Doug Liman Net Worth: Produced in New York in 1964, Doug Liman’s interest in making films started when he was a teen. He made several short films and registered in Ny ‘s International Center of Photography. Liman attended Brown University and worked to develop a student-run cable TV station. After graduation, Liman registered in graduate school in the University of Southern California. His first directorial attempt came on 1994’s “Getting In”, a comedy starring Andrew McCarthy and Stephen Mailer. In 1999, his film “Go” was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Director. His first production credit came on 2002’s smash hit “The Bourne Identity”, which he also directed. It’s the only Bourne film Liman has directed, though he executive produced “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum”. He’s since directed “Jumper”, “Fair Game”, and “Edge of Tomorrow”. He’s a cofounder of web site 30ninjas.com and works mainly with Hypnotic.
As of 2001, Vice Chairman of the production company HYPNOTIC.
Originally did not want to cast Scott Wolf in Go (1999) because Katie Holmes was already in the movie, and he did not want the movie to star two television actors. However, he saw him talking in a hallway with Jay Mohr and realized that the chemistry between the two would be good in the movie.
Attended and graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1992).
Attended and graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island (1988).
Use of characters doubling as spies or agents
Use of humor in unusual settings
Prevalent use of Steadicam shots
Edge of Tomorrow was such an ambitious movie and a personal one. It was a labor of love for us all.
Paris is very close to my heart. It's the most beautiful city in the world, but on Edge of Tomorrow I got to showcase it in a completely different light.
[people turning up for a wet film premiere of Edge of Tomorrow at 5am] It's a testament to Tom Cruise's star power.
[Tom Cruise] People forget that behind the celebrity, he's a brilliant actor who's been in some of our favorite movies. He's extraordinarily talented and his range is incredible.
[on Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)] Tom innately understands that audiences come to the theatre not to watch a god but to see a good movie, and he will do everything in his power to make the film as great as possible. Nobody takes the trust of the audience more sacredly than him. When I'm working on a film, I think about how it will play with a tiny audience of friends whose opinions I respect, basically a 40-bloc radius from my apartment in Manhattan. Tom is thinking how it will play with the entire planet Earth.
I don't really analyze my process. I do know that if it's not right, I won't move on. I'm tenacious to a fault about that.
The movie I end up with is the movie I aspired to make.