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Paul Lazar est un acteur et scénariste américain. C'est l'acteur fétiche de Jonathan Demme.

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Tak Fujimoto
Tak Fujimoto
(4 films)
Kenneth Utt
Kenneth Utt
(3 films)
Edward Saxon
Edward Saxon
(5 films)
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Filmography of Paul Lazar (22 films)

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Experimenter, 1h38
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Psychologie
Actors Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, Kellan Lutz, Peter Sarsgaard, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo
Roles Paul Lazar
Rating65% 3.299783.299783.299783.299783.29978
À New York, dans les années 1960-1970, les expériences d'obéissance à l'autorité du psychologue Stanley Milgram.
Cymbeline (2014)
, 1h37
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Théâtre, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Gangster films
Actors Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson, Anton Yelchin, Penn Badgley, Ed Harris
Roles Quarry Cop 1
Rating37% 1.8565251.8565251.8565251.8565251.856525
Based on the play Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, the story revolves around a war between dirty cops and a bigger gang, and a drug kingpin who is driven to desperate measures.
Snowpiercer, 2h6
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Environmental films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Rail transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Roles Paul
Rating70% 3.5468553.5468553.5468553.5468553.546855
In 2014, an attempt to counteract global warming through climate engineering results in an ice age that extinguishes all life except the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a massive train powered by a perpetual motion engine that travels a globe-spanning track, created by the transportation magnate Wilford. By 2031, elites inhabit the extravagant front cars and the "scum" inhabit the tail in squalid and brutal conditions. Under watch by Wilford's guards, they are brought only gelatinous protein bars to eat and kept in their place in the social order by Minister Mason, while sometimes small children are taken away.
Anamorph (2007)
, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Stormare, Clea DuVall, Yul Vazquez, James Rebhorn
Roles Medical Examiner
Rating54% 2.7484452.7484452.7484452.7484452.748445
L'inspecteur Stan Aubray enquête sur un meurtre. Le mode opératoire du tueur ressemble étrangement à celui observé lors d'une affaire récente. Aubray va tenter de reconstituer les pièces d'un puzzle qui a germé dans le cerveau malade d'un tueur en série particulièrement sadique. Il déambule dans les rues de New York, tel un fantôme, à la recherche de l'infâme criminel qui se prend pour un artiste.
The Favor
The Favor (2007)
, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Frank Wood, Ryan Donowho, Paige Turco, Laura Breckenridge, Paul Lazar, Sterling K. Brown
Roles Mr. Smith
Rating68% 3.4215153.4215153.4215153.4215153.421515
The film begins with two high school sweethearts, Lawrence (played by Luke Robertson) and Caroline (played by Laura Breckenridge). They are about to go off to college, but claim they will stay together nonetheless. The film then jumps forward 25 years, and Lawrence (played by Frank Wood) is living back in his hometown, Bayonne, New Jersey, and is a photographer who photographs pets, as well as criminals at the local police station. He receives a surprise phone call from Caroline (played by Paige Turco), who has recently come back home in order to care for her sick father and who is divorced and has a troubled teenage son Johnny (played by Ryan Donowho). Caroline and Lawrence go on a date and rekindle their relationship, but shortly afterwards she dies in a freak accident. Johnny's father Harris (played by Aldo Perez) does not want to take care of him, and he will be going into foster care. When Johnny has a seizure at his mother's funeral, Lawrence decides to adopt him. The bulk of the film is about Lawrence and Johnny, and how Lawrence tries to be a father to Johnny while Johnny rejects him. Johnny also has a relationship with a neighborhood girl, Mariana (played by Isidra Vega), and problems with the local drug dealer Carter (played by Jesse Kelly).
The Host
The Host (2006)
, 1h59
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Song Kang-ho, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, Byun Hee-bong, Go Ah-seong, Scott Wilson
Roles US Doctor Trying to Operate Gang-Du
Rating70% 3.548423.548423.548423.548423.54842
In late 2000, an American military pathologist commands a reluctant Korean assistant to violate protocol by dumping over 200 bottles of formaldehyde down a drain leading into the Han River. Over the next few years, there are sightings of a strange amphibious creature in the waterway, and the fish in the Han River are dying off because of water pollution. A suicidal businessman, just before jumping off a bridge into the river, sees something dark moving under the surface of the water.
No Such Thing, 1h42
Directed by Hal Hartley
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Actors Sarah Polley, Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Robert John Burke, Baltasar Kormákur, Erica Gimpel
Roles Fred
Rating60% 3.0495653.0495653.0495653.0495653.049565
Beatrice (Sarah Polley) is a young woman working in a media center under a woman known only as The Boss (Helen Mirren). She receives a recording from her fiancé Jim, who has been sent as part of a small production crew to Iceland to investigate a Monster that lives there. Determined to find her fiancé, Beatrice convinces her boss to send her to Iceland, but her plane crashes. She is the only survivor and, in order to walk again, undergoes an extremely painful, radical surgery. As she recovers, she befriends Dr. Anna (Julie Christie), who helps her travel to the remote village where the monster lives.
Mickey Blue Eyes, 1h42
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Burt Young, Joe Viterelli, James Fox
Roles Ritchie Vitale
Rating57% 2.898862.898862.898862.898862.89886
Michael Felgate is an English auctioneer living in New York where he manages the Cromwell auction house. He proposes marriage to his girlfriend Gina Vitale, but is shocked to be turned down. Gina tearfully explains that her father Frank and most of her cousins and uncles are gangsters deeply involved in a Mafia crime family, and she is worried that Michael may be sucked into their world. Michael retorts that he will not let this happen, but barely is their engagement party over before he is unwittingly involved in a money laundering scam, and soon the FBI takes an interest in him.
The Substitute 2: School's Out, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about education, Films about school violence
Actors Treat Williams, Edoardo Ballerini, Susan May Pratt, Christopher Cousins, Michael Michele, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
Roles Mack Weathers
Rating52% 2.604622.604622.604622.604622.60462
Randall Thomasson is gunned down while attempting to talk his way out of a carjacking. His brother, Carl, attends his funeral and attempts to make amends with his niece, who is angry that Carl never contacted her or her father.
Beloved (1998)
, 2h52
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Beah Richards, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Roles General Store Proprietor
Rating59% 2.999532.999532.999532.999532.99953
Sethe is a former slave living on the outskirts of Cincinnati shortly after the Civil War. An angry poltergeist terrorizes Sethe and her three children, causing her two sons to run away forever. Eight years later, Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) lives alone with her daughter, Denver (Kimberly Elise). Paul D. (Danny Glover), an old friend from Sweet Home, the plantation Sethe had escaped from years earlier, finds Sethe's home, where he drives off the angry spirit. Afterwards, Paul D. proposes that he should stay and Sethe responds favorably. Shortly after Paul D. moves in, a clean, mentally handicapped young woman (Thandie Newton) named Beloved stumbles into Sethe's yard and also stays with them.
Los Locos
Los Locos (1997)

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Western
Actors Mario Van Peebles, Melora Walters, René Auberjonois, Danny Trejo, Paul Lazar, Jean Frances Speegle Howard
Roles Buck
Rating47% 2.383432.383432.383432.383432.38343
During the 1800s in the Wild West, a gunman by the name of Chance is hired to escort emotionally challenged people across the desert safely.
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, 1h20
Directed by Bob Balaban, Jonathan Demme, Abel Ferrara, Ted Demme, Julie Dash, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Bonnie Hunt, Kevin Corrigan, Taral Hicks, Paul Lazar
Roles Mr. Nervous (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Rating65% 3.298193.298193.298193.298193.29819
"Subway Stories," structured similarly to films such as "Paris, Je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," is divided according to director into short films, each with their own title, but strung almost seamlessly together.
Six Ways to Sunday, 1h37
Directed by Adam Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Norman Reedus, Debbie Harry, Adrien Brody, Holter Graham, Clark Gregg, Isaac Hayes
Roles Hyman
Rating63% 3.199073.199073.199073.199073.19907
18-year-old Harry (Norman Reedus), is an innocent, bashful burger boy who lives with his overly attentive mother Kate. Harry's father left the family sometime before the events of the film, leaving Kate for another man. They live in a ratty old apartment, where Kate treats her son like a child, even going as far to draw his bath water and connect a wire to his reading lamp, shutting it off when Harry is busy to get his attention. One day, Arnie (Adrien Brody), Harry's oldest and best friend, goes to a strip club, where the boss owes Arnie's mob boss money. Harry watches as Arnie beats the owner, and snaps, releasing his rage out on the owner, pummeling him to the point where Arnie has to pull Harry off to avoid killing him. Outside, both are visibly shocked by Harry's outburst, but Harry is shocked and confused at the fact that he liked it. Not long after, Arnie's boss Abie Pinkwise, meets the two at a local diner, where he remarks how much potential Harry has in the mob business. He invites Harry to become his apprentice, and Harry accepts. After leaving, Arnie attempts a heist at a small store, but backfires when the clerk holds him at gun point, sending him to jail. When Harry is told to ditch a car (evidence in a homicide), by his bosses, he leaves evidence (a magazine with his name on it), and a witness. He is arrested but is proven to be loyal to his employers by keeping silent, despite being beaten by the police. Now trusting him, the bosses get him out of jail and take him out to celebrate at a brothel. When alone with one of the women, Harry is un-aroused, and timidly asks the prostitute if he seems normal. When he answers that he doesn't feel that way for neither men nor women, she gently replies that she isn't the kind of professional he should be talking to. He goes home dejected, and when his mother smells perfume on him the first signs of her jealous tendencies begin to show.
Speechless (1994)
, 1h39
Directed by Ron Underwood
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Bonnie Bedelia, Christopher Reeve, Ernie Hudson, Charles Martin Smith
Roles Harry
Rating57% 2.852032.852032.852032.852032.85203
Julia Mann (Davis) and Kevin Vallick (Keaton) are insomniac writers who fall in love, but their romance is thrown for a loop because both are writing speeches for rival candidates in a New Mexico election. Julia is working for the Democratic candidate and Kevin for the Republican candidate.
Trapped in Paradise, 1h51
Directed by George Gallo
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Christmas films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Mädchen Amick, Florence Stanley, Donald Moffat
Roles Timmy
Rating59% 2.998362.998362.998362.998362.99836
At Christmas time, Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage), a straight-laced New York restaurant manager, gets an unpleasant Christmas gift. His brothers Dave (Jon Lovitz) and Alvin (Dana Carvey) are paroled early due to overcrowding and placed in Bill's custody. Dave and Alvin ask their brother to take them to Paradise, Pennsylvania to do a favor for a fellow inmate of theirs. Bill refuses because one, his brothers are not allowed out of New York State and two, he knows Dave's pathological tendencies. He only agrees after getting tied to a robbery their brothers made via his dropped wallet. When they discover Paradise's bank is light on security, Bill feels the urge to rob it if he had a gun. Fortunately, there are guns in the Infiniti sedan Dave and Alvin borrowed. With Alvin driving a stolen decrepit car, Bill and Dave storm the bank. The wife of the bank's president (Angela Paton) tells them that the bank safe door is locked and the president, Mr. Clifford Anderson (Donald Moffat), who has the key, is having lunch in the restaurant nearby. While Dave stays in the bank doing yoga breathing with the hostages, Alvin and Bill charge into the restaurant and call in a robbery. They order all customers to come with Bill to the bank so that no one calls the police when they go. Mr. Anderson opens the safe's door and Bill checks for motion sensors via a perfume spray. He steps over the sensors, gets the money, but while getting out of the safe, he touches the sensors via one of the money bags. Bill and Dave rush out of the bank and get away with their crime, stealing $275,000.