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Age: 74, born 22 October 1943

Country of origin: Netherlands

Currently Residing In: United States


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Worst Filmmakers of All Time (46 items)
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Razzie Worst Director nominees (111 items)
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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 items)
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Published 10 months ago

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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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1. Speed (1994)
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4. Ken San (2016)
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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 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) 1995 "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (planned to direct a remake of the 1952 classic after taking over from Renny Harlin, the project fell through) 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"



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