Michael Cuesta

Michael Cuesta is an American film and television director. He received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 1985.

L.I.E. (2001)

In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Paul Dano  •  Bruce Altman  •  Brian Cox  •  Billy Kay

12 and Holding (2006)

Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Zoe Weizenbaum  •  Conor Donovan  •  Jesse Camacho  •  Jeremy Renner

Roadie (2012)

After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Lois Smith  •  David Margulies  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Jarlath Conroy

American Assassin (2017)

Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Dylan O'Brien  •  Michael Keaton  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Shiva Negar

Tell-Tale (2009)

A man's recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor's killer before a similar fate befalls him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Josh Lucas  •  Lena Headey  •  Brian Cox  •  Beatrice Miller

Kill the Messenger (2014)

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Michael Sheen  •  Ray Liotta