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Robert Shaye is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 3 march 1939 at Detroit (USA)

Robert Shaye

Robert Shaye
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Nationality USA
Birth 3 march 1939 (82 years) at Detroit (USA)
Creator of New Line Cinema

Robert Kenneth Shaye (born March 3, 1939), often referred to as Bob Shaye, is an American businessman, film producer, director and actor. He is the founder of New Line Cinema.

Biography

Early life
Shaye was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Dorothy and Max Mendle Shaye, a supermarket owner and artist. He is the brother of actress Lin Shaye. His family is Jewish.

He is a graduate of Detroit's Mumford High School, the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School.


Movie career
Robert Shaye founded New Line Cinema in 1967 and guided the company's growth from a privately held distributor of art films into the entertainment industry’s top independent motion picture production and distribution company.

It was while working at the Museum of Modern Art that Shaye first began to explore the world of distribution. In 1967, he formed New Line Cinema in his Greenwich Village apartment. Starting with a package of feature films and shorts rented to colleges and building on early re-releases such as Reefer Madness and first-run domestic distribution of foreign films, New Line broke out commercially with such popular franchises as the Street Fighter series, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Those successful franchises set the stage for a string of New Line hits including Rush Hour, Austin Powers, Mask, Dumb & Dumber, The Wedding Singer, Seven, Boogie Nights, and Blade.

In 1998, when writer/director Peter Jackson brought his 25-minute pitch reel for a big screen epic of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings to New Line, hoping to turn the three volumes into two films, Shaye suggested Jackson make three films and greenlit an unprecedented simultaneous production for all three installments. Combined, The Lord of the Rings trilogy was nominated for 30 Oscars, winning 17, including a clean sweep of 11 awards for The Return of the King, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. At the box office, all three films are among the top 50 grossing films of all time, earning a combined total of nearly $3 billion worldwide. This capped a very long list of films over many years including, Elf, Freddy vs. Jason, Final Destination series, Wedding Crashers, Monster-in-Law, The Notebook, Hairspray; Oscar-nominated A History of Violence. In total, Shaye to date, has overseen the production or distribution of more than 500 feature films

Shaye earned his degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a member of the New York State Bar, and he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Neuroscience Institute, Motion Picture Pioneers, the American Film Institute and the Legal Aid Society. 2014 was part as one of the experts in the Documentary film Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr.

Best films

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
(Executive Producer)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
(Executive Producer)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
(Executive Producer)
The Golden Compass (2007)
(Executive Producer)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
(Executive producer)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

Wes Craven
Wes Craven
(11 films)
Lin Shaye
Lin Shaye
(10 films)
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(3 films)
John Waters
John Waters
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Robert Shaye (39 films)

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Actor

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's “Island of Dr. Moreau”, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Fairuza Balk, Richard Stanley, Robert Shaye, Michael Gingold, Edward R. Pressman, Marco Hofschneider
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.742923.742923.742923.742923.74292
In Lost Soul Gregory looks at the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau, specifically the period during which director Richard Stanley spent on the project. Stanley was brought on to the project early but was fired only a few days after principal photography began and was replaced by John Frankenheimer. The documentary looks into Stanley's vision for the film, as he had spent years working on the movie's script and had intended for Bruce Willis to star as Edward, a role that was later given to Val Kilmer- a move that Stanley viewed as a mistake. Lost Soul features interviews with several people involved with the movie's production and focuses on various aspects of the film, including numerous changes to the script and reports that Kilmer was difficult to deal with on set.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, 4h
Directed by Daniel Farrands
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Serial killer films, Documentary films about films
Actors Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Lisa Wilcox, John Saxon
Roles Himself
Rating85% 4.2886154.2886154.2886154.2886154.288615
Depuis des décennies, Freddy Krueger s'est frayé un chemin à travers les rêves d'innombrables jeunes, effrayant plus d'un demi-milliard de dollars au box-office à travers huit films terrifiants et spectaculaires.
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream, 1h28
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors John Waters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, George A. Romero, Robert Shaye, Perry Henzell
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.6388053.6388053.6388053.6388053.638805
Midnight Movies est un documentaire qui explore le parcours méconnu de six grands films cultes des années 70 : La Nuit des morts vivants, Pink Flamingos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, El Topo, The Harder They Come. Ces six films à petit budget, montrés aux séances de minuit, ont influencé la manière de faire et voir les films, ils ont réinventé le médium en dépassant les frontières du mauvais goût et des tabous sociaux. Avec les interviews originales des réalisateurs John Waters, David Lynch, George A. Romero et Alejandro Jodorowsky.
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% 3.5959853.5959853.5959853.5959853.595985
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.
Cellular
Cellular (2004)
, 1h34
Directed by David Richard Ellis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy, Eric Christian Olsen, Will Beinbrink
Roles Inspecteur
Rating64% 3.2485553.2485553.2485553.2485553.248555
The film opens with Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger), a high school biology teacher, talking to her son Ricky while dropping him to the school bus. After she returns home, assailants enter her home through the back door, kill her housemaid, kidnap her, and confine her in the attic of their safe house. Ethan Greer (Jason Statham), the gang leader, smashes the attic's telephone to prevent her from contacting anyone. She has no idea who the kidnappers are or what they want. She pieces together the wires of the broken phone and randomly makes a connection. She reaches the cell phone of Ryan (Chris Evans), who has just been dumped by his girlfriend, Chloe (Jessica Biel), for being irresponsible. He believes the call is a joke, but Jessica persuades him to go to the police. At the police station, Desk Sergeant Mooney (William H. Macy) tells him to go to the detectives on the fourth floor. He begins to lose the signal in the stairwell, so he turns back to avoid losing the connection. Meanwhile, Ethan returns to the safe house and asks Jessica about something she doesn't know. When Jessica tells him that she doesn't know, he tells her that he is going to get her son.
Freddy vs. Jason, 1h35
Directed by Ronny Yu
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Transport films, Freddy, Serial killer films, Road movies
Actors Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena, Jason Ritter, Kelly Rowland, Chris Marquette
Roles Principal Shaye
Rating57% 2.852292.852292.852292.852292.85229
Freddy Krueger is trapped in Hell, it's 2003 and 4 years after the events and time of the sixth film and due to the fact the teenage residents of his town of Springwood, Ohio have forgotten about him, rendering him powerless, he can no longer return to Springwood, because there's no fear of him left in the entire town. He "can't come back if nobody's afraid", so, under the guise of Jason Voorhees' mother, Freddy manipulates Jason, who he'd been looking for over a period of time to do so, into killing the teenage residents of Springwood, hoping the mass fear will restore his powers. After all, residents of Springwood were terrorized by Freddy, not Jason, so obviously, every ounce of fear would be directed towards him, giving him more power than he'd ever hoped for. His plan works, but only to the extent of allowing his return.
New Nightmare, 1h52
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about films, Freddy, Serial killer films
Actors Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hugues, John Saxon, Tracy Middendorf, Wes Craven
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.2499453.2499453.2499453.2499453.249945
Heather Langenkamp lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chase and her young son Dylan, and has become quite popular due to her role as Nancy Thompson from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. One night, she has a nightmare in which she, Dylan and Chase are attacked by animated Krueger claws of an upcoming Nightmare film in which two of the workers are brutally murdered on set. Waking up to an earthquake, she spies a cut on Chase's finger exactly like one he'd received in his dream, but they quickly dismiss the notion.
Man's Best Friend, 1h37
Directed by John Lafia
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, Robert Costanzo, Fredric Lehne, John Cassini, J. D. Daniels
Roles le mécanicien
Rating53% 2.6535452.6535452.6535452.6535452.653545
Judy Sanders (Robin Frates), an employee of a genetic research facility named EMAX, contacts TV personality Lori Tanner (Ally Sheedy), planning to meet after work so she can show Lori the atrocities and animal cruelty that go on in EMAX's laboratories. Dr. Jarret (Lance Henriksen), a scientist performing vivisection and genetic altering, discovers the plan and sets one of his experiments on Judy, killing her. Lori arrives at EMAX, but when Judy does not appear, she breaks into the laboratory and films the various animals that are being experimented on. She discovers a Tibetan Mastiff named Max who does not appear to have been experimented on and lets the dog out of his cage. Dr. Jarret discovers that there is an intruder in the laboratory and chases Lori out of the building, with Max following Lori into her car as she drives away. Jarret immediately goes to the police and complains that his dog has been stolen. Later that day, when Lori goes shopping, a mugger (Thomas Rosales, Jr.) steals her purse. Max chases the thief, brutally kills him, and brings Lori's purse back to her.
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, 1h45
Directed by Rachel Talalay
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Freddy, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Shon Greenblatt, Lisa Zane, Robert Englund, Lezlie Deane, Yaphet Kotto, Breckin Meyer
Roles Ticket Seller
Rating49% 2.454142.454142.454142.454142.45414
Set ten years from the present and from the fifth film, it is 1999 and Freddy Krueger has managed to kill every child in Springwood, Ohio, though it is hinted that one child survived.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, 1h39
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Freddy, Serial killer films
Actors Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Andras Jones, Tuesday Knight, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman
Roles Lecturer
Rating57% 2.850942.850942.850942.850942.85094
Some time has passed since the events of the previous film, Kristen, Kincaid and Joey have been released from Westin Hills and are living lives as normal teenagers. When Kristen, believing Freddy is coming back, summons Joey and Kincaid into her dreams, she angers them and they warn her that dreaming of Freddy might actually cause his return. The next day, Kristen picks up her boyfriend, martial arts enthusiast Rick Johnson, and his sister and Kristen's best friend, Alice. Going to school she meets with her other friends: Sheila, a genius and asthmatic; and Debbie, a tough girl who doesn't like bugs. Alice daydreams of her crush Dan Jordan recognizing her, but she snaps out of it when Rick teases he can introduce them.
Quiet Cool
Quiet Cool (1986)
, 1h20
Directed by Clay Borris
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors James Remar, Daphne Ashbrook, Adam Coleman Howard, Jared Martin, Nick Cassavetes, Chris Mulkey
Roles Franklin
Rating57% 2.858062.858062.858062.858062.85806
Joe Dylanne is a plain-clothes NYC cop with a badge and a robust personality. He always resorts to unconventional methods in order to capture the city's slickest criminals. When Dylanne receives a message from Katy, an old sweetheart of his, the news is not as pleasant as he anticipated. Rather, it is an imperative call for help. Dylanne must swing into full action. This cop must travel to a remote location in the northwest in order to investigate the disappearances of his friend's relatives. It turns out that most of Kate's relatives have been murdered in cold blood. The only survivor of the slaughter is Joshua, an angst-ridden survivalist who explains to Dylanne about a sophisticated plan implicating marijuana plant growers. Dylanne and Joshua must trespass enemy territory in the name of revenge.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, 1h27
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Freddy, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager, Marshall Bell, Hope Lange
Roles Bartender (uncredited)
Rating55% 2.7528452.7528452.7528452.7528452.752845
Five years have passed since Freddy Krueger was seemingly defeated and the Walshes have moved into the Thompsons' former home. Their teenaged son, Jesse, has a nightmare about being stranded on a school bus with two girls and being stalked by a violent killer. He wakes up in terror and attributes the dream to the unusual heat in the room. Jesse goes to school with his friend Lisa, whom he is interested in romantically, but is too shy to flirt with her. After getting into a fight with a boy named Grady during gym class, Coach Schneider makes them stay after class and they eventually become friends. Lisa comes to visit Jesse after school and they discover a diary from Nancy Thompson detailing her nightmares which are strikingly similar to Jesse's. Small fires happen around the house, which culminates in the spontaneous combustion of their pet birds. Jesse's father accuses him of sabotage. Lisa takes Jesse to an abandoned factory where Fred Krueger worked, but they find nothing there.
A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1h30
Directed by Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Freddy, Ghost films, Serial killer films, Teen movie
Actors John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Johnny Depp
Roles Newsreader / KRGR Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Rating74% 3.7483053.7483053.7483053.7483053.748305
A mysterious man walks into a decrepit boiler room, where he makes a sharp clawed glove.