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Richard LaGravenese is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 30 october 1959 at Brooklyn (USA)

Richard LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese
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Nationality USA
Birth 30 october 1959 (62 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Richard LaGravenese (born October 30, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, best known as the writer of The Fisher King.

Biography

LaGravenese was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a taxi driver. He is of Italian descent. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1980 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting.

Best films

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
(Scriptwriter)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
(Scriptwriter)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
(Scriptwriter)
Unbroken (2014)
(Scriptwriter)
Water for Elephants (2011)
(Scriptwriter)
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
(Director)

Usually with

Ted Demme
Ted Demme
(3 films)
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(3 films)
Wes Craven
Wes Craven
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard LaGravenese (23 films)

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Actor

Blow
Blow (2001)
, 2h4
Directed by Ted Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about drugs
Actors Johnny Depp, Jordi Mollá, Penélope Cruz, Jesse James, Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens
Roles Detective #2
Rating74% 3.7492453.7492453.7492453.7492453.749245
The film opens to a young George (Jesse James) and his parents Fred (Ray Liotta) and Ermine (Rachel Griffiths) of Weymouth, Massachusetts. When George is ten years old, Fred files for bankruptcy and loses everything, but tries to make George realize that money is not important.

Director

The Last Five Years, 1h34
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp, Sherie Rene Scott, Alan Simpson
Rating58% 2.9031652.9031652.9031652.9031652.903165
Cathy Hiatt (Anna Kendrick) is sitting alone lamenting the end of her marriage ("Still Hurting").
Beautiful Creatures, 2h4
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann
Rating60% 3.048593.048593.048593.048593.04859
In Gatlin, South Carolina, Ethan Wate awakens from a recurring dream of a girl he does not know. In voice-over narration, he describes his enjoyment of reading banned books, his despair of his small-town existence, and his dreams of leaving for college. Arriving for his first day of junior year, Ethan notices newcomer Lena Duchannes, who resembles the girl he has been dreaming about. The other students do not take kindly to her and spread gossip regarding Lena's reclusive uncle, Macon Ravenwood, and suggest that her family includes devil worshippers. Overhearing these whispers, Lena tenses, and the classroom windows shatter, amplifying the fears and suspicions of the class and the townspeople at large that she is a witch.
Freedom Writers, 2h2
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Jaclyn Ngan, April Lee Hernández, Hunter Parrish
Rating76% 3.803163.803163.803163.803163.80316
Woodrow Wilson is a formerly high-achieving school which has encountered some difficulties bearing its new racial integration plan. Gruwell's enthusiasm is challenged when she finds her class is composed of "at-risk" students, the "untouchables," and not the eager-for-college students she expected. Her students self-segregate into racial groups within the classroom. This is problematic, as gang fights break out and, consequently, most of her students stop attending class. Not only is Gruwell challenged with gaining her students' trust on personal and academic levels, but she must do so with very little support from her professional peers and district higher-ups. For example, her department head refuses to provide Gruwell with an adequate number of books for her class because she insists they will get damaged and lost. Instead, she suggests that Gruwell focuses on instilling concepts of discipline and obedience in her classroom.
P.S. I Love You, 2h6
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Rating70% 3.501333.501333.501333.501333.50133
Holly and Gerry are a married couple who live on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They are deeply in love, but they fight occasionally. By winter that year, Gerry suddenly dies of a brain tumor and Holly realizes how much he means to her as well as how insignificant their arguments were.
Beautiful Creatures, 1h26
Directed by Richard LaGravenese, Bill Eagles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Crime, Romance
Actors Alice Englert, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen, Jeremy Irons, Rachel Weisz, Alden Ehrenreich
Rating58% 2.9014452.9014452.9014452.9014452.901445
Dorothy découvre que son petit ami est violent ; elle décide de s'enfuir, mais le soir de son départ, tombe sur une scène de ménage entre Petula et Brian : elle empêche tout juste ce dernier de tuer Petula... mais c'est finalement lui qui meurt. que vont-elles faire avec ce cadavre sur les bras ? Dorothy essaie de faire croire à un enlèvement avec demande de rançon, mais c'est compter sans l'expérience de l'inspecteur de police chargé de l'affaire, oublier le petit ami de Dorothy, et la soif de vengeance du frère de Brian, Ronnie...
Living Out Loud, 1h40
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Holly Hunter, Queen Latifah, Martin Donovan, Rachael Leigh Cook, Richard Schiff, Danny DeVito
Rating64% 3.247883.247883.247883.247883.24788
Judith Moore had what she thought was a perfect marriage, with both she and her husband studying to be doctors. But after she puts her studies on hold to find a job and support them, many years pass until suddenly he leaves Judith to be with another doctor. Depressed, she holes up in her apartment, where the middle-aged Pat Francato serves as a building superintendent and elevator operator. He is as lonely as she is, beset with gambling problems, and Judith and Pat make a connection. Yet what he wishes to pursue as a romantic relationship, Judith sees only as a friendship. Her friend Liz Bailey, who sings at a nightclub, makes attempts to improve Judith's love life as well as her own.

Scriptwriter

The Comedian, 1h59
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin
Rating57% 2.89972.89972.89972.89972.8997
Jackie Burke est un célèbre humoriste. Alors qu'il tente de se réinventer, son public ne veut le voir que dans la peau du personnage qu'il incarnait jadis à la télévision. Lors d'un de ses shows, il s'en prend violemment à un membre du public. Jackie est condamné à du travail d'intérêt général, notamment à la soupe populaire. Il y fait la rencontre de Harmony Schiltz.
The Last Five Years, 1h34
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp, Sherie Rene Scott, Alan Simpson
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.9031652.9031652.9031652.9031652.903165
Cathy Hiatt (Anna Kendrick) is sitting alone lamenting the end of her marriage ("Still Hurting").
Unbroken
Unbroken (2014)
, 2h17
Directed by Angelina Jolie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Athletics films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Jai Courtney, John Magaro
Rating72% 3.603083.603083.603083.603083.60308
The film opens showing Louis "Louie" Zamperini flying as a bombardier of a United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber, during an April 1943 bombing mission against the Japanese-held island of Nauru. The plane is badly damaged in combat, with a number of the crew injured. The hydraulics of the plane are shot and damaged, but the pilot, Phil, manages to bring it to a stop at the end of the runway thanks to a flat tire.
Beautiful Creatures, 2h4
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann
Rating60% 3.048593.048593.048593.048593.04859
In Gatlin, South Carolina, Ethan Wate awakens from a recurring dream of a girl he does not know. In voice-over narration, he describes his enjoyment of reading banned books, his despair of his small-town existence, and his dreams of leaving for college. Arriving for his first day of junior year, Ethan notices newcomer Lena Duchannes, who resembles the girl he has been dreaming about. The other students do not take kindly to her and spread gossip regarding Lena's reclusive uncle, Macon Ravenwood, and suggest that her family includes devil worshippers. Overhearing these whispers, Lena tenses, and the classroom windows shatter, amplifying the fears and suspicions of the class and the townspeople at large that she is a witch.
Behind the Candelabra, 1h58
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula
Rating69% 3.4976553.4976553.4976553.4976553.497655
In 1977, 18-year-old Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), who works as an animal trainer for films, meets Bob Black (Scott Bakula), a Hollywood producer, in a gay bar in Los Angeles. At Black's urging, he leaves his adopted home in search of better-paying work. Black introduces Thorson to Liberace (Michael Douglas), who takes an immediate liking to the handsome younger man. Liberace invites the two backstage and then to his luxurious home in Las Vegas. Thorson observes that one of Liberace's beloved dogs is suffering from a temporary form of blindness, and with his veterinary assistant background, informs the famous pianist that he knows how to cure the condition. After treating the dog, Thorson becomes Liberace's "assistant" at the performer's request.
Water for Elephants, 2h2
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Circus films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Jim Norton, Paul Schneider
Rating69% 3.450883.450883.450883.450883.45088
In 2011, Charlie O'Brien, the proprietor of a small traveling circus encounters an elderly Polish American man named Jacob Jankowski, who has apparently become separated from his nursing home group, which attended the circus earlier that day. The two strike up a conversation and Jacob reveals that he had a career in the circus business and was present during one of the most infamous circus disasters of all time and the circus owner asks him to share his story.