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Paul Haggis is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadien born on 10 march 1953 at London (Canada)

Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis
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Birth name Paul Edward Haggis
Nationality Canada
Birth 10 march 1953 (66 years) at London (Canada)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award

Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953) is a Canadian screenwriter, producer, and director. He spent his early career producing and directing various American and Canadian television network series. Among his achievements are screenwriter and producer credits for consecutive Best Picture winners, 2004's Million Dollar Baby and 2005's Crash, the latter of which he also directed.

Biography

Paul Haggis a créé toute une variété de programmes pour la télévision, comme la série Un tandem de choc, Walker, Texas Ranger, Génération Pub ou La Loi de Los Angeles. Il a reçu de nombreux prix dont deux Emmys, le prix de la meilleure série de l'année, décerné par la TV Critics Association et six Gemini Awards.
Passant de la télévision au cinéma, il a écrit et produit Million Dollar Baby de et avec Clint Eastwood. Il a d'ailleurs été cité à l'Oscar pour son scénario adapté de deux nouvelles de F.X. Toole sur la boxe.

En 2004, il écrit et réalise Collision, qui remporte le Grand Prix au 31e Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville, et trois Oscars, dont le plus prestigieux, celui du meilleur film en 2006.

Il adapte ensuite un roman de James Bradley sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Mémoires de nos pères que réalise Clint Eastwood, avant de signer le scénario du 21e James Bond, Casino Royale.

Il a été membre pendant 35 ans de l'Église de Scientologie , avant de brusquement la quitter le 27 octobre 2009, pour cause du soutien de cette secte à une proposition ayant pour but d'interdire le mariage entre personnes de même sexe.

En 2010, il écrit et réalise Les Trois Prochains Jours, remake du film français Pour elle de 2008.

Best films

Casino Royale (2006)
(Scriptwriter)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
(Scriptwriter)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
(Scriptwriter)
Million Dollar Baby (2005)
(Ecrivain)
Crash (2004)
(Director)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Haggis (17 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Going Clear, 1h59
Directed by Alex Gibney
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about religion
Actors Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Sherry Stringfield, Tom Cruise
Roles Himself - Interviewee
Rating79% 3.9981853.9981853.9981853.9981853.998185
Going Clear is based closely on Lawrence Wright's book, covering much of the same ground with the aid of archive footage, dramatic reconstructions, and interviews with eight former Scientologists: Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning director; Mark Rathbun, the church's former second-in-command; Mike Rinder, the former head of the church's Office of Special Affairs; the actor Jason Beghe; Sylvia 'Spanky' Taylor, former liaison to John Travolta; and former Scientologists Tom DeVocht, Sara Goldberg, and Hana Eltringham Whitfield.
Miss Representation, 1h25
Directed by Jennifer Siebel (Newson)
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Feminist films, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Margaret Cho, Geena Davis, Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Paul Haggis, Catherine Hardwicke
Roles Himself
Rating76% 3.8453153.8453153.8453153.8453153.845315
The film interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews, to give an inside look at the media and its message. The film’s motto, “You can't be what you can't see,” underscores an implicit message that young women need and want positive role models, and that the media has thus far neglected its unique opportunity to provide them. The film includes a social action campaign to address change in policy, education and call for socially responsible business.

Director

Third Person, 2h17
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello
Rating63% 3.196773.196773.196773.196773.19677
The film tells three inter-connected love stories that take place in Paris, New York and Rome.
The Next Three Days, 2h10
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Ty Simpkins
Rating73% 3.698273.698273.698273.698273.69827
Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. The evidence seems impossible to dispute: her car is parked right next to the car of her boss, she is seen leaving the crime scene seconds before the body is discovered, the murder weapon (a fire extinguisher) has her fingerprints on it and she has the victim's blood on the back of her overcoat. Following the failure of her appeal, Lara's husband John Brennan (Russell Crowe), a professor at a community college, becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking her out of jail, while their son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during their prison visits, saddening Lara. One day, she attempts suicide, and tells John that she cannot survive a life in prison. John promises that this will not be her life.
In the Valley of Elah, 2h4
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Jason Patric, Frances Fisher, Wayne Duvall
Rating71% 3.598223.598223.598223.598223.59822
The film tells the story of military police veteran Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones), his wife Joan (Susan Sarandon) and their search for their son Mike (Jonathan Tucker). A soldier recently returned from Iraq, Mike has suddenly gone missing. Deerfield's investigation is aided by a police detective (Charlize Theron), who becomes personally involved in the case.
Crash
Crash (2004)
, 1h52
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about racism, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Gangster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Karina Arroyave, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser
Rating77% 3.8988353.8988353.8988353.8988353.898835
Today The film begins with commentary by passenger Detective Graham Waters (Don Cheadle) having suffered a car accident with his partner Ria (Jennifer Esposito). He mentions that the denizens of Los Angeles have lost their "sense of touch." Ria and the driver of the other car, Kim Lee, exchange racially charged insults. When Waters exits the car, he arrives at a police investigation crime scene concerning the discovery of "a dead kid."

Scriptwriter

Third Person, 2h17
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello
Rating63% 3.196773.196773.196773.196773.19677
The film tells three inter-connected love stories that take place in Paris, New York and Rome.
The Next Three Days, 2h10
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Ty Simpkins
Rating73% 3.698273.698273.698273.698273.69827
Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. The evidence seems impossible to dispute: her car is parked right next to the car of her boss, she is seen leaving the crime scene seconds before the body is discovered, the murder weapon (a fire extinguisher) has her fingerprints on it and she has the victim's blood on the back of her overcoat. Following the failure of her appeal, Lara's husband John Brennan (Russell Crowe), a professor at a community college, becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking her out of jail, while their son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during their prison visits, saddening Lara. One day, she attempts suicide, and tells John that she cannot survive a life in prison. John promises that this will not be her life.
Terminator Salvation, 1h55
Directed by McG
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Chase films, Anticipation, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Roland Kickinger, Moon Bloodgood
Rating65% 3.296693.296693.296693.296693.29669
In 2003, Dr. Serena Kogan (Helena Bonham Carter) of Cyberdyne Systems convinces death row inmate Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) to sign over his body for medical research following his execution. One year later, the automated Skynet system is activated, begins to perceive humans as a threat, and eradicates much of humanity with nuclear weapons in the event known as "Judgment Day".
Quantum of Solace, 1h46
Directed by Michael G. Wilson, Marc Forster, Barbara Broccoli
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright
Rating65% 3.29773.29773.29773.29773.2977
James Bond is driving from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy, with the captured Mr. White in the boot of his car. After evading pursuers, Bond and M interrogate White regarding his organization, Quantum. M's bodyguard Craig Mitchell, a double agent, attacks M, enabling White to escape. Bond chases Mitchell and kills him. Bond and M return to London and search Mitchell's flat, discovering through tagged banknotes that Mitchell had a contact in Haiti. Bond tracks the contact, Edmund Slate, and learns that Slate is a hitman sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, environmentalist Dominic Greene. While observing her subsequent meeting with Greene, Bond learns that Greene is helping an exiled Bolivian General, Medrano—who murdered Camille's family—to overthrow his government and become the new president in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert.
In the Valley of Elah, 2h4
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Jason Patric, Frances Fisher, Wayne Duvall
Rating71% 3.598223.598223.598223.598223.59822
The film tells the story of military police veteran Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones), his wife Joan (Susan Sarandon) and their search for their son Mike (Jonathan Tucker). A soldier recently returned from Iraq, Mike has suddenly gone missing. Deerfield's investigation is aided by a police detective (Charlize Theron), who becomes personally involved in the case.
Letters from Iwo Jima, 2h15
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryō Kase, Yuki Matsuzaki, Nakamura Shidō II
Rating78% 3.9483353.9483353.9483353.9483353.948335
In 2005, Japanese archaeologists explore tunnels on Iwo Jima, where they find something in the dirt.