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Wes Craven is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Presenter American born on 2 august 1939 at Cleveland (USA)

Wes Craven

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Birth name Wesley Earl Craven
Nationality USA
Birth 2 august 1939 at Cleveland (USA)
Death 30 august 2015 (at 76 years)

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films.

He was best known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directing the first installment and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and co-writing A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner.

Craven also directed all four films in the Scream series, and co-created the Ghostface character. Some of his other films include The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, The People Under the Stairs, Red Eye, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Vampire in Brooklyn.

On August 30, 2015, Craven died of brain cancer, at the age of 76, at his home in Los Angeles.

Biography

Craven's first marriage to Bonnie Broecker produced two children: Jonathan Craven (born 1965) and Jessica Craven (born 1968). Jonathan is a writer and director. Jessica was a singer/songwriter in the group the Chapin Sisters. The marriage ended in 1970. In 1982, Craven married a woman who would become known professionally as actress Mimi Craven. The two later divorced, with Wes Craven stating in interviews that the marriage dissolved after he discovered it "was no longer anything but a sham". In 2004, Craven married Iya Labunka; she frequently worked as a producer on Craven's films.

Craven was a birder; in 2010, he joined Audubon California's Board of Directors. His favorite films included Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Virgin Spring (1960) and Red River (1948).

Best films

Scream (1996)
(Director)
Scream 2 (1997)
(Director)
Scream 3 (2000)
(Director)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
(Characters)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
(Writer)
Scream 4 (2011)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wes Craven (59 films)

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Actor

Scream 4
Scream 4 (2011)
, 1h51
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Carlos Alazraqui
Roles Man at 'Out of Darkness' booksale
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
On the 15th anniversary of the Woodsboro Massacre, high school students Jenny Randall and Marnie Cooper are attacked and brutally murdered in their home by a new Ghostface.
I am Nancy
I am Nancy (2011)

Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.3868053.3868053.3868053.3868053.386805
Actress Heather Langenkamp explores her role as Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the fandom that surrounds the franchise, and why most of it focuses on Freddy Krueger, rather than Nancy.
Diary of the Dead, 1h35
Directed by George A. Romero
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Shawn Roberts, Joshua Close, Michelle Morgan, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Tatiana Maslany
Roles Présentateur des nouvelles (voix)
Rating56% 2.8494052.8494052.8494052.8494052.849405
The film begins with footage from a news cameraman and reporter, who are covering a story about an immigrant man killing his wife and son before committing suicide. The son and wife turn into zombies and kill several medical personnel and police officers but leave one medic and a reporter bitten before being killed. The narrator, Debra, explains most of the footage was never broadcast, but was recorded by the cameraman.
Paris, Je T'Aime, 1h55
Directed by Wes Craven, Gérard Depardieu, Bruno Podalydès, Alfonso Cuarón, Sylvain Chomet, Alexander Payne, Olivier Assayas, Christopher Doyle, Gus Van Sant, Richard LaGravenese, Walter Salles, Vincenzo Natali, Nobuhiro Suwa, Isabel Coixet, Gurinder Chadha, Oliver Schmitz, Tom Tykwer, Daniela Thomas, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Vampires in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Julie Bataille, Steve Buscemi, Bruno Podalydès, Sergio Castellitto
Roles La victime de la vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine)
Rating72% 3.648493.648493.648493.648493.64849
Génération AMOUR...Au fil des quartiers, des histoires d'amour passager, voilé, mimé, vampirisé, malmené ou révélé...Un Pari(s) moderne émouvant et drôle, un film plein de vie(s) sur le thème de l'Amour.
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 Himself
Rating72% 3.6474653.6474653.6474653.6474653.647465
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.
Red Eye
Red Eye (2005)
, 1h25
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion
Actors Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Jack Scalia, Colby Donaldson
Rating64% 3.248733.248733.248733.248733.24873
Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) arrives at the airport to take a red-eye flight from Texas back to Miami after attending her grandmother's funeral. While waiting in the check-in line, she meets Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy), who is boarding the same plane. After their flight is delayed due to bad weather concerns, they meet again at an airport bar and engage in small talk while they wait. When boarding, Lisa discovers to her surprise that Jackson is seated beside her.
Inside Deep Throat, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical, Pornographic
Themes Films about films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Political films, Documentary films about films
Actors Dennis Hopper, Peter Bart, Warren Beatty, John Waters, Tony Bill, Gore Vidal
Rating66% 3.349323.349323.349323.349323.34932
Considéré comme le film le plus rentable de tous les temps, Gorge profonde fut bien plus qu'une curiosité pour adultes et une réussite financière. Sorti en 1972, au moment où les Etats-Unis découvraient les mouvements pour la libération sexuelle et les valeurs de la contre-culture, ce film au contenu sexuellement explicite déclencha une tempête sociale et politique sans précédent. Gorge profonde devint un phénomène culturel majeur, dont l'impact se ressent encore aujourd'hui. Plus de trente ans après les scandales provoqués par ce classique du cinéma porno, le documentaire Inside Deep throat examine l'incroyable abîme entre les modestes intentions des créateurs du film et l'héritage qu'ils ont involontairement laissé.
Tales from the Crapper, 1h30
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, Chad Ferrin, India Allen
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Julie Strain, Ron Jeremy, James Gunn, Debbie Rochon, Kevin Eastman, Jorge Garcia
Rating43% 2.175162.175162.175162.175162.17516
Troma Entertainment co-founder and B-movie director and producer Lloyd Kaufman plays the Crap Keeper. He presents the viewers with two horror stories that contain gore, nudity, fat men, talking penises, lesbian scenes, vampires, UFOs, and appearances by porn star Ron Jeremy and the band New Found Glory. The film was purportedly shot over three years with six directors and close to fifteen writers.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, 1h45
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku
Roles Himself
Rating68% 3.4483053.4483053.4483053.4483053.448305
After getting a restraining order from Randal Graves (Clerks) for selling drugs outside the Quick Stop, Jay and Silent Bob find out from Brodie Bruce (Mallrats) that Bluntman and Chronic, the comic book based on their likenesses, has been adapted into a film in production by Miramax Films. In response, the two see Holden McNeil (Chasing Amy), the co-writer of Bluntman and Chronic for the royalties of the film. However, Holden tells Jay and Silent Bob that he sold his part of the creative and publishing rights of the comic over to his former friend Banky Edwards. Upon learning of the film, as well as the negative reaction it has received so far on the Internet, the two set out on a quest to Hollywood, to prevent the film from being made and tainting their image, or at the very least receive the money from the royalties owed to them.
Scream 3
Scream 3 (2000)
, 1h56
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Patrick Dempsey, Jenny McCarthy, Parker Posey
Roles le caméraman pour Studio Tour
Rating56% 2.8012952.8012952.8012952.8012952.801295
Cotton Weary, now living in Los Angeles and the host of a nationally syndicated television show, 100% Cotton, is called by Ghostface, who demands the whereabouts of Sidney Prescott, who has gone into hiding ever since the events of the second film. Cotton refuses to divulge that information, and when Ghostface comes to his home, both Cotton and his girlfriend Christine are murdered.
Welcome to Hollywood, 1h29
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dennis Hopper, John Travolta, Adam Rifkin, Scott Wolf, Nicolas Cage, Peter Facinelli
Roles Wes Craven
Rating53% 2.6584952.6584952.6584952.6584952.658495
Un réalisateur décide de prendre en main la carrière d'un jeune acteur.
Scream 2
Scream 2 (1997)
, 2h
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Elise Neal
Roles Doctor
Rating62% 3.1005753.1005753.1005753.1005753.100575
While attending a preview of the film Stab, a film within a film based on the Woodsboro murders depicted in Scream, two Ohio Windsor College seniors, Maureen Evans and Phil Stevens are murdered by Ghostface. Phil is stabbed through the ear in a bathroom stall while trying to eavesdrop on strange whimpering noises. The killer, wearing a Ghostface costume, then returns to the screening and sits beside Maureen, before mortally stabbing her. At first the audience believe she is part of the raucuous acting out by audience members, until she falls dead in front of the cinema screen.