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Ron Nyswaner is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 5 october 1956 at Clarksville (USA)

Ron Nyswaner

Ron Nyswaner
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Nationality USA
Birth 5 october 1956 (64 years) at Clarksville (USA)

Ronald L. Nyswaner (born October 5, 1956) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Biography

Nyswaner écrit son premier scénario pour le film Smithereens de Susan Seidelman. Après deux autres scénarios, il fait ses débuts de réalisateur avec Le Prince de Pennsylvanie en 1988, un film avec Keanu Reeves et Fred Ward.

Nyswaner, qui est un militant pour les droits des homosexuels, a souvent travaillé sur des films ayant comme sujet l'homosexualité, l'homophobie et le sida, par exemple Celluloid Closet. En 1993, il devient connu dans le monde entier pour son scénario du film Philadelphia, réalisé par Jonathan Demme, qui lui a valu des nominations pour les Oscars, le Golden Globe et le BAFTA.

En 2004, il publie Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir, qui raconte sa relation avec l'alcool, la drogue et les prostitués.

Best films

Philadelphia (1993)
(Author)

Usually with

Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1 films)
John Curran
John Curran
(1 films)
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ron Nyswaner (12 films)

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Actor

The Celluloid Closet, 1h47
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about cities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Arthur Laurents, Antonio Fargas, Tom Hanks
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.8955253.8955253.8955253.8955253.895525
Le film montre comment le cinéma hollywoodien a évoqué le thème de l’homosexualité, comment cette représentation a évolué au fil des ans et comment, en retour, elle a influencé la perception de l’homosexualité par le grand public.

Director

Why Stop Now?, 1h28
Directed by Ron Nyswaner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Emma Rayne Lyle, Sarah Ramos
Rating56% 2.8003552.8003552.8003552.8003552.800355
Alors qu'un petit prodige du piano tente par tous les moyens d'envoyer sa toxicomane de mère en cure de désintoxication, il est pris en otage par le dealer de cette dernière et est embarqué dans une succession d'aventures.
The Prince of Pennsylvania, 1h30
Directed by Ron Nyswaner
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Fred Ward, Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan, Dan Monahan, Jay O. Sanders
Rating57% 2.8526052.8526052.8526052.8526052.852605
Rupert Marshetta and his accomplice and lover Carla kidnap Rupert's father to gain access to family money, but nobody in the family wants his father back. They find out that his father has already sold the land without the knowledge of his family. The police arrest Pam, but they cannot find Rupert and his father. He takes his father to the mine, where police find them before he fits an explosive device to break open the portable toilet where he thinks his father has hidden the money. Everybody escapes the explosion.

Scriptwriter

Freeheld
Freeheld (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Peter Sollett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about cancer, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Luke Grimes, Gabriel Luna
Rating66% 3.3132353.3132353.3132353.3132353.313235
The film is based on the true story of Laurel Hester (Moore), a police officer in Ocean County, New Jersey. The story narrates the difficulties faced by a lesbian police detective and her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Page). Following her diagnosis with terminal lung cancer in 2005, Hester repeatedly appealed to the county's board of chosen freeholders in an attempt to ensure her pension benefits could be passed on to her domestic partner.
Why Stop Now?, 1h28
Directed by Ron Nyswaner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Emma Rayne Lyle, Sarah Ramos
Roles Histoire
Rating56% 2.8003552.8003552.8003552.8003552.800355
Alors qu'un petit prodige du piano tente par tous les moyens d'envoyer sa toxicomane de mère en cure de désintoxication, il est pris en otage par le dealer de cette dernière et est embarqué dans une succession d'aventures.
The Painted Veil, 2h6
Directed by John Curran
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Diana Rigg, Edward Norton, Toby Jones, Anthony Wong
Rating74% 3.748993.748993.748993.748993.74899
On a brief trip back to London, earnest, bookish bacteriologist Walter Fane (Edward Norton) is dazzled by Kitty Garstin (Naomi Watts), a vivacious and vain London socialite. He proposes; she accepts ("only to get as far away from [her] mother as possible"), and the couple honeymoon in Venice. They travel on to Walter's medical post in Shanghai, where he is stationed in a government lab studying infectious diseases. They find themselves ill-suited, with Kitty much more interested in parties and the social life of the British expatriates.
Soldier's Girl, 1h52
Directed by Frank Pierson
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Barclay Hope, Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy, Merwin Mondesir
Roles Writer
Rating78% 3.9452953.9452953.9452953.9452953.945295
Barry is a private with the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Calpernia works as a showgirl at a transgender revue in Nashville, Tennessee when the two met in 1999. Barry's roommate Justin Fisher (Shawn Hatosy) brings Barry to the club where she performs. When Barry and Calpernia begin seeing each other regularly, Fisher begins spreading rumors on base about their relationship, which appeared to be a violation of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy about discussing the sexual orientation of military personnel. Barry faces increasing harassment and pressure, which explode into violence over Fourth of July weekend. While Calpernia performs in a pageant in Nashville, Barry is beaten to death in his sleep with a baseball bat by Calvin Glover, who had been goaded by Fisher into committing the crime. The film ends with a discussion of the aftermath.
Philadelphia, 2h5
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward
Roles Author
Rating77% 3.850573.850573.850573.850573.85057
Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is a Senior Associate at the largest corporate law firm in Philadelphia. Beckett hides his homosexuality and his status as an AIDS patient from the other members of the law firm. On the day Beckett is assigned the firm's newest and most important case, a partner in the firm notices a lesion on Beckett's forehead. Although Beckett attributes the lesion to a racquetball injury, it is actually due to Kaposi's Sarcoma, a form of cancer marked by multiple tumors on the lymph nodes and skin.
Love Hurts
Love Hurts (1990)
, 1h50
Directed by Bud Yorkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Jeff Daniels, Judith Ivey, Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney, Cynthia Sikes, Amy Wright
Rating56% 2.8177752.8177752.8177752.8177752.817775
Paul Weaver (Jeff Daniels) is accustomed to playing around on his wife Nancy (Cynthia Sikes) from his baseball-playing days. When divorce papers are filed against him, Paul decides to travel to Pennsylvania and attend his sister's wedding. But Nancy and his two children are both there, making the situation uncomfortable for everyone.
Gross Anatomy, 1h49
Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, Christine Lahti, Todd Field, Clyde Kusatsu, Robert Desiderio
Rating61% 3.0984853.0984853.0984853.0984853.098485
Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose nonconformist approach to life is tested when he enrolls in gross anatomy, the toughest course in med school. Joe's freewheeling, independent style creates funny moments in the classroom, but puts him at odds with his demanding professor, who questions whether her class "rebel" has what it takes to be a doctor. Meanwhile, Joe falls in love with his lab partner Laurie, who won't let anything, especially romance, interfere with her plans. And while Joe's never done anything by the book, he proves he does have what it takes to succeed — without changing his ways.
The Prince of Pennsylvania, 1h30
Directed by Ron Nyswaner
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Fred Ward, Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan, Dan Monahan, Jay O. Sanders
Rating57% 2.8526052.8526052.8526052.8526052.852605
Rupert Marshetta and his accomplice and lover Carla kidnap Rupert's father to gain access to family money, but nobody in the family wants his father back. They find out that his father has already sold the land without the knowledge of his family. The police arrest Pam, but they cannot find Rupert and his father. He takes his father to the mine, where police find them before he fits an explosive device to break open the portable toilet where he thinks his father has hidden the money. Everybody escapes the explosion.
Mrs. Soffel, 1h50
Directed by Gillian Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Prison films
Actors Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Terry O'Quinn, Edward Herrmann, Trini Alvarado
Rating61% 3.0522853.0522853.0522853.0522853.052285
Kate Soffel is the wife of a Pittsburgh prison warden in 1901. They have four children. After several months of being sick in bed for no discernible reason that doctors can figure out, she suddenly regains her strength. She visits inmates to read Bible scripture to them and meets Ed Biddle and his brother Jack, both of whom may be innocent of the crimes that brought them here.
Swing Shift, 1h40
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Fred Ward, Ed Harris, Belita Moreno
Rating59% 2.9500452.9500452.9500452.9500452.950045
During the Second World War, Kay Walsh (Goldie Hawn) is a woman who has been assigned to work in an armaments factory in California while her husband Jack (Ed Harris), a Leading Seaman, is overseas in naval service.
Smithereens, 1h29
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Richard Hell, Amos Poe, Cookie Mueller, Chris Noth, Roma Maffia
Rating67% 3.3972153.3972153.3972153.3972153.397215
Smithereens is the story of Wren (Susan Berman), an independent spirit from New Jersey trying to self-promote herself into the New York punk scene. She meets Paul (Brad Rijn), who ran away from Montana and lives out of his van in a parking lot. Paul seems to offer genuine friendship, however, Wren is only interested in forming meaningless relationships in hopes of bolstering her nonexistent career. She has no musical talents or industry skills, yet she aggressively pursues a pathetic spot for herself in places like the Peppermint Lounge. She drops Paul for Eric (Richard Hell, who also performs on the musical score), who has a record deal, and they work out a plan to escape to California, which requires Wren to pose as a prostitute in order to scam money from a prospective john. Things don't work out, and Wren finds herself hitting one wall after another, eventually getting kicked out of her apartment. With no place to go, Wren seeks out everyone she knows in the city, only to find herself left alone.

Producer

Why Stop Now?, 1h28
Directed by Ron Nyswaner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Emma Rayne Lyle, Sarah Ramos
Roles Producer
Rating56% 2.8003552.8003552.8003552.8003552.800355
Alors qu'un petit prodige du piano tente par tous les moyens d'envoyer sa toxicomane de mère en cure de désintoxication, il est pris en otage par le dealer de cette dernière et est embarqué dans une succession d'aventures.