1997 in film

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The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker – (France). Fire Down Below, starring Steven Seagal. ...First Do No Harm, starring Meryl Streep, Fred Ward. First Time Felon, starring Omar Epps and Delroy Lindo. Flubber, directed by Les Mayfield, starring Robin Williams, Christopher McDonald, Clancy Brown, voices by Jodi Benson. Fools Rush In, starring Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry. For Richer or Poorer, starring Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley. Free Willy 3: The Rescue, directed by Sam Pillsbury. The Full Monty, directed by Peter Cattaneo and starring Robert Carlyle – (UK). Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke – (Austria). G.I.

Léon: The Professional

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Léon: The Professional (Léon), titled Leon in the UK (and originally titled The Professional in the US and Australia), is a 1994 English-language French thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the motion picture debut of Natalie Portman. In the film, Léon (Reno), a professional hitman, reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), after her family is murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agent Norman Stansfield (Oldman). Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the hitman's trade.

List of action films of the 1990s

action films of the 1990s
This is chronological list of action films released in the 1990s. Often there may be considerable overlap particularly between action and other 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.

List of science fiction films of the 1990s

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A list of science fiction films released in the 1990s. 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.

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

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Writing in The Films of Luc Besson, Mark Brownrigg stated Serra's score completed his "evolution" from pop-score writer to orchestral film composer; Serra's previous score for The Fifth Element had also used orchestral elements. They gave a favourable review of the score, though criticised the music that is heard during Joan's death, describing it as an unimaginative paraphrasing of Carmina Burana. Heather Phares from Allmusic gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, stating it "combines orchestral, rock, and electronic elements for a sweeping, cinematic experience."


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Maïwenn met film director Luc Besson when she was 12 and they began dating when she was 15. In January 1993, at age 16, she gave birth to their daughter Shanna. On the DVD extras for the 1994 film Léon: The Professional, Maïwenn said the film is based on her relationship with Besson. She was 20 at the beginning of filming (early 1996) for The Fifth Element, during which Besson left her for the film's star, Milla Jovovich. In 2004, Maïwenn had a son, Diego, with Jean-Yves Le Fur, her second ex-husband who is a real estate developer. * 2003 : ''Café de la Gare : Le pois chiche


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Notable actors and filmmakers from London include; Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Gary Oldman, Christopher Nolan, Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Keira Knightley and Daniel Day-Lewis., the British Academy Film Awards have taken place at the Royal Opera House. London is a major centre for television production, with studios including BBC Television Centre, The Fountain Studios and The London Studios. Many television programmes have been set in London, including the popular television soap opera EastEnders, broadcast by the BBC since 1985.

Academy Awards

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The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Nil by Mouth (film)

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Winner: Channel 4 Director's Award (Gary Oldman). 1997 European Film Awards:. Nominee: Best Cinematographer (Ray Fortunato). 1997 BAFTA Awards:. Winner: Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film (Luc Besson, Gary Oldman, Douglas Urbanski). Winner: BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay (Gary Oldman). Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Ray Winstone). Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Kathy Burke). 1998 British Independent Film Awards:. Winner: Best Performance by a British Actor in an Independent Film (Ray Winstone). Winner: Best Performance by a British Actress in an Independent Film (Kathy Burke).

Jean-Paul Gaultier

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Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. Pedro Almodóvar's Kika, Bad Education, and The Skin I Live In. Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. Marc Caro's and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The City of Lost Children. Tous les défilés Jean-Paul Gaultier en images – Madame Figaro. Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition.


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Luc Besson began directing features with his film, Le Dernier Combat (1983). In 1985 he worked with Pierre-Ange Le Pogam for the first time on the movie Subway. Le Pogam was then Distribution Director at Gaumont. Subsequently, virtually all the films that Besson made with Gaumont between 1985 and 1999 topped the three-million ticket mark at the box office (e.g. The Big Blue (1988), Nikita (1990), Léon, The Fifth Element (1997) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)) Meanwhile, Le Pogam developed innovative promotional techniques at Gaumont, which he applied for the first time for Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997).

Norman Stansfield

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Oldman and Besson's professional relationship would be an ongoing one: Besson cast Oldman as the primary antagonist of his next project, 1997 blockbuster The Fifth Element, and co-produced Oldman's directorial debut Nil by Mouth, released the same year. Natalie Portman, who played female protagonist, Mathilda, said of her character's sole interaction with Stansfield: "Working with Gary Oldman was probably the easiest acting experience of my life...I don't think I had to act at all in that scene. I mean, it was really simple, because he really does what he does well...It's pretty amazing to get to see it that close, but it was also a gift to me."

Mel Gibson

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Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.

1997 Cannes Film Festival

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The festival opened with The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, and closed with Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Lucy (2014 film)

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Jordan Hoffman of The Guardian called the film "mindless and mixed up, but propulsive and fun" and added that "Scarlett Johansson shines in this pseudo-intellectual action flick that represents Luc Besson's finest work" since the film The Fifth Element; he gave Lucy 3/5 stars, while IGN's Jim Vejvoda rated the film a 7.2 and said "this movie is all about Johansson, who's in almost every scene. She ably plays the title character as she transforms from average person to omnipotent entity" and "ultimately, more of Lucy works than doesn't. It's a fun movie even if its 'science' more than strains suspension of disbelief.

Shanna Besson

Shanna Leila Besson (born 3 January 1993) is a French actress and photographer who is the only child of French directors Maïwenn and Luc Besson. Besson was born 3 January 1993 when her mother was only 16 years old and her father was 33. She spent her early years in L.A. where her father was working as a director. In 1995 during the filming of The Fifth Element her father left her mother for actress Milla Jovovich. As a result, her mother Maïwenn relocated to Paris taking Besson with her. Through her mother Besson is related to actress Isild Le Besco (her aunt) and has a younger brother Diego Le Fur through her mother's relationship with Jean-Yves Le Fur.

1998 MTV Movie Awards

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Gary Oldman – Air Force One. Milla Jovovich vs. Aliens – The Fifth Element. Demi Moore vs. Viggo Mortensen – G.I. Jane. Will Smith vs. Cockroach – Men in Black. Michelle Yeoh vs. Bad Guys – Tomorrow Never Dies.

Gary Oldman filmography

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This following is the filmography of English screen and stage actor, filmmaker and musician Gary Oldman. * List of awards and nominations received by Gary Oldman

2001 in film

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Hannibal, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta and Giancarlo Giannini. The Happiness of the Katakuris (takuri-ke no kōfuku), directed by Takashi Miike – (Japan). Hardball, starring Keanu Reeves and D. B. Sweeney. Harrison's Flowers, starring Andie MacDowell and Elias Koteas – (France). Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, directed by Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith – (UK/USA). Harvard Man, starring Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joey Lauren Adams.

List of science fiction films of the 2010s

Science fiction adventure
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.

2017 in film

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2017 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, and a list of films released and notable deaths.

List of French films of 1997

A list of films produced in France in 1997.