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Wayne Kramer is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Storyboard Artist American born on 1965 at Johannesburg (South africa)

Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer
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Nationality USA
Birth 1965 (59 years) at Johannesburg (South africa)

Wayne Kramer (born 1965) is a South African film director, screenwriter, producer and storyboard artist. Kramer has written and directed films such as 2003 movie The Cooler, which he adapted from a 1995 short film. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Mindhunters, but the final script was heavily rewritten by others and bore little resemblance to Kramer's original work.

Kramer first began directing with the 1992 film Blazeland, which was never completed. Kramer has since commented that the process was "an absolute nightmare from beginning to end" and that he has no plans to finish or release the film. His first official release, The Cooler, was selected for competition in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Later the same year The Cooler received a 2003 Special Mention For Excellence in Filmmaking from the National Board of Review. A year later in 2004, Kramer was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for the film's screenplay.

In 2006 Kramer was one of several filmmakers interviewed for the Kirby Dick documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated, in which he discusses the apparent absurdity of the fact The Cooler was given an NC-17 certificate by the MPAA simply due to a few seconds long shot of its lead actress' pubic hair.

Best films

The Cooler (2004)
(Director)

Usually with

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
(2 films)
Mark Isham
Mark Isham
(3 films)
Frank Hannah
Frank Hannah
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wayne Kramer (7 films)

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Actor

This Film Is Not Yet Rated, 1h38
Directed by Kirby Dick
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Politique, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Political films
Actors Jack Valenti, Kimberly Peirce, Allison Anders, John Waters, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Smith
Roles Self - Director of 'The Cooler'
Rating73% 3.6979653.6979653.6979653.6979653.697965
Le film enquête sur le système de classement des films aux États-Unis, organisé par la Motion Picture Association of America.

Director

Pawn Shop Chronicles, 1h52
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Psychologie
Actors Brendan Fraser, Norman Reedus, Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Dillon
Rating58% 2.948632.948632.948632.948632.94863
A honeymooning couple enters a pawn shop wherein the man finds his missing first wife's wedding ring, which causes him to begin searching the town for his kidnapped wife, two white supremacists plot to rob their meth supplier, and a struggling Elvis impersonator comes into town for a low-paying fairground show.
Crossing Over, 1h53
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Tammin Sursok, Jim Sturgess, Lizzy Caplan
Rating66% 3.3458753.3458753.3458753.3458753.345875
(Note: There are several stories interwoven throughout the movie. For simplicity, they are separated out in this description, each with its own paragraph.)
Running Scared, 2h2
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri, Alex Neuberger, Ivana Miličević
Rating72% 3.6484153.6484153.6484153.6484153.648415
Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker), a low-level mafioso for the Mafia member Tommy "Tombs" Perello (Johnny Messner), is present during a drug deal gone wrong. A trio of corrupt cops led by Rydell (Chazz Palminteri), storm in to steal the drugs, money and kill everyone else, but a shootout ensues, resulting in the deaths of two officers. Tommy looks to Joey to get rid of the guns but instead, Joey goes home to his wife Teresa (Vera Farmiga), and his son, Nicky (Alex Neuberger). Nicky and his friend from next door, Oleg (Cameron Bright), secretly watch as Joey stashes the guns in the basement.
The Cooler
The Cooler (2004)
, 1h41
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino
Rating68% 3.4488653.4488653.4488653.4488653.448865
Unlucky Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) has little positive going for him: he lives in a dreary place-a studio apartment in a rundown motel staged near the Las Vegas Strip; he can't recall the last time he had physical contact with a woman; he's indebted to the Shangri-La casino boss Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), who years earlier cured him of a gambling habit by breaking his kneecap. Kaplow had also paid Lootz' casino debts, and Bernie has been working off that large debt to Shelly for several years and the debt is nearly paid off. Lootz is weary of the casino business, and tells Kaplow he is leaving Las Vegas soon. His future success as a luck "cooler" is changed when cocktail waitress Natalie Belisario (Maria Bello) seemingly takes an interest in him, and his luck — and that of those around him — takes a turn for the better. What Bernie doesn't know yet is that Shelly has paid Natalie to seduce him into staying and working at the Shangri-La. What Shelly doesn't know is that Natalie actually has fallen in love with Bernie, and vice versa. Additional complications arise when Shelly, a relative old-timer who resents the Disneyfication of Vegas, resists the efforts of new Shangri-La owner advisers, including Ivy League graduate and condescending upstart Larry Sokolov (Ron Livingston), to update the casino hotel property and bring it into the 21st century.

Scriptwriter

Pawn Shop Chronicles, 1h52
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Psychologie
Actors Brendan Fraser, Norman Reedus, Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Dillon
Roles Storyboard
Rating58% 2.948632.948632.948632.948632.94863
A honeymooning couple enters a pawn shop wherein the man finds his missing first wife's wedding ring, which causes him to begin searching the town for his kidnapped wife, two white supremacists plot to rob their meth supplier, and a struggling Elvis impersonator comes into town for a low-paying fairground show.
Crossing Over, 1h53
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Tammin Sursok, Jim Sturgess, Lizzy Caplan
Rating66% 3.3458753.3458753.3458753.3458753.345875
(Note: There are several stories interwoven throughout the movie. For simplicity, they are separated out in this description, each with its own paragraph.)
Running Scared, 2h2
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri, Alex Neuberger, Ivana Miličević
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.6484153.6484153.6484153.6484153.648415
Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker), a low-level mafioso for the Mafia member Tommy "Tombs" Perello (Johnny Messner), is present during a drug deal gone wrong. A trio of corrupt cops led by Rydell (Chazz Palminteri), storm in to steal the drugs, money and kill everyone else, but a shootout ensues, resulting in the deaths of two officers. Tommy looks to Joey to get rid of the guns but instead, Joey goes home to his wife Teresa (Vera Farmiga), and his son, Nicky (Alex Neuberger). Nicky and his friend from next door, Oleg (Cameron Bright), secretly watch as Joey stashes the guns in the basement.
Mindhunters, 1h46
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors LL Cool J, Jonny Lee Miller, Kathryn Morris, Patricia Velásquez, Clifton Collins, Jr., Eion Bailey
Roles Histoire
Rating63% 3.15173.15173.15173.15173.1517
The titular Mindhunters are a group of young FBI students who are undergoing training as profilers. Their instructor, experienced profiler Jake Harris (Val Kilmer), employs a highly realistic training approach by assigning the group variants of real investigations, including elaborate sets, props, and FBI actors to play out each scenario.
The Cooler
The Cooler (2004)
, 1h41
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino
Rating68% 3.4488653.4488653.4488653.4488653.448865
Unlucky Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) has little positive going for him: he lives in a dreary place-a studio apartment in a rundown motel staged near the Las Vegas Strip; he can't recall the last time he had physical contact with a woman; he's indebted to the Shangri-La casino boss Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), who years earlier cured him of a gambling habit by breaking his kneecap. Kaplow had also paid Lootz' casino debts, and Bernie has been working off that large debt to Shelly for several years and the debt is nearly paid off. Lootz is weary of the casino business, and tells Kaplow he is leaving Las Vegas soon. His future success as a luck "cooler" is changed when cocktail waitress Natalie Belisario (Maria Bello) seemingly takes an interest in him, and his luck — and that of those around him — takes a turn for the better. What Bernie doesn't know yet is that Shelly has paid Natalie to seduce him into staying and working at the Shangri-La. What Shelly doesn't know is that Natalie actually has fallen in love with Bernie, and vice versa. Additional complications arise when Shelly, a relative old-timer who resents the Disneyfication of Vegas, resists the efforts of new Shangri-La owner advisers, including Ivy League graduate and condescending upstart Larry Sokolov (Ron Livingston), to update the casino hotel property and bring it into the 21st century.

Producer

Pawn Shop Chronicles, 1h52
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Psychologie
Actors Brendan Fraser, Norman Reedus, Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Dillon
Roles Executive Producer
Rating58% 2.948632.948632.948632.948632.94863
A honeymooning couple enters a pawn shop wherein the man finds his missing first wife's wedding ring, which causes him to begin searching the town for his kidnapped wife, two white supremacists plot to rob their meth supplier, and a struggling Elvis impersonator comes into town for a low-paying fairground show.
Crossing Over, 1h53
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Tammin Sursok, Jim Sturgess, Lizzy Caplan
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.3458753.3458753.3458753.3458753.345875
(Note: There are several stories interwoven throughout the movie. For simplicity, they are separated out in this description, each with its own paragraph.)

Art

The Cooler
The Cooler (2004)
, 1h41
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino
Roles Storyboard Artist
Rating68% 3.4488653.4488653.4488653.4488653.448865
Unlucky Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) has little positive going for him: he lives in a dreary place-a studio apartment in a rundown motel staged near the Las Vegas Strip; he can't recall the last time he had physical contact with a woman; he's indebted to the Shangri-La casino boss Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), who years earlier cured him of a gambling habit by breaking his kneecap. Kaplow had also paid Lootz' casino debts, and Bernie has been working off that large debt to Shelly for several years and the debt is nearly paid off. Lootz is weary of the casino business, and tells Kaplow he is leaving Las Vegas soon. His future success as a luck "cooler" is changed when cocktail waitress Natalie Belisario (Maria Bello) seemingly takes an interest in him, and his luck — and that of those around him — takes a turn for the better. What Bernie doesn't know yet is that Shelly has paid Natalie to seduce him into staying and working at the Shangri-La. What Shelly doesn't know is that Natalie actually has fallen in love with Bernie, and vice versa. Additional complications arise when Shelly, a relative old-timer who resents the Disneyfication of Vegas, resists the efforts of new Shangri-La owner advisers, including Ivy League graduate and condescending upstart Larry Sokolov (Ron Livingston), to update the casino hotel property and bring it into the 21st century.