Mike Figgis

Highest Rated: 90% Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Lowest Rated: 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Birthday: Feb 28, 1948
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
13% Suspension Of Disbelief Director Screenwriter 2013
71% 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
32% One Night Stand Director Producer Hotel Clerk Screenwriter 1997
27% Foxfire Executive Producer 1996
90% Leaving Las Vegas Screenwriter Director Mobster No. 1 1995
78% 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

CREDIT
85% The Affair
2014-2018
Director Screenwriter
  • 2018
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Director
  • 2004

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