Francis Lawrence Biography

Francis Lawrence is an American filmmaker and producer. After establishing himself as a director of music videos and commercials, Lawrence made his feature-length directorial debut with the supernatural thriller Constantine (2005) and has since directed the post-apocalyptic horror film I Am Legend. Three of the four films in the Hunger Games film series, and the spy thriller Red Sparrow (2018).

Lawrence was born to American parents in Vienna, Austria. His father is a Theoretical Physicist who taught at California State University, Northridge and his mother is V.P. Technology at a PR agency. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of three. Lawrence worked as the 2nd assistant camera on the feature Pump Up the Volume directed by Allan Moyle prior to earning his bachelor’s degree in film production at Loyola Marymount University Film School. He went on to work as the first AD on the feature Marching out of Time directed by Anton Vassil in 1993.

In April 2012, Lionsgate Films announced that Lawrence had been selected to direct the film adaptation of the novel Catching Fire. The book and film were the sequels to the blockbuster hit, The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence (no relation). This film adaptation of The Hunger Games was directed by Gary Ross, and both novels were written by Suzanne Collins. Lawrence was officially confirmed as the director for the film on May 3, 2012. He returned to direct the two final parts of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015).

Francis Lawrence Net Worth

Lawrence has an estimated Networth of $ 1 million.

Francis Lawrence Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Justin Haythe, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Jason Matthews. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons. It tells the story of a Russian intelligence officer, who is sent to make contact with a CIA officer in the hope of discovering the identity of a mole.
Red Sparrow premiered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 2018, and was released in the United States on March 2, 2018. The film grossed $151 million worldwide, becoming a modest box-office success, and received mixed reviews from critics, who described it as having “more style than substance”, and criticized the film’s length and over-reliance on graphic violence and sex while praising Jennifer Lawrence’s performance.

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Lawrence Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. The novels have all been developed into films starring Jennifer Lawrence, with the film adaptation of Mockingjay split into two parts. The first two books in the series were both New York Times bestsellers, and Mockingjay topped all US bestseller lists upon its release.

Francis Lawrence Constantine

Constantine is a film directed by Francis Lawrence, in his directorial debut, and starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine. The character of John Constantine was introduced by comic book writer/creator Alan Moore while writing the Swamp Thing, first appearing there in June 1985. Constantine exorcizes demons back to Hell to earn favor with Heaven but has become weary over time. With terminal lung cancer, he helps a troubled police detective learn the truth about her twin sister’s death while simultaneously unraveling a much larger and darker plot.
Constantine was released in the United States and Canada on February 18, 2005, and in Hong Kong on February 8, 2005. The film grossed $230.9 million worldwide from a $100 million budget.

Francis Lawrence Music Videos

All Nite (Don’t Stop)”
Year
Artist(s)
Notes
Ref(s)
All Nite (Don’t Stop)”
2004
Janet Jackson
Wrong Impression
2002
Natalie Imbruglia
Whenever, Wherever/Suerte
2001
Shakira
Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video
What’s So Different?
1999
Ginuwine
What You Waiting For?
2004
Gwen Stefani
Nominated — MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video
Warning
2001
Green Day
Warning
2002
Incubus
Waiting for Tonight/Una Noche Mas
1999
Jennifer Lopez
Volvo Driving Soccer Mom
2003
Everclear
Unbreakable
2013
Daughtry
Turn Your Lights Down Low
1999
Lauryn Hill feat. Bob Marley
Touch Y’all
1993
Omniscience
Too Gone, Too Long
1997
En Vogue
This Time
1994
Life of Agony
Things Just Ain’t the Same
1997
Deborah Cox
They Don’t Want None
1996
Royal C
The Problem
1994
A Western Front
The Call
2001
Backstreet Boys
The Call (Neptunes Remix)
2001
Backstreet Boys
Superman
1996
Unwritten Law
Sunny Hours
2001
Long Beach Dub Allstars feat. will.i.am
Speak
2005
Lindsay Lohan
Unreleased/Cancelled in post-production[2]
Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)
2001
Janet Jackson feat. Missy Elliott & Carly Simon
Someone to Call My Lover
2001
Janet Jackson
Someone to Call My Lover (So So Def Remix)
2001
Janet Jackson feat. Jermaine Dupri
Sk8er Boi
2002
Avril Lavigne
Shining Star
1995
Boyz of Paradize
Sexual Capacity
1996
Color Me Badd
Set It Off
1996
Organized Noize feat. Queen Latifah
Safe in Your Arms
1994
AlldaRon West
Safe in Your Arms
1994
Alldaron West
Rural Feast
2011
Serhat
Run the World (Girls)
2011
Beyoncé
Nominated — MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video
[8]
Rock Your Body
2003
Justin Timberlake
Rhythm Divine
1999
Enrique Iglesias
Pump It
2006
The Black Eyed Peas
[3]
Private Emotion
2000
Ricky Martin
Precious Illusions
2002
Alanis Morissette
Play
2001
Jennifer Lopez
Operations of Nature
1995
Akon
Only Love
1996
The Braxtons
One More Chance
1996
Art Porter feat. Lalah Hathaway
Nod Ya Head (Remix)
2002
Will Smith feat. Christina Vidal & Tra-Knox
Never Be the Same Again
2000
Melanie C featuring Lisa Left-Eye Lopes
My Body
1997
LSG
Mann’s Chinese
1997
Naked
Love Me
1998
112 feat. Mase
Lost My Faith
1999
Seal
Losing a Whole Year
1997
Third Eye Blind
Lights Out
2003
Lisa Marie Presley
Let’s Get It Started
2004
The Black Eyed Peas
Let It Go
1997
Ray J
Lady
1996
Mista
Just like a Pill
2002
Pink
Just Because
2001
Ginuwine
Jenny from the Block
2002
Jennifer Lopez
Jaded
2001
Aerosmith
It’s All About You (Not About Me)
1999
Tracie Spencer
Independent Women Part I
2000
Destiny’s Child
I’m Like a Bird
2000
Nelly Furtado
I’m a Slave 4 U
2001
Britney Spears
I Got It Bad
1996
Tevin Campbell
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
1998
Aerosmith
Human Beings
1998
Seal
How Many Licks?
2000
Lil’ Kim
Here We Come
1998
Timbaland feat. Magoo & Missy Elliott
Here Is Gone
2002
Goo Goo Dolls
Happiness
1997
Vanessa L. Williams
Hands Clean
2002
Alanis Morissette
Behind-the-Scenes
Hands Clean
2002
Alanis Morissette
Version 1
Goodbye To You
2002
Michelle Branch
Gone Till November
1997
Wyclef Jean feat. Refugee Camp All-Stars
Nominated — MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
Go
1994
A Western Front
Girl’s Best Friend
1999
Jay-Z
Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
1998
Pras Michel feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Mýa
Get Right
2005
Jennifer Lopez
Version 1
Nominated — MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
Get Over It
2002
OK Go
Fortunate
1999
Maxwell
For You I Will
1997
Monica
Fire Escape
1998
Fastball
Femininity
1997
Eric Benét
Everything You Want
1997
Ray J
Every Day Is Exactly the Same
2006
Nine Inch Nails
Unreleased/Cancelled in post-production
Emotion
2001
Destiny’s Child
Elevation (Free My Mind)
1995
The BUMS
Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)
1998
Robyn
DNA
1999
Fastball
Cry Me a River
2002
Justin Timberlake
Nominated — MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
Could I Have This Kiss Forever
2000
Whitney Houston featuring Enrique Iglesias
Come Widdit
1995
Ahmad feat. Ras Kass & Saafir
Circus
2008
Britney Spears
Nominated — MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
Nominated — MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video
[6]
C U When U Get There
1997
Coolio feat. 40 Thevz
Buttons
2006
The Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg
[4]
Breaking Up the Girl
2002
Garbage
Film version
Breaking Up the Girl
2002
Garbage
Version 1
Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)
2002
Will Smith
Be Yourself
2005
Audioslave
Bad Romance
2009
Lady Gaga
Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
MTV Video Music Awards – Video of the Year
[7]
Back at One
1999
Brian McKnight
Version 1
Baby Love
2007
Nicole Scherzinger featuring will.i.am
[5]
All I Need to Know
1995
Foreigner
Alive
2001
P.O.D.
Nominated — MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
Adia
1998
Sarah McLachlan

 

Francis Lawrence Movies

ear
Title
Notes
1990
Pump Up the Volume
Assistant director
1993
Marching Out of Time
Assistant director
2005
Constantine
Directorial Debut
2007
I Am Legend
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Movie
2011
Water for Elephants
2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
MTV Movie Award for Best Movie
Nominated — Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Action Movie
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Director
Nominated — Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Nominated — Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Movie
2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2