Adrian Lyne

Adrian Lyne (born in Peterborough, England and raised in London) is an English filmmaker and producer. He is best known for directing films that focus on sexually charged characters and often uses natural light, a fog machine and other effects to create eroticized atmospheres. He was educated at Highgate School. He began working in film after a number of television commercials. He directed the music video for "Maniac", the theme song from Flashdance written by Michael Sembello, as well as the film itself. He received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Director in 1988 for Fatal Attraction.

Unfaithful (2002)

Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to confront the other man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Richard Gere  •  Olivier Martinez  •  Erik Per Sullivan

Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to confront the other man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Richard Gere  •  Olivier Martinez  •  Erik Per Sullivan

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Danny Aiello  •  Matt Craven

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Danny Aiello  •  Matt Craven

Fatal Attraction (1987)

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Glenn Close  •  Anne Archer  •  Ellen Hamilton Latzen

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Glenn Close  •  Anne Archer  •  Ellen Hamilton Latzen

Flashdance (1983)

The music, the dancing, the romance, the leg warmers...oh, what a feeling! Get ready to re-experience all the drama as Alex (Jennifer Beals) bravely fights her way out of the welding gear, off the stripper pole and onto the dance-school floor. Flashdance, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jennifer Beals  •  Michael Nouri  •  Lilia Skala  •  Kyle T. Heffner

The music, the dancing, the romance, the leg warmers...oh, what a feeling! Get ready to re-experience all the drama as Alex (Jennifer Beals) bravely fights her way out of the welding gear, off the stripper pole and onto the dance-school floor. Flashdance, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jennifer Beals  •  Michael Nouri  •  Lilia Skala  •  Kyle T. Heffner

Foxes (1980)

A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Cherie Currie  •  Scott Baio  •  Marilyn Kagan

A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Cherie Currie  •  Scott Baio  •  Marilyn Kagan

Lolita (1997)

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Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dominique Swain  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Frank Langella

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dominique Swain  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Frank Langella

Indecent Proposal (1993)

John Gage offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Demi Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Seymour Cassel

John Gage offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Demi Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Seymour Cassel

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Kim Basinger  •  Margaret Whitton  •  David Margulies

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Kim Basinger  •  Margaret Whitton  •  David Margulies

The Lolita Story (1998)

An investigation into the making of Adrian Lyne's 1997 film Lolita.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rodley
CAST:  Adrian Lyne  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Dominique Swain

An investigation into the making of Adrian Lyne's 1997 film Lolita.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rodley
CAST:  Adrian Lyne  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Dominique Swain

Deep Water (2021)

A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Ana de Armas  •  Tracy Letts  •  Rachel Blanchard

A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Ana de Armas  •  Tracy Letts  •  Rachel Blanchard

Hollywood: No Sex, Please! (2018)

Deep rooted religious beliefs seemingly going back to the Pilgrim Fathers' puritanism dominate a society which is entertained by violence no end on a daily basis. If it is true that American movies reflect American society the United States have yet another severe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Barbara Weber-Scaff  •  Linda Williams  •  Craig Detweiler  •  Adrian Lyne

Deep rooted religious beliefs seemingly going back to the Pilgrim Fathers' puritanism dominate a society which is entertained by violence no end on a daily basis. If it is true that American movies reflect American society the United States have yet another severe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Barbara Weber-Scaff  •  Linda Williams  •  Craig Detweiler  •  Adrian Lyne

The Silent Wife

The perfect wife does the unimaginable when provoked by her husband's infidelity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Nicole Kidman

The perfect wife does the unimaginable when provoked by her husband's infidelity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Nicole Kidman

The Table (1973)

A couple row at the breakfast table about the wife's apparent infidelity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Kate Williams  •  Derek O'Connor  •  Louis Lyne

A couple row at the breakfast table about the wife's apparent infidelity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Kate Williams  •  Derek O'Connor  •  Louis Lyne

Mr. Smith (1976)

A day of quiet frustration for the mild-mannered Mr. Smith ends with him committing suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Peter Barkworth

A day of quiet frustration for the mild-mannered Mr. Smith ends with him committing suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Peter Barkworth

Forever Fatal: Remembering 'Fatal Attraction' (2002)

A piece that looks at the history of the project, including an examination of the screenplay, the process of assembling the cast and crew, developing the characters, shooting the erotic sequences, and other tidbits.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Anne Archer  •  Glenn Close  •  Michael Douglas  •  Stanley R. Jaffe

A piece that looks at the history of the project, including an examination of the screenplay, the process of assembling the cast and crew, developing the characters, shooting the erotic sequences, and other tidbits.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Anne Archer  •  Glenn Close  •  Michael Douglas  •  Stanley R. Jaffe