Michael Lehmann

Michael Stephen Lehmann (born March 30, 1957; San Francisco, California) is an American film and television director. Lehmann attended Columbia University. His first job in the film industry was answering phones at Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope film company. Later he supervised cameras on films that included 1983's The Outsiders. Lehmann attended film school at USC and graduated in 1985. While at USC he made a student film, Beaver Gets a Boner, the title of which he believes helped get the attention of film executives who would later hire him. Lehmann is probably most noted for directing the black comedy Heathers. He also directed 40 Days and 40 Nights, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Hudson Hawk, Meet the Applegates, Airheads and Because I Said So. Lehmann also directs for television, and has worked on the short lived HBO comedy series The Comeback and NBC's The West Wing. Lehmann has guest directed on The Larry Sanders Show, Watching Ellie and Century City. Recently, Lehmann has directed episodes of HBO dramas, Big Love and True Blood, as well as Showtime's Californication. Lehmann's upcoming films include Your Word Against Mine. At a Q & A session during 2007's South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, Lehmann claimed he would never make a sequel to Heathers. He claimed Winona Ryder wanted to do Heathers set in Washington, D.C., but he saw no potential for the project. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Lehmann, licensed under ...

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

Matt Sullivan's last big relationship ended in disaster and ever since his heart's been aching and his commitment's been lacking. Then came Lent, that time of year when everybody gives something up. That's when Matt decides to go where no man's gone before and make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Adam Trese  •  Emmanuelle Vaugier

Matt Sullivan's last big relationship ended in disaster and ever since his heart's been aching and his commitment's been lacking. Then came Lent, that time of year when everybody gives something up. That's when Matt decides to go where no man's gone before and make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Adam Trese  •  Emmanuelle Vaugier

Airheads (1994)

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

Heathers (1989)

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A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Christian Slater  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Lisanne Falk

A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Christian Slater  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Lisanne Falk

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Coburn

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Coburn

The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ben Chaplin

A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ben Chaplin

Flakes (2007)

Aspiring rock musician Neal Downs manages a cereal bar. Stylish Miss Pussy Katz is the creator of radically-themed art clothing. When the cereal bar, brings in an offbeat crew of locals, who debate the arcana of cereal history and ideal milk/flake ratios, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Aaron Stanford  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Izabella Miko  •  Christopher Lloyd

Aspiring rock musician Neal Downs manages a cereal bar. Stylish Miss Pussy Katz is the creator of radically-themed art clothing. When the cereal bar, brings in an offbeat crew of locals, who debate the arcana of cereal history and ideal milk/flake ratios, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Aaron Stanford  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Izabella Miko  •  Christopher Lloyd

My Giant (1998)

Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joanna Pacula  •  Jere Burns

Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joanna Pacula  •  Jere Burns

Meet the Applegates (1990)

Modelling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Stockard Channing  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Robert Jayne

Modelling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Stockard Channing  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Robert Jayne

Because I Said So (2007)

In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom's good intentions under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Mandy Moore  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Tom Everett Scott

In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom's good intentions under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Mandy Moore  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Tom Everett Scott

Celebrating Sixteen Candles (2008)

A retrospective look at "Sixteen Candles" from cast and crew, as well as fellow screenwriters, directors, and critics.  (more)

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CAST:  Blanche Baker  •  Diablo Cody  •  Paul Dooley  •  Anthony Michael Hall

A retrospective look at "Sixteen Candles" from cast and crew, as well as fellow screenwriters, directors, and critics.  (more)

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CAST:  Blanche Baker  •  Diablo Cody  •  Paul Dooley  •  Anthony Michael Hall

Sincerely Yours (2008)

Documentary about the making and impact of The Breakfast Club.  (more)

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CAST:  Michael Lehmann  •  John Kapelos  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Diablo Cody

Documentary about the making and impact of The Breakfast Club.  (more)

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CAST:  Michael Lehmann  •  John Kapelos  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Diablo Cody

The Beaver Gets a Boner (1985)

Michael Lehmann's 1985 USC student film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Matthew Rosen  •  Annabelle Larsen  •  Tony Cox

Michael Lehmann's 1985 USC student film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Matthew Rosen  •  Annabelle Larsen  •  Tony Cox