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Jonathan Liebesman

Jonathan Liebesman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 15, 1976. He would remain in his home country, studying filmmaking at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, until 1996; that year, he traveled to New York City to visit his cousin who was attending New York University. Soon after the visit, ... See full bio »

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Battle Los Angeles
Genesis and Catastrophe
Darkness Falls
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Audio commentary for the film Darkness Falls (2003) with James Vanderbilt, Jason Shuman and William Sherak.

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[on directing Battle Los Angeles (2011)] I think that what we were trying to do was make a war movie that had aliens, rather than do an alien movie that just had soldiers as an afterthought. It was an opportunity to to try and examine what an alien invasion would be really like, from the point of view of a platoon.


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