Michael Almereyda

Michael Almereyda

Highest Rated: 90% Escapes (2016)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Eternal (1998)

Birthday: Apr 07, 1959

Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas, USA

Though his startlingly original work has remained largely unseen, the Kansas-born writer-director Michael Almereyda has consistently elicited complex, arresting performances from name actors and non-actors alike in a series of films where narrative has remained secondary to emotional and visual impact. After dropping out of Harvard, he moved to NYC and began writing screenplays, quickly securing an agent and soon after his first Hollywood job rewriting the unproduced "Mandrake the Magician" for Embassy Pictures. Almereyda provided the tongue-in-cheek screenplay for Steve de Jarnette's sci-fi action feature "Cherry 2000" (1988), starring Melanie Griffith as a female mercenary hired to bust into a 21st-century robot warehouse operated by psychos in what used to be the American Southwest. He then escaped the trouble surrounding his yet-to-be filmed first feature as director, "Twister" (1989), to go to Australia and collaborate with director Bruce Beresford on an early draft of what would eventually become "Total Recall" (1990).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
58% 43% Tesla Director,
Screenwriter
$93K 2020
90% 62% Marjorie Prime Director,
Screenwriter
$179.2K 2017
90% 83% Escapes Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mondo Cane Director - 2015
85% 61% Experimenter Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$155.1K 2015
33% 15% Cymbeline Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Orleans, Mon Amour Director,
Screenwriter
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Director - 2008
89% 65% William Eggleston in the Real World Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Cinematographer
$44.4K 2005
90% 60% This So-Called Disaster Director $45.2K 2003
48% 41% Happy Here and Now Director,
Writer
$2.4K 2002
59% 46% Hamlet Director,
Screenwriter
$1.6M 2000
33% 23% The Eternal Director,
Writer
- 1998
33% 41% Search and Destroy Writer - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Sundance Director - 1995
60% 67% Nadja Director - 1994
No Score Yet 83% Another Girl Another Planet Director,
Writer
- 1992
No Score Yet 44% Twister Director,
Screenwriter
- 1989
38% 41% Cherry 2000 Screenwriter - 1988

TV

Credit
92% 96% Deadwood Director 2005

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