Michael Dougherty is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He was born on 28th of October, in 1974. His birthplace was Columbus, Ohio, in the United States. He grew up in Columbus, and attended New York University at the Tisch School of Arts in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His mother’s name is Vietnamese. From that institute, he produced Season Greetings, in 1996.

Coming to his career, he had his first debut titled Trick 'r Treat. He had written his own script and directed it. Bryan Singer produced it. Trick 'r Treat is a Canadian-American horror movie. Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin, and Brian Cox starred in it. Gen MacPherson is the cinematographic. It released on 9th of December, 2007, in the United States and Canada. Critics have applauded it. On Rotten Tomatoes, it was rated 86%. Dread Central also gave it five stars. It won the Audience Choice Award, in 2008, at the Silver Audience Award, and in 2009, in the ScreamFest Horror Film Festival at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. He announced in 2009 that he would make its sequel. Later, it ended, as there was no activity, which could prove its sequel preparation. He wrote a script with Dan Harris and David Hayter for ‘X2’, which was later known as X-Men 2. It is a superhero movie made under 20th Century Fox, and is a remake of 2000's ‘X-Men’. Bryan Singer directed it and it was released on 2nd of May, 2003, in the United States, whereas on 24th of April, 2003, in London. It collected huge profit soon after its release. On the review aggregator, it manages to collect 86% based on 222 responses. Then, in 2005, he was a writer for Mary Lambert's paranormal picture entitled as Urban Legends: Bloody Mary. Kate Mara, Tina Lifford, Robert Vito, and Ed Marinaro featured in it. Aaron Merrell, Scott Messer, and Louis Phillips produced it. It got 40% ratings on the Rotten Tomatoes.

In 2010, he worked as a director, writer, and executive producer in Making Friends. In 2015, he made ‘ Krampus’, under his direction, production, and his own story. It is a horror-cum-comedy drama. Adam Scott, David Koechner, Toni Collette, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania LaVie Owen, Emjay Anthony, and Krista Stadler acted in it. Recently, he wrote on the script of X-Men: Apocalypse, in 2016. It was released on 27th of May, 2016, in the United States.

Besides being an actor and director, he is an artist. Some of his artworks are uploaded on his official website.

Michel Hazanavicius English Actor

Michel Hazanavicius

Michel was born on 29th of March, 1967, to a Jewish family, originally native to Lithuania, but his grandparents migrated to France in the 1920's and he was raised in Paris. He is a well-known French film director, producer, screenwriter, and film editor. Michel is married to Berenice Bejo, and has two daughters namely, Lucien and Gloria. He has his residences in Paris, France and Los Angeles, United States. He embarked his career journey by working in the television industry, beginning with the Canal+ Channel as a director in 1988. Soon, he began directing commercials for companies like Reebok. In 1993, he premiered his first feature film on television, which was co-directed by Dominique Mézerette. It basically consisted of captured stills from various films produced by Warner Bros Studio, and re-edited and translated into French. In 1997, he directed his first short film titled "Echec a capital", which was followed by his first theoretically featured film known as "Mes Amis", wherein he casted his younger brother, Serge Hazanavicius. His second film, "Cairo, Nest of Spies", represented a parody of the 1960's spy movies, which marked his comeback after nearly seven years, making it a major box office hit and earning $23 million, worldwide. This was accompanied by another hit, Lost in Rio, in 2009. Later, he worked on, The Artist, a romantic comedy, which was in black and white drama and was without dialogues, starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. The Artist won several accolades and emerged as the spotlight in the International Arena. It also premiered at Cannes in 2011. Michel was nominated for three Oscars on 24th January, 2012. He won the Oscars for being the Best Director, Original Screenplay, and Film Editing in the Artist, at the 84th Academy Awards. The same year, he marked his way into the Motion Pictures Academy that comprised of 175 more people. He is popularly known for his contribution to the film "The Players", casting Jean Dujardin. He has announced that his upcoming film will be an adaption of the 1948 film, "The Search". The film will cast Berenice Bejo, in the Montgomery Clift role, as an NGO activist who assists a boy in finding his long-lost family in contemporary Chechnya. Also, the film will star Annette Bening, a Golden Globe awardee. His classic and contemporary works have brought him success and recognition all around the world. In 2006, he was awarded the Golden Space Needle Award for the film,"OSS: Cairo: The Nest of Spies", at Seattle International Film Festival. He won the Tokyo Grand Prix Title at the International Film Festival, Japan, for the same movie. In 2008, he was nominated for the Best Writing by the Cesar Awards. He has been bestowed with the following highly designated honors for his distinguished work in the film, The Artist, in 2011. He was nominated for the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, 2011. The Phoenix Film Critics Society honored him with the prestigious awards of being the Best Director, Original Screenplay, and Film Editing. New York and Oklahoma's Film Critics Circle gave him the honour of being the Best Director. In 2012, The AACTA awarded Michel for being the Best Director (International). Michel won the BAFTA for Original Script and Direction in the movie. He also won the Cesar Award for the Best Direction. The Film Critics Association of Chicago awarded him the Best Original Screenplay Award. He was also complimented by the Director's Guild for extinguished work in the line of Direction and Theatrical Release. The London Film Critics Circle also awarded him. Alliance of Women Film Journalist nominated Michel for awards of the Best Screenplay and Editing. However, he was honored the title of the Best Director.

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David Koepp

David Koepp is a famous American Director and a screenwriter. Koepp is ranked among the top 5 screenwriters in the United States. His movies have a total gross of more than $2.3 billion. Koepp has displayed his talent in almost every genre: thriller, comedy, fiction, drama, science, superhero, fantasy, action and, adventure. Koepp is best known for his work in the movie Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, War of the World, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, and the Spider-Man series. Over the entire course of his career, Koepp has directed six films which are Secret Window, The Trigger Effect, Premium Rush, Mortdecai, Ghost Town and Stir of Echoes. Koepp was born on June 9th1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He was born and raised in Wisconsin. His mother was a therapist, and his father was a businessman who owned a billboard company. He completed his high school education from Kettle Moraine High School in Wales. Since his financial condition was not strong,  he used to work at the McDonalds restaurant. After that, he went to UCLA for completing his bachelor’s in film-making. He stepped into the film industry as a writer. He wrote and produced his first movie in the year 1988 named Apartment Zoo. He later wrote a lot of movies some of which include Why Me?, I Come in Peace, Bad Influence, Toy Soldiers, and much more. In the year 1993, he wrote and produced his most successful movie of all times, Jurassic Park. The movie was a great hit. He also appeared in the movie for a brief role playing the role “Unlucky Bastard”. In the following series of Jurassic Park namely The Lost World: Jurassic Park, he worked as a writer, producer, and a co-director, though he declined the offer to work in the fourth series of the Jurassic Park as he had nothing left to contribute to the script and the story. In the year 2002, Koepp wrote the screenplay for the movie Panic Room for which he was given $ 4,000,000. Later, he also wrote the screenplay of many successful movies like Indiana Jones and Kingdom of Crystal Skull, Ghost Town, Spider-Man and much more. Koepp did not receive as much success as he did while working as a screenplay writer and producer. His movie, Premium Rush in the year 2012, did achieve some success on the box-office but it got stuck in a lawsuit. In 2013, Koepp directed the movie Mortdecai in which Jonny Depp played the lead role. Koepp is currently working on the upcoming Indiana Jones Saga. Koepp has a wife named Melissa, and they have four children.

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David Koepp English Actor