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William Monahan is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 3 november 1960 at Boston (USA)

William Monahan

William Monahan
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Birth name William J. Monahan
Nationality USA
Birth 3 november 1960 (59 years) at Boston (USA)

William J. Monahan (born November 3, 1960) is an American screenwriter and novelist. His second produced screenplay was The Departed, a film that earned him a WGA award and an Academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Best films

The Departed (2006)
(Scriptwriter)
Oblivion (2013)
(Scriptwriter)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
(Scriptwriter)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(3 films)
Chris Menges
Chris Menges
(1 films)
Frank Miller
Frank Miller
(1 films)
Graham King
Graham King
(3 films)
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Filmography of William Monahan (9 films)

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Director

Mojave
Mojave (2015)
, 1h33
Directed by William Monahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Mark Wahlberg, Fran Kranz, Dania Ramírez, Louise Bourgoin
Rating52% 2.601062.601062.601062.601062.60106
A near-suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) escapes to the desert only to encounter his doppelganger-like antagonist, a homicidal drifter (Oscar Isaac).
London Boulevard, 1h43
Directed by William Monahan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Ray Winstone
Rating61% 3.098633.098633.098633.098633.09863
The film opens with Harry Mitchel (Colin Farrell) (convicted of GBH under never-explained circumstances) leaving prison. He is propositioned by his friend and former partner-in-crime, Billy Norton (Ben Chaplin), to live in a nice 'acquired' apartment, but on condition he work for Billy's criminal boss. On his way to a 'welcome back' party, Mitchel saves a woman, Penny (Ophelia Lovibond), from being mugged. At the party, Billy propositions Mitchel again. Mitchel is told by Billy and their contact, Danny (Stephen Graham), that his sister, Briony (Anna Friel) is in the basement, and he "saves" her from being raped by a drug addict. Mitchel meets Penny for a drink elesewhere, and she offers him a job to help her friend, a reclusive famous 'retired' young actress, Charlotte.

Scriptwriter

Mojave
Mojave (2015)
, 1h33
Directed by William Monahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Mark Wahlberg, Fran Kranz, Dania Ramírez, Louise Bourgoin
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.601062.601062.601062.601062.60106
A near-suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) escapes to the desert only to encounter his doppelganger-like antagonist, a homicidal drifter (Oscar Isaac).
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 1h42
Directed by Robert Rodríguez, Frank Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about suicide, Films about domestic violence, Superhero films, Gangster films
Actors Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson
Rating64% 3.2483753.2483753.2483753.2483753.248375
Marv (Mickey Rourke) regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by several dead young men and a crashed police car, and with no memory of how he got there. He retraces his steps, recalling that since it's Saturday, he watched Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) dance at Kadie's Saloon. Stepping outside, he encounters four rich frat boys burning a homeless man alive. When Marv intervenes, the leader of the frat boys shoots him in the arm, calling him "Bernini Boy," which Marv mishears as "Bernie." They flee; Marv follows, stealing a Police car on the way, which he crashes into their car, leading to his blackout and memory loss. He follows the two surviving frat boys into The Projects, the neighborhood where he grew up. With the assistance of the deadly residents lurking in the shadows, he dispatches the frat boys. He questions the leader about being called "Bernini Boy" and learns that it is the brand of coat he is wearing. After slitting the boy's throat, he considers his coat and realizes he can't remember how he acquired it.
The Gambler, 1h51
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Michael K.Williams, Emory Cohen
Roles Ecrivain
Rating59% 2.998742.998742.998742.998742.99874
Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a Los Angeles literature professor with a severe gambling addiction caused by his view of the world as either having it all or having nothing. He ends up owing $240,000 to Lee (Alvin Ing), the proprietor of an underground gambling ring, and another $50,000 to Neville Baraka (Michael K. Williams), a loan shark. Lee gives Bennett seven days to pay off his debts or be murdered.
Oblivion
Oblivion (2013)
, 2h4
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Rating69% 3.4961353.4961353.4961353.4961353.496135
In 2077, the Earth has been devastated by war with an extraterrestrial invader, the Scavengers (Scavs). Humanity is relocating to Saturn's moon Titan via the Tet, a large tetrahedron-shaped space station. Gigantic offshore fusion energy generators drain the oceans to produce power for the colonists on Titan.
Edge of Darkness, 1h57
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Jay O. Sanders, Denis O'Hare
Rating65% 3.29853.29853.29853.29853.2985
By moonlight, three bodies float to the surface of the Western Massachusetts stretch of the Connecticut River. At South Station, Boston, police homicide detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) picks up his daughter, Emma (Bojana Novakovic), coming home to visit. She vomits while getting into the car. At home, as Craven prepares dinner, Emma's nose starts to bleed, she vomits again, and becomes frantic, saying that she needs to see a doctor and tell Craven something.
London Boulevard, 1h43
Directed by William Monahan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Ray Winstone
Rating61% 3.098633.098633.098633.098633.09863
The film opens with Harry Mitchel (Colin Farrell) (convicted of GBH under never-explained circumstances) leaving prison. He is propositioned by his friend and former partner-in-crime, Billy Norton (Ben Chaplin), to live in a nice 'acquired' apartment, but on condition he work for Billy's criminal boss. On his way to a 'welcome back' party, Mitchel saves a woman, Penny (Ophelia Lovibond), from being mugged. At the party, Billy propositions Mitchel again. Mitchel is told by Billy and their contact, Danny (Stephen Graham), that his sister, Briony (Anna Friel) is in the basement, and he "saves" her from being raped by a drug addict. Mitchel meets Penny for a drink elesewhere, and she offers him a job to help her friend, a reclusive famous 'retired' young actress, Charlotte.
Body of Lies, 2h3
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Robot films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Carice van Houten, Vince Colosimo
Rating70% 3.5479853.5479853.5479853.5479853.547985
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a CIA case officer in Iraq, tracking a terrorist called Al-Saleem (Alon Abutbul). He meets Nizar, a member of the terrorist organization who is prepared to offer information in return for asylum in America. Despite his boss Ed Hoffman's (Russell Crowe) objections, Ferris agrees to shelter Nizar. Nizar is used as a pawn to draw out the rest of his cell; when he is captured, Ferris is forced to shoot him to prevent him from exposing Ferris' identity. Furious at Hoffman's refusal to act on the information Nizar provided, Ferris and his associate Bassam (Oscar Isaac) go to search a safehouse in Balad, Iraq, of which Nizar had told them. There, Ferris observes men burning records and attempts to bluff his way in, but is exposed. In the ensuing shootout and chase, Ferris and Bassam's vehicle is hit by an RPG. Ferris and some salvaged discs are rescued by helicopter but Bassam is killed in the explosion.
The Departed, 2h30
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone
Rating81% 4.0707554.0707554.0707554.0707554.070755
As a child, Colin Sullivan (Damon) had been introduced to organized crime by Irish-American mobster Frank Costello (Nicholson) in the Irish neighborhood of South Boston. Over the years, Costello grooms him to become a mole inside the Massachusetts State Police, until Sullivan is accepted into the Special Investigations Unit, which focuses on organized crime.
Kingdom of Heaven, 2h25
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about religion, Transport films, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Marton Csokas
Rating71% 3.5977953.5977953.5977953.5977953.597795
In 1184 France, Balian (Orlando Bloom), a blacksmith, is haunted by his wife's recent suicide. A group of Crusaders reach his village; one of them introduces himself as Balian's father, Baron Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson). Godfrey asks Balian to return with him to the Holy Land, but Balian declines and the Crusaders leave. The town priest, Balian's half-brother (Michael Sheen), reveals that he ordered Balian's wife beheaded before burial. In a fit of rage, Balian kills his brother and flees the village.

Producer

Mojave
Mojave (2015)
, 1h33
Directed by William Monahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Mark Wahlberg, Fran Kranz, Dania Ramírez, Louise Bourgoin
Roles Producer
Rating52% 2.601062.601062.601062.601062.60106
A near-suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) escapes to the desert only to encounter his doppelganger-like antagonist, a homicidal drifter (Oscar Isaac).
The Gambler, 1h51
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Michael K.Williams, Emory Cohen
Roles Executive Producer
Rating59% 2.998742.998742.998742.998742.99874
Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a Los Angeles literature professor with a severe gambling addiction caused by his view of the world as either having it all or having nothing. He ends up owing $240,000 to Lee (Alvin Ing), the proprietor of an underground gambling ring, and another $50,000 to Neville Baraka (Michael K. Williams), a loan shark. Lee gives Bennett seven days to pay off his debts or be murdered.
London Boulevard, 1h43
Directed by William Monahan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Ray Winstone
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.098633.098633.098633.098633.09863
The film opens with Harry Mitchel (Colin Farrell) (convicted of GBH under never-explained circumstances) leaving prison. He is propositioned by his friend and former partner-in-crime, Billy Norton (Ben Chaplin), to live in a nice 'acquired' apartment, but on condition he work for Billy's criminal boss. On his way to a 'welcome back' party, Mitchel saves a woman, Penny (Ophelia Lovibond), from being mugged. At the party, Billy propositions Mitchel again. Mitchel is told by Billy and their contact, Danny (Stephen Graham), that his sister, Briony (Anna Friel) is in the basement, and he "saves" her from being raped by a drug addict. Mitchel meets Penny for a drink elesewhere, and she offers him a job to help her friend, a reclusive famous 'retired' young actress, Charlotte.