Actors that filmed cult movies
All creative people tend to try his hand at something new. The actors are no exception. Many of them decide to get experience "behind the camera" - as a feature film director. For someone it turns out better, someone worse. We will tell you about a few directorial works of famous Hollywood actors.
"He said, 'Let's go'" (1971), directed by Jack Nicholson
No, it's not a film about Yuri Gagarin. He is rather a human cynicism on the background of the violent everyday life in an American college sample late 60s.
One of the great actors was interesting to try yourself in the role of director. And in 1971, Jack Nicholson took independent film based on the novel by Jeremy Larner about the recent student-athlete and his roommate, a rebel and an admirer of Che Guevara. Prior to that, Nicholson has made one of horror - "Terror", and then "He said," Let's go "" He had two other directors' work. And although in the end very few people even know about the existence of shot Jack Nicholson movie actor as a director worked great with the atmosphere of his films.
What else to see Jack Nicholson: "Terror" (1963), "South" (1978), "The Two Jakes" (1990).
"Larry Crowne" (2011), directed by Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is not just directed his film, but he played a major role in it paired with Julia Roberts. Hanks - a wonderful actor, who by their presence in the caste virtually guarantees the success of a project. However, in the case of "Larry Crowne," for example, is a moot point: on the one hand, the film is an easy and carefree, funny and inspiring, but, on the other hand, it is not clear why the protagonist doing all the things that he did?
One couple after watching the "Larry Crowne" was faced with Hanks at a gas station and made his displeasure comedy. The poor man apologized to them and returned $ 25 for tickets, promising to do better next film. But it was the last. Until. What else to look at Tom Hanks: "What are you doing" (1997).
"The Ides of March" (2011), directed by George Clooney
George Clooney's directorial experience in terms of much more fortunate than Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson, taken together, - mainly because it is from the beginning very well suited to the choice of subjects that might be of interest to American audiences. His first film, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," Clooney took on the memoirs of Chuck Burris - the popular US TV host, who secretly worked for the CIA and killed people.
"Good Night, and Good Luck" - a film about the real opposition in the mid-50s television journalist Edward R. Murrow and fanatical anti-communist Sen. Joseph McCarthy. "The Ides of March" also tell us about the elections - a hot topic, which in the US are very fond disassembled to pieces (however, where not love?).
Another important component of the success of "Eid" - a great cast headed, in fact, with himself Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour-Hoffman. George Clooney was involved in writing the script (the film is an adaptation of the play "Farragut North," Beau Willimon) and he came up with a witty title. As a result, the story of the "fuss two bulldogs under the carpet" received four nominations for the "Golden Globe" and a nomination for the "Oscar" for best adapted screenplay.
By the way, yes, the Ides of March (March 15) 44 BC, was betrayed and assassinated Julius Caesar.
What else to look at George Clooney's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002), "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005), "Suburbikon" (2017).
"On the grounds of conscience" (2016), directed by Mel Gibson
A real boon for lovers of military drum with anti-war, in fact, the mood will be a tape of Mel Gibson. After the forced and controversial 10-year hiatus since "Apocalypse," the actor sat down again in the director's chair. As he himself once said, led him to this realization that the audience needs a film about the present, the real superhero, "without the silly tight leggings." No sooner said than done. Courageous exploits of the hero Desmond Doss, a soldier of the US Army, never who took up arms on the battlefields of the Second World War and thus saved the lives of dozens of impressive. The most incredible thing that Desmond Doss really existed. And on the 73 th Venice Film Festival after seeing the picture the audience ten minutes standing ovation.
What else to look at Mel Gibson's "The Man Without a Face" (1993), "Braveheart" (1995), "Apocalypse" (2006).
"Into the Wild" (2007), directed by Sean Penn
For the sake of the film crew four times traveled to Alaska to capture how it looks different seasons, lead actor Emile Hirsch lost 18 kilos, and talks with relatives of Christopher McCandless, whose biography on the tape is removed, took almost 10 years. This picture just had to be a masterpiece, and a triumph of Penn-directed.
Book by Jon Krakauer Sean Penn read back in 1996, in his own words - in one night. And then I decided to remove the tape about the amazing life of Christopher McCandless, a young man from a wealthy family, who in the early 90's, rejecting material possessions, took the name Alexander Supertramp and went to travel the world. This story is based on real events, forever leave a mark on your soul. Is this not an indication of the director's success?
What else to look at Sean Penn's "The Indian Runaway" (1991), "The Promise" (1995).
"Fences" (2016), directed by Denzel Washington
The play "Fences" by the product of the American playwright Augusta Wilson was first performed on Broadway back in 1987. Since then, she never left the platform. The story of a complex relationship to the African-American family in the background of difficult relations "white" of the US population with the "black" many times "restarted", and by August Wilson enthusiastically adapted it to the changing realities of our time. The idea to make a film based on the play was announced in the early 2000s, and at the same time Wilson said that he would write the script, but the director of the film certainly has to be an African American. Desire died in 2005 from liver cancer Augusta Wilson was executed, and in 2016 Denzel Washington directed the film from a screenplay that the playwright had to finish shortly before his death. And before you remove the "Fences", Denzel Washington played 114 times play on the stage of Broadway. So in the film, he played his character in the 115 th time.
What else to look at Denzel Washington: "The Great Debaters" (2007).
"Rocky Balboa" (2006), directed by Sylvester Stallone
Back in 1976 an unknown 30-year-old actor and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone declares itself a film about the life of the indomitable boxer Rocky Balboa. Oh said that the tape immediately won the title of the best film of the year and received just three "Oscar". And then there are the "Rocky 2", "Rocky 3", "Rocky 4", shot by Stallone.
And then in 2016 came the sixth Rocky movie about where he no longer goes into the ring, but trains the son of his former enemy, and later a friend Apollo Creed - Adonis. And yet something makes fans of the genre and fans of the cult series Sly revise again and again. Maybe because Rocky Balboa and Stallone as an actor, and Stallone as a director (of the seven franchise films he directed four) - this one is more than just an ambitious fictional boxer?
What else to look at Sylvester Stallone's "Hell's Kitchen" (1978), "Lost" (1983), "Rambo IV of" (2007), "The Expendables" (2010).
"Operation" Argo "" (2012), directed by Ben Affleck
The film "Operation" Argo "" - the third directorial experience of Ben Affleck, where he also played a major role. Scenario tape based on the book by Tony Mendez, who, in turn, drew information from declassified CIA documents (although, of course, the reliability - certainly not horse "Operation" Argo "," and he himself Affleck admitted that if they removed all as was in fact, the film would be a failure). In the center of the plot - the salvation of the US Secret Service six US diplomats from Tehran restless, which swept the Islamic revolution and the anti-American sentiment. Despite the fact that the final tape is known to all (no, really, is the American intelligence services ever disappoint the audience?), Created by Ben Affleck makes a tense atmosphere with bated breath to follow the heroes who are trying to get out of the encirclement of the enemy.
What else to look at Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone" (2007), "City of Thieves" (2010).
"Gran Torino" (2008), directed by Clint Eastwood
In his trademark, slightly philosophical manner Clint Eastwood made a film-parable of the Korean War Veterans, who attains the age, and the sad incident, which happened after one of the bullies workers tried to steal his vintage "Gran Torino." After the finale is "the effect of the dots."
This is a film about the life of this man, about values, about loneliness, about violence. Leisurely and smooth story flows like a river, and attentive audience reveals its underwater springs and currents. Maybe it is not better known "Million Dollar Baby", but definitely worth the attention.
Eastwood drew to shoot almost the entire family. The film was lit by his younger son, Scott Eastwood, and senior Kyle wrote the music to tape.
What remains to be seen in Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" (1992), "Bridges of Madison County" (1995), "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), "Changeling" (2008), "Miracle on the Hudson" (2016).
"Dances with Wolves" (1990), directed by Kevin Costner
The film is definitely not for the owners of a Clip thinking - lasts as much as 4:00. But such masterpieces as "The Lord of the Rings," "Titanic" and so on have repeatedly proved that in the right hands, even a very long story may hold the audience in the hall at least half a day. So what happened to the feature debut of Kevin Costner as director. Even before the sensational "Avatar" Costner as a young actor from "The Untouchables", creates a touching and true story about the life of Native Americans. And so skillfully and believable that Indian tribe Lakota Sioux even officially recognized the actor "to his."
And to what is happening on the screen look the most believable, the actors involved in the shooting of Indian languages taught and practiced in emphasis with the cast-Indians.
What else to see Kevin Costner's "The Postman" (1997), "Open Range" (2003).