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Ric Roman Waugh
Born (1968-02-20) February 20, 1968 (age 54)
OccupationDirector, writer, producer
Years active1984–present
Spouse
Tanya Ballinger
(m. 2005)
Children2

Ric Roman Waugh (born February 20, 1968) is an American film director, writer, producer, actor, and former stuntman. He is known for his work in Felon (2008), Snitch (2013), and Shot Caller (2017).[1][2] He wrote and directed Angel Has Fallen (2019), the third installment in the Has Fallen series and will write and direct Night Has Fallen, the fourth installment in the Has Fallen series.

He is the older brother of director Scott Waugh.

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Felon (film)

Felon (film)

Felon is a 2008 American prison film written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The film stars Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer and Harold Perrineau. The film tells the story of the family man who ends up in state prison after he kills an intruder. The story is based on events that took place in the 1990s at the notorious California State Prison, Corcoran. The film was released in the United States on July 18, 2008.

Snitch (film)

Snitch (film)

Snitch is a 2013 American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Dwayne Johnson, based on the experiences of DEA informant James Settembrino. The film was released in the United States on February 22, 2013. The film also stars Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Benjamin Bratt, and Michael Kenneth Williams. The plot focuses on John Matthews, who goes undercover for the DEA after his estranged son Jason Collins is framed in a drug deal by his best friend.

Shot Caller (film)

Shot Caller (film)

Shot Caller is a 2017 American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh. The film chronicles the transformation of a well-to-do family man into a hardened prison gangster, which he undergoes to survive California's penal system after he is incarcerated for his role in a deadly DUI car accident. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Emory Cohen, Jeffrey Donovan, and Evan Jones, with Benjamin Bratt, and Holt McCallany.

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh. It is the third installment in the Has Fallen film series, following Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). The film stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston. The plot again follows United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning as he races against time to clear his name after being framed for a drone attack on the President of the United States, Allan Trumbull.

Has Fallen

Has Fallen

Has Fallen is an American action thriller film series starring Gerard Butler as United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning. The series includes the films Olympus Has Fallen (2013), London Has Fallen (2016), and Angel Has Fallen (2019). The films also star Aaron Eckhart as U.S. President Benjamin Asher, and Morgan Freeman as the Speaker of the House Allan Trumbull. The films have received generally mixed critical reception and have grossed a combined total of $523 million worldwide.

Scott Waugh

Scott Waugh

Scott Waugh is an American film director, producer, and former stunt performer, best known for directing the 2012 war film Act of Valor with Mike McCoy. He also directed the Need for Speed film adaptation. He won the "10 Directors to Watch" award at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Career

Waugh worked as a stunt performer in the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in films such as Universal Soldier, The Last of the Mohicans, Last Action Hero, Hard Target, The Crow, Gone in 60 Seconds, Lethal Weapon 2, Days of Thunder, and The One. He also worked as an actor, in Kuffs (1992) starring Christian Slater and Milla Jovovich.

His first directorial film is In the Shadows (2001), starring James Caan, Matthew Modine, and Cuba Gooding Jr. He later directed Felon (2008), starring Val Kilmer. Waugh worked with actor Dwayne Johnson in Snitch (2013) and was in talks to direct the disaster film Deepwater Horizon in 2012,[3] before changes occurred in the film's development process. In 2019, Waugh directed the third installment in the Fallen film series, titled Angel Has Fallen.[4]

He directed the film Greenland that came out in December 2020.[5][6]

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Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero is a 1993 American fantasy action comedy film directed and produced by John McTiernan and co-written by Shane Black and David Arnott. It is a satire of the action genre and associated clichés, containing several parodies of action films in the form of films within the film. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Jack Slater, a Los Angeles police detective within the Jack Slater action film franchise, while Austin O'Brien co-stars as Danny Madigan, a boy magically transported into the Slater universe, and Charles Dance as Mr. Benedict, a ruthless assassin from the Slater universe who escapes to the real world. Schwarzenegger also served as the film's executive producer and plays himself as the actor portraying Jack Slater.

Hard Target

Hard Target

Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Hong Kong film director John Woo in his U.S. debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work homeless Cajun merchant seaman and former United States Force Recon Marine who saves a young woman named Natasha Binder from a gang of thugs in New Orleans. Chance learns that Binder is searching for her missing father, and agrees to aid Binder in her search. They soon learn that Binder's father has died at the hands of hunt organisers Emil Fouchon and Pik van Cleef, a pair of a ruthless businessman and his right-hand mercenary, who arrange the hunting of homeless men as a form of recreational sport. The screenplay was written by Pfarrer and is based on the 1932 film adaptation of Richard Connell's 1924 short story "The Most Dangerous Game".

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000 film)

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000 film)

Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action heist film starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, Delroy Lindo, Chi McBride, and Will Patton. The film was directed by Dominic Sena, written by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film is a loose remake of the 1974 H. B. Halicki film of the same name.

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O'Connor and Patsy Kensit. It is a sequel to the 1987 film Lethal Weapon and the second installment in the Lethal Weapon film series.

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder is a 1990 American sports action drama film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Caroline Williams, and Michael Rooker. The film also features appearances by real life NASCAR racers, such as Richard Petty, Rusty Wallace, Neil Bonnett, and Harry Gant. Commentator Dr. Jerry Punch, of ESPN, has a cameo appearance, as does co-producer Don Simpson.

Kuffs

Kuffs

Kuffs is a 1992 American action comedy film directed by Bruce A. Evans and produced by Raynold Gideon. The film stars Christian Slater and Tony Goldwyn, as well as Milla Jovovich and Ashley Judd in her film debut. The film was written directly for the screen by Evans and Gideon, both of whom had Slater in mind for the title role. The film is set in and was filmed around San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, and involves a type of law enforcement unique to San Francisco: the Patrol Special police franchises.

Christian Slater

Christian Slater

Christian Michael Leonard Slater is an American actor and producer. He made his film debut with a leading role in The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) and gained wider recognition for his breakthrough role as Jason "J.D." Dean, a sociopathic high school student, in the satire Heathers (1988). He has received critical acclaim for his title role in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot (2015–2019), for which he earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2016, with additional nominations in 2017 and 2018.

In the Shadows (2001 film)

In the Shadows (2001 film)

In the Shadows is a thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Matthew Modine, James Caan, Joey Lauren Adams, Lillo Brancato and Cuba Gooding Jr. It was released in the United States on June 22, 2001. In the film, Modine plays hit man Eric O'Bryne, who is sent to kill veteran Hollywood stuntman Lance Huston (Caan), falls in love with the target's daughter (Adams) and then decides to become a stuntman himself.

James Caan

James Caan

James Edmund Caan was an American actor. He came to prominence playing Sonny Corleone in Coppola's The Godfather (1972) – a performance which earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He reprised his role in The Godfather Part II (1974). He received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. is an American actor. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy nomination.

Felon (film)

Felon (film)

Felon is a 2008 American prison film written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The film stars Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer and Harold Perrineau. The film tells the story of the family man who ends up in state prison after he kills an intruder. The story is based on events that took place in the 1990s at the notorious California State Prison, Corcoran. The film was released in the United States on July 18, 2008.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he was integral to the development and success of the WWE during the Attitude Era, an industry boom period in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Johnson wrestled for WWF/E for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the world's highest-grossing and highest-paid actors.

Filmography

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
1996 Exit Yes No No Credited as "Alan Smithee"[7]
2001 In the Shadows Yes Yes No
2008 Felon Yes Yes No
2013 Snitch Yes Yes No
2015 That Which I Love Destroys Me Yes No Yes Documentary
2017 Shot Caller Yes Yes Yes
2019 Angel Has Fallen Yes Yes No
2020 Greenland Yes No No
2021 National Champions Yes No No
TBA Kandahar Yes Yes No

Stunts

Year Title Notes
1989 Tango & Cash Uncredited
1990 Days of Thunder as Ric Waugh
1991 Hook as Ric Waugh
1992 Kuffs as Ric Waugh;
Assistant stunt coordinator
The Last of the Mohicans as Ric Waugh
1993 Last Action Hero
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Episode: "Apollo One"
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds as Ric Waugh

Acting credits

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Married... with Children Jake as Ric Waugh;
Episode "One Down, Two to Go"
1992 Kuffs Hood

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Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee is an official pseudonym used by film directors who wish to disown a project. Coined in 1968 and used until it was formally discontinued in 2000, it was the sole pseudonym used by members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) when directors, dissatisfied with the final product, proved to the satisfaction of a guild panel that they had not been able to exercise creative control over a film. The director was also required by guild rules not to discuss the circumstances leading to the movie or even to acknowledge being the project's director.

In the Shadows (2001 film)

In the Shadows (2001 film)

In the Shadows is a thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Matthew Modine, James Caan, Joey Lauren Adams, Lillo Brancato and Cuba Gooding Jr. It was released in the United States on June 22, 2001. In the film, Modine plays hit man Eric O'Bryne, who is sent to kill veteran Hollywood stuntman Lance Huston (Caan), falls in love with the target's daughter (Adams) and then decides to become a stuntman himself.

Felon (film)

Felon (film)

Felon is a 2008 American prison film written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The film stars Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer and Harold Perrineau. The film tells the story of the family man who ends up in state prison after he kills an intruder. The story is based on events that took place in the 1990s at the notorious California State Prison, Corcoran. The film was released in the United States on July 18, 2008.

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh. It is the third installment in the Has Fallen film series, following Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). The film stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston. The plot again follows United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning as he races against time to clear his name after being framed for a drone attack on the President of the United States, Allan Trumbull.

Greenland (film)

Greenland (film)

Greenland is a 2020 American disaster thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. The film stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis, and follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth.

Kandahar (upcoming film)

Kandahar (upcoming film)

Kandahar is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and produced by Gerard Butler who also stars in the film alongside Ali Fazal.

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder is a 1990 American sports action drama film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Caroline Williams, and Michael Rooker. The film also features appearances by real life NASCAR racers, such as Richard Petty, Rusty Wallace, Neil Bonnett, and Harry Gant. Commentator Dr. Jerry Punch, of ESPN, has a cameo appearance, as does co-producer Don Simpson.

Hook (film)

Hook (film)

Hook is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning / Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy. It acts as a sequel of sorts to J. M. Barrie's 1911 novel Peter and Wendy focusing on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten all about his childhood. In his new life, he is known as Peter Banning, a successful but unimaginative and workaholic lawyer with a wife and two children. However, when Captain Hook, the enemy of his past, kidnaps his children, he returns to Neverland to save them. Along the journey, he reclaims the memories of his past and becomes a better person.

Kuffs

Kuffs

Kuffs is a 1992 American action comedy film directed by Bruce A. Evans and produced by Raynold Gideon. The film stars Christian Slater and Tony Goldwyn, as well as Milla Jovovich and Ashley Judd in her film debut. The film was written directly for the screen by Evans and Gideon, both of whom had Slater in mind for the title role. The film is set in and was filmed around San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, and involves a type of law enforcement unique to San Francisco: the Patrol Special police franchises.

Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero is a 1993 American fantasy action comedy film directed and produced by John McTiernan and co-written by Shane Black and David Arnott. It is a satire of the action genre and associated clichés, containing several parodies of action films in the form of films within the film. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Jack Slater, a Los Angeles police detective within the Jack Slater action film franchise, while Austin O'Brien co-stars as Danny Madigan, a boy magically transported into the Slater universe, and Charles Dance as Mr. Benedict, a ruthless assassin from the Slater universe who escapes to the real world. Schwarzenegger also served as the film's executive producer and plays himself as the actor portraying Jack Slater.

From the Earth to the Moon (miniseries)

From the Earth to the Moon (miniseries)

From the Earth to the Moon is a 12-part 1998 HBO television miniseries co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick telling the story of the Apollo program during the 1960s and early 1970s in docudrama format. Largely based on Andrew Chaikin's 1994 book, A Man on the Moon, the series is known for its accurate telling of the story of Apollo and the special effects under visual director Ernest D. Farino.

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000 film)

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000 film)

Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action heist film starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, Delroy Lindo, Chi McBride, and Will Patton. The film was directed by Dominic Sena, written by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film is a loose remake of the 1974 H. B. Halicki film of the same name.

Collaborators

Actor/actress In the Shadows (2001) Felon (2008) Snitch (2013) That Which I Love Destroys Me (2015) Shot Caller (2017) Angel Has Fallen (2019) Greenland (2020) National Champions (2021) Night Has Fallen (TBA) Greenland: Migration (TBA)
Jon Bernthal Yes Yes
Benjamin Bratt Yes Yes
Andrew Bachelor Yes Yes Yes
David Buckley Yes Yes
Jonathan Chibnall Yes Yes Yes
Gerard Butler Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gerhard Daum Yes Yes
Dana Gonzales Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Holt McCallany Yes Yes
Morena Baccarin Yes Yes
Vincent Garcia Newman Yes Yes
Harold Perrineau Yes Yes

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In the Shadows (2001 film)

In the Shadows (2001 film)

In the Shadows is a thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Matthew Modine, James Caan, Joey Lauren Adams, Lillo Brancato and Cuba Gooding Jr. It was released in the United States on June 22, 2001. In the film, Modine plays hit man Eric O'Bryne, who is sent to kill veteran Hollywood stuntman Lance Huston (Caan), falls in love with the target's daughter (Adams) and then decides to become a stuntman himself.

Felon (film)

Felon (film)

Felon is a 2008 American prison film written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The film stars Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer and Harold Perrineau. The film tells the story of the family man who ends up in state prison after he kills an intruder. The story is based on events that took place in the 1990s at the notorious California State Prison, Corcoran. The film was released in the United States on July 18, 2008.

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh. It is the third installment in the Has Fallen film series, following Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). The film stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston. The plot again follows United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning as he races against time to clear his name after being framed for a drone attack on the President of the United States, Allan Trumbull.

Greenland (film)

Greenland (film)

Greenland is a 2020 American disaster thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. The film stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis, and follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth.

Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal

Jonathan Edward Bernthal is an American actor. Beginning his career in the early 2000s, he came to prominence for portraying Shane Walsh on the AMC horror series The Walking Dead, where he was a starring cast member in the first two seasons. Bernthal achieved further recognition as The Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), originating the role on the second season of the Netflix action series Daredevil (2016) and headlining an eponymous series from 2017 to 2019; Bernthal's likeness was also used for the character in the Marvel Comics series The Punisher: War Machine (2017) and an ongoing Punisher comic book series. His film roles include Snitch (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Fury (2014), Sicario (2015), The Accountant (2016), Baby Driver (2017), Wind River (2017), Widows (2018), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Those Who Wish Me Dead, King Richard, and The Many Saints of Newark, and We Own This City in (2022)

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt is an American actor and producer who has worked in film and on television. He had supporting roles in the 1990s in such box office hits as Demolition Man (1993), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and The River Wild (1994). From 1995 to 1999, he starred as New York City Police Department (NYPD) Detective Rey Curtis on the NBC drama series Law & Order.

David Buckley

David Buckley

David Buckley is a British composer of film and television scores, based in Santa Monica, California.

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor and film producer. After studying law, he turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs Brown (1997), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Tale of the Mummy (1998). In 2000, he starred as Count Dracula in the gothic horror film Dracula 2000 with Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller.

Gerhard Daum

Gerhard Daum

Gerhard Daum is a German composer specialising in film scores, musician and music producer.

Dana Gonzales

Dana Gonzales

Dana W. Gonzales is an American director and cinematographer from Los Angeles, California.

Holt McCallany

Holt McCallany

Holt McCallany is an American actor. He is known for portraying FBI Special Agent Bill Tench on the series Mindhunter (2017–2019) and has had several supporting roles in various television series and films, including Casualties of War, Alien 3, Three Kings, Fight Club, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Shot Caller, Wrath of Man and The Ice Road. He also played Les, a young film student graduate in the film The Search for One-eye Jimmy.

Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau is an American actor best known for his roles as Michael Dawson in the ABC television series Lost (2004–2010), Augustus Hill in the HBO television series Oz (1997–2003), Sheriff Boyd Stevens in the Epix television From, Link in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996). He has also starred in the films Smoke (1995), for which was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, The Edge (1997), The Best Man (1999), Woman on Top (2000), and 28 Weeks Later (2007). His other television credits include Sons of Anarchy (2012), Constantine (2014–2015), Claws (2017–2022), and The Rookie (2019–2021).

Source: "Ric Roman Waugh", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_Roman_Waugh.

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References
  1. ^ "'Shot Caller' Director on Getting His Movie to Theaters: 'This Was One Massive F—ing Boulder'". Variety. August 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "On the Inside: To Make His Feature Shot Caller, Ric Roman Waugh Learned How to Shoot in a Real-Life Prison". moviemaker. August 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 24, 2012). "Summit, Participant Tap Ric Roman Waugh To Helm 'Deepwater Horizon' Oil Rig Disaster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Ric Roman Waugh On To Direct Angel Has Fallen". empireonline. July 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "'Greenland': Film Review | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Andreas Wiseman,Anthony; Wiseman, Andreas; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-10-01). "ErosSTX Gerard Butler Thriller 'Greenland' Skipping U.S. Theatrical Release For PVOD; HBO Nabs Pay-TV & Streaming In Big Deal". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  7. ^ Roberts, Jerry (June 5, 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810863781 – via Google Books.
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