Paul Mazursky

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Irwin Lawrence "Paul" Mazursky (April 25, 1930 – June 30, 2014) was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Known for his dramatic comedies that often dealt with modern social issues, he was nominated for five Academy Awards: three times for Best Original Screenplay, once for Best Adapted Screenplay, and once for Best Picture for An Unmarried Woman (1978). Other films written and directed by Mazursky include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Blume in Love (1973), Harry and Tonto (1974), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Mazursky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

A Star Is Born (1976)

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gary Busey  •  Oliver Clark

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gary Busey  •  Oliver Clark

Antz (1998)

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Anne Francis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Vic Morrow

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Anne Francis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Vic Morrow

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

Bob and Carol Sanders are best friends with Ted and Alice Henderson. After attending a weekend self-help/ self-discovery getaway, Bob and Carol feel newly enlightened, and want their friends to feel the same way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Natalie Wood  •  Robert Culp  •  Elliott Gould  •  Dyan Cannon

Bob and Carol Sanders are best friends with Ted and Alice Henderson. After attending a weekend self-help/ self-discovery getaway, Bob and Carol feel newly enlightened, and want their friends to feel the same way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Natalie Wood  •  Robert Culp  •  Elliott Gould  •  Dyan Cannon

Carlito's Way (1993)

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A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him, and lead a better life outside NYC.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Sean Penn  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  John Leguizamo

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him, and lead a better life outside NYC.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Sean Penn  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  John Leguizamo

Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Bette Midler  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Little Richard

Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Bette Midler  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Little Richard

Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Lena Olin  •  Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Lena Olin  •  Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Fear and Desire (1953)

After their airplane crashes behind enemy lines, four soldiers must survive and try to find a way back to their battalion. However, when they come across a local peasant girl the horrors of war quickly become apparent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Frank Silvera  •  Paul Mazursky  •  Kenneth Harp  •  Virginia Leith

After their airplane crashes behind enemy lines, four soldiers must survive and try to find a way back to their battalion. However, when they come across a local peasant girl the horrors of war quickly become apparent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Frank Silvera  •  Paul Mazursky  •  Kenneth Harp  •  Virginia Leith

Harry and Tonto (1974)

Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Art Carney  •  Herbert Berghof  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Art Carney  •  Herbert Berghof  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

History of the World: Part I (1981)

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An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

Into the Night (1985)

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Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Carmen Argenziano  •  Stacey Pickren

Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Carmen Argenziano  •  Stacey Pickren

Moon Over Parador (1988)

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Sônia Braga  •  Jonathan Winters

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Sônia Braga  •  Jonathan Winters

Punchline (1988)

Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Seltzer
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Tom Hanks  •  John Goodman  •  Mark Rydell

Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Seltzer
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Tom Hanks  •  John Goodman  •  Mark Rydell

The Majestic (2001)

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Lela Rochon  •  Halle Berry  •  Larenz Tate

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Lela Rochon  •  Halle Berry  •  Larenz Tate

An Unmarried Woman (1978)

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Alan Bates  •  Michael Murphy  •  Cliff Gorman

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Alan Bates  •  Michael Murphy  •  Cliff Gorman

Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Alejandro Rey

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Alejandro Rey

Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)

As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Surjik
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jeffrey Tambor

As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Surjik
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jeffrey Tambor
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