List of action films of the 2000s

This is chronological list of action films originally released in the 2000s. Some films are of hybrid genres, including horror, comedy, and science fiction films; the list should attempt to document films which are more closely related to action, even if they bend genres.

Tom Mankiewicz

He wrote scenes for Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante's Gremlins, Spielberg and Richard Donner's The Goonies and John Badham’s WarGames. He next wrote the first draft of Batman, the opening film for that successful series, although Mankiewicz's draft was never used. He created a TV series Gavilan and wrote a script for Clint Eastwood, Rainbow. Then Richard Donner brought him onto Ladyhawke, the medieval romantic fantasy starring Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Rutger Hauer. He received shared screenplay credit and a separate credit as “Creative Consultant.” Mankiewicz next co-executive produced the film Hot Pursuit with John Cusack and Ben Stiller.

Paul Giamatti

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Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He first garnered attention for his breakout role in Private Parts (1997) as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton, which led to him playing more supporting roles such as Sergeant Hill in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Bob Zmuda in Man on the Moon (1999) and John Maxwell in Big Momma's House (2000).

List of DreamWorks Animation productions

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The following is a list of various productions produced by DreamWorks Animation, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal (which in turn is owned by Comcast), which includes animated feature films, shorts, specials, and television series.

Bill Camp

William Camp (born October 13, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for playing Glen McGreavey in 2010 comedy-drama Tamara Drewe, Detective Dennis Box in the HBO limited television series The Night Of (for which he was nominated for the [[Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie]]), and as David Burton in the HBO drama series The Leftovers.

List of American films of 2000

A list of American films released in 2000. Gladiator won the Academy Award for Best Picture, the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Almost Famous won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Traffic won the Satellite Award for Best Film – Drama. Nurse Betty won the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.

Jerry Lewis

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His students included George Lucas, whose friend Steven Spielberg sometimes sat in on classes. Lewis screened Spielberg's early film Amblin' and told his students, "That's what filmmaking is all about." The class covered all topics related to filmmaking, including pre and post production, marketing and distribution, and filming comedy with rhythm and timing. His book The Total Film Maker (1971), was based on 480 hours of his class lectures. While Lewis was popular in France for his duo films with Dean Martin and his solo comedy films, his reputation and stature increased after the Paramount contract, when he began to exert total control over all aspects of his films.

List of show business families

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Spielberg-Capshaw. Director, Steven Spielberg, married first to actress, Amy Irving, is now husband of actress and producer, Kate Capshaw. Spielberg and Capshaw are the parents of actress-musician, Sasha Spielberg. Kate's daughter from her previous marriage is actress, Jessica Capshaw. Sprouse. Dylan and Cole Sprouse are actors and twin brothers who came to fame as children in a popular Disney Channel sitcom, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Stallone. Actor, writer, and hairstylist Frank Stallone, Sr. is the father of actors Sylvester Stallone and Frank Stallone with first wife and astrologer Jackie Stallone. Sylvester is the father of actor Sage Stallone with wife Sasha Czack.

List of Jewish American entertainers

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Steven Spielberg, film director, producer. Lee Strasberg and Harold Clurman, co-founders of the Group Theatre. Julie Taymor, director ***. Bob Weinstein, producer, screenwriter. Harvey Weinstein, producer. Efrem Zimbalist Jr., see "Actors (Theater)" above. David Zippel, director. Paul Binder, co-founder, ringmaster and artistic director of the Big Apple Circus. Abe Goldstein, regarded as "the Greatest Irish Cop Clown" in the business and worked for Ringling Bros. and other circuses. Jews in the American Media. Jewish Celebrities.

Tim Burton's unrealized projects

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Burton pursued Big Eyes and Ben Stiller was attached to direct. On June 11, 2012, Shane Acker confirmed that Burton would work with Valve Corporation to create his next animated feature film, Deep. Like 9, the film will take place in a post-apocalyptic world (although set in a different universe). Deep would of been another darker animated film, as Shane Acker has expressed his interest in creating more PG-13 animated films. Since then, there has been no further announcements. However, despite the silence from Acker, in January 2017, the Facebook profile of the character "the Scientist" was updated with a rather cryptic message.

AACTA International Award for Best Film

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The AACTA Award for Best International Film is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television." The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which hand out accolades for achievements in feature films regardless of where the film was made. From 1992–2004, a similar award was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation.

Jennifer Jason Leigh

In 2011, she played Bunny in the Broadway revival of House of Blue Leaves in New York City alongside Ben Stiller and Edie Falco. In 2001, Leigh co-wrote and co-directed The Anniversary Party, an independently produced feature film about a recently reconciled married couple who assemble their friends at their Hollywood Hills house, ostensibly to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. As the evening progresses, the party disintegrates into emotional confrontations and bitter arguments as the facade of their happy marriage crumbles. Leigh was inspired by her recent experience filming the low-budget Dogme 95 film The King Is Alive.

Sherlock Holmes pastiches

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The film was produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Chris Columbus; the novelization was written by Alan Arnold. In both The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987 TV movie) and Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993 TV movie) a cryogenically frozen Holmes is awakened in the present day. Hands of a Murderer (1990 TV movie) sees Edward Woodward playing Holmes and John Hillerman (of Magnum, P.I. fame) as Watson, in a plot involving Mycroft (Peter Jeffrey) and Moriarty (Anthony Andrews) battling for control of government secrets.

Empire of the Sun

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The screenplay was filmed by Steven Spielberg, to critical acclaim, being nominated for six Oscars and winning three British Academy Awards (for cinematography, music and sound). It starred a then 13-year-old Christian Bale, as well as John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson; it also featured an appearance by a 21-year-old Ben Stiller, in a dramatic role. Listen to J. G. Ballard discussing Empire of the Sun - a British Library recording. Empire of the Sun at the British Library's Discovering Literature: 20th Century website.

81st Academy Awards

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The show also drew higher Nielsen ratings compared to the previous ceremony, with 20.88% of households watching over a 32.44 share. In addition, the program scored a 12.43 rating over a 30.61 share among the 18–49 demographic, which was a 13 percent increase. In July 2009, the ceremony presentation received ten nominations at the 61st Primetime Emmys.

List of American films of 2005

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A list of American films released in 2005. Brokeback Mountain won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Drama. Walk the Line won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.

List of science fiction films of the 2010s

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This is a list of science fiction films released in the 2010s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics.

Star Trek (film)

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Moore, Jonathan Frakes, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg (who had partially convinced Abrams to direct because he liked the script, and he even advised the action scenes during his visit). When the shoot ended, Abrams gave the cast small boxes containing little telescopes, which allowed them to read the name of each constellation it was pointed at. "I think he just wanted each of us to look at the stars a little differently," said John Cho.

Dustin Hoffman

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Hoffman also played the title role of Captain Hook in Steven Spielberg's Hook (also 1991), earning a Golden Globe nomination, and the narrator in Dr. Seuss Video Classics: Horton Hears a Who! (also 1992); in Hook, Hoffman's costume was so heavy that he had to wear an air-conditioned suit under it. Hoffman played the lead role in Outbreak (1995), alongside Rene Russo, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland. In the film, Hoffman is a medical doctor who uncovers a newly discovered Ebola-like virus which came to the U.S. from Africa in an infected monkey.