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David Winters est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste, Producteur et Chorégraphe Américain né le 5 avril 1939 à Londres (Royaume-uni)

David Winters

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Nom de naissance David Weizer
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 5 avril 1939 à Londres (Royaume-uni)
Mort 23 avril 2019 (à 80 ans)

David Winters, né David Weizer, est un acteur, producteur de télévision et de cinéma, réalisateur, scénariste et chorégraphe britannique naturalisé américain né le 5 avril 1939 à Londres (Royaume-Uni) et mort le 23 avril 2019 en Floride.

Biographie

Early life and stage career
Winters was born David Weizer in London, England, the son of Jewish parents Sadie and Samuel Weizer. His family relocated to the United States in 1953. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1956. Winters began acting as a child, appearing in over 100 television roles and commercials including Rock,Rock,Rock! before appearing as Baby John in the original Broadway production of West Side Story. He was one of only three members to be cast in the film version (as A-Rab, Baby John's best friend). Following his role in West Side Story, Winters played "Yonkers" in Gypsy.


Choreography
Winters started teaching dance and his students included Teri Garr, who would go on to find success as an Academy Award-nominated actress. and Antonia Basilotta (better known as Toni Basil), who would also go on to be a noted choreographer (and became widely known for the 1980s song "Mickey"). Winters would give his students acting and dancing roles in most of the movies and projects he choreographed and they would become known as David Winters and his dancers.



Winters went on to appear as a regular singer/dancer and choreographer on the hit variety series Hullabaloo (1965), expanding his previous role on the earlier Shindig! (1964). Under Luigi, he was in dance class with Elliott Gould. He guest-starred on the 1967 Nancy Sinatra special Movin' with Nancy, which featured his choreography and dancing, and which earned him his first Emmy Award nomination. He would later team up with regular Hullabaloo director Steve Binder to choreograph dance numbers for the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.



Winters also choreographed many major films, including four Elvis Presley movies. and later, Barbra Streisand's version of A Star Is Born (1976).

Winters often choreographed the productions in which he danced. He was nominated for a Special Achievement in Choreography Emmy in 1967, which was unusual in that choreography was not a category that year. He choreographed and directed two episodes of The Monkees. Former Monkee Michael Nesmith went on to be a pioneer in American music videos.

In 1970 Winters teamed up with Raquel Welch and Tom Jones, John Wayne, and Bob Hope for Raquel!, a television special. Bob Mackie designed costumes in production numbers of songs from the era, and guest performances, including John Wayne and Bob Hope in the wild West, made the show well received by critics. Winters also choreographed the 1970s roller disco cult classic Roller Boogie.


Acting
Winters appeared in episodes of several popular dramatic and variety shows. In 1963 he guest starred on Perry Mason as title character and murder victim Chick Montana in "The Case of the Devious Delinquent". He appeared on The Milton Berle Show, Suspense, Shindig!, Hullabaloo and Lux Video Theatre as well as in specials as a dancer. He was interviewed and appears in the 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat, discussing his two year-affair with porn actress Linda Lovelace. He also made an appearance in Linda Lovelace for President. Other feature films in which Winters has appeared include The Last Horror Film (1982), Welcome 2 Ibiza (2002) and Blackbeard (2006).


Directing
In the late 1960s Winters began directing, beginning with two episodes of The Monkees. He also directed Paul Newman in Once Upon a Wheel, Kirk Douglas in the television adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as the film version of the successful Alice Cooper tour Welcome to my Nightmare (he also served as producer). In the 1980s he produced, directed, wrote and co-starred in The Last Horror Film (1982), which he filmed during the Cannes Film Festival and which went on to win numerous awards including the Paris Film Festival Award, the Los Angeles Golden Scroll Award and the Sitges Film Festival Award.

Winters' 1986 film Thrashin' remains a seminal piece of work in the board sport industry two decades after its initial release.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 chose Winters' 1988 film Space Mutiny as its target for a November 1997 episode. It is available in that series' home video collection (Volume 4), and runs ten minutes shorter than the original due to the deletion of some Battlestar Galactica footage.


Producing
Winters' producing career began in 1966, when he co-produced Lucy in London, starring Lucille Ball (who was also the executive producer), Anthony Newley and the Dave Clark Five and that was sponsored by Monsanto Company.
In 1971 Winters directed and produced Once Upon a Wheel, an ABC television documentary on the history of auto racing starring and hosted by Paul Newman and co-starring Mario Andretti, Kirk Douglas, Hugh Downs, Dean Martin, Cesar Romero, Dick Smothers and many others. Coca-Cola sponsored the show.

In the 1970s, he won a Peabody Award for producing the 1972 NBC special The Timex All Star Swing Festival. In 1975 he produced the soft-core film Linda Lovelace for President and Young Lady Chatterly. Winters' two-year affair with Lovelace has been linked to her desire for a Vegas career. In 1978, in a jam-packed Universal Amphitheatre (now the Gibson Amphitheatre), fans of Diana Ross were treated to a concert spectacular, conceived and executed by Winters.



1986 was a turning point for Winters. After being overruled on a casting decision for Thrashin', Winters made the professional decision to control all aspects of future projects. Josh Brolin was ultimately cast, but Winters' choice was a pre-21 Jump Street Johnny Depp.

The 1991 film Raw Nerve featured Glenn Ford (in his last film role) with Jan-Michael Vincent, Sandahl Bergman and former porn actress Traci Lords.

In 1994 Winters cast Stacy Keach, David Keith, Robert Hays, and Pamela Anderson in Raw Justice. The film, under the alternate title Good Cop, Bad Cop, won the Bronze Award at the Worldfest-Charleston in the category for dramatic theatrical films. Winters' comedy Welcome 2 Ibiza (2002) won the Bangkok Film Festival Audience Award in November 2002.


Winters' production companies

Action International Pictures was organized by Winters with partners David A. Prior and Peter Yuval in 1986, the same year as the Thrashin' incident. Winters bought out his partners in AIP in 1992 and re-branded it as West Side Studios. In 2004 their Equator Films purchased HandMade Films. His current American production entity is known as Alpha Beta Films International.

In Thailand, Winters is building a large movie studio with acclaimed film director Oliver Stone, which has been dubbed by the press Ollywood.


Notoriety
Winters came forward with alternate theories about the death of his friend David Carradine
Eccentric Cinema was quoted as saying about Winters' Space Mutiny:"Quite possibly the worst science fiction/space adventure film made in English... Even the horrendously bad Shape Of Things To Come (1979) can't aspire to such depths of total putrescence. I speak of the notorious Made-In-South Africa Space Mutiny".

Le plus souvent avec

David A. Prior
David A. Prior
(10 films)
Joe Spinell
Joe Spinell
(2 films)
Ted Prior
Ted Prior
(5 films)
June Chadwick
June Chadwick
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de David Winters (34 films)

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Acteur

Dancin' It's On, 1h29
Réalisé par David Winters
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes Danse, Musique
Acteurs David Winters, Ava Fabian
Rôle Hal Sanders
Note28% 1.426611.426611.426611.426611.42661
The film is about two young lovers from different worlds who find a common bond in their love of dance, and who ultimately work together to win a major dance competition. Jennifer, a junior in high school from Beverly Hills, falls in love with the handsome young Ken, who works at her father’s beach-front hotel in Panama City, Florida. While preparing for the competition, they must overcome scheming dance partners, a meddling father and their own doubts in order for their love – and their chances at winning – to prevail.
Teddy bear
Teddy bear (2012)
, 1h33
Origine Danemark
Genres Drame, Comédie, Romance
Thèmes Sport
Acteurs Kim Kold, David Winters, Barbara Zatler, Patrick Johnson
Rôle Scott
Note70% 3.5477053.5477053.5477053.5477053.547705
Dennis, 38 ans, est un culturiste professionnel à la timidité maladive qui aimerait pourtant trouver l’âme sœur. Quand son oncle ramène une jeune épouse d’un voyage en Thaïlande, Dennis a l’idée d’y tenter sa chance, car il semble plus facile d’y trouver l’amour...
Le Trésor de Barbe-Noire, 2h49
Réalisé par Kevin Connor
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Biographie, Action, Aventure
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Pirates
Acteurs Angus Macfadyen, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain, Stacy Keach, Rachel Ward, David Winters
Rôle Silas Bridges
Note56% 2.8404352.8404352.8404352.8404352.840435
En 1717-1718, les capitaines Benjamin Hornigold puis Edward Teach (Barbe Noire) écument la mer des Caraïbes dans la région des Bahamas à bord du Queen Anne's Revenge (La Vengeance de la Reine Anne en anglais). Pour faire cesser cette entrave au commerce maritime entre le vieux continent et le nouveau monde, la Couronne britannique envoie à New Providence le lieutenant Robert Maynard pour traquer ces pirates.
Inside Deep Throat, 1h31
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire, Historique, Pornographique
Thèmes Film traitant du cinéma, Politique, Sexualité, La pornographie, Documentaire sur le monde des affaires, Documentaire sur le cinéma, Politique, Documentaire sur les films
Acteurs Dennis Hopper, Peter Bart, Warren Beatty, John Waters, Tony Bill, Gore Vidal
Note66% 3.349283.349283.349283.349283.34928
Considéré comme le film le plus rentable de tous les temps, Gorge profonde fut bien plus qu'une curiosité pour adultes et une réussite financière. Sorti en 1972, au moment où les Etats-Unis découvraient les mouvements pour la libération sexuelle et les valeurs de la contre-culture, ce film au contenu sexuellement explicite déclencha une tempête sociale et politique sans précédent. Gorge profonde devint un phénomène culturel majeur, dont l'impact se ressent encore aujourd'hui. Plus de trente ans après les scandales provoqués par ce classique du cinéma porno, le documentaire Inside Deep throat examine l'incroyable abîme entre les modestes intentions des créateurs du film et l'héritage qu'ils ont involontairement laissé.
Welcome 2 Ibiza, 1h35
Réalisé par David Winters
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Romance
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Mackenzie Astin, Gary Busey, Bárbara Elorrieta, David Winters
Rôle Uncle Sam
Note49% 2.4874952.4874952.4874952.4874952.487495
Lauren (Athena Cansino), a young woman from America, learns that her Uncle Sam (director David Winters) has been missing at sea, and that as a result she inherits his beach bar on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. When she arrives, she meets Angelito, a young handsome artist. They go to the bar, only to find it in terrible shape.
Les Frénétiques, 1h27
Réalisé par David Winters
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Horreur, Slasher
Thèmes Tueur en série
Acteurs Caroline Munro, Susanne Benton, Joe Spinell, David Winters, Susanne Benton, Filomena Spagnuolo
Rôle Stanley Kline
Note55% 2.7995352.7995352.7995352.7995352.799535
Vinny Durand est un chauffeur de taxi new-yorkais qui voue une admiration sans borne à Jana Bates, une actrice connue comme étant la reine des films d'horreur. Justement, Vinny a le projet de se reconvertir en réalisateur de cinéma et rêverait d'avoir Bates comme star de son premier film. Sachant qu'elle sera à Cannes pour le Festival, il s'y rend pour essayer de la rencontrer et de la convaincre. Malheureusement pour lui, son manque de professionnalisme et d'expérience ainsi que son zèle le grille rapidement auprès de la star. C'est alors que des disparitions inquiétantes se produisent dans l'entourage de Bates.
West Side Story, 2h32
Réalisé par Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie musicale, Musical, Policier, Romance
Thèmes Danse, La musique, Théâtre, Musique, Roméo et Juliette, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, Adaptation d'une comédie musicale, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre de William Shakespeare, Gangsters
Acteurs Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Marni Nixon, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
Rôle A-Rab (les Jets)
Note74% 3.748613.748613.748613.748613.74861
À New York, dans les années 1950, deux gangs de rue rivaux, les Jets (Américains d'origine polonaise, irlandaise et italienne) et les Sharks (immigrés d'origine portoricaine), font la loi dans le quartier West. Ils se provoquent et s'affrontent à l'occasion. Tony, ex-chef des Jets qui a maintenant pris ses distances avec le gang, et Maria, la sœur du chef des Sharks, tombent amoureux, mais le couple doit subir les forces opposées de leur clan respectif.
La Colère du juste, 1h40
Réalisé par Daniel Mann
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs Paul Muni, David Wayne, Betsy Palmer, Luther Adler, Joby Baker, Joanna Moore
Rôle Lee Roy (uncredited)
Note69% 3.4930153.4930153.4930153.4930153.493015
Le docteur Samuel Abelman a fait de sa vocation un sacerdoce. Depuis quarante-cinq ans il soigne les indigents et les familles miséreuses de Brooklyn.
Rock Rock Rock!, 1h25
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Musical
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Tuesday Weld, Connie Francis, Valerie Harper, David Winters, LaVern Baker, Jack Collins
Rôle Melville
Note53% 2.657172.657172.657172.657172.65717
Une adolescente, Dori Graham, n'arrive pas à convaincre son père de lui acheter une robe bustier, alors elle décide de rassembler elle-même l'argent à temps pour le bal.

Réalisateur

Dancin' It's On, 1h29
Réalisé par David Winters
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes Danse, Musique
Acteurs David Winters, Ava Fabian
Note28% 1.426611.426611.426611.426611.42661
The film is about two young lovers from different worlds who find a common bond in their love of dance, and who ultimately work together to win a major dance competition. Jennifer, a junior in high school from Beverly Hills, falls in love with the handsome young Ken, who works at her father’s beach-front hotel in Panama City, Florida. While preparing for the competition, they must overcome scheming dance partners, a meddling father and their own doubts in order for their love – and their chances at winning – to prevail.
Welcome 2 Ibiza, 1h35
Réalisé par David Winters
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Romance
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Mackenzie Astin, Gary Busey, Bárbara Elorrieta, David Winters
Note49% 2.4874952.4874952.4874952.4874952.487495
Lauren (Athena Cansino), a young woman from America, learns that her Uncle Sam (director David Winters) has been missing at sea, and that as a result she inherits his beach bar on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. When she arrives, she meets Angelito, a young handsome artist. They go to the bar, only to find it in terrible shape.
Space Mutiny, 1h33
Réalisé par David Winters
Origine Afrique du sud
Genres Science-fiction, Action, Aventure, Horreur, Romance
Thèmes L'espace, La musique, Dans l'espace, Musique, Space opera
Acteurs Reb Brown, Cisse Cameron, Cameron Mitchell, John Phillip Law
Note21% 1.056891.056891.056891.056891.05689
Le Southern Sun est un vaisseau générationnel dont la mission est de coloniser un nouveau monde. Son voyage a duré des générations, et les passagers sont nés et mourront à bord, sans avoir foulé la terre ferme. Cet état de fait déplaît au Flight Cmdr. Elijah Kalgan, qui conspire avec les pirates de la Couronne boréale et l'ingénieur en chef MacPhearson. Kalgan endommage le système de navigation et utilise les Enforcers — la police — pour détourner le vaisseau et aller s'enrichir dans la Couronne boréale.