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Doug Liman

Doug Liman (born 1965) is an American film director and producer. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ...


Liman began making short films while still in junior high school and studied at International Center of Photography in New York City. While attending Brown University, he helped to co-found the student-run cable television station and served as its first station manager. Liman attended the graduate program at University of Southern California, where he was tapped to helm his first project in 1993, the comedy thriller Getting In/Student Body. Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... Founded in 1974, the International Center for Photography is located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City (United States). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan in June 2006. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, and television. ...


Liman became attached to direct Swingers when its screenwriter Jon Favreau turned down offers from studios who wanted to cast established actors. The director agreed to cast Favreau and his friends (Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, and Patrick Van Horne) in this comedy about struggling actors amid the L.A. club milieu. The result was a $250,000 dialogue-propeled film filled with energy and charm that became a sleeper hit and critical success. In addition to establishing a cult following, it jump-started the careers of the featured actors. Swingers is a film released in 1996 about the lives of single, unemployed actors living in Los Angeles, California. ... Jonathan K. Favreau (born on October 19, 1966) is an American actor and director. ... Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. ... Ron Livingston (born June 5, 1968) is an American film and television actor. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A sleeper hit (often simply called a sleeper) refers to a film, book, album, TV show, or video game that gains unexpected success or recognition. ...


Liman's rapid-paced next effort, Go (1999) tracked the events of one night through three different and surprising points of view as plot lines diverged and reconverged. Doing double duty as cinematographer, Liman chose a look for the film that stylistically captured both the John August script's vivid and energetic spirit and somewhat dark subject matter. Visually arresting scenes, including an Ecstasy-fueled hallucination set in a supermarket, a terrifying car chase on the neon-lit Las Vegas Strip, and a hazy rave dance floor scene. The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and the film made a profit at the box office grossing $28.4 million worldwide against a $6.5 million budget. Go is a 1999 motion picture that tells of three plots that happen to involve one drug deal. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... A Cameraman-Reporter during a MINUSTAH mission in 2007 (Photo: Patrick-André Perron A cinematographer is one photographing with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography). ... John August (born August 4, 1970 in Boulder, Colorado) is an American screenwriter and film director. ... MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), most commonly known by the street names ecstasy or XTC (for more names see the full list), is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family, whose primary effect is believed to be the stimulation of secretion as well as inhibition of re-uptake of large amounts... The south end of The Strip. ... For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ...


Liman enjoyed his most potent commercial and creative success when he helmed the action thriller The Bourne Identity (2002), an adaptation of author Robert Ludlum's potboiler. The cerebral film that Liman delivered lacked sufficient action sequences to satisfy test groups of young males, so Universal Studios required him to shoot almost twenty minutes of replacement scenes. Building on his success, he served as an executive producer and directed the pilot episode as well as the second episode (The Model Home) of the successful Fox prime time drama The O.C. (20032007). The Bourne Identity is a 2002 movie based on the book of the same name by Robert Ludlum. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 New York City â€“ March 12, 2001 Naples, Florida) was an American author of 29 thriller novels, and was educated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. ... A potboiler is an artistic work (writing, picture, musical composition, play, film, but usually something written), created only to make money quickly or to maintain a steady income for the artist, thus implying that artistic values were subordinate to saleability. ... Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Liman most recently directed Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), a comedic thriller about an increasingly distant married couple, both secretly assassins, who are hired to kill each other. The film, while commercially successful, is better known for the off-screen romance between stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who developed a high-profile relationship after making the film. Also, Liman got O.C.-star Adam Brody in on the movie. In 2005, Liman signed on to direct the pilot episode of NBC's television series Heist, which is about a season-long attempt to rob three jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' swanky Rodeo Drive. Mr. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Heist was an American television series that premiered March 22, 2006, on NBC, but was almost immediately cancelled due to low ratings [1]. The series was from acclaimed director Doug Liman and revolved around professional thief Mickey O Neil, (Dougray Scott) who created a team of experts to try to... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Rodeo Drive sign Rodeo Drive (pronounced Spanish: ro-DAY-oh) generally refers to a famous three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops in Beverly Hills, California, United States, although the street stretches further north and south. ...


His next film is an adaptation of the popular science fiction novel Jumper (2007) by Steven Gould. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Jumper is a 2007 science fiction film directed by Doug Liman. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and three film franchises from that year, which again appear this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, and Oceans Thirteen, and in... Steven Gould is a science fiction author, not to be confused with Stephen Jay Gould, a paleontologist and author of popular science works. ...


Filmography

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Doug Liman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (499 words)
Doug Liman (born 1965) is an American film director and producer.
Liman attended the graduate program at University of Southern California, where he was tapped to helm his first project in 1993, the comedy thriller Getting In/Student Body.
Liman's rapid-paced next effort, Go (1999) tracked the events of one night through three different and surprising points of view as plot lines diverged and reconverged.
Doug Liman - Biography - Moviefone (288 words)
A 1988 graduate of Brown University, director Doug Liman found almost overnight success with his 1996 film Swingers.
Only Liman's second film to date, it was written by his buddy Jon Favreau, who also acted as one of the film's stars alongside Vince Vaughn.
Following a three-year period in which little was heard from the hot-property director, Liman returned with another attempt at capturing his unique brand of infectious energy, The Bourne Identity.
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