The American filmmaker wins with “Don’t look up: Cosmic Denial”, an incisive satire inspired the climate crisis.
He was born April 17, 1968, on the same date as the Prince of Orange-Nassau. It doesn’t matter. On the other hand, the film “The bride was in black”, by François Truffaut,That day, it was published. Adam McKay later added it to the list of his favourite titles.
He was born in Denver Colorado. Denverites, Adam McKay has a preference: Pam Grier, the sexy bombshell of “Foxy Brown”.
He was also one of the founding members for the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), improvisation group founded in 1990. Installation in New York with immediate success. Adam McKay discovers the best place in Hell’s Kitchen (“the Devil’s Kitchen”) and creates it. It is a low-rise room for striptease. The UCB will offer “Big Dirty Hands” (translate).
He joined forces with Will Ferrell, an American comedian who is not very funny. They shot several films together and performed tons of sketches on Saturday Night Live. They were long friends and fell out over a series of games against the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. Ferrell was the reason McKay met Shira, who is now director. They have two children together.
Star-studded satire in which two astronomers clash against the negligence of politicians (Meryl Streep) as well as the cynicism displayed by talk show hosts (Cate Blanchett), was inspired by his concern about climate change. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence share the same concern. To not offend anyone it was decided that DiCaprio would be the first name on the poster and Jennifer Lawrence would be at the top.
Andrej Plenkovic is the Prime Minister of Croatia and urges his citizens to “Don’t Look Up” because it has a theme that, according to him, is: “information chaos”. His opinion, however, is questionable. He stated that he did so in 2017.“There has never been any civil war in Croatia.”. Plenkovic is dangerous in politics. For the film, however, he is correct.
McKay directed 2015’s “The Big Short”, an entertaining tale about the 2007 stock market fraud that caused a financial crisis. Brad Pitt was supposed to take the lead role but was replaced by Christian Bale. Brad Pitt was still a co-producer, but he kept his secondary role. The film made $140 million, despite all odds.
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McKay signed “Vice”, an invective portrait of Dick Cheney (ex-vice-president of USA) and his dictatorial tendencies, in 2018. His daughter Liz Cheney, a Republican House member (but strongly against Trump), criticised the actor Christian Bale. “He had the opportunity to play a superhero, he screwed up. »
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His next film, “Bad Blood”, will be about the failure and success of Theranos Biotech, which Elizabeth Holmes, who was recently convicted of fraud. The screenplay is adapted from the book by John Carreyrou, son of Gérard Carreyrou, ex-director of information at TF1. Jennifer Lawrence plays the lead role and co-produces this film with her company, Excellent Cadaver. An entire program.
Producor of the series “Succession”, he’s awash with awards. His films have earned him five Oscar nominations (and a plaquette), four Golden Globes nominations, fifteen Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and, more curiously, a Golden Rasperry (the equivalent for the “nanar award of the year”) in recognition of his work on “Holmes & Watson”. Sherlock Holmes’ excessive masturbation causes him to tremors, which proves that he is innocent. The guy could not have been guilty of murder. CQFD.