Les Mayfield

Les Mayfield

Highest Rated: 100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

Lowest Rated: 4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1959

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Producer and director Les Mayfield got his start in filmmaking early on in life. His grandfather gave him an 8mm film camera when he was in fifth grade and he began shooting his family vacations and comedies featuring his neighbors. By 14 he was already becoming proficient behind the camera and won the Kodak Teenager Movie Award. Eventually he went on to study at the University of Southern California film school. While there, he founded his own production company, ZM Productions, along with a classmate. When he graduated he began to get work with director Steven Spielberg, directing and producing 'making-of' documentary specials such as "The Making of 'Back to the Future'" in 1985, and "The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a film by Steven Spielberg" in 1987. 1992 marked his first time at the helm of a non-documentary feature when he directed the comedy "Encino Man," about a frozen caveman who thaws out in the modern world. The blockbuster success of that film allowed him to direct his next picture, a remake of the classic 1947 Christmas film "Miracle on 34th Street." He later went on to work on such films as 1997's "Flubber," 2001's "American Outlaws," and "Code Name: The Cleaner" in 2007. Mayfield is also a busy producer with scores of TV movies and video documentaries to his name including 1995's "Freaky Friday," 1996's "Encino Woman," and 2000's "The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D'."

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Movies

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4% 38% Code Name: The Cleaner Director $8.1M 2007
12% 41% The Man Director $8.3M 2005
14% 68% American Outlaws Director $13.3M 2001
36% 64% Blue Streak Director $68.2M 1999
No Score Yet 36% Beverly Hills Family Robinson Executive Producer - 1997
No Score Yet 50% The Love Bug Executive Producer - 1997
No Score Yet 53% Tower of Terror Executive Producer - 1997
24% 33% Flubber Director $93M 1997
60% 62% Miracle on 34th Street Director $17.2M 1994
17% 56% Encino Man Director $40M 1992
100% 94% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Producer - 1991

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cape Executive Producer 1996-1997

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