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Doug Liman

Doug Liman

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1965-07-24 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

22 Movies · 10 TV shows

Also Known As: Douglas Eric Liman

Biography

Douglas Eric Liman was born on July 24, 1965, and is an American film director and producer. Swingers, Go, and The Bourne Identity are some of the films that he has directed. The couple are Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow, and American Made are some of the films that have been made.

Career

Liman's first major success was Swingers, released in 1996. The film, written by Jon Favreau, is a comedy about struggling actors amid the L.A. club milieu. It is based on Favreau's life and is Liman's second film as director. The film was a critical success, and jump-started the careers of Liman and the featured actors. Liman sold the film to Miramax for $5.5 million.Liman next directed Go (1999), which tracks the events of a drug deal gone wrong through three different points of view. In 1999, Liman shot a commercial for Nike in which Tiger Woods, without letting the ball touch the ground, repeatedly bounced a ball on his club. The film was an indie hit and made a profit at the box office grossing $28.4 million worldwide against a $6.5 million budget. Liman next directed the 2002 action thriller The Bourne Identity starring Matt Damon. Liman produced and directed a series of comedy shorts for the Chrysler Film Project and Cannes Film Festival entitled Indie Is Great. Liman also directed Mr. & Mrs. (2003–2007). Liman is the co-founder and executive producer of the comedy production company, Liman Productions. Liman co-founded the website 30ninjas.com which is geared towards fans of action movies and television, gaming, extreme sports and viral videos. In 2005, Liman signed on to direct the pilot episode of NBC's television series Heist, about a season-long attempt to rob three jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' swanky Rodeo Drive. In 2011, Liman directed and produced I Just Want My Pants Back, a television series that aired on MTV. He produces Covert Affairs and Suits, two original series on the USA Network. He directed the film adaptation of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel, All You Need is Kill, released as Edge of Tomorrow (2014), starring Tom Cruise. In August 2016, Liman signed on to direct Dark Universe, a film set within the DC Extended Universe. In 2017, he directed Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena in the military thriller The Wall. In May 2020, it was reported that Liman would be directing, writing, and producing the first ever movie shot in outer space. Both will fly to space and to the International Space Station as part of the SpaceX Axiom Space-1 mission. Tom Cruise is set to star and produce. Both will fly on the same SpaceX rocket, which will take them to space. The mission is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2015.

Personal Life

Liman is the son of Ellen (née Fogelson), a painter and writer, and Arthur L. Liman, a lawyer well known for his public service. He has two siblings, Emily and Lewis. He served as chief counsel for the Senate Iran-Contra hearings. Liman began making short films while still in junior high school. While attending Brown University, he helped to co-found the student-run cable television station BTV. He also co-founded the National Association of College Broadcasters (NACB), the first trade association geared to student-staffed radio and television stations.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies

2020.

1 Movie

2019.

1 TV show

2018.

2 TV shows

2017.

3 Movies

2014.

3 Movies

2011.

2 TV shows

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2008.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2007.

2 Movies

2006.

1 TV show

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2004.

1 Movie

2003.

1 TV show

2002.

1 Movie

1999.

1 Movie

1996.

1 Movie

1994.

1 Movie

Unknown Year.

3 Movies
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