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John Lee Hancock
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
Denzel Washington has played some iconic cops over the years, but he doesn't get hung up on things like that. For him, it's all about the script.
So when John Lee Hancock came to him with "The Little Things," a 1990-set crime drama about law enforcement and obsession, he was intrigued....
Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
Director, writer and producer John Lee Hancock has a filmography reflecting a penchant for telling extraordinary human stories, a case in point being that of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American college football player and first round NFL draft pick of the...
Monday, Mar. 25, 2019
It's hard to begin watching the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous ambush and a hail of bullets.
That's what happened to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on May 23, 1934, the day the law finally caught up to the couple who had...
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's "The Founder," about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple.
When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milkshake mixers, first beelines to San Bernardino,...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
John Lee Hancock doesn't like to direct movies back to back. His last helming turn came on The Blind Side, a 2009 release which was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award and featured a Best Lead Actress Oscar-winning performance by Sandra Bullock. While the iron was hot for him...