services secrets américains se poursuit. Des îles Canaries à Londres en passant par Las Vegas...
United 93
United 93 (2006)
, 1h45
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Documentary, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Khalid Abdalla, Christian Clemenson, Cheyenne Jackson, Sarmed al-Samarrai, David Alan Basche, David Rasche
Rating75% 3.7982153.7982153.7982153.7982153.798215
On the morning of September 11, 2001, four al-Qaeda terrorists Ziad Jarrah, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Nami, and Ahmed al-Haznawi pray in their respective hotel rooms before arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport. The quartet wait at a gate after getting through security to board San Francisco-bound United 93. After 40 minutes of delay due to traffic the plane takes off, flown by captain Jason Dahl and first officer Leroy Homer, with all four terrorists on board.
Omagh
Omagh (2004)
, 1h46
Directed by Pete Travis
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Gerard McSorley, Brenda Fricker, Stuart Graham, Brendan Coyle, Fiona Glascott, Stanley Townsend
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.644683.644683.644683.644683.64468
Samedi 15 août 1998, ville d'Omagh en Irlande du Nord. A 15h10, lorsque la bombe de 250 kg explose dans le quartier commerçant de Market Street, elle tue 29 personnes et en blesse plus de 250 autres. Cet attentat, le plus meurtrier du conflit nord-irlandais, est revendiqué par le Real IRA, groupe dissident de l'Armée Républicaine Irlandaise. Un mois plus tard, en dépit des engagements solennels de Londres et de Dublin, les responsables de l'attentat continuent à échapper aux policiers des deux Irlandes. Certaines sources affirment que la police connaît l'identité des coupables, mais ne les attrapera jamais, faute d'éléments à charge. En colère, les habitants d'Omagh décident de constituer une association d'aide aux victimes. Un homme, Michael Gallagher, dont le fils, Aiden, est mort lors de cet attentat, devient le porte-parole des familles.