Doug Liman (Director/Producer)
Doug Liman (Director/Producer)

Doug Liman (Director/Producer) has become acknowledged as one of the most vibrant and original voices in American film with his critically acclaimed and highly successful features 'Swingers,' 'Go,' 'The Bourne Identity,' 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith,' 'Jumpers,' and next out - 'Fair Game' - starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.

Born in New York City, Liman attended the International Center of Photography while still in high school. He attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he helped found the school’s student-run cable television station. Liman began making short films at the age of seven and on into junior high school. He attended the graduate program of the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California.

Filmmaker Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper) talks about one of his biggest challenges on his movies --the casting process!  Listen to him discuss casting Matt Damon's leading lady in Bourne Identity and one of the most famous couples in the world - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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Film School Dropout: Director Doug Liman

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Filmmaker Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper) talks about how to deal with rejection in Hollywood and developing a "thick skin." Watch the video and hear him tell you the ups and downs of what its like to stick around in Hollywood.

Director Doug Liman (Swingers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper) shares his best advice for young and aspiring filmmakers.

"If you do nothing else when you make your short film, push yourself beyond where you are comfortable, so you can learn," advises Liman.

'Bourne Identity' filmmaker Doug Liman shares advice about dealing with rejection in Hollywood for our First Take with him in an Exclusive Rogue Spotlight.

"Failure in Hollywood is not about falling down because we all fall down, but failure in Hollywood is about not getting back up," shares Liman about filmmaking.  That's how 'Swingers' got made, this cult classic - perseverance.

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