Bill Condon

Bill Condon

Highest Rated: 95% Gods and Monsters (1998)

Lowest Rated: 25% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1955

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon was a master storyteller who took his audiences on emotional journeys beyond their wildest imaginations, leaving them wanting more. Dark thrillers, mysteries and middling horror films punctuated Condon's early career, but he was far from a one-note director. After delving into more serious and personal subjects for a time, he ultimately threw everyone a curve ball by displaying his theatrical side with elaborate musical film productions. Condon received numerous accolades for either writing and/or directing heavy-hitting dramas such as "Gods and Monsters" (1998) - which earned him an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay - starring Ian McKellen as an ailing director reliving his old flamboyant life through fantasy, and the biopic "Kinsey" (2004) about the provocative real-life sex researcher. He also wrote the scripts for glittery musical spectacles like "Chicago" (2002) and "Dreamgirls" (2006), the latter of which he also directed. Five years later, the filmmaker stunned his more ardent fans by signing on to direct the concluding two chapters of the record-breaking movie franchise - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" (2011, 2012), films that while not critically embraced, placed Condon at the upper echelon of commercially successful movie directors. Whether it was intimate art house dramas such as WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate" (2013), period pieces like the Arthur Conan Doyle reimagining "Mr. Holmes" (2015), or mainstream blockbusters of the highest order such as the Emma Watson-starring "Beauty and the Beast" (2017), Condon proved himself more than capable of delivering the goods.

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Credit
63% 85% The Good Liar Director,
Producer
$17.1M 2019
56% 86% The Greatest Showman Screenwriter $174M 2017
71% 80% Beauty and the Beast Director $504M 2017
88% 70% Mr. Holmes Director $17.7M 2015
36% 36% The Fifth Estate Director $3.3M 2013
49% 70% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Director $292.3M 2012
25% 60% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Director $281.3M 2011
No Score Yet 44% Shortcut to Happiness Writer - 2007
78% 71% Dreamgirls Director,
Writer
$103.3M 2006
90% 75% Kinsey Director,
Screenwriter
$10.2M 2004
86% 83% Chicago Screenwriter $170.7M 2002
95% 83% Gods and Monsters Director,
Writer
$6.4M 1998
28% 30% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Director $13.4M 1995
No Score Yet 44% The Man Who Wouldn't Die Director - 1995
No Score Yet 44% Deadly Relations Director - 1993
38% 35% FX2 Screenwriter $21M 1991
No Score Yet 0% Dead in the Water Director - 1991
No Score Yet 54% Murder 101 Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Lie Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Director $316.4K 1988
80% 44% Strange Behavior Screenwriter - 1981

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2014

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