Mark Waters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mark Stephen Waters (born June 30, 1964) is an American film director and producer. Waters is perhaps best known for directing Just Like Heaven, Freaky Friday, and Mean Girls, and producing 500 Days of Summer. He is the brother of screenwriter Daniel Waters and has been married to actress Dina Spybey since 2000. He is a graduate of the American Film Institute and as of September 2006 has a development deal with Paramount pictures. He directed The Spiderwick Chronicles, filming in Montreal in the fall of 2006. In 2008 he shot "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" in Boston. He has a daughter named Zoe. Waters was one of the 120 invitees to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2006. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mark Waters (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Freaky Friday (2003)

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Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Lindsay Lohan  •  Mark Harmon  •  Harold Gould

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Lindsay Lohan  •  Mark Harmon  •  Harold Gould

Just Like Heaven (2005)

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Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Donal Logue  •  Dina Spybey-Waters

Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Donal Logue  •  Dina Spybey-Waters

Mean Girls (2004)

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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Amanda Seyfried

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Amanda Seyfried

The House of Yes (1997)

Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend - and she's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that her obsession with Jackie Kennedy is nothing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Parker Posey  •  Josh Hamilton  •  Tori Spelling  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend - and she's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that her obsession with Jackie Kennedy is nothing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Parker Posey  •  Josh Hamilton  •  Tori Spelling  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Sarah Bolger  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Sarah Bolger  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Carla Gugino  •  Madeline Carroll  •  Angela Lansbury

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Carla Gugino  •  Madeline Carroll  •  Angela Lansbury

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

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Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Kathy Bates  •  Brett Kelly  •  Tony Cox

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Kathy Bates  •  Brett Kelly  •  Tony Cox

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

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When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience changes his attitude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Michael Douglas  •  Emma Stone

When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience changes his attitude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Michael Douglas  •  Emma Stone

Head Over Heels (2001)

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Ordinary single girl Amanda Pierce unexpectedly finds herself sharing an awesome Manhattan apartment with four sexy supermodels. Determined to bring Amanda into their world, the models give her the ultimate makeover. The plan works fabulously as Amanda connects ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Monica Potter  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Shalom Harlow  •  Ivana Miličević

Ordinary single girl Amanda Pierce unexpectedly finds herself sharing an awesome Manhattan apartment with four sexy supermodels. Determined to bring Amanda into their world, the models give her the ultimate makeover. The plan works fabulously as Amanda connects ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Monica Potter  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Shalom Harlow  •  Ivana Miličević

Warning: Parental Advisory (2002)

The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with 'obscene' lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jason Priestley  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Dee Snider  •  Deborah Yates

The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with 'obscene' lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jason Priestley  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Dee Snider  •  Deborah Yates

Salem Rogers (2015)

A troubled former supermodel seeks to make her way in the world after getting kicked out of rehab.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Leslie Bibb  •  Rachel Dratch  •  Dana Powell  •  Jane Kaczmarek

A troubled former supermodel seeks to make her way in the world after getting kicked out of rehab.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Leslie Bibb  •  Rachel Dratch  •  Dana Powell  •  Jane Kaczmarek

Vampire Academy (2014)

Rose, a rebellious half-vampire/half-human guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa -- a mortal, royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Zoey Deutch  •  Lucy Fry  •  Danila Kozlovsky  •  Dominic Sherwood

Rose, a rebellious half-vampire/half-human guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa -- a mortal, royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Zoey Deutch  •  Lucy Fry  •  Danila Kozlovsky  •  Dominic Sherwood

Magic Camp (2020)

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Andy, at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston, returns to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career. Instead, he finds inspiration in his ragtag bunch of rookie magicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Gillian Jacobs  •  Adam DeVine  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Andy, at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston, returns to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career. Instead, he finds inspiration in his ragtag bunch of rookie magicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Gillian Jacobs  •  Adam DeVine  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Inversion

A street-wise American con man teams with a young Chinese physicist as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Liu Yifei

A street-wise American con man teams with a young Chinese physicist as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Liu Yifei

He's All That (2021)

To get revenge on her ex-boyfriend, an influencer attempts to transform an unpopular classmate into prom king.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Addison Rae  •  Tanner Buchanan  •  Madison Pettis  •  Peyton Meyer

To get revenge on her ex-boyfriend, an influencer attempts to transform an unpopular classmate into prom king.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Addison Rae  •  Tanner Buchanan  •  Madison Pettis  •  Peyton Meyer