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Charles Martin Smith est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste et Producteur exécutif Américain né le 30 octobre 1953 à Van Nuys (Etats-Unis)

Charles Martin Smith

Charles Martin Smith
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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 30 octobre 1953 (65 ans) à Van Nuys (Etats-Unis)

Charles Martin Smith est un acteur, producteur, réalisateur et scénariste américain né le 30 octobre 1953 à Los Angeles, en Californie (États-Unis). On se souvient surtout de lui comme l'un des quatre incorruptibles dans le film de Brian De Palma et pour son rôle de Terry "la grenouille" dans American Graffiti de George Lucas.

Biographie

Early life
Smith was born in Van Nuys, California. His father, Frank Smith, was a film cartoonist and animator, while his uncle Paul J. Smith was an animator as well as a director for the Walter Lantz Studios. Smith spent three years of his youth in Paris, where his father managed the English-language branch of a French animation studio. He received his high school diploma from Grover Cleveland High School, Reseda, California. He attended California State University, Northridge and was awarded a B.A. in Theatre.


Acting background
Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, Man of La Mancha. After a few years of working in film and television, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas's 1973 film American Graffiti, a role he would reprise in the film's 1979 sequel, More American Graffiti.

In 1973, he and American Graffiti co-star Cindy Williams did an episode of Love, American Style entitled "Love and the Time Machine".

In 1974 he starred with Ron Howard again in The Spikes Gang, filmed in Spain, along with Lee Marvin and Gary Grimes; and in 1978 he earned a starring role in Cotton Candy, directed by Ron Howard.

Smith played one of Buddy Holly's bandmates in The Buddy Holly Story, a race car driver in Disney's Herbie Goes Bananas, and the starring role as a scientist in Never Cry Wolf. His work in Starman, as Mark Shermin, the SETI member sympathetic to the Starman's situation—where Richard Jaeckel's character of George Fox, who wanted to capture the Starman, was not—was also lauded. In 1979 Smith was cast alongside Barney Martin as the lead in Norman Lear's last TV series concept, McGurk: A Dog's Life, which never progressed beyond the pilot.

One of his other starring roles was in "Banshee (Ray Bradbury Theater)," an episode of The Ray Bradbury Theater where he starred with Peter O'Toole and Jennifer Dale and also in "Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! (Ray Bradbury Theater)". One of his latter starring roles was in "The Beacon (The Twilight Zone)," an episode of The New Twilight Zone where he starred with Martin Landau and Giovanni Ribisi in an early role.

He received good reviews for his work in The Untouchables. After this he co-starred in The Hot Spot and Deep Cover, and in the mid-1990s in films such as Speechless, I Love Trouble, and Perfect Alibi.

Smith played a major role in the controversial HBO film And the Band Played On, then turned in a well-regarded performance in the TV miniseries Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo.

He also appeared in The Beast in (1996) and in a minor role in the big budget Deep Impact in 1998. He played a major character in the made-for-television movie Blackout Effect.

More recently he has appeared in mini-series such as P.T. Barnum, Kingdom Hospital and The Triangle as well as the feature film Lucky You directed by Curtis Hanson. In 2009 he played a featured role, Sheriff Golightly, on Fringe's second episode.


Never Cry Wolf
Smith devoted almost three years to filming Never Cry Wolf. Smith said, "I was much more closely involved in that picture than I had been in any other film. Not only acting, but writing and the whole creative process." He also found the process difficult. "During much of the two-year shooting schedule in Canada’s Yukon and in Nome, Alaska, I was the only actor present. It was the loneliest film I’ve ever worked on," Smith said. During the filming, he became so enamored of the Northwest that he decided to relocate to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he has resided since the mid-1980s.

Carroll Ballard, director of Never Cry Wolf, asked Smith to write much of the narration for the film. Smith also performed in a lengthy scene with wolves and caribou in which he was entirely naked. While working on this production, Smith formed a solid friendship with the author, Farley Mowat, and the two remained friends until Mowat's death in 2014.


Directing
Along with his acting career, since the mid-1990s Smith has increasingly focused on his work behind the camera both as a writer and director. His first film as director was the camp horror film Trick or Treat (1986) for Dino De Laurentiis. In 1992, Charles Martin Smith directed and at the same time acted in Fifty/Fifty, a movie filmed in Malaysia which also starred Robert Hays and Peter Weller. Fifty/Fifty is an action packed movie about Tengarra, a nation ruled by a cruel dictator. He was one of the directors of the TV series Space: Above and Beyond (1995) as well as the director of the initial episode ("Welcome to the Hellmouth") that launched the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). He next directed the hugely successful feature film Air Bud (Disney, 1997), and two TV miniseries for Hallmark Entertainment, Roughing It, starring James Garner as Mark Twain, (2001) and Icon (2005), starring Patrick Swayze, Michael York and Patrick Bergin. He directed numerous episodes of the respected Canadian television series DaVinci's Inquest, and wrote and executive produced The Clinic, a 2 hour movie about a veterinary clinic for Animal Planet in 2003.

In 2003 he wrote and directed the acclaimed Canadian feature film The Snow Walker for Lions Gate Films, based on a story by Farley Mowat (of Never Cry Wolf fame) which marked a return to the Arctic for Smith and garnered nine Genie Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Director for Smith.

He has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia and also in Los Angeles, California since the 1980s and continues to add to production, directing, acting and writing credits in a career that has spanned more than 40 years.

In 2007, Smith wrote and directed the British/Canadian co-production Stone of Destiny for Mob Films, and Infinity Features, starring Charlie Cox, Robert Carlyle and Kate Mara. Stone of Destiny was the closing Gala Presentation for the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. His next film was Dolphin Tale for Alcon Entertainment. The hit film, based on a true story, stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, and was released on September 23, 2011 by Warner Bros. To date, the film has grossed over $70 million at the domestic box office and over $100 million world-wide.

He returned to write and direct the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2. He based his original script on various true-life events that have occurred at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, including the dramatic rescue of a baby dolphin named "Hope" that coincidentally happened during the wrap party of the first film, with many of the film's cast and crew watching. The entire cast returned to take part, and the movie was released by Warner Bros on September 12, 2014.

Ses meilleurs films

American Graffiti (1973)
(Acteur)
L'Incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin (2011)
(Réalisateur)
Les Incorruptibles (1987)
(Acteur)
La Coccinelle à Mexico (1980)
(Acteur)

Le plus souvent avec

Denis Arndt
Denis Arndt
(5 films)
George Lucas
George Lucas
(3 films)
William Vince
William Vince
(4 films)
Daryn Okada
Daryn Okada
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Charles Martin Smith (48 films)

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L'incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin 2, 1h47
Réalisé par Charles Martin Smith
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, La mer, Transport, Films pour enfants, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Acteurs Harry Connick, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman
Rôle George Hughes
Note64% 3.202993.202993.202993.202993.20299
À l'hôpital Clearwater en Floride, Winter coule des jours heureux depuis qu'elle a sa prothèse de queue. Sa notoriété a fait grimper la fréquentation de l'établissement qui s'est agrandi et prévoit d'avoir prochainement ses propres scanners et salles d'opération. Sawyer Nelson (le jeune héros du premier volet) et Haze Haskett (la fille du vétérinaire et directeur de l'hôpital Clay Haskett) y travaillent (malgré leur jeune âge) en tant que bénévoles avec d'autres adultes.
Jack and Jill vs. the World, 1h29
Réalisé par Vanessa Parise
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Romance
Acteurs Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taryn Manning, Robert Forster, Kelly Rowan, Peter Stebbings, Robin Dunne
Rôle Carlin
Note56% 2.8003652.8003652.8003652.8003652.800365
Jack (Prinze Jr.) is a thirty-something New York City advertising executive, living a life forged from routine. He is successful and stylish... and extremely bored. Jack meets Jill (Manning) by chance on a rooftop. Jill is looking for an apartment and asks Jack for directions. Jack suggests Jill's name for an ad shoot. Later he drives Jill to her apartment and realizes the neighborhood may not be all that safe. He helps Jill move out of her place and the two move in together by week's end. The pair pieces together a playful manifesto of "rules to live by." Jack's best friend and business partner, George (Stebbings), notices a more playful side to Jack's usual cynicism, and wants to meet the cause.
Lucky You
Lucky You (2007)
, 2h2
Réalisé par Curtis Hanson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie dramatique, Romance
Acteurs Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing, Jean Smart, Joey Kern
Rôle Roy Durucher
Note58% 2.94882.94882.94882.94882.9488
Dans les casinos de Las Vegas, Huck Cheever est connu comme étant un joueur de poker risque-tout, mais en ce qui concerne sa vie privée, il ne prend aucun risque et refuse toute relation durable. Alors que démarrent les World Series of Poker, L.C. Cheever, son père, un ancien champion du monde, se dresse sur sa route. Mais Huck est bien déterminé à remporter ce tournoi ainsi que les faveurs de la jeune chanteuse Billie Offer.
Mémoire du Passé, 1h30
Réalisé par Mario Azzopardi
Origine Canada
Genres Thriller
Acteurs Catherine Bell, Mark Humphrey, Eugene Clark, George Buza, Mimi Kuzyk, Lawrence Dane
Rôle Burton Hayes
Note70% 3.5394553.5394553.5394553.5394553.539455
Michael, une jeune femme âgée de trente ans, standardiste à Police Secours, perd son bébé à la naissance. Depuis, elle ne cesse de faire des cauchemars, entend des voix et souffre d'hallucinations. Un jour, elle reçoit un appel d'urgence d'une petite fille prisonnière d'un incendie, mais l'adresse qui s'affiche sur l'écran est inconnue et l'on ne trouve aucune trace de l'appel dans la base de données. Michael, convaincue que cette petite fille existe et court un grand danger, part à sa recherche.
Left Behind III: World at War, 1h40
Réalisé par Craig R. Baxley
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Religion, Le futur, Politique, Dystopique, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Louis Gossett Jr., Kirk Cameron, Gordon Currie, Brad Johnson, Jessica Steen, Chelsea Noble
Rôle Vice President John Mallory
Note47% 2.3500352.3500352.3500352.3500352.350035
Set 18 months after the events of the second film, an attack takes place. United States President Gerald Fitzhugh videotapes his confession. Afterwards, he looks out the window as a shadowy figure arrives in the background.
Triangle
Triangle (2005)

Réalisé par Craig R. Baxley
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Fantasy, Action, Aventure
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison, Sam Neill, Lisa Brenner
Rôle Capitaine Jay
Note65% 3.2970853.2970853.2970853.2970853.297085
Une équipe d'experts venus d'horizons différents est chargée par un richissime homme d'affaires de découvrir la vérité sur le triangle des Bermudes où ont disparu plusieurs de ses navires. Leur enquête les mènera à rencontrer des réalités alternatives perturbantes pour chacun d'entre eux.
La Mise finale, 1h32
Genres Drame, Comédie
Acteurs Charles Martin Smith, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Julian Richings, Normand D'Amour, Jacques Godin
Rôle Barnes
Note71% 3.5941753.5941753.5941753.5941753.594175
Doug Barnes, un professeur de mathématique, est interdit de casino après avoir été repéré en train de tricher au black jack. L'homme, criblé de dettes, doit rembourser une importante somme d'argent à un investisseur. Pour y parvenir, Barnes repère trois étudiants dotés d'une excellente mémoire et d'une puissante capacité de calcul.
Dead Heat - Pari à haut risque, 2h
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Action, Policier
Acteurs Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia, Radha Mitchell, Lothaire Bluteau, Daniel Benzali, Kay Panabaker
Rôle Morty
Note54% 2.704272.704272.704272.704272.70427
Petit escroc, Ray propose à son demi-frère Pally, un policier dépressif sur le point de prendre sa retraite, d'investir dans un cheval de course.
Les Chevaux de la tourmente
Genres Drame
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Acteurs Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith, James McGowan
Rôle Charles Thurston
Note66% 3.339933.339933.339933.339933.33993
Mark, un petit garçon de 12 ans, est envoyé chez sa tante Fiona, une naturaliste qui étudie les chevaux sauvages de l'île de Sable. Fiona reprend l'éducation de l'enfant traumatisé par le coma de ses parents, et lui impose des règles strictes dues à son métier, dont l'interdiction de toucher les chevaux sauvages. Mark brise cette règle en sauvant un poulain orphelin.
The Apartment Complex, 1h49
Réalisé par Tobe Hooper
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Chad Lowe, Tyra Banks, Fay Masterson, Obba Babatundé, Patrick Warburton, Amanda Plummer
Rôle Gary Glumley
Note51% 2.572452.572452.572452.572452.57245
The film involves a man named Stan who becomes the manager of an apartment complex with strange tenants, after the previous manager disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Things go downhill after he discovers a corpse in the complex's pool and is accused of murder. More bizarre events occur until he finds his life (and his sanity) in danger, and the tenants just may be his only hope.
Deep Impact, 2h
Réalisé par Mimi Leder
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Thriller, Catastrophe, Action, Aventure, Romance
Thèmes L'espace, La fin du monde, La mer, Politique, Religion, Transport, Dans l'espace, Le futur, Politique, Dystopique, Impact terrestre, Film catastrophe, Film catastrophe américain, Maison-Blanche
Acteurs Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Leelee Sobieski, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell
Rôle Dr. Marcus Wolf
Note61% 3.0995153.0995153.0995153.0995153.099515
La nuit du 10 mai 1998, à Richmond en Virginie, un club scolaire d'astronomie observe le ciel. Leo Biederman (Elijah Wood) remarque un objet lumineux qu'il ne reconnaît pas. Sa camarade Sarah (Leelee Sobieski) se moque de lui. Son professeur ne parvenant pas à l'identifier non plus, prend un cliché et le transmet à l'observatoire astronomique. Le docteur Marcus Wolf, analyse par ordinateur la photo et découvre que l'objet est une nouvelle comète. Rapidement il panique quand les calculs de la trajectoire de cette comète lui révèlent qu'elle se dirige droit sur la Terre. Voulant donner l'alerte, il quitte précipitamment le bâtiment à bord de son véhicule. Conduisant de manière très imprudente sur l'étroite route sinueuse menant à l'observatoire, son véhicule quitte la route en voulant éviter un camion, s'écrase dans un ravin et explose, causant ainsi la mort de Wolf.
Blackout Effect, 1h30
Réalisé par Jeff Bleckner
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller
Thèmes Transport, Aviation, Film catastrophe, Film catastrophe américain, Film de catastrophe aérienne
Acteurs Eric Stoltz, Charles Martin Smith, Leslie Hope, Denis Arndt, Lorraine Toussaint, Andy Comeau
Rôle Henry Drake
Note58% 2.91052.91052.91052.91052.9105
Une collision aérienne se produit a suite d'une panne informatique. Le crash fait des centaines de victimes. Le contrôleur est tenu pour responsable mais l'inspecteur chargé de l'enquête est convaincu de son innocence.
Créature
Créature (1998)

Réalisé par Stuart Gillard, Jeff Bleckner
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Thriller, Horreur
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Requins, Film d'horreur avec des animaux
Acteurs Craig T. Nelson, Ronald Guttman, Kim Cattrall, Colm Feore, Karen Sillas, Cress Williams
Note51% 2.550712.550712.550712.550712.55071
1972, sur une île des Caraîbes, dans un laboratoire secret de la Navy, le Dr. Kruger a créé un hybride issu du croisement d'un dauphin et d'un requin blanc. Lors d'une expérience le monstre s'échappe et disparait dans l'océan... 25 ans plus tard, Simon Chase spécialiste des requins, est confronté à une série de cadavres attribués à des attaques de requins.
Wedding Bell Blues, 1h42
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Romance
Thèmes Féminisme, Politique, Buddy movie
Acteurs Illeana Douglas, Paulina Porizkova, Julie Warner, John Corbett, Jonathan Penner, Charles Martin Smith
Rôle Oliver
Note49% 2.4697052.4697052.4697052.4697052.469705
Jasmine (Illeana Douglas) is a young woman with men in and out of her apartment, Tanya (Pauline Porizkova) is about to be married, and Micki (Julie Warner) is pregnant; these three women share an apartment, but when Micki is jilted and Tanya's boyfriend does NOT pop the question, the women set out to Las Vegas in search of men who WILL marry them, on the spot.
The Final Cut, 1h28
Réalisé par Roger Christian
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Horreur
Acteurs Sam Elliott, Charles Martin Smith, Barbara Tyson, Anne Ramsay, Matt Craven, Ray Baker
Rôle Capt. Weldon Mamet
Note57% 2.855162.855162.855162.855162.85516
A maniac bomber is ruthlessly targeting Seattle, claiming civilians and bomb disposal teams alike as apartment blocks and office complexes collapse under the impact of his ingenious, complex devices. Calling in ex-Bomb Squad man John Pierce (Sam Elliott) to help them, and using computer assisted disposal techniques and virtual reality simulations, the Squad come to a horrifying realization - the bombs are constructed with tricks and traps intended to kill the disposal teams...and he is the only person who would know such schemes would be a fellow Bomb Squad officer. With the Police marking Pierce as their number one suspect and the bomber on the brink of one final, cataclysmic attack, Pierce must move quickly to unmask the trigger-man behind the carnage or face taking the rap himself.