Mike White

Michael Christopher White (born June 28, 1970) is an American writer, actor and producer. He is known as the co-creator of the HBO comedy-drama series Enlightened (2011–2013), as well as the screenwriter for films, such as Chuck & Buck (2000), Orange County (2002), The Good Girl (2002), The School of Rock (2003) and Beatriz at Dinner (2017).

Orange County (2002)

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

School of Rock (2003)

FunUpliftingFunnyBrilliant

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Joan Cusack  •  Mike White  •  Sarah Silverman

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Joan Cusack  •  Mike White  •  Sarah Silverman

The Good Girl (2002)

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Deborah Rush  •  Mike White  •  John Carroll Lynch

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Deborah Rush  •  Mike White  •  John Carroll Lynch

The Stepford Wives (2004)

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bette Midler  •  Glenn Close

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bette Midler  •  Glenn Close

Chuck & Buck (2000)

A 27-year-old amateur playwright with the maturity level of an adolescent reconnects with a childhood friend, and then proceeds to follow him back to Los Angeles and stalk him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Mike White  •  Chris Weitz  •  Lupe Ontiveros  •  Maya Rudolph

A 27-year-old amateur playwright with the maturity level of an adolescent reconnects with a childhood friend, and then proceeds to follow him back to Los Angeles and stalk him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Mike White  •  Chris Weitz  •  Lupe Ontiveros  •  Maya Rudolph

Ride (2014)

A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helen Hunt
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Luke Wilson  •  Robert Knepper

A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helen Hunt
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Luke Wilson  •  Robert Knepper

Zombieland (2009)

FunnyAction-packedAdventurousEnjoyable

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Fleischer
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Emma Stone  •  Abigail Breslin

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Fleischer
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Emma Stone  •  Abigail Breslin

Star Maps (1997)

Dramatic

Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Douglas Spain  •  Efrain Figueroa  •  Kandeyce Jorden  •  Martha Velez

Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Douglas Spain  •  Efrain Figueroa  •  Kandeyce Jorden  •  Martha Velez

Smother (2008)

After he's fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vince Di Meglio
CAST:  Liv Tyler  •  Sarah Lancaster  •  Diane Keaton  •  Dax Shepard

After he's fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vince Di Meglio
CAST:  Liv Tyler  •  Sarah Lancaster  •  Diane Keaton  •  Dax Shepard

Heckler (2007)

HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some interesting questions of people such as George Lucas, Bill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Addis
CAST:  Stephen Burrows  •  Dave Attell  •  Criss Angel  •  Louie Anderson

HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some interesting questions of people such as George Lucas, Bill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Addis
CAST:  Stephen Burrows  •  Dave Attell  •  Criss Angel  •  Louie Anderson

Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jared Hess
CAST:  Michael Angarano  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Clive Revill  •  Jemaine Clement

A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jared Hess
CAST:  Michael Angarano  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Clive Revill  •  Jemaine Clement

Year of the Dog (2007)

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike White
CAST:  Molly Shannon  •  Laura Dern  •  Regina King  •  John C. Reilly

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike White
CAST:  Molly Shannon  •  Laura Dern  •  Regina King  •  John C. Reilly

The D Train (2015)

With his 20th reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to prove he’s changed, Dan rekindles a friendship with the popular guy from his class and is left scrambling to protect more than just his reputation when a wild ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jarrad Paul  •  Andrew Mogel
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Jack Black  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Jeffrey Tambor

With his 20th reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to prove he’s changed, Dan rekindles a friendship with the popular guy from his class and is left scrambling to protect more than just his reputation when a wild ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jarrad Paul  •  Andrew Mogel
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Jack Black  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Where is Rocky II? (2016)

Pierre Bismuth hires a private detective and a duo of screenwriters to investigate on an enigmatic artwork. He classifies this film under the new found genre 'Fake Fiction'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Bismuth
CAST:  Michael Scott  •  D.V. DeVincentis  •  Anthony Peckham  •  Jim Ganzer

Pierre Bismuth hires a private detective and a duo of screenwriters to investigate on an enigmatic artwork. He classifies this film under the new found genre 'Fake Fiction'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Bismuth
CAST:  Michael Scott  •  D.V. DeVincentis  •  Anthony Peckham  •  Jim Ganzer

Brad's Status (2017)

Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike White
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Austin Abrams  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Michael Sheen

Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike White
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Austin Abrams  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Michael Sheen

Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? (2005)

A man with a clipboard asks passersby a survey question: "Are you the favorite person of anybody?" He has a scale, from "very certain" on down. His manner is open. He offers oranges to one respondent. He talks, one at a time, to three people. Their answers, however ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Mike White  •  Miranda July

A man with a clipboard asks passersby a survey question: "Are you the favorite person of anybody?" He has a scale, from "very certain" on down. His manner is open. He offers oranges to one respondent. He talks, one at a time, to three people. Their answers, however ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Mike White  •  Miranda July

The One and Only Ivan (2020)

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thea Sharrock
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Ariana Greenblatt

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thea Sharrock
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Ariana Greenblatt