John Lee Hancock, Jr. is an American writer, director, and producer who has received critical acclaim for directing the very successful sports movies- "The Rookie" (2002, starring Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid is born on 9 April in 1954 in Houston >> Read More... and Rachel Griffiths) and " The Blind Side Click to look into! >> Read More... " (2009, starring Sandra Bullock Once dubbed as “The Girl Next Door” and “America’s >> Read More... and Tim McGraw).

He has also directed the historical comedy-drama "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013, starring Tom Hanks I quote his famous line “Mama always said life was >> Read More... ). While "The Blind Side", based on an ‘extraordinary true story’ has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, "Saving Mr. Banks" tells the story of Pamela Lyndon Travers’s difficult negotiations with Walt Disney Walt Disney or Walter Elias Disney was an American >> Read More... over the adaptation of her novel "Mary Poppins" into a feature film. Hancock, a native Texan, was born on December 15, 1965 at Longview, Texas.

His father, John Lee Hancock, Sr. had a brief run with the Chicago Cardinals in the NFL. His brothers Kevin and Joe also played college football. Hancock graduated in English and pursued a degree in law from the Baylor University. He then worked as a freelancer for the European Press Association. He also served as a production coordinator, location scout, and assistant director, alongside being a member of the Fountainhead Theatre Company in Los Angeles. His dreams of entering the world of show business came true when he founded the Legal Aliens Theatre Company in Los Angeles, along with Brandon Lee Brandon Lee is the son of the famous martial artis >> Read More... , George Davis, and Bill Allen in 1991.

In the same year, he debuted in feature filmmaking and screenwriting with "Voyage Con Dios", also known "Hard Time Romance.” The year 1993 saw the first of his many collaborations with director Clint Eastwood, for the screenplay of the movie "A Perfect World.” He re-teamed with Eastwood in 1997 to write the on-screen adaptation of the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” In 1998, he created and wrote the story of the CBS drama series "L.A. Doctors", and in 2002, he directed Dennis Quaid in "The Rookie,” a film that brought him instant stardom. His next venture, the American war film “The Alamo" (2004), was highly unsuccessful at the box office and went on to become the second highest box-office bomb in movie history.

Five years later, he bounced back into the limelight with "The Blind Side", which scored highly in the box office and bagged an Oscar nomination. He delved into the fairy-tale genre as well and created " Maleficent Click to look into! >> Read More... " (2014). The greatest proponent of the "feel-good" movie, Hancock often weaves sentimental magic on screen and has established himself as a perpetrator of "happy" films. Like all other directors, he has tried to tap into the darker aspects of human consciousness occasionally, but these attempts have been largely unrewarded. Nevertheless, Hancock has a veritable fixture in Hollywood today, especially in the community catering exclusively to family films.

John Hyams English Actor

John Hyams

John Hyams is an American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, best recognised for his involvement in the Universal Soldier set, for which he has directed two parts. Hyams is the offspring of director Peter Hyams. Hyams did his graduation from the Syracuse University School which is known for its Visual and Performing Arts department, becoming a well-known painter and sculptor displaying and selling work in the New York City and Los Angeles. He became appreciated in Hollywood in 1997 after producing, writing and directing the critically praised One Dog Day. The movie debuted at the Taos Talking Picture Film Festival. After this, Hyams directed various documentaries, most prominently The Smashing Machine, which tracks the life of the fighter named Mark Kerr. Hyams also directed many episodes of NYPD Blue which airs on ABC Televisions. In 2009, Hyams caught over the Universal Soldier franchise, directing the movie Universal Soldier: Regeneration. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren who both reprise their characters from the original film. It is the third theatrical part in the Universal Soldier series. The film is a straight sequel to the initial Universal Soldier of the year 1992, independent of the two Universal Soldier television sequences that were built in 1998 and totally ignores the effects of the 1999 theatrical sequence Universal Soldier: The Return. MMA fighter Andrei-The Pit Bull Arlovski plays the role of NGU - Next Generation UniSol in the movie along with assistant MMA fighter Mike Pyle in the character of Capt. Kevin Burke. Jon Foo appears as a small role in the movie as one of the four UniSols. The flick has earned an average to mixed reports, but it has since received a notable cult developing. Then, in 2012, he penned and produced a sequel named Day of Reckoning, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Andrei Arlovski and Dolph Lundgren. It is a semi-sequel to the movie Universal Soldier: Regeneration. It was filmed in 3D with an allowance of $8 million. In the same year, he came up with the movie Dragon Eyes a movie based on martial arts featuring Cung Le and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The movie was based on a mysterious man in New Orleans, looks to combine two fighting gangs against the police who have been working with them to develop their corrupt agenda. He even worked on the remake of the 1988 film Maniac Cop starring Bruce Campbell, Tom Atkins, Richard Roundtree, Laurene Landon, Robert Z'Dar, William Smith, and Sheree North. Z'Dar represents the title character, of a criminal ex-cop who recovers from the dead, hunted by his former co-workers. The movie earned $671,382 from resources of $1.1 million. Despite receiving negative reviews on its release, Maniac Cop has grown a cult film.

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Jon Hurwitz

Jonathan Benjamin Hurwitz, also known as Jon Hurwitz is an American screenwriter. He was born on November 15, 1997. His height is 6’ 1 and is presently 38 years of age. His sun sign is a Sagittarius. He was born and brought up in Randolph, a city in New Jersey. There he attended the Randolph High School. Later, he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. There he studied finance. During his school days at Randolph High School, he met Hayden Schlossberg, and they became fast friends. During his time at the high school, he along with Hayden Schlossberg prepared their first ever script titled Filthy. They later sold it to MGM while they Hurwitz was attending college at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Schlossberg was at the University of Chicago, where he was a history major and was planning on attending a law school. Once they sold their script Filthy to MGM, they moved to California and started their career in Hollywood. Together they have written the screenplay for the Hollywood comedy movie series Harold and Kumar. They have penned Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. They have also handled the theatrical entry of the franchise of the American Pie, by writing and directing American Reunion in 2012. In addition to this, they have several projects-in-progress such as Grandma vs. Grandma, which will be produced by Paramount Pictures and another movie called 21 Shots, which was produced by Montecito Pictures. In addition to working as a screenwriter, he is also a producer and a director as well. From the Harold and Kumar series he had directed and produced Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay in 2008, Harold and Kumar Go to Amsterdam in 2008 and A very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas in 2011. He has also directed American Reunion in 2012, a sequel to the American Pie. He married the American Reunion actress Randy Hurwitz in 2007. Now the couple have a daughter together who is named Elizabeth Shea Hurwitz.

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Jon Hurwitz English Actor