Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov

Highest Rated: 92% Searching (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Snow Queen (2013)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1961

Birthplace: Guryev, Soviet Union [now Atyrau, Kazakhstan]

Commonly regarded as one of the most commercially successful directors of early 21th century Russia, Timur Bekmambetov traveled the path of many a feature helmer by beginning his career in the advertising arena and guiding a series of popular television advertisements through to fruition. Bekmambetov made his debut with the little-seen-abroad Russian picture Peshavarsky Vals (1994), but his science fiction franchise that began in 2004 with Night Watch and continued two years later with a sequel, Day Watch (2006), is what put him over the top and made him an international sensation. These sagas -- complex period thrillers with byzantine narratives about a showdown between the forces of light and the forces of darkness -- became instantaneous cult hits and the most lucrative releases in Russia for years; they also prompted Hollywood to summon Bekmambetov, and the trades reported in 2006 that Rogue Pictures gave him a first-look deal to develop English-language outings for its genre division. Meanwhile, Bekmambetov continued his Russian slate and in fact realized his English-language debut with the Spyglass-Universal release Wanted (2008). This apocalyptic adrenaline rush plays out the saga of a spineless hypochondriac (James McAvoy) drawn inexorably into a society of secret assassins.

Highest Rated Movies



60% The Current War: Director's Cut Producer 2019
No Score Yet Rezo Producer 2019
92% Searching Producer 2018
59% Unfriended: Dark Web Producer 2018
No Score Yet Profile Director 2018
60% Profile Director Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Christmas Trees. Final (Yolki Poslednie) Director 2018
30% The Current War Producer 2017
25% Ben-Hur Screenwriter Director $26.4M 2016
51% Hardcore Henry Producer $9.3M 2016
No Score Yet The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror (Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Snezhnyy korol) Producer 2015
61% Unfriended Producer $31.4M 2015
0% The Snow Queen Producer 2013
88% Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Executive Producer $0.3M 2013
No Score Yet Yolki 3 Producer 2013
34% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Producer Director $37.4M 2012
No Score Yet Yolki 2 Director 2012
12% The Darkest Hour Producer $21.5M 2011
23% Apollo 18 Producer $17.6M 2011
No Score Yet Lucky Trouble (Vykrutasy) Producer 2011
No Score Yet Yolki (Six Degrees of Celebration) Producer Director 2010
No Score Yet Black Lightning (Chyornaya Molniya) Producer 2009
57% 9 Producer $31.7M 2009
71% Wanted Director $134.3M 2008
No Score Yet The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your New Happiness! (Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie) (The Irony of Fate 2) Screenwriter Director Producer 2007
62% Day Watch Director $0.5M 2007
60% Night Watch Director Screenwriter $1.4M 2006
No Score Yet Escape from Afghanistan Director Screenwriter 2002
No Score Yet The Arena Director 2001
No Score Yet Twilight Watch Director


No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2012


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