Len Wiseman
American film director
Len Wiseman
For the chemist, see Leonard Albert Wiseman Leonard "Len" Ryan Wiseman is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his work on the Underworld series, Live Free or Die Hard and Total Recall. He is married to English actress Kate Beckinsale and is stepfather to her daughter Lily. They live in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
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It's divorce for Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman - Los Angeles Times
Google News - 4 months
Los Angeles Times It's divorce for Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman Los Angeles Times Kate Beckinsale and her director husband, Len Wiseman, are getting divorced — meaning it's over for a marriage born in the “Underworld.” Wiseman filed the papers, and neither party is requesting spousal support, according to TMZ. That choice suggests ... Kate Beckinsale's Husband Len Wiseman Files for Divorce 11 Months After SeparationE! Online Director Len Wiseman files for divorce from Kate BeckinsaleUSA TODAY Kate Beckinsale's Husband Len Wiseman Files for DivorcePEOPLE.com Huffington Post -Entertainment Tonight -TMZ.com -PerezHilton.com all 113 news articles »
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It's divorce for Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman
LATimes - 4 months
Kate Beckinsale and her director husband, Len Wiseman, are getting divorced — meaning it’s over for a marriage born in the “Underworld.” Wiseman filed the papers, and neither party is requesting spousal support, according to TMZ. That choice suggests a prenuptial agreement is in place.  Last November,...
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'No drama' between Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman as source confirms their split
LATimes - over 1 year
Kate Beckinsale and her director husband, Len Wiseman, have reportedly split, but on good terms, after more than a 11 years of marriage. "There has been no drama," a source told People, which confirmed the long-suspected breakup through a source Friday after Wiseman was spotted hanging out at the...
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A Screenwriter Paid For A Full Page Ad In The Hollywood Reporter To Pitch 'Die Hard 6'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A big budget Hollywood studio and an array of writers and directors have had five chances to perfect the "Die Hard" formula -- some more successfully than others (cough Jai Courtney cough) -- so maybe it's about time someone a little less well-known took a crack at it.  According to the AV Club, independent screenwriter Eric D. Wilkinson took out a full page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to pitch his own version of the beloved action series that first introduced Bruce Willis' John McClane to audiences in 1988. Now that's what we call entrepreneurial spirit! Wilkinson, who describes himself as a "crazy addict" for all things "Die Hard," decided to take the franchise's future into his own hands. His proposed origin story would flash between past and present versions of McClane, as he wrestles with the murder of a child 34 years ago, while stopping a terrorist attack during a prison riot in present day.  The always reliable Twitterverse immediately jumped on the story and one ...
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A Screenwriter Paid For A Full Page Ad In The Hollywood Reporter To Pitch 'Die Hard 6'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A big budget Hollywood studio and an array of writers and directors have had five chances to perfect the "Die Hard" formula -- some more successfully than others (cough Jai Courtney cough) -- so maybe it's about time someone a little less well-known took a crack at it.  According to the AV Club, independent screenwriter Eric D. Wilkinson took out a full page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to pitch his own version of the beloved action series that first introduced Bruce Willis' John McClane to audiences in 1988. Now that's what we call entrepreneurial spirit! Wilkinson, who describes himself as a "crazy addict" for all things "Die Hard," decided to take the franchise's future into his own hands. His proposed origin story would flash between past and present versions of McClane, as he wrestles with the murder of a child 34 years ago, while stopping a terrorist attack during a prison riot in present day.  The always reliable Twitterverse immediately jumped on the story and one ...
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Kate Beckinsale's Daughter Lily Is All Grown Up
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Kate Beckinsale attended the 2013 Pink Party presented by Elyse Walker last night (Oct. 19) with her daughter Lily Sheen and husband Len Wiseman. Lily, who is Beckinsale's only child with ex Michael Sheen, looked all grown up in a strapless patterned dress as she posed alongside her famous mom, who donned a red Donna Karan frock. The 14-year-old was all smiles while walking the red carpet with Beckinsale, who turned 40 in July. (Can you believe that?) Read More... More on Movies
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Top Tips From the World's Best Cruisers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Nicholas DeRenzo. How do you choose the perfect cabin, make your own porthole, and never, ever get lost at sea? The winners of our World's Best Cruiser contest spill their time-tested cruising secrets. MEET OUR EXPERTS We recently asked readers to stake their claim to the title World's Best Cruiser. After 11,000 votes from BT readers, it was clear that Martha and Ken Wiseman of Romeoville, Ill., had made a watertight case: The retired educators have hit almost 350 ports on nearly 70 cruises in the past 38 years. "In 1973, we met a couple who had just gotten off a cruise," Martha says. "Our eyes lit up as they described it -- and we never looked back!" Click here to see 30 Beautiful Photos of the Caribbean! 1. CHOOSE YOUR CABIN WISELY Choosing a cabin is all about location, location, location. Check the ship's layout online before booking, and opt for a room with passenger floors above and below you. You don't want to try to sleep right u ...
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Kate Beckinsale & Len Wiseman: Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Kate Beckinsale and her husband Len Wiseman pose for a picture together at the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner on Saturday evening (September 28) at Beso restaurant in Hollywood. On the carpet, the 40-year-old actress ran into the charity’s frontwoman Eva Longoria herself – the two gave each other a big hug when they exchanged greetings! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kate Beckinsale Earlier in the day, Kate and Len attended a PTA meeting at her daughter Lily‘s school in Los Angeles. FYI: Kate is wearing a Helmut Lang suit, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a DVF bag. 10+ pictures inside of Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman stepping out in style to support the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner…
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5 Surprisingly Great Things About Sleepy Hollow
Best Week Ever - over 3 years
So, you might be thinking: “Sleepy Hollow? Nope. Don’t need another old-timey-literature/modern mystery mashup in my life.” We thought that too, for a minute. And then we actually watched the first episode of the Fox drama. And yes, that is exactly what it is. But done in with the blend of scary and funny that gets us. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writers behind the new Star Trek movies and Fringe, and Underworld director Len Wiseman seem to have got it right so far. Here are five things we didn’t realize we’d love about this admittedly kooky show: 1. Funny dialogue. Of course, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who died in the Revolutionary War and just woke up in the 20th century, and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), who just saw a headless horseman murder her partner, have serious things to talk about. But then they also have time to discuss the prevalence of Starbucks in the world (“Is there some kind of law?” Ichabod wonders about the coffee chain; “Did you get up to pee?” sh ...
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'Sleepy Hollow' review: Ichabod Crane's wake-up call
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Would television even survive if shows had to make logical sense all the time? [...] that's just about where series creators Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman tossed the short story out and threw in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, imported the witch trials from neighboring Massachusetts, updated them by nearly 100 years, ignored the fact that Irving's story is set after the Revolutionary War and launched the show's pilot smack dab in the middle of a battle between the Redcoats and the colonials. Capitalizing on mythsCrane (Tom Mison, "Parade's End") is slaying Redcoats left and right when suddenly a huge mercenary in an iron mask gallops in on a white horse, leaps to the ground and engages Ichabod in combat. Compelling paceMison makes an appealing Crane, albeit nothing like Irving's quivering creation, and Beharie is an equally sympathetic cop who suspends her own disbelief in Ichabod's far-fetched story because of an incident in her own past. John Ch ...
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Kate Beckinsale Bares Bangin' Bikini Body in Cabo
Just Jared - over 3 years
Kate Beckinsale shows off her amazing bikini body while lounging out by the pool on Wednesday afternoon (August 21) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The 40-year-old actress is on vacation with her husband Len Wiseman and her 14-year-old daughter Lily. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kate Beckinsale Next up on Kate‘s slate for this year is The Trials of Cate McCall, in which she plays a former hotshot lawyer who is in recovery and to be reinstated at the bar and receive custody of her daughter, she must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder. 20+ pictures inside of Kate Beckinsale showing off her body at the pool…
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Director Len Wiseman exits 'The Mummy' reboot at Universal
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Len Wiseman has exited Universal's reboot of "The Mummy," which is still moving full-speed ahead. Scheduling issues have forced Wiseman to leave the project. Producers Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will begin searching for a new director immediately. Jon Spaihts wrote the script, which aims to reinvent the "Mummy" series, which grossed $1.25 billion over the course of three films. Wiseman previously indicated that Kurtzman and Orci were envisioning a darker, scarier take on the "Mummy" mythology that would still appeal to all ...
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Kate Beckinsale & Len Wiseman Go Shopping in Santa Monica
Just Jared - over 3 years
Kate Beckinsale keeps it chic as she does a little shopping on Saturday afternoon (June 8) in Santa Monica, Calif. The 39-year-old actress was joined by her hubby Len Wiseman, as the couple stopped to refuel with some coffee. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kate Beckinsale A few weeks earlier, Kate and Len were spotted at producer Joel Silver‘s Memorial Day Party with her 14-year-old daughter Lily in Malibu. Kate‘s next role is in the upcoming drama The Trials of Cate McCall, which is set to hit theaters later this year.
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. 17 Girls A few years ago, news broke that 18 girls in a Massachusetts high school got pregnant during one school year, possibly the result of a pregnancy pact. 17 Girls relocates that provocative premise to a small French town, where the pregnancy of a devastatingly charismatic alpha female prompts over a dozen copycat pregnancies. Slow-paced and stylishly mopey, it's less about individual characters than pretty teenagers en masse, as they leap heedlessly into life-altering decisions, unable to imagine life after age 18 and disbelieving that any adult could possibly lead a life worth living. But while it may be accurate to film teenaged girls as if they're herd animals, the film' disinterest in individual characters gives it a drifting, unmoored quality. ALISON HALLETT Clinton Street Theater. 25 New Faces of Independent Film A survey of emerging filmmakers, selected by Filmmaker Magazine. This year ...
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Now playing
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Now playing Arbitrage In writer-director Nicholas Jarecki's smooth, snooze-inducing anti-thriller - about a high-finance magnate whose cushy life is threatened - an exceedingly dapper Richard Gere appears in nice suits and handsome close-ups that serve no purpose other than to remind us how exceedingly dapper Richard Gere looks in nice suits and handsome close-ups. Bachelorette Three skinny, self-absorbed, drug-snorting snots (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) accidentally tear the wedding dress of an overweight friend (Rebel Wilson) and set off on a wee-hours crusade to fix it. Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin's damply poetic debut film follows 6-year-old Hushpuppy (the elemental Quvenzhane Wallis), a denizen of a dirt-poor community in the wetness of the Louisiana Delta, as she copes with a storm she thinks she caused. The Bourne Legacy This death-rattle addendum to the Bourne trilogy features a new secret agent (Jeremy Renner) running from ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Len Wiseman
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 38
    He directed the 2012 release Total Recall, which starred Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, and his wife Kate Beckinsale In 2013 it was announced that Wiseman would direct a live action film version of the comic book series The Darkness (though no updates have been announced as of March 2016).
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    Wiseman has also directed the pilot episodes of three television series - the 2010 launch of CBS's Hawaii Five-0, the 2013 pilot of Fox's Sleepy Hollow, and the 2016 pilot of Fox series Lucifer.
    More Details Hide Details All three series were picked up for ongoing production, though Wiseman was not involved in further episodes. Wiseman was born and raised in Fremont, California. He attended American High School and later studied film at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    In 2007, he directed the fourth installment of the Die Hard series, Live Free or Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis, which opened to generally favorable reviews and box office success.
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  • 2006
    Age 32
    He directed the 2006 sequel Underworld: Evolution and acted as a producer for both Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld: Awakening and Underworld: Blood Wars.
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  • 2004
    Age 30
    Wiseman married Beckinsale on May 9, 2004, in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California. and, on November 20, 2015, it was announced that they were divorcing.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    Wiseman's first marriage was to a kindergarten teacher named Dana. He divorced her, finalized near Christmas 2003, after meeting Kate Beckinsale on the set of the 2003 release Underworld.
    More Details Hide Details Beckinsale also ended a relationship with her partner Michael Sheen.
    In 2003, Wiseman co-created and directed the film, Underworld.
    More Details Hide Details Despite receiving generally negative reviews from critics, the film did well at the box office and has gained a cult following.
  • 2002
    Age 28
    He received a Best Art Direction nomination for Quarashi's "Stick 'Em Up" at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards and a Best Director nomination for Rufus Wainwright's "Across the Universe" at the Music Video Production Association (MVPA) Awards.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on March 4, 1973.
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