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Rob Zombie is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Sound and Executive Music Producer American born on 12 january 1965 at Haverhill (USA)

Rob Zombie

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Birth name Robert Bartleh Cummings
Nationality USA
Birth 12 january 1965 (59 years) at Haverhill (USA)

Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He rose to prominence as a founding member of the band White Zombie which formed in the mid-1980s and rose to fame in the early 1990s. As a solo artist, he has released five studio albums, three compilation albums, two remix albums, two live albums, a video album, and 15 singles. In 2003 he expanded his career and became a film director, and has directed a total of six films, the majority of which he also wrote or co-wrote. He has also released numerous brands of comic books, and appeared as an actor on numerous occasions.

White Zombie's debut album, Soul-Crusher, was released in 1987 and was followed by their second album Make Them Die Slowly in 1989. They rose to prominence after the success of their third album, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1, and its lead single "Thunder Kiss '65" in 1993. The album went on to be certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, for sales exceeding two million copies in the US. Their fourth and final studio album, Astro-Creep: 2000, became their first top-10 entry on the Billboard 200, and their second album to reach multi-platinum status.

Zombie began his solo career with the release of his 1998 debut album Hellbilly Deluxe. The album was both a critical and commercial success, spawning three hit singles, reaching the Top 5 of the Billboard 200, and selling over three million copies worldwide. Hellbilly is Zombie's highest selling album to date. He followed the success of the album with The Sinister Urge in 2001, which had similar success to that of its predecessor. Zombie's first greatest hits album, Past, Present & Future, was released in 2003, and reached Platinum status by the RIAA. His third studio album, Educated Horses, was released in 2006, and was his third Top 10 entry on the Billboard 200. In 2010, he released his fourth studio album Hellbilly Deluxe 2, which is a sequel to Hellbilly Deluxe. His fifth album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, was released on April 23, 2013.

Following his success as a musician, Zombie began directing, writing and producing films. His first film, House of 1000 Corpses, was completed in 2000, but numerous struggles with the distributor led to the film's release being delayed until 2003. Its sequel, The Devil's Rejects was released in 2005. In 2007, he released his third film, a remake of the 1978 classic film Halloween. The film went on to gross over $80 million, the highest-grossing film in the Halloween franchise. In 2009, Zombie released a sequel for the film, titled Halloween II. In 2009, Zombie released his first animated film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, based on his comic book series of the same name. His film The Lords of Salem was released in 2013. Zombie bought the rights to a film about the NHL team Philadelphia Flyers, titled The Broad Street Bullies, though no release date for the film has been announced yet.

Zombie directed the majority of White Zombie's music videos, as well as numerous videos for his solo work. Zombie's lyrics are noted for their horror and sci-fi themes, and his live shows for their elaborate shock rock theatricality. He has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and had six Top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the United States.

Biography

Jeunesse

Robert Bartleh Cummings est né le 12 janvier 1965 à Haverhill, dans le Massachusetts, aux États-Unis. Ses parents, Robert et Louise Cummings, et ses grands-parents travaillaient dans le monde du cirque et des fêtes foraines. C'est ainsi que Rob et son frère Michael développent très tôt un goût pour le burlesque et les créatures étranges. Passant près de huit heures par jour devant la télévision, il apprécie particulièrement les films d'horreur et devient un fan assidu des séries TV d'horreur des années 1960 telles que La Famille Addams ou Les Monstres.

Zombie admet que grandir dans le milieu du cirque était très troublant. Cette enfance dans ce milieu lui inspirera d'ailleurs plus tard certains personnages de ses films, tels que Otis, Baby ou le Capitaine Spaulding des films La Maison des 1 000 morts et The Devil's Rejects. Alors que le rêve premier du jeune Rob Cummings est de devenir hockeyeur professionnel, il découvre et apprend très vite à aimer la musique et cite Black Sabbath, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Metallica et Ministry comme ses principales influences. À 18 ans, après le lycée, Rob part de Haverhill pour New York et l'école d'art et de dessin Parsons The New School for Design puis rejoint la Pratt Institute de New York. Rapidement renvoyé à cause de ses mauvaises notes, il commence à travailler en tant que technicien pour une émission de télévision destinée aux enfants (Pee-wee's Playhouse). À cette époque, Cummings fait la connaissance de Shauna Reynolds (plus connue plus tard sous le nom Sean Yseult) ; ils se découvrent un intérêt commun pour le macabre et le rock. Ils emménagent ensuite ensemble dans un appartement situé à Manhattan. Cummings travaille alors comme coursier puis designer d'un magazine pornographique avec Reynolds. Cummings et Reynolds décident de créer un groupe ensemble, White Zombie, Cummings se faisant désormais appeler Rob Straker et Reynolds Sean Yseult.


Vie privée

Rob Zombie reste très discret sur sa vie privée. Zombie et sa femme Sheri Moon se sont rencontrés lors d'un concert dans le Connecticut grâce à des amis communs. Zombie et Moon partagent leur temps entre leur maison dans la banlieue de Los Angeles et leur maison de Woodbury dans le Connecticut, une vieille bâtisse datant du XIX siècle. Sheri Moon suit son mari à chaque tournée et elle s'occupe de la chorégraphie des danseuses sur scène lors des concerts de celui-ci, ainsi que de créer les habits des membres du groupe et des danseuses. Lors d'une interview, Zombie lâche quelques bribes sur sa vie privée en expliquant que lui et sa femme se sont mariés le 31 octobre 2002, jour d'Halloween. Il adore cette fête. Zombie change légalement son nom en Robert Zombie au début de sa carrière solo.

Grand fan de cinéma en général, Zombie ouvre les portes de sa maison à l'émission MTV Cribs ; il y montre sa grande collection d'affiches de films, en particulier de films d'horreur et des films des Marx Brothers. De plus, il a une grande collection de jouets et de figurines de personnages de films d'horreur, notamment ceux de la série télévisée Les Monstres. Enfin, il dispose d'une importante vidéothèque de tous les films d'horreur qu'il a vus, en DVD et en VHS. Parmi ses passe-temps favoris, Zombie porte un culte au célèbre assassin Charles Manson, pour lequel il avoue avoir une étrange fascination ; passionné de hockey sur glace depuis son enfance, il est un grand fan des Kings de Los Angeles et essaie de ne jamais rater un match. De plus, il est devenu ami avec plusieurs joueurs de hockey tels que Sean Avery, Jaroslav Modry ou Jason Allison, alors membre des Kings . Enfin, c'est encore enfant que Zombie décide de devenir végétarien après avoir vu à l'école un documentaire sur la traite des animaux.

Rob est membre du « Splat Pack », terme inventé par l'historien filmographique Alan Jones dans le magazine Total Film Magazine, désignant la nouvelle vague de réalisateurs de films d'horreur très violents et brutaux. Parmi les autres membres du Splat Pack, figurent également Alexandre Aja (La colline a des yeux ; Mirrors) et Darren Lynn Bousman (la trilogie des Saw), Neil Marshall (The Descent). En 2007, le magazine Forbes estime les gains de Rob Zombie pour l'année à 20 millions de dollars.

Best films

Halloween (2007)
(Director)

Usually with

Sid Haig
Sid Haig
(6 films)
Tyler Bates
Tyler Bates
(8 films)
Bill Moseley
Bill Moseley
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rob Zombie (19 films)

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Actor

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2h17
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, David Bautista, Benicio del Toro
Roles Unseen Ravager
Rating76% 3.8002653.8002653.8002653.8002653.800265
Après leurs premières aventures durant lesquelles ils ont affronté Ronan l'Accusateur, les Gardiens de la Galaxie voyagent de planète en planète et vendent leurs services. Ils vont découvrir la mystérieuse filiation de Star-Lord.
Guardians of the Galaxy, 2h1
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Michael Rooker, Damion Poitier, Lee Pace
Roles Ravager Navigator (voice)
Rating79% 3.9549053.9549053.9549053.9549053.954905
In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth by the Ravagers, a group of space pirates led by Yondu Udonta. Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, Quill steals an orb, after which Korath, a subordinate to the fanatical Kree, Ronan, intercepts him. Although Quill escapes with the orb, Yondu discovers his theft and issues a bounty for his capture, while Ronan sends the assassin Gamora after the orb.
Super
Super (2010)
, 1h36
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker
Roles Voice Of God (voice)
Rating66% 3.3490853.3490853.3490853.3490853.349085
Short-order cook Frank Darbo (Rainn Wilson) says in voice-over that he has only two good memories from a disappointing life: marrying his beautiful wife, Sarah (Liv Tyler), and an incident in which he directed a police officer to catch a purse snatcher. Frank immortalizes these two events in a pair of crayon drawings that he hangs on his wall for inspiration.
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero
Directed by Rusty Nails
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodríguez, Stephen King, John Landis
Rating61% 3.0872553.0872553.0872553.0872553.087255
Nails' documentary, Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero will go over Romero’s body of film work as it stands to date. The film will also examine a number of aspects of George's work, working method, and association with the independent and Hollywood film communities. Among the interviewees are Dennis Hopper, Ed Harris, Stephen King, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Danny Boyle, John Waters, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette, Roger Ebert and Tom Savini. Dead On will investigate Romero's lifelong fascination with making films.
Slither
Slither (2006)
, 1h35
Directed by James Gunn
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Jenna Fischer
Roles Dr. Karl (voice)
Rating64% 3.2499553.2499553.2499553.2499553.249955
A meteorite housing a malevolent, sentient extraterrestrial parasite crashes into the town of Wheelsy, South Carolina. While frolicking in the woods with Brenda, local car dealer Grant Grant finds the parasite and is infected by it. The parasite takes over his body and absorbs his consciousness and memories. With the alien now in control of his body, 'Grant' begins to slowly change into a tentacled slug-like monster.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror, Historical, Slasher
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Lilyan Chauvin, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Kevin Bacon, Rob Zombie, Sean S. Cunningham
Roles Self
Rating71% 3.5935153.5935153.5935153.5935153.593515
The film is a historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, beginning with Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Prom Night. The films' directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators comment on the films' making and success. During the Ronald Reagan years, the films get gorier, budgets get smaller, and their appeal diminishes. Then, A Nightmare on Elm Street revives the genre. Jumping to the late 1990s, when Scream brings humor and TV stars into the mix. Although some criticize the genre as misogynistic, most of the talking heads celebrate the films: as long as there are teenagers, there will be slasher films.
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, 1h35
Directed by Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Sam Dunn, Randy Blythe, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Tom Morello
Roles Self
Rating79% 3.99623.99623.99623.99623.9962
Il a été réalisé par Sam Dunn (anthropologue) et Scot Mcfadyen en 2005 (sortie en France le 19 juin 2006). Il a pour but d'analyser le milieu du heavy metal d'un point de vue strictement anthropologique.Il se présente sous la forme de différents chapitres retraçant l'apparition de ce genre, ses codes, ses sous-genres, ses modes de vie et même ses dérives (black metal notamment). Le réalisateur essaye également de détruire certains clichés stigmatisant ce milieu tout en restant le plus impartial possible et en faisant intervenir un grand nombre de témoins venus de différents horizons (musiciens ou non).La première projection a eu lieu au festival international du film de Toronto en 2005. Le film est disponible en DVD aux États-Unis depuis le 19 septembre 2006.
Fangoria: Blood Drive, 1h59
Directed by BC Furtney
Genres Horror
Actors Rob Zombie, Lee Perkins, Stan Winston, Clive Barker
Roles Himself / DVD Menu Host
Rating44% 2.216922.216922.216922.216922.21692
House of 1000 Corpses, 1h29
Directed by Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Erin Daniels, Sheri Moon Zombie, Karen Black, Chris Hardwick
Roles Dr. Wolfenstein's assistant (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.001613.001613.001613.001613.00161
On October 30, 1977, Jerry Goldsmith, Bill Hudley, Mary Knowles and Denise Willis are on the road in hopes of writing a book on offbeat roadside attractions. When the four meet Captain Spaulding, the owner of a gas station and "The Museum of Monsters & Madmen", they learn the local legend of Dr. Satan. As they take off in search of the tree from which Dr. Satan was hanged, they pick up a young hitchhiker named Baby, who claims to live only a few miles away. Shortly after, the vehicle's tire bursts in what is later seen to be a trap and Baby takes Bill to her family's house. Moments later, Baby's half-brother, Rufus, picks up the stranded passengers and takes them to the family home.
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, 1h50
Directed by James Wallace Fields
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Rob Zombie, Conan O'Brien, Debbie Harry, Andy Richter, Rick Rubin, Andy Warhol
Rating78% 3.944153.944153.944153.944153.94415
En 1974, le milieu musical underground de New York reçoit une claque en découvrant un groupe de marginaux du Queens : les Ramones. En jouant dans des bars minables, ils ébranlent les fondations de l’univers musical de l’époque. Par la suite, ils parcourent le monde et créent un mouvement qui résonne sur deux générations. Sans battre des records de ventes, ce groupe punk légendaire a fait des tournées qui ont attiré les foules pendant 22 ans. Ce documentaire raconte leurs hauts et leurs bas.
Airheads
Airheads (1994)
, 1h28
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Amy Locane, Michael Richards
Roles Himself
Rating61% 3.099393.099393.099393.099393.09939
Chazz, Rex and Pip are in a Los Angeles rock band called The Lone Rangers who are continuously turned down as they try to get their demo tape heard by producers. After scolding him for being lazy, Chazz's girlfriend Kayla kicks him out of her apartment. They decide to try to get the local rock station KPPX to play their reel-to-reel tape on the air and attempt to break-in through the back door. After several unsuccessful attempts, a station employee comes out to smoke and they keep the door from shutting behind her.

Director

3 from Hell, 2h5
Directed by Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Actors Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Dee Wallace, Jeff Daniel Phillips
Rating54% 2.7053052.7053052.7053052.7053052.705305
La suite de La Maison des mille morts et The Devil's Rejects sortis respectivement en 2003 et 2005.
31
31 (2016)
, 1h42
Directed by Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Tosten Voges, Daniel Roebuck, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jane Carr, Elizabeth Daily, Judy Geeson
Rating51% 2.555332.555332.555332.555332.55533
On October 30, 1975, five carnival workers were kidnapped and held hostage until the following night (Halloween), where they are put in a compound named "Murder World". They're told that they are there to take part in a game named "31" where the goal is to survive past the next 12 hours. This is made difficult by the fact that they are not alone in Murder World; a violent gang of evil clowns are there and stalking their every move.