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Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov is a Russian-Kazakh film director known for vampire franchise Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006). He was born Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov on June 25, 1961, in Guryev, Soviet Union (now Atyrau, Kazakhstan). His father, Nuruakhit Bekmambetov, is a manager at Guryev Energy company; his mother, Mira Bogoslavskaya, was a ... See full bio »

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 2016 Liked (producer) (post-production)
 2016 Yolki 5 (producer) (filming)
  Unfriended 2 (producer) (announced)
  Wanted 2 (producer) (announced)
 2015 Samyy luchshiy den! (producer)
 2015 On - drakon (general producer)
 2015 Hardcore Henry (producer)
 2015 Dabl trabl (producer)
 2015 Paws, Bones & Rock'n'roll (producer)
 2014 Yolki 1914 (producer)
 2014 The Snow Queen 2 (producer)
 2014 Gorko! 2 (producer)
 2014 Unfriended (producer)
 2013 Yolki 3 (producer)
 2013 Gorko! (producer)
 2013 Game of Truth (producer)
 2012 Snow Queen (producer)
 2012 Dzhentlmeny, udachi! (producer)
 2011 Kikoriki: Team Invincible (producer)
 2011 The Darkest Hour (producer)
 2011 Yolki 2 (producer)
 2011 Apollo 18 (producer)
 2011 Lucky Trouble (executive producer)
 2010 Six Degrees of Celebration (producer)
 2010 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Chernaya Molniya (producer)
 2009/I 9 (producer)
 2007 Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie (producer)
 2002 Gaz - russkie mashiny (Documentary) (producer)
 2000 Nashi 90-e (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2000) ... (producer)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on producing Hardcore Henry (2015)] Sharlto [Sharlto Copley] was a big part of the plan. He's very creative. His first movie, District 9 (2009), was a really good example of collaboration between actor and director. And I knew he was brave. I had invited him to go to Kazakhstan for a small film festival and he jumped on a plane and came. I figured he would be very, very important for Ilya [... See more »


First name is pronounced "TEE-Moor"

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