Doug Liman

Doug Liman

Highest Rated: 100% The Phantom (2021)

Lowest Rated: 15% Jumper (2008)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1965

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A neophyte director who scored a hit with his first released feature, "Swingers" (1996), Doug Liman emerged as a true auteur who balanced a high-energy visual style with richly drawn characters. After "Swingers," a low-budget indie hit made for $250,000 that managed to capture the cultural zeitgeist, Liman parlayed that film's popularity into a fruitful career as a top-shelf Hollywood director and executive producer. No less successful was his sophomore effort, "Go" (1999), which solidified his reputation as a go-to director for character-driven, youth-oriented films. But he vaulted into the mainstream limelight with his next film, "The Bourne Identity" (2001), a high-octane espionage thriller that was equal parts action and character, all the while helping to redefine the spy film. While serving as the executive producer on the ensuing films in the "Bourne" franchise, Liman had his biggest box office hit to date, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005), a huge commercial hit that was partly driven by stars Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie engaging in a tabloid-friendly affair during and after production. He took a step back with the critically-maligned "Jumper" (2009), while also venturing into television as both a director and producer on shows like "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07) and "Covert Affairs" (USA Network, 2010-14). The Palme d'Or-nominated political drama "Fair Game" (2010) added to Liman's already impressive résumé, and although the science fiction action thriller "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014) was a box office disappointment, it was among the best-reviewed films of Liman's career. Following the smaller-scale Iraq War drama "The Wall" (2017), Liman reteamed with "Edge of Tomorrow" star Tom Cruise for "American Made" (2017), an action comedy-drama based on real political events in 1980s Central America, maintaining Liman's reputation as a director who balanced serious themes with grand entertainment.




100% 80% The Phantom Executive Producer - 2021
22% 71% Chaos Walking Director $13.3M 2021
42% 27% Locked Down Director,
Executive Producer
- 2021
85% 78% American Made Director $51.3M 2017
65% 42% The Wall Director $1.8M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Big Home Unknown (Character) - 2016
54% 55% Jason Bourne Executive Producer $162.2M 2016
89% 100% Left on Purpose Executive Producer - 2015
91% 90% Edge of Tomorrow Director,
Executive Producer
$100.2M 2014
No Score Yet 44% Three Musketeers Director - 2012
46% 40% The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman Executive Producer - 2010
79% 65% Fair Game Director,
$9.5M 2010
15% 44% Jumper Director $80.2M 2008
92% 91% The Bourne Ultimatum Executive Producer $227.4M 2007
24% 51% Cry Wolf Executive Producer $10.0M 2005
60% 58% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Director $186.3M 2005
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Executive Producer $176.0M 2004
84% 93% The Bourne Identity Director,
$121.5M 2002
91% 78% Go Director,
$16.8M 1999
87% 88% Swingers Director,
$4.5M 1996
No Score Yet 33% Getting In Director - 1994


100% 88% Impulse Executive Producer 2018-2019
90% 87% Suits Executive Producer 2011-2019
No Score Yet 61% Nightflyers Executive Producer 2018
75% 50% Captive Executive Producer 2016
93% 77% Covert Affairs Executive Producer 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Counted Your Knives Producer 2012
80% No Score Yet I Just Want My Pants Back Executive Producer 2012
9% 50% Knight Rider Executive Producer 2008-2009
67% 71% The O.C. Executive Producer 2003-2007