Andrew Fleming

Highest Rated: 85% Easy A (2010)
Lowest Rated: 14% Barefoot (2014)
Birthday: Dec 30, 1965
Birthplace: Not Available
A onetime childhood actor and the scion of moviemaking parents, director Andrew Fleming graduated from NYU's exclusive Tisch film school and began his Hollywood career like many upstarts, by helming exploitation material, in this case, under the aegis of Terminator and Aliens progenitor Gale Ann Hurd, with the gruesome and dour 1988 shocker Bad Dreams. This gorefest -- a thinly-disguised derivation of Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street series (with the lead actress from the third installment in that franchise) concerns Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin), an unfortunate young woman who falls into the clutches of a demented cult leader, narrowly escapes being burned to death by him, and wakes up in a hospital ward only to be pursued and psychologically tortured by the psycho's evil spirit. The film did only a fraction of the business of, say, the previous year's Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, but it did earn a few favorable reviews even as it repulsed critics such as Roger Ebert.Thereafter, Fleming's career waxed extremely uneven from a critical standpoint, though his grosses remained generally favorable throughout and the projects kept rolling in. For the most part, in the projects that he scripted or co-scripted, he unveiled a propensity for a lightly satirical take on American life.From a qualitative standpoint, Fleming did much to cement his reputation with his much different follow up to Bad Dreams, the 1994 Threesome, a critically favored Gen-X romantic comedy (which the director also scripted) about a ménage-a-trois that "accidentally" transpires in an all-male dorm when a sexy young woman named Alex (Lara Flynn Boyle) is mistaken for a young man. Fleming returned to supernatural horror -- albeit in a somewhat lighter and more satirical vein -- with the popular teen witchcraft tale The Craft (1996). Unfortunately, the satirical comedy Dick (1999) (which Fleming also co-scripted) arguably demonstrated the director's most intuitive and mature filmmaking skills and drew critical raves as one of the sleepers of the year, but failed to connect with a sizeable audience; it told a droll revisionist version of the Watergate events by reimagining the "Deep Throat" news source as two spunky teenage girls (Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams).In the years that followed, studios tapped Fleming as a director-for-hire on two very different projects, both reasonably successful: the comedy remake The In-Laws (2003), starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks as relatives-to-be who get whisked off on a global espionage adventure, and the popular Nancy Drew (2007), one of the first big-screen cinematizations of Carolyn Keene's famous female detective. Fleming then co-wrote and directed the comedy Hamlet 2 (2008), with Steve Coogan as a high school drama professor who attempts to save his flagging theater department by mounting an onstage sequel to Shakespeare's famous tragedy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Isabelle Hospital Morgue Director 2019
64% Ideal Home Screenwriter Director 2018
No Score Yet The Invoking 2 Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Invoking 2 Actor 2015
28% Annie Cleve Sweetzer $58.7M 2014
14% Barefoot Director $12.3K 2014
68% Friends With Benefits Driver $55.9M 2011
85% Easy A Doctor $58.5M 2010
62% Hamlet 2 Screenwriter Director Executive Producer $4.8M 2008
50% Nancy Drew Screenwriter Director $25.5M 2007
33% The In-Laws Director $20.4M 2003
71% Dick Screenwriter Director 1999
57% The Craft Screenwriter Director 1996
29% Threesome Screenwriter Director 1994
No Score Yet Every Breath Screenwriter 1993
25% Bad Dreams Director Screenwriter 1988

TV

CREDIT
99% Younger
2015
Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
Director
  • 2015
20% Bad Judge
2014-2015
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Director Producer
  • 2013
54% Wedding Band
2012-2013
Director
  • 2013
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
Director
  • 2011
75% Arrested Development
2003
Director
  • 2005
  • 2003

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