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Richard Shepard is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 1965 at New York City (USA)

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Nationality USA
Birth 1965 (54 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Richard Shepard (born 1965) is an American film and television director and screenwriter.

In 2007 Shepard received a Directors Guild of America Award and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for the television pilot Ugly Betty.

Shepard was born in New York City, New York. Shepard's father was from an Austro-Hungarian Jewish background and Shepard's mother was of Armenian descent.

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Filmography of Richard Shepard (11 films)

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Actor

Scotland, PA, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Maura Lynn Tierney, James LeGros, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan, James Rebhorn, Tom Guiry
Rating67% 3.398083.398083.398083.398083.39808
In 1975, Duncan’s, a fast-food restaurant owned by Malcolm in the tiny hamlet of Scotland, Pennsylvania, hosts a variety of workers. Joe “Mac” McBeth is passed over for a promotion to manager by Douglas McKenna, who has been embezzling the restaurant’s money. Three stoned hippies, one a fortune teller, inform Mac that they see a bank drive-thru style restaurant in his future as management. Mac and Pat McBeth then play informants on McKenna, and Duncan recognizes the value of Mac's efforts on behalf of the restaurant. Duncan shares with the McBeths his plans to turn his failing burger joint into a drive-through, and Mac realizes how profitable the drive-through could be. Duncan is promoted to assistant manager but is hit in the head with a refrigerator door. Pat then decides to murder Duncan in a staged robbery. Mac and Pat attack Duncan to acquire the combination to the restaurant's safe, and Mac assaults Duncan, but is distracted by a vision of the three hippies, allowing Duncan to fall head first into a deep fryer that splatters and burns Pat’s hand. Investigator McDuff arrests a local homeless man, to whom Pat has given Duncan's jewelry, and the restaurant is willed to Mac. The McBeths immediately realize Mac’s ideas, and the restaurant's business takes off.

Director

Dom Hemingway, 1h34
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demián Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Matthew C Martino
Rating61% 3.0977053.0977053.0977053.0977053.097705
Safecracker Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is released after spending 12 years in prison and seeks payment for refusing to rat out his boss Ivan Fontaine (Demián Bichir). He reunites with his best friend Dickie (Richard E. Grant) and they travel to Fontaine's villa in the French countryside. Dom flirts with Fontaine's Romanian girlfriend Paolina (Mădălina Diana Ghenea) and becomes angry that he spent 12 years in jail for Fontaine. He begins to mock Fontaine and storms out. At dinner, he apologises and Fontaine presents Dom with £750,000.
The Hunting Party, 1h39
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Richard Gere, Terrence Demoustier, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, James Brolin, Dylan Baker
Rating67% 3.3991653.3991653.3991653.3991653.399165
The film begins with a disclaimer: Only the most ridiculous parts of this story are true.
The Matador, 1h40
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Jonah Meyerson, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan Baker
Rating67% 3.3986953.3986953.3986953.3986953.398695
An encounter in the bar of the Mexico City branch of the Camino Real Hotels, between tired businessman Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear), hoping to land a life-saving contract in Mexico, and jaded, falling-apart-at-the-seams assassin Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan), leads both men into an awkward friendship. Julian is confronting the immorality of his profession and experiencing a mid-life crisis that causes him to freeze on a job; Danny is fearing that a vitally important deal will fall through and cost him his job. After an uncomfortable-at-times conversation, Danny leaves the bar. Julian apologizes and invites him to see a bullfight. During the spectacle, Julian reveals the kind of work he truly does, and when Danny is skeptical, takes Danny through the steps of murdering a portly spectator in the arena bathroom. Danny is shocked at how easily Julian can get within inches of the man, even though Julian ends the "tutorial" without going through with the murder.
Mexico City, 1h30
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin Canada
Actors Stacy Edwards, Carlos Sanz, Robert Patrick, Daniel Roebuck, Maura Lynn Tierney, Alexander Gould
Rating55% 2.758892.758892.758892.758892.75889
The movie begins by showing how the Mexican president's doctor is kidnapped and finally murdered. The reason given is for his opposing political party trying to embarrass him. Mitch Cobb and her brother, Sam, are on their way to Oaxaca to do some exploring. Mitch is not happy in Mexico City; we see in a flash-back why she is with her brother. Here, Mitch confides with Sam the truth about why she is divorced and how her two children were killed in a car wreck. Mitch hates the city and just wants to go back to the Hotel Majestic, near the Zocalo, and sleep until they fly down to Oaxaca the next day. Sam leaves her at the hotel and decides to go visit some bars and drink a little before going to bed. The next morning he has not come back to the hotel. She begins a frantic search. (Very similar to the Harrison Ford movie, "Frantic.") Nobody will help her except Pedro, a taxi driver, who offers to help her look for $100 a day. They finally find the bar where Sam had gone; eventually they even meet his killer, a drug lord, who still has his orange baseball cap and camera. When the US embassy finds out about his camera with film in it, they suddenly take a personal interest in Mitch and now try to be nice to her. The reason is that the president's doctor was murdered behind the same bar where Sam met his murderers, and on the same night. They suspect that he may have photographed the murder scene. He had done just that, and the photographs were strong evidence of the truth. But now Mitch's life is in danger too, because the evil doers want her dead and the pictures. Pedro volunteers to drive her to the Texas border so she will be safe. At 10 kilometers from the border and Mexico City police car stops them. In the ugly exchange that follows Mitch shoots the officer. As she walks across the border she is arrested for that murder. She is forgiven when the photos are finally given to the Mexican president. In an epilogue scene at the end of the movie, we see that she had taken Pedro's advice to start another family; she became a mother to Sam's orphan son; she had found happiness again.
Oxygen
Oxygen (1999)
, 1h27
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Maura Lynn Tierney, Adrien Brody, Terry Kinney, Dylan Baker, James Naughton, Laila Robins
Rating60% 3.0494053.0494053.0494053.0494053.049405
"Harry Houdini" (Adrien Brody) has kidnapped and buried alive a rich businessman's wife. He demands $1 million in cash from the woman's husband in return for the release of the location of her burial site before she runs out of oxygen. He also states that if police involvement is initiated, he will ensure she is never found alive. As expected, however, police involvement is initiated and Detective Madeline Foster (Maura Tierney) is assigned with the task of finding the buried woman and catching Houdini.
Mercy
Mercy (1995)
, 1h25
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors John Rubinstein, Sam Rockwell, Maura Lynn Tierney, Novella Nelson, Rick Gomez
Rating53% 2.6744952.6744952.6744952.6744952.674495
Two people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. They want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge.
The Linguini Incident, 1h38
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Rosanna Arquette, David Bowie, Andre Gregory, Eszter Balint, Buck Henry, Viveca Lindfors
Rating63% 3.1999053.1999053.1999053.1999053.199905
Lucy (Arquette) is a frustrated magician, specifically an escape artist, who is obsessed with becoming a modern female version of Harry Houdini. She collects Houdini artifacts and waits for her big break while working as a waitress at a trendy Manhattan restaurant. With British bartender, Monte (Bowie), and her roommate Vivian, she arranges a heist of the restaurant. Monte is also determined to get Lucy to marry him, under the pretense that he needs his green card.
Cool Blue
Cool Blue (1990)
, 1h33
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Woody Harrelson, Ely Pouget, Hank Azaria, Sean Penn, Judie Aronson, Christopher McDonald
Rating44% 2.238152.238152.238152.238152.23815
An aspiring painter named Dustin meets a woman named Christiane. Dustin is on a search for love, sex, and inspiration. When Christiane dumps him and disappears as quickly as she dropped in, Dustin embarks on an obsessive search in Southern California to find her.

Scriptwriter

Dom Hemingway, 1h34
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demián Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Matthew C Martino
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0977053.0977053.0977053.0977053.097705
Safecracker Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is released after spending 12 years in prison and seeks payment for refusing to rat out his boss Ivan Fontaine (Demián Bichir). He reunites with his best friend Dickie (Richard E. Grant) and they travel to Fontaine's villa in the French countryside. Dom flirts with Fontaine's Romanian girlfriend Paolina (Mădălina Diana Ghenea) and becomes angry that he spent 12 years in jail for Fontaine. He begins to mock Fontaine and storms out. At dinner, he apologises and Fontaine presents Dom with £750,000.
The Hunting Party, 1h39
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Richard Gere, Terrence Demoustier, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, James Brolin, Dylan Baker
Rating67% 3.3991653.3991653.3991653.3991653.399165
The film begins with a disclaimer: Only the most ridiculous parts of this story are true.
The Matador, 1h40
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Jonah Meyerson, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan Baker
Roles Author
Rating67% 3.3986953.3986953.3986953.3986953.398695
An encounter in the bar of the Mexico City branch of the Camino Real Hotels, between tired businessman Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear), hoping to land a life-saving contract in Mexico, and jaded, falling-apart-at-the-seams assassin Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan), leads both men into an awkward friendship. Julian is confronting the immorality of his profession and experiencing a mid-life crisis that causes him to freeze on a job; Danny is fearing that a vitally important deal will fall through and cost him his job. After an uncomfortable-at-times conversation, Danny leaves the bar. Julian apologizes and invites him to see a bullfight. During the spectacle, Julian reveals the kind of work he truly does, and when Danny is skeptical, takes Danny through the steps of murdering a portly spectator in the arena bathroom. Danny is shocked at how easily Julian can get within inches of the man, even though Julian ends the "tutorial" without going through with the murder.
Mexico City, 1h30
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin Canada
Actors Stacy Edwards, Carlos Sanz, Robert Patrick, Daniel Roebuck, Maura Lynn Tierney, Alexander Gould
Rating55% 2.758892.758892.758892.758892.75889
The movie begins by showing how the Mexican president's doctor is kidnapped and finally murdered. The reason given is for his opposing political party trying to embarrass him. Mitch Cobb and her brother, Sam, are on their way to Oaxaca to do some exploring. Mitch is not happy in Mexico City; we see in a flash-back why she is with her brother. Here, Mitch confides with Sam the truth about why she is divorced and how her two children were killed in a car wreck. Mitch hates the city and just wants to go back to the Hotel Majestic, near the Zocalo, and sleep until they fly down to Oaxaca the next day. Sam leaves her at the hotel and decides to go visit some bars and drink a little before going to bed. The next morning he has not come back to the hotel. She begins a frantic search. (Very similar to the Harrison Ford movie, "Frantic.") Nobody will help her except Pedro, a taxi driver, who offers to help her look for $100 a day. They finally find the bar where Sam had gone; eventually they even meet his killer, a drug lord, who still has his orange baseball cap and camera. When the US embassy finds out about his camera with film in it, they suddenly take a personal interest in Mitch and now try to be nice to her. The reason is that the president's doctor was murdered behind the same bar where Sam met his murderers, and on the same night. They suspect that he may have photographed the murder scene. He had done just that, and the photographs were strong evidence of the truth. But now Mitch's life is in danger too, because the evil doers want her dead and the pictures. Pedro volunteers to drive her to the Texas border so she will be safe. At 10 kilometers from the border and Mexico City police car stops them. In the ugly exchange that follows Mitch shoots the officer. As she walks across the border she is arrested for that murder. She is forgiven when the photos are finally given to the Mexican president. In an epilogue scene at the end of the movie, we see that she had taken Pedro's advice to start another family; she became a mother to Sam's orphan son; she had found happiness again.