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Paul Rudnick is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 29 december 1957 at Piscataway (USA)

Paul Rudnick

Paul Rudnick
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Nationality USA
Birth 29 december 1957 (66 years) at Piscataway (USA)

Paul M. Rudnick (born December 29, 1957) is an American playwright, novelist, screenwriter and essayist. His plays have been produced both on and off Broadway and around the world, and Ben Brantley, when reviewing Rudnick’s The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told in The New York Times, wrote that, “Line by line, Mr. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today.”

Best films

Sister Act (1992)
(Writer)
The First Wives Club (1996)
(Scriptwriter)
In & Out (1997)
(Scriptwriter)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
(Characters)
Addams Family Values (1993)
(Director)

Usually with

Scott Rudin
Scott Rudin
(7 films)
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(5 films)
Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(3 films)
Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Rudnick (12 films)

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Actor

The Celluloid Closet, 1h47
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about cities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Arthur Laurents, Antonio Fargas, Tom Hanks
Roles Self
Rating77% 3.8938753.8938753.8938753.8938753.893875
Le film montre comment le cinéma hollywoodien a évoqué le thème de l’homosexualité, comment cette représentation a évolué au fil des ans et comment, en retour, elle a influencé la perception de l’homosexualité par le grand public.

Director

Addams Family Values, 1h34
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Scott Rudin, Paul Rudnick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane
Rating68% 3.402173.402173.402173.402173.40217
Gomez and Morticia Addams hire a nanny, Debbie, to take care of their new son Pubert. Unbeknownst to them, Debbie is a serial killer known as the Black Widow; she marries rich bachelors and murders them on their wedding night so she can collect their inheritances.

Scriptwriter

The Stepford Wives, 1h33
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Feminist films, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Political films, Robot films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, Roger Bart
Roles Auteur
Rating53% 2.6534852.6534852.6534852.6534852.653485
Joanna Eberhart (Nicole Kidman) is a successful reality television executive producer. She is fired after her latest project, a show called I Can Do Better, where spouses choose between each other or prostitutes, results in one of the jilted men going on a shooting spree and attempts to assassinate Joanna, and she has a nervous breakdown. With her husband Walter (Matthew Broderick) and their two children, they move from Manhattan to Stepford, a quiet Connecticut suburb.
Marci X
Marci X (2003)
, 1h24
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Hip hop films, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Charles Kimbrough, Jane Krakowski, Richard Benjamin
Roles Writer
Rating30% 1.5073651.5073651.5073651.5073651.507365
Marci Feld, juive américaine, doit prendre la direction du label rap hardcore Felony Assault de son père Ben, celui-ci ayant subi une crise cardiaque en raison de la controverse entourant le titre Shoot Ya' Teacha de Dr. S. Pour sauver son père de la faillite, Marci tente de ramener le rappeur à plus de raison et d'adoucir son image de mauvais garçon. Au fil du temps, une relation amoureuse s'installe entre les deux protagonistes. Mais la sénatrice conservatrice Mary Ellen Spinkle promet de bannir des ondes le Dr S et ses paroles outrageuses pour toujours.
In & Out
In & Out (1997)
, 1h32
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Coming out, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley
Rating64% 3.200653.200653.200653.200653.20065
Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) is a well-liked English literature teacher, living a quiet life in the fictional town of Greenleaf, Indiana, with his fiancée and fellow teacher Emily Montgomery (Joan Cusack), who recently lost 75 pounds. The town is filled with anticipation over the nomination of Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon), Howard's former student, in the Best Actor category at the Academy Awards for his portrayal of a gay soldier in To Serve and Protect. Cameron does indeed win the award and, in his acceptance speech, thanks Howard, adding, "…and he's gay."
The First Wives Club, 1h43
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Stephen Collins, Dan Hedaya, Victor Garber
Rating64% 3.201893.201893.201893.201893.20189
At Middlebury College in 1969, four young friends, Elise Elliot (Goldie Hawn), Brenda Morelli (Bette Midler), Annie MacDuggan (Diane Keaton), and Cynthia Swann (Stockard Channing), are graduating. As graduation gifts, valedictorian Cynthia presents the girls with matching Bulgari pearl necklaces. As the graduates take a commemorative picture of the four of them (presumably for the last time), Cynthia makes Annie, Brenda and Elise promise that they will always be there for each other throughout the remainder of their lives.
Jeffrey
Jeffrey (1995)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Batt, Sigourney Weaver, Kathy Najimy
Rating67% 3.396723.396723.396723.396723.39672
The story takes place in Manhattan during the height of the AIDS epidemic and revolves around the title character (Steven Weber), a gay man who has sworn off sex because of it. Almost immediately thereafter he meets Steve (Michael T. Weiss), a hunky, charming HIV positive man. He then experiences an emotional conflict as he must face his fear in order to accept love, often breaking the fourth wall to do so.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, 1h47
Directed by Bill Duke
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Barnard Hughes, Mary Wickes, James Coburn, Maggie Smith
Roles Characters
Rating57% 2.859742.859742.859742.859742.85974
Sisters Mary Patrick, (Kathy Najimy), Mary Robert (Wendy Makkena), and Mary Lazarus (Mary Wickes) attend the final performance of Deloris van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) at a Las Vegas theater, depicting her escapades at the nuns' convent in the previous film. Afterwards, the Sisters ask Deloris for her assistance once again. Reuniting with Reverend Mother, (Maggie Smith) Deloris learns the nuns now work as teachers at St. Francis Academy in San Francisco, a school Deloris herself had attended, which is facing closure if the administrator Mr. Crisp (James Coburn) convinces the local diocese to agree. Deloris agrees to help teach the music class, once again taking on her persona as Sister Mary Clarence. She meets the monks who also work at the school, including principal Father Maurice (Barnard Hughes), math teacher Father Ignatius (Michael Jeter), grouchy Latin teacher Father Thomas (Brad Sullivan), and the cook Father Wolfgang (Thomas Gottschalk).
Addams Family Values, 1h34
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Scott Rudin, Paul Rudnick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane
Roles Scenario Writer
Rating68% 3.402173.402173.402173.402173.40217
Gomez and Morticia Addams hire a nanny, Debbie, to take care of their new son Pubert. Unbeknownst to them, Debbie is a serial killer known as the Black Widow; she marries rich bachelors and murders them on their wedding night so she can collect their inheritances.
Sister Act
Sister Act (1992)
, 1h40
Directed by Emile Ardolino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Isis Carmen Jones, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.254463.254463.254463.254463.25446
The film opens in 1968 at St. Anne's Academy, a California Roman Catholic school, where a young girl named Deloris Wilson is scolded by Sister Immaculata (Lois de Banzie) for wisecracking and disobedience. The setting then changes to the present day, where Deloris Van Cartier is a lounge singer in a 1960s-themed act called The Ronelles (a parody of The Ronettes), who sing at The Moonlite Lounge of the Nevada Club in Reno, Nevada, run by her boyfriend, the mobster Vince LaRocca. After Deloris walks in on Vince having his chauffeur Ernie executed for betrayal, Vince orders his two henchmen Joey and Willy to kill her as well. Deloris flees Vince's casino to the local police station where Lieutenant Eddie Souther suggests she testify against Vince if he can be arrested and tried, but for now, she should go into witness protection until the time comes.
My Stepmother Is an Alien, 1h45
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan, Joseph Maher, Seth Green
Rating54% 2.7027952.7027952.7027952.7027952.702795
Celeste (Kim Basinger) is an alien sent on a secret mission to Earth and Steven Mills (Dan Aykroyd) is a widowed scientist who is working on different ways to send radio waves into deep space. An accident causes a disruption of gravity on Celeste's home world (Cosine N to the 8th). She's sent to investigate who could affect gravity and how it was done, believing it was an attack. She's aided by an alien device resembling a tentacle with an eye, which hides in a designer purse to aid Celeste with her encounters on Earth. The Bag is able to create any object, such as diamonds and designer dresses almost instantaneously. Celeste crashes a party hosted by Steven's brother Ron (Jon Lovitz) where she immediately draws attention to herself by making dated references to old TV shows and political slogans under the mistaken belief that it was current (her superiors had just collected the information, which had taken 92 years to get from Earth to her home world).

Producer

Jeffrey
Jeffrey (1995)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Batt, Sigourney Weaver, Kathy Najimy
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.396723.396723.396723.396723.39672
The story takes place in Manhattan during the height of the AIDS epidemic and revolves around the title character (Steven Weber), a gay man who has sworn off sex because of it. Almost immediately thereafter he meets Steve (Michael T. Weiss), a hunky, charming HIV positive man. He then experiences an emotional conflict as he must face his fear in order to accept love, often breaking the fourth wall to do so.
Hi Honey - I'm Dead, 1h32
Directed by Alan Myerson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Curtis Armstrong, Catherine Hicks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Conroy, Harvey Jason, Jerry Hardin
Roles Producer
Rating46% 2.3484752.3484752.3484752.3484752.348475
Brad Stadler is a dishonest real estate developer who spends too much time at work. He cheats on his wife and has no time for son Josh's baseball games. God decides that Brad's time has come. After an accident at his construction site, he is given a new body and identity as Arnold Pischkin. A wisecracking angel named Ralph explains everything to Brad and that he must make up for his sins to go to heaven. Brad has to get used to his new life without money and good looks. He becomes the housekeeper for his widow and son. He becomes a better man by doing many good deeds.