Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov

Highest Rated: 92% Searching (2018)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Darkest Hour (2011)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1961

Birthplace: Guryev, Kazakh SSR, USSR

One of the most commercially successful filmmakers in Russian history, writer-director-producer Timur Bekmambetov also managed the herculean feat of conquering the U.S. box office. While earning a solid reputation as a commercial and music video director, Bekmambetov co-wrote and directed his first feature, "Peshavar Waltz" (1994), a gripping Afghan War drama. Working for Roger Corman, he made his U.S. debut with the direct-to-DVD female gladiator movie "The Arena" (2001), prior to helming his breakout feature, "Night Watch" (2004), a supernatural action-adventure that shattered all existing box-office records in his home country. Picked up by U.S. distributor Fox Searchlight, "Night Watch" quickly spawned an equally successful sequel, "Day Watch" (2006). Bekmambetov's first big-budget Hollywood project was "Wanted" (2008), a violent action adventure starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie that established him as one of the more visually interesting directors of action-fantasy material. After a few years of focusing on projects solely as a producer, he returned to the director's chair for the eagerly anticipated history-horror hybrid, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (2012). A visionary filmmaker with a firm grasp of the business aspect of the art form, Bekmambetov invigorated well-worn movie tropes with his uniquely eastern aesthetic.




52% No Score Yet R#J Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet V2. Escape from Hell Director - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tweet-Tweet Producer - 2019
60% 79% The Current War: Director's Cut Producer $6M 2019
61% 74% Profile Director,
$1.5M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rezo Producer - 2018
60% 39% Unfriended: Dark Web Producer $8.8M 2018
92% 87% Searching Producer $26M 2018
No Score Yet 63% The Spacewalker Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Trees -- 5 Director,
- 2016
25% 53% Ben-Hur Director $26.4M 2016
52% 54% Hardcore Henry Producer $9.2M 2015
62% 36% Unfriended Producer $32.4M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Them All 2 Producer - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Snow Queen 2 Producer - 2014
No Score Yet 82% The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King Producer - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Them All! Producer - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game of Truth Producer - 2013
34% 50% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Director,
$37.5M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kikoriki: Team Invincible Producer - 2011
23% 23% Apollo 18 Producer $17.7M 2011
12% 25% The Darkest Hour Producer $21.4M 2011
88% 77% Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Executive Producer $337.5K 2010
57% 56% 9 Producer $31.7M 2009
No Score Yet 54% Black Lightning Producer - 2009
71% 69% Wanted Director $134.3M 2008
62% 68% Day Watch Director,
$450.7K 2006
60% 72% Night Watch Director,
$1.5M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Afghanistan Director - 2002


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