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Philip Kaufman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 23 october 1936 at Chicago (USA)

Philip Kaufman

Philip Kaufman
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Nationality USA
Birth 23 october 1936 (83 years) at Chicago (USA)
Awards Saturn Award for Best Director, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is an American film director and screenwriter. His movies have adapted novels of widely different types – from Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being to Michael Crichton’s Rising Sun; from Tom Wolfe’s heroic epic The Right Stuff to the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin’s Henry & June. His greatest success has been the film The Right Stuff which received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

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Filmography of Philip Kaufman (20 films)

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Actor

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 2h51
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Donald Moffat
Rating72% 3.649673.649673.649673.649673.64967
Charismatic Czech brain surgeon Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis), a successful lothario in Communist Czechoslovakia is pursuing a love/hate affair with Sabina (Lena Olin), an equally care-free artist in Prague. One day, Dr Tomas makes a long distance call to a spa town for a specialized surgery. There, he meets dissatisfied waitress Tereza (Juliette Binoche), who desires intellectual stimulation. She tracks him down in Prague and cohabits with him, complicating Tomas's extra-domestic sexual affairs.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1h55
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Art Hindle
Rating73% 3.6993053.6993053.6993053.6993053.699305
In deep space, a race of gelatinous creatures abandon their dying world. Pushed through space by the solar wind, they make their way to Earth and land in San Francisco. Some fall on plant leaves, assimilating them and forming small pods with pink flowers. Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams), an employee at the San Francisco Health Department, is one of several people who bring the flowers home. The next morning, Elizabeth's boyfriend, Geoffrey Howell, DDS (Art Hindle), suddenly becomes distant, and she senses that something is wrong. Her colleague, health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland), suggests that she see his friend, psychiatrist Dr. David Kibner (Leonard Nimoy). While driving to a book party Kibner is attending, they are accosted by a hysterical man (Kevin McCarthy, in a direct homage to the original film). The man runs off, and is soon seen dead, surrounded by a crowd of emotionless onlookers. At the party, Matthew calls the police about the incident, and finds them strangely indifferent. An agitated party attendee starts declaring that her husband is not her real husband. Kibner works to reconcile them. He also suggests that Elizabeth wants to believe that Geoffrey has changed because she is looking for an excuse to get out of their relationship.

Director

Hemingway & Gellhorn, 2h34
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Brooke Adams, Molly Parker, Connie Nielsen
Rating62% 3.1494353.1494353.1494353.1494353.149435
Telling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, the movie begins in 1936 when the pair meet for the first time in a Key West bar. They ran into each other again in Spain where they were both covering the Spanish Civil War. They were staying in the same hotel on the same floor, and she resisted his advances. However, during a bombing raid, they found themselves trapped in the same room, and lust overcame them. They became lovers and stayed in Spain until 1939. In 1940 Hemingway divorced his second wife so that they could marry. Over time she became prominent in her own right. In 1945 she asked Hemingway for a divorce. He credits her with inspiring him to write the novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Twisted
Twisted (2004)
, 1h37
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy García, David Strathairn, Russell Wong, Mark Pellegrino
Rating53% 2.651082.651082.651082.651082.65108
Having solved a high-profile case involving a serial killer, Jessica Shepard (Ashley Judd) is a rising officer in the San Francisco Police Department. She is transferred to the homicide division and promoted to the rank of inspector. Her deceased father's former partner, John Mills (Samuel L. Jackson), serves as her proud mentor. Shepard finds that she might once again have to prove herself in a department that takes no prisoners.
Quills
Quills (2000)
, 2h4
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, BDSM in films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Billie Whitelaw, Stephen Marcus
Rating72% 3.6490053.6490053.6490053.6490053.649005
Quills begins during the Reign of Terror, with the incarcerated Marquis de Sade penning a story about the libidinous Mademoiselle Renard, an aristocrat who meets the preeminent sadist in her executioner.
Rising Sun
Rising Sun (1993)
, 2h5
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about suicide, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako Iwamatsu
Rating61% 3.0995753.0995753.0995753.0995753.099575
During a party at the United States offices of a Japanese corporation in Los Angeles, a professional escort named Cheryl Lynn Austin (Tatjana Patitz) is found dead, apparently after a violent sexual encounter. Police Detectives Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) and John Connor (Sean Connery), a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs, are sent to act as liaison between the Japanese executives and the investigating officer, Smith's former partner Tom Graham (Harvey Keitel).
Henry & June, 2h23
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Richard E. Grant, Maria de Medeiros, Kevin Spacey, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Rating63% 3.1502753.1502753.1502753.1502753.150275
The story takes place in and around Paris, France in 1931. The story told is one of a love triangle between the Millers and Anaïs Nin. She is in a stable relationship with her husband Hugo, but longs for more out of life. When Nin first meets Henry Miller, he is working on his first novel. Nin is drawn to Miller and his wife June, as well as their bohemian lifestyle. Nin becomes involved in the couple's tormented relationship, having an affair with Miller and also pursuing June. Ultimately, Nin helps Miller to publish his novel, Tropic of Cancer, but catalyzes the Millers' separation, while she returns to Hugo.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 2h51
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Donald Moffat
Rating72% 3.649673.649673.649673.649673.64967
Charismatic Czech brain surgeon Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis), a successful lothario in Communist Czechoslovakia is pursuing a love/hate affair with Sabina (Lena Olin), an equally care-free artist in Prague. One day, Dr Tomas makes a long distance call to a spa town for a specialized surgery. There, he meets dissatisfied waitress Tereza (Juliette Binoche), who desires intellectual stimulation. She tracks him down in Prague and cohabits with him, complicating Tomas's extra-domestic sexual affairs.
The Right Stuff, 3h13
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Space opera, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey
Rating77% 3.898523.898523.898523.898523.89852
The film begins in 1947 at Muroc Army Air Field, an arid California military base where test pilots often die flying high-speed aircraft such as the rocket-powered Bell X-1. After another pilot, Slick Goodlin, demands $150,000 to attempt to break the sound barrier, war hero Captain Chuck Yeager receives the chance to fly the X-1. While on a horseback ride with his wife Glennis, Yeager collides with a tree branch and breaks his ribs, which inhibits him from leaning over and locking the door to the X-1. Worried that his injury might become known, Yeager confides in friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley. Ridley cuts off part of a broomstick and tells Yeager to use it as a lever to help seal the hatch to the X-1, and Yeager becomes the first man to fly at supersonic speed, defeating the "demon in the sky".
The Wanderers, 1h57
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, Tony Ganios, Jim Youngs, Toni Kalem, Erland Van Lidth De Jeude
Rating73% 3.698823.698823.698823.698823.69882
Joey and Turkey are members of the Wanderers, an all-Italian street gang. In the Bronx, Joey tries to dissuade Turkey from joining a rival gang, the Fordham Baldies. Before Turkey can ask, Terror's girlfriend Peewee overhears Joey insulting the Baldies, calling them a "bunch of pricks with ears". Joey and Turkey flee and the Baldies chase them. Richie—the leader of the Wanderers—and Buddy come to help but they also flee from the Baldies. After being cornered, the Wanderers are helped by a tough stranger named Perry, who has recently moved to the Bronx from New Jersey. After much persuasion, Perry joins the Wanderers.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1h55
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Art Hindle
Rating73% 3.6993053.6993053.6993053.6993053.699305
In deep space, a race of gelatinous creatures abandon their dying world. Pushed through space by the solar wind, they make their way to Earth and land in San Francisco. Some fall on plant leaves, assimilating them and forming small pods with pink flowers. Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams), an employee at the San Francisco Health Department, is one of several people who bring the flowers home. The next morning, Elizabeth's boyfriend, Geoffrey Howell, DDS (Art Hindle), suddenly becomes distant, and she senses that something is wrong. Her colleague, health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland), suggests that she see his friend, psychiatrist Dr. David Kibner (Leonard Nimoy). While driving to a book party Kibner is attending, they are accosted by a hysterical man (Kevin McCarthy, in a direct homage to the original film). The man runs off, and is soon seen dead, surrounded by a crowd of emotionless onlookers. At the party, Matthew calls the police about the incident, and finds them strangely indifferent. An agitated party attendee starts declaring that her husband is not her real husband. Kibner works to reconcile them. He also suggests that Elizabeth wants to believe that Geoffrey has changed because she is looking for an excuse to get out of their relationship.
The White Dawn, 1h50
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Actors Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.
Rating70% 3.53763.53763.53763.53763.5376
When three whalers become stranded in Northern Canada’s Arctic in 1896, they are rescued by Inuit. In the beginning, the Inuit accept the strangers' European ways, but as this increasingly influences and affects their customs, things slowly fall apart and cultural tension grows until the climax.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, 1h31
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Films about families, Jesse James, Gangster films
Actors Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong, Dana Elcar, Donald Moffat
Rating61% 3.0974753.0974753.0974753.0974753.097475
In the mid-1870s, outlaws Jesse James, Cole Younger and their brothers are granted amnesty by the Missouri legislature, sympathetic to the troubles created for all citizens by the American Civil War. The bankers victimized by the James and Younger gangs are vehemently opposed to this action and hire a Pinkerton agent to follow the outlaws' every move.