Bill Condon

William "Bill" Condon (born October 22, 1955) is an American screenwriter and director. Condon is best known for directing and writing the critically acclaimed films Gods and Monsters, Chicago, Kinsey, and Dreamgirls. In 1998, Condon debuted as a screenwriter in Gods and Monsters, which won him his first Academy Award. He was also nominated for Chicago and Kinsey. In 2006, Condon won a Golden Globe for his film Dreamgirls, which he wrote and directed. Condon's films have been both commercial and critical successes. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bill Condon, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  

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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Tony Todd  •  Kelly Rowan  •  William O'Leary  •  Bill Nunn

The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Tony Todd  •  Kelly Rowan  •  William O'Leary  •  Bill Nunn

Gods and Monsters (1998)

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It's 1957, and James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Lolita Davidovich

It's 1957, and James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Lolita Davidovich

Kinsey (2004)

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

Dreamgirls (2006)

Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Beyoncé  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Danny Glover

Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Beyoncé  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Danny Glover

Murder 101 (1991)

Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Dey Young  •  Antoni Corone  •  Raphael Sbarge

Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Dey Young  •  Antoni Corone  •  Raphael Sbarge

Dead in the Water (1991)

Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose father made all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Anne De Salvo  •  Veronica Cartwright

Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose father made all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Anne De Salvo  •  Veronica Cartwright

White Lie (1991)

A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Bill Nunn  •  Gregg Henry

A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Bill Nunn  •  Gregg Henry

The Fifth Estate (2013)

A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Dan Stevens  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Alicia Vikander

A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Dan Stevens  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Alicia Vikander

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

The new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Taylor Lautner  •  Ashley Greene

The new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Taylor Lautner  •  Ashley Greene

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Taylor Lautner  •  Peter Facinelli

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Taylor Lautner  •  Peter Facinelli

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

Deadly Relations (1993)

Leonard Fagot has four daughters and loves them so much, that he usurps his control over them. He lets them know how he feels about the men they date. And if he disapproves of them, he probably will have them killed to get them out of his daughters' life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Shelley Fabares  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Matthew Perry

Leonard Fagot has four daughters and loves them so much, that he usurps his control over them. He lets them know how he feels about the men they date. And if he disapproves of them, he probably will have them killed to get them out of his daughters' life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Shelley Fabares  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Matthew Perry

Sister, Sister (1987)

A congressional aide (Eric Stoltz) explores an old Louisiana mansion two kooky sisters (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey) run as a guest house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Eric Stoltz  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Judith Ivey  •  Dennis Lipscomb

A congressional aide (Eric Stoltz) explores an old Louisiana mansion two kooky sisters (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey) run as a guest house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Eric Stoltz  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Judith Ivey  •  Dennis Lipscomb

The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1994)

This film concerns a writer of mystery stories who bases his villain on a criminal, played by Malcolm McDowell, who is incarcerated in prison. Escaping prison after his apparent death in a fire, the criminal plans to revenge himself on the writer (Roger Moore) for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Nancy Allen  •  Jackson Davies

This film concerns a writer of mystery stories who bases his villain on a criminal, played by Malcolm McDowell, who is incarcerated in prison. Escaping prison after his apparent death in a fire, the criminal plans to revenge himself on the writer (Roger Moore) for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Nancy Allen  •  Jackson Davies

Strange Invaders (1983)

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he goes to where she grew up--a rural town in the midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don't believe him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Laughlin
CAST:  Paul Le Mat  •  Nancy Allen  •  Diana Scarwid  •  Michael Lerner

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he goes to where she grew up--a rural town in the midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don't believe him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Laughlin
CAST:  Paul Le Mat  •  Nancy Allen  •  Diana Scarwid  •  Michael Lerner

Mr. Holmes (2015)

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The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Laura Linney  •  Milo Parker  •  Zak Shukor

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Laura Linney  •  Milo Parker  •  Zak Shukor

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Emma Watson  •  Dan Stevens  •  Luke Evans  •  Kevin Kline

A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Emma Watson  •  Dan Stevens  •  Luke Evans  •  Kevin Kline

The Good Liar (2019)

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Career con man Roy sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty, worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Ian McKellen  •  Russell Tovey  •  Jim Carter

Career con man Roy sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty, worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Ian McKellen  •  Russell Tovey  •  Jim Carter

Strange Behavior (1981)

When the teenagers in a small Illinois town start getting murdered, the police chief makes a connection to the mysterious scientific experiments being done at the local university and must stop them before his own son is dragged into the deadly scheme.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Laughlin
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Dan Shor  •  Fiona Lewis

When the teenagers in a small Illinois town start getting murdered, the police chief makes a connection to the mysterious scientific experiments being done at the local university and must stop them before his own son is dragged into the deadly scheme.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Laughlin
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Dan Shor  •  Fiona Lewis

The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (1999)

The history of Frankenstein's journey from novel to stage to screen to icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Ivan Butler  •  Bill Condon

The history of Frankenstein's journey from novel to stage to screen to icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Ivan Butler  •  Bill Condon
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