Biography of distinguished director JJ Abrams
The outstanding author was born on June 27, 1966 in New York City. His family was and still is directly connected with the film industry. His father Gerald William Abrams is still a television producer while his mother was also an executive producer for various shows and films. The artist grew up with his sister, who eventually also became a screenwriter.
At the age of eight, he got on a tour of Universal Studios, completely defining his future. He borrowed an 8mm camera from his father, after which he will later name his joint work. with Steven Spielberg. He started making his first films. In high school, the young artist faced a difficult choice. At one point, he decided to go to college as a dentist, but his father convinced him in time to follow in the footsteps of creativity.
In college, JJ participated in various student film festivals, where he often won or won prizes. The first script of the young author for the film "A Beautiful Life" was also sold there. As a teenager, Abrams had the opportunity to act as a composer for the film "Night Beast". However, the author released his initial serious paintings after graduating from college.
After receiving a creative education, Abrams created films. This was followed by a series of creating scripts for films starring successful actors. So, for example, the picture "Something About Henry" was a hit with audiences and film critics alike. An equally successful script for the film was Forever Young, in which the irresistible Mel Gibson played the main role. The film became a commercial success for that year.
The very first work as a director was several episodes of the television series "Happiness", filmed according to his own script. The experience of working with serials continued in the future. The author took part as a director and screenwriter in such films as "The Spy", which won one of the Golden Globe nominations. It is impossible not to note the work on the pilot episode of the television series "Stay Alive", which became popular both in America and among many viewers around the world. For it, the author received many awards and gained even greater recognition.
Tom Cruise personally reviewed the material shot by Abrams for the TV series Spy and decided that his candidacy was the most suitable for working with Mission Impossible 3. Having received a huge amount of money for his debut as a director, JJ created a great film that fits perfectly into this series. In 2009, the author assembled an excellent team for the second series of the restart of at least famous Star Trek franchise. It became one of the most beloved parts among fans and collected almost four hundred million at the worldwide box office, while having one hundred and fifty. The film was nominated for four Oscars, but only won in one category - best makeup. The director himself was on the list of contenders for the Saturn award as the best director.
The next work of the author was Super 8, to which Steven Spielberg had a hand. Filming was carried out in the strictest secrecy inherent in JJ Abrams, so the work was codenamed "Darling". The painting was a great commercial success. with a budget of $50 million. For this work, the author was awarded the Saturn Award as the best director. In this picture, Abrams was most involved in working with the picture, in which he also served as a screenwriter and producer. .
Star Wars Abrams
In yet another reboot of the legendary franchise, Abrams took over. This time it was Star Wars. Shortly before this, The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm Ltd. Abrams was chosen to continue this series of films. George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise was pleased with this choice and even added that it would be better not to find a contender for his heritage. The author has been reminded many times that he has a four billion dollar film in his hands, so you need to treat it like a pearl, keeping and respecting the memory. Ultimately, the picture became very successful, receiving critical praise and becoming the highest grossing film in North America. At the global box office, the film became the third highest-grossing film of all time.
In the future, a new saga about adventures in a galaxy far, far away was completed by JJ Abrams. The ending turned out to be very controversial for the fans, but the author admits that he was counting on this. Concluding the Skywalker saga was expected to receive both praise, and indignation from the audience. At the moment, the author continues to delight us with his work, simultaneously producing many films and series.