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.
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.
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
Linda and Paxton call for a truce to attempt a high-risk jewellery robbery at one of the world's most exclusive department stores, Harrods.
Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they attempt to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen an...
Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes...
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In her new town of Reston, New York, Henry is an outsider. With a major chip on her shoulder and no friends, she remains withdrawn and isolated, but everything changes when a traumatic encounter with ...
In the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system...
The true story of Barry Seal, who was a pilot for the CIA and was involved in transporting drugs for the CIA.
One Big Home
On the tiny island of Martha's Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the islands unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one ...
An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.
Edge of Tomorrow: Creatures Not of This World
Featurette about the film's alien creatures, beginning with the difficulty of conceiving an original alien species, their story and motivation, and the mystery, uniqueness and frightening edge of the ...
Edge of Tomorrow: Weapons of the Future
The cast and crew discuss the future warriors' exo-armor and armaments, the challenge of wearing, adapting to and performing inside of the suits, the art of combing practical and visual effects, the c...
Edge of Tomorrow
Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with hi...
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While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter...
I Just Want My Pants Back
I Just Want My Pants Back is an American comedy-drama that premiered with a special sneak peek on August 28, 2011 on MTV, with the series airing the new episodes beginning on February 2, 2012. The ser...
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Annie Walker, a young CIA officer, was summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. Annie thinks she's been promoted because of her linguistic skills, but her CIA bosses may have something ...
Wife and mother Valerie Plame has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson, writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refut...
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On the heels of NBC's hit movie, the iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Th...
David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous...
The Bourne Ultimatum
A reporter named Simon Ross is trying to reveal an upgrade to Project Treadstone called "Blackbriar" in a series of newspaper columns. While dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him, the re...
The Killing Floor
A literary agent moves into a penthouse apartment. Soon after the move, he receives crime scene photographs that seem to have taken place in his new apartment. Next he receives a series of stalker vid...
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Heist is an American television series that premiered March 22, 2006, on NBC, but was almost immediately canceled due to low ratings. The series was from acclaimed director Doug Liman and revolved aro...
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut after five or six years of blissful marriage. Both of them are highly-paid assassins who work for rival organizations. When they disco...
Unscripted is an American comedy-drama series that aired on HBO in early 2005. Its title referred to the fact that the series was largely improvised by its performers. The series was executive produce...
The Bourne Supremacy
A rival CIA agent shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living after blowing up a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents. When the pair run for their ...
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Ryan Atwood, a teen from the wrong side of the tracks, moves in with a wealthy family willing to give him a chance. But Ryan's arrival disturbs the status quo of the affluent, privileged community of ...
The Bourne Identity
A fisherman saves the life of a man who is on the verge of death and suffering from amnesia. He starts to reconstruct his life after a Swiss bank account number, but he encounters many people who want...
Grocery store clerk Simon occasionally sells drugs from his cash register at work, so when soap opera actors Adam and Zack come looking for Ecstasy on a quiet Christmas Eve, they are surprised to find...
After 6 years together, Mike's girlfriend leaves him, so he travels to LA to be a star. A few of his friends try to connect him to the social scene and help him forget his failed relationship, because...
Gabriel Higgs has failed to get into Johns Hopkins to study medicine. He's sixth on a list of backup candidates, and must persuade the five people ahead of him to drop out. Gabriel has a family tradit...
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
There are things in Mary's world that are easy to understand. The members of the Sisterhood always know what's best. The people who will protect and serve are the people who are called the guardians. ...
The popular Tom Clancy video game series is based on this.
Live Die Repeat and Repeat
Plot unknown. The follow-up to 2014s 'Edge of Tomorrow'.
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