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Age: 74, born 22 October 1943

Country of origin: Netherlands

Currently Residing In: United States


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Description: Jan De Bont is a total filmmaker in the European tradition. As a film student in Holland, he much admired the epics, westerns and war movies coming out of Hollywood and their special way of combining emotion with action that helped the audience become a full participant. He demonstrated the same technique when he made his American directing debut 20 years later, in 1994, with Speed, which launched the film career of Sandra Bullock. Two years later De Bont's film Twister opened to a record-breaking $41.2 million in its first weekend, going on to gross worldwide in excess of $600 million. De Bont followed with Speed 2: Cruise C ... (more)
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Movies directed by

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1. Speed (1994)
Rating:
6.6
3290 Watched
2. Twister (1996)
Rating:
5.9
2430 Watched
Rating:
5.3
1962 Watched
Rating:
4
1143 Watched
5. The Haunting (1999)
Rating:
4.9
889 Watched




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1. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Rating:
6.3
1364 Watched
Rating:
7.5
43 Watched
Rating:
5
2 Watched
4. Ken San (2016)
Rating:
9
1 Watched




Movies written by

Rating:
4
1143 Watched




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Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
5.1
441 Watched
2. Biography (1987)
Rating:
7.5
62 Watched
3. HBO First Look (1992)
Rating:
7.9
12 Watched
4. The Directors (1997)
Rating:
7.5
6 Watched
5. Mundo VIP (1996)
Rating:
6.3
2 Watched





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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (73 person items)

"1995 "Godzilla" (was original choice to make the first American version, but his story was so expensive to make that the studio rejected it and the project was temporarily shelved) 1999 "The Adaptive Ultimate" (was to star Nicole Kidman) 2002 "Minority Report" (original director but Steven Spielberg sacked him and did it himself, probably due to the failure of "The Haunting" remake)"


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