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      Michael Almereyda

      Michael Almereyda

      Highest Rated: 90% Escapes (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 32% Cymbeline (2014)

      Birthday: Apr 7, 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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      Michael Almereyda at arrivals for MARJORIE PRIME Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017, Eccles Theatre, Park City, UT January 23, 2017. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Michael Almereyda at in-store appearance for Meet the Filmmakers: CYMBELINE, The Apple Store Soho, New York, NY March 12, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection HAMLET, Sam Shepard, director Michael Almereyda, on set, 2000, (c)Miramax

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      58% 43% Tesla Director,
      Screenwriter
      $93.0K 2020
      90% 61% Marjorie Prime Director,
      Screenwriter
      $179.2K 2017
      90% 83% Escapes Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2016
      85% 61% Experimenter Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $155.1K 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mondo Cane Director - 2015
      32% 16% 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
      89% 60% This So-Called Disaster Director $45.2K 2003
      50% 43% Happy Here and Now Director,
      Writer
      $2.4K 2002
      58% 46% Hamlet Director,
      Screenwriter
      $1.6M 2000
      33% 25% The Eternal Director,
      Writer
      - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet At Sundance Director - 1995
      33% 41% Search and Destroy Writer - 1995
      64% 67% Nadja Director - 1994
      No Score Yet 83% Another Girl Another Planet Director,
      Writer
      - 1992
      No Score Yet 45% Twister Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1989
      38% 41% Cherry 2000 Screenwriter - 1988

      TV

      Credit
      92% 96% Deadwood Director 2005