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Mike Figgis

Highest Rated:   90% Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Lowest Rated:   12% Cold Creek Manor (2003)
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Born in England and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, director Mike Figgis studied music in London, where he helped form a rhythm and blues group called the Gas Board that included amongst its members a young Bryan Ferry. Figgis' roots as a musician would later be made readily apparent in his screen work, as he has scored several of his films. Following his tenure with the Gas Board, he went on to work with an experimental British comedy/variety group known as The People Show. After being turned down by the National Film School, Figgis bankrolled his own 60-minute TV movie, The House (1976), gaining an entree into mainstream filmmaking. In 1988, Figgis made his feature directorial and screenwriting debut with Stormy Monday. A moody character study set against the backdrop of the jazz and crime worlds, it received a moderately strong reception. Earning probably his greatest recognition for his successful direction of Richard Gere in Internal Affairs (1990) and the near-surrealistic Mr. Jones (1993), Figgis attracted strong notices for his 1994 remake of The Browning Version. However, it was with his highly acclaimed Leaving Las Vegas (1995) that the director really hit the big time. A somber, resolutely unsentimental portrait of the last days of a writer determined to drink himself to death, the film earned Figgis Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director Academy Award nominations, and provided Nicolas Cage with an Oscar for Best Actor. Figgis followed up this success two years later with One Night Stand; an ensemble drama centering on the repercussions of adultery, it received only a lukewarm critical reception. Figgis rebounded in 1999, releasing two films that year. The first, The Loss of Sexual Innocence, was a story revolving around a young man's sexual evolution, while the second, Miss Julie, was an adaptation of August Strindberg's play about an illicit love affair between a titled young woman (Saffron Burrows) and her servant (Peter Mullan).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
14% Suspension Of Disbelief
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
69% sleep furiously.
  • Executive Producer
2011
No Score Yet The Co(te)lette Film
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Lucrezia Borgia Live In 3d
  • Director
2011
60% Kimjongilia
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Love Live Long
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Co/Ma
  • Director
  • Producer
2005
No Score Yet Red, White and Blues
  • Director
2004
12% Cold Creek Manor
  • Director
2003
38% Hotel
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2003
No Score Yet Hotel
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Ten Minutes Older
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2002
No Score Yet The Battle of Orgreave
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues: A Musical Journey
  • Director
2002
68% Timecode
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2000
39% Miss Julie
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1999
47% The Loss of Sexual Innocence
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1999
28% One Night Stand
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Hotel Clerk
  • Screenwriter
1997
30% Foxfire
  • Executive Producer
1996
90% Leaving Las Vegas
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Mobster No. 1
1995
82% The Browning Version
  • Director
1994
46% Mr. Jones
  • Director
1993
45% Liebestraum
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Women & Men 2
  • Director
1991
88% Internal Affairs
  • Director
1990
73% Stormy Monday
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Director
  • 2004

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