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Stephen Hopkins is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Director and Additional Writing Australien born on 1 november 1958

Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins
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Nationality Australie
Birth 1 november 1958 (65 years)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Stephen Hopkins (born in 1958) is a Jamaican-born film and television director and producer. He directed cult films like Predator 2, Blown Away and the critically acclaimed The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. He also produced and directed several episodes of the critically acclaimed first season of 24.


Stephen Hopkins passe sa jeunesse en Angleterre et en Australie, où il met en scène divers spectacles, dont Rasputin. Il débute dans la réalisation avec une série de clips et de spots publicitaires primés dans plusieurs grandes manifestations avant de signer le thriller australien Dangerous game et de connaître son premier succès international avec le film d'horreur Freddy 5 : L'Enfant du cauchemar (1989). Également réalisateur de trois épisodes de la série fantastique Les Contes de la crypte, il dirige Danny Glover face à la créature chasseresse de Predator 2 en 1990.

Dans les années 1990, Stephen Hopkins met en scène quelques productions hollywoodiennes alliant suspense et action : La Nuit du Jugement (1993) avec Emilio Estevez, l'explosif Blown away (1994), où se font face Jeff Bridges et Tommy Lee Jones, L'Ombre et la Proie (1996) avec un Michael Douglas et un Val Kilmer chasseurs de lions, ainsi que Perdus dans l'espace (1998), l'adaptation de la célèbre série. Deux ans plus tard, il s'essaie au difficile exercice du remake en délivrant sa propre version de Garde à vue à travers le polar Suspicion (2000).

Oubliant quelque temps le cinéma pour participer à la mise en place de la future série à succès 24 heures chrono en 2001, dont il est co-producteur exécutif et réalisateur du pilote ainsi que de la plupart des épisodes de la première saison, Stephen Hopkins fait un retour en force sur le grand écran en changeant radicalement de registre et en présentant en compétition officielle Moi, Peter Sellers au Festival de Cannes 2004, une évocation de la vie du célèbre comédien britannique.

Quinze ans plus tard, Hopkins retrouve l'équipe de 24 heures chrono afin de réaliser l'épisode pilote de la série dérivée 24: Legacy début 2016, tout en étant producteur exécutif de la saison à venir ; il réalise également l'épisode final au début de l'année suivante, au moment même où commence la diffusion du spin-off.

Best films

Lost in Space (1998)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Highlander (1986)

Usually with

Peter Levy
Peter Levy
(10 films)
Simon Kaye
Simon Kaye
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stephen Hopkins (16 films)

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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
Rating85% 4.2828254.2828254.2828254.2828254.282825
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.


Race (2016)
, 2h14
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Sports films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games, Political films
Actors Jason Sudeikis, Stephan James, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten, Amanda Crew
Rating71% 3.5525053.5525053.5525053.5525053.552505
Track and field star Jesse Owens overcomes adversity to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
The Reaping, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Demons in film, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea, William Ragsdale
Rating56% 2.801212.801212.801212.801212.80121
Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) and colleague, Ben (Idris Elba), investigate and disprove claims of miracles. In Louisiana, Katherine receives a call from a friend, Father Michael Costigan (Stephen Rea), who says that his photographs of her have developed burn marks that when assembled, form a sickle-like symbol, a possible warning from God, which she ignores. She meets Doug Blackwell (David Morrissey), a teacher from the nearby town of Haven, who asks Katherine to find out why Haven's river has turned red. The locals believe this is a biblical plague caused by a girl, Loren McConnell (AnnaSophia Robb), who they believe killed her older brother in the river. They travel to Haven where Katherine meets Loren and has a vision of her turning the river red. Meanwhile, Ben witnesses dead frogs seemingly fall from the sky. Doug invites them to spend the night at his house, since the town doesn't have a motel. That night as they're about to eat dinner, they encounter flies and disease, which kills off local cows. Later that evening, Katherine explains to Doug at his wife's grave why she left the church; five years ago, she was an ordained minister. After a drought while doing missionary work in the Sudan with her husband and daughter, the locals sacrificed her family, believing they were the cause.
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, 2h2
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow, Miriam Margolyes, Peter Vaughan
Rating68% 3.4479853.4479853.4479853.4479853.447985
The film shows Peter Sellers as a complex and tormented genius, whose success as a film star concealed his difficult and relatively unhappy private life. This "troubled life" is the primary focus of this biopic, which personalizes "one of the greatest comic actors in the history of the British cinema," and shows the many masks he wore and characters he played as an actor.
Under Suspicion, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Miguel Ángel Suárez, Monica Bellucci, Mike Gomez
Rating63% 3.1976353.1976353.1976353.1976353.197635
Henry Hearst (Gene Hackman) is about to give the main speech in an exclusive party in Puerto Rico. He is called to the police station to be questioned about his finding of a raped and murdered young girl the day before. Victor Benezet (Morgan Freeman), and the younger Detective Felix Owens (Thomas Jane) question him. Hearst changes his story several times: he was jogging with a neighbour's dog, he found her, the dog found her, he was jogging without the dog, so the police think he has done it, Benezet is pressured by his boss (Miguel Ángel Suárez) to free Hearst so that he can give his speech. As there is no conclusive proof, Benezet has to let him go.
Lost in Space, 2h10
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films based on Robinson Crusoe, Films set in the future, Space opera, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert
Rating52% 2.601652.601652.601652.601652.60165
In the year 2058, Earth will soon be uninhabitable due to irreversible effects of pollution. The United Global Space Force prepares the first launch for the colonization of a distant planet much like our own. Meanwhile, a terrorist group, the Global Sedition, wants to interrupt the colonization to be able to take over the same planet themselves. Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter Mission, prepares to take his wife Maureen, daughters Judy and Penny and son Will on a 10-year mission in suspended animation to the nearby planet Alpha Prime, where they will build a companion "hypergate" to the one orbiting Earth. The project is accelerated after Global Sedition terrorists attack Earth's hypergate, but are stopped by fighter pilots, one of whom is Major Don West. When the pilot for the Jupiter Mission is murdered, West is assigned as his replacement.
The Ghost and the Darkness, 1h49
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about lions, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Brian McCardie, Emily Mortimer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani
Rating67% 3.399593.399593.399593.399593.39959
In 1898, Sir Robert Beaumont (Tom Wilkinson), the primary financier of a railroad project in Tsavo, Kenya, is furious because the project is running behind schedule. He seeks out the expertise of John Henry Patterson (Val Kilmer), an Irish military engineer, to get the project back on track. Patterson travels from England to Tsavo, telling his wife, Helena, he will complete the project and be back in London for the birth of their son. He meets supervisors Angus Starling (Brian McCardie) and Samuel (John Kani), (the film's narrator), and the doctor, David Hawthorne (Bernard Hill). Hawthorne tells Patterson of a recent lion attack.
Blown Away
Blown Away (1994)
, 2h1
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Forest Whitaker, Lloyd Bridges, John Finn
Rating62% 3.100033.100033.100033.100033.10003
Irish terrorist Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones) escapes from his cell in a castle prison in Northern Ireland, killing a guard and his cellmate in the process, after turning a toilet into a bomb.
Judgment Night, 1h49
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Hip hop films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Stephen Dorff, Denis Leary, Jeremy Piven, Peter Greene
Rating65% 3.2989153.2989153.2989153.2989153.298915
Frank Wyatt (Emilio Estevez), along with his brother John (Stephen Dorff) and friend Mike Peterson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) set out to see a professional boxing match in Chicago with their friend Ray Cochran (Jeremy Piven), who is testing out a lavish RV.
Predator 2
Predator 2 (1990)
, 1h48
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall, Bill Paxton, María Conchita Alonso, Rubén Blades
Rating62% 3.1497753.1497753.1497753.1497753.149775
In 1997, Los Angeles is suffering from both a heat wave and a turf war between heavily armed Colombian and Jamaican drug cartels. A Predator watches a shootout between the police and Colombians, observing as Lieutenant Michael Harrigan charges into the firefight to rescue two wounded officers and drive the Colombians back into their hideout. While the police are ordered to wait for a federal task force to arrive on the scene, the Predator crashes through a skylight and attacks the Colombians. Harrigan and his police detectives Leona Cantrell and Danny Archuleta enter against orders and find the Colombians have been slaughtered. Harrigan pursues the gang leader onto the roof and shoots him, catching a glimpse of the camouflaged Predator's silhouette, but dismissing him as an effect of the heat. Harrigan is rebuked by his superiors for his disobedience. He is also introduced to Special Agent Peter Keyes, leader of the task force who are purportedly investigating the cartels, and Detective Jerry Lambert, the newest member of Harrigan's team.
A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, 1h29
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Freddy, Serial killer films
Actors Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Erika Anderson, Beatrice Boepple, Matthew Borlenghi, Danny Hassel
Rating50% 2.5047252.5047252.5047252.5047252.504725
Taking place almost a year after The Dream Master, Alice and Dan have now started dating and there is no sign of Freddy Krueger. One day, while in the shower, she sees herself at a strange asylum. As she walks she finds that she is dressed in a nun's habit with a nametag saying Amanda Krueger. She is then attacked by patients at the hospital but wakes up before anything happens. The next day Alice is graduating from high school alongside her new friends consisting of Greta, an aspiring supermodel, Mark, a comic book geek and Yvonne, a candy striper who is also a swimmer. She only confides her nightmare to Dan, after he tells her about a trip to Europe. He tells her she is all in control of her dreams, and she goes to work.
Dangerous Game, 1h38
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Marcus Graham, Kathryn Walker, Steven Grives, John Polson, Robbie McGregor, Paris Jefferson
Rating50% 2.5216752.5216752.5216752.5216752.521675
A young computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can break in for the thrill of it. Once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer - a deranged police officer (Steven Grives) that the teens had caused to be suspended from his job earlier that day.
Highlander (1986)
, 1h56
Directed by Russell Mulcahy, Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Children's films, Immortalité
Actors Christophe Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart, Alan North, Jon Polito
Rating69% 3.4991153.4991153.4991153.4991153.499115
Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez In 1985, Connor MacLeod, also known as the Highlander, is in New York City. In an arena parking garage, Connor is confronted by fellow immortal Iman Fasil, and decapitates him, upon which an energy surge destroys several cars around him. Police swarm the exit to the garage, and arrest Connor.