James Bobin

James Bobin is a British film director, writer, and producer. He has worked as a director and writer on The 11 O'Clock Show and Da Ali G Show, and helped create the characters of Ali G, Borat, and Bruno.  In 2003 and 2004, he directed and co-wrote all of the 12 episodes of Ali G in da USAiii for HBO. With Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, he co-created Flight of the Conchords, also for HBO. Bobin had previously seen Clement and McKenzie perform and signed on to co-create the show. He has also directed campaigns for Diet Coke and Lloyds TSB. In January 2010 he signed on to direct The Muppets written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Bobin, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  

The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Ty Burrell  •  Tina Fey  •  Steve Whitmire

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Ty Burrell  •  Tina Fey  •  Steve Whitmire

Ali G: Bling Bling (2001)

Bling Bling is an assortment of Ali G's interviews; a couple of them with possibly the last people in Britain who didn't realise that someone was pulling their leg and several with American grandees of various sorts, including economist JK Galbraith and former CIA ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Bling Bling is an assortment of Ali G's interviews; a couple of them with possibly the last people in Britain who didn't realise that someone was pulling their leg and several with American grandees of various sorts, including economist JK Galbraith and former CIA ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Ali G, Aiii (2000)

Clips from Da Ali G Show with unaired sketches from the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin  •  Steve Smith
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  John Henry  •  Jenna Jameson  •  Gail Porter

Clips from Da Ali G Show with unaired sketches from the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin  •  Steve Smith
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  John Henry  •  Jenna Jameson  •  Gail Porter

Ali G, Innit (1999)

Ali G travels throughout Britain, interviewing unsuspecting leaders and politicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin  •  Steve Smith
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Ali G travels throughout Britain, interviewing unsuspecting leaders and politicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin  •  Steve Smith
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Isabela Merced  •  Jeffrey Wahlberg  •  Danny Trejo  •  Benicio del Toro

Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Isabela Merced  •  Jeffrey Wahlberg  •  Danny Trejo  •  Benicio del Toro

Spyz (2003)

A short film made by the people who make Ali G. Used to sell the idea to Hollywood producers  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

A short film made by the people who make Ali G. Used to sell the idea to Hollywood producers  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Ali G - In da USAiii (2003)

BAFTA Award-winning Da Ali G Show is back, and this time Ali G gets to take on America. Ali G In Da USAiii, nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys, stars Sacha Baron-Cohen. The series, filmed in the USA for HBO and Channel 4, brings to life three unique characters: Ali ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin  •  Scott Preston
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

BAFTA Award-winning Da Ali G Show is back, and this time Ali G gets to take on America. Ali G In Da USAiii, nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys, stars Sacha Baron-Cohen. The series, filmed in the USA for HBO and Channel 4, brings to life three unique characters: Ali ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin  •  Scott Preston
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Clue

Based on the Hasbro board game, a band of strangers frantically try to figure out who is the murderer among them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Jason Bateman

Based on the Hasbro board game, a band of strangers frantically try to figure out who is the murderer among them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Jason Bateman

The Best of Borat (2001)

Series of reports from Borat Karabzhanov, the Kazakhstani TV journalist, a character featuring in DA ALI G SHOW, as he travels in Britain looking at British culture and customs, including visits to Henley Regatta, Saville Row and a tea party, and looking at aspects ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Series of reports from Borat Karabzhanov, the Kazakhstani TV journalist, a character featuring in DA ALI G SHOW, as he travels in Britain looking at British culture and customs, including visits to Henley Regatta, Saville Row and a tea party, and looking at aspects ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen

Lotería

A recently widowed father looking to bond with his kids ends up with more than he bargained for when an old family deck of Lotería Don Clemente cards come to life. The family is whisked on a globe-trotting journey to uncover the secrets of the deck and keep it from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Eugenio Derbez

A recently widowed father looking to bond with his kids ends up with more than he bargained for when an old family deck of Lotería Don Clemente cards come to life. The family is whisked on a globe-trotting journey to uncover the secrets of the deck and keep it from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Eugenio Derbez