Josh Lucas (born June 20, 1971) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in several Hollywood films, including Glory Road and Poseidon.
Lucas was born Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer in Little Rock, Arkansas to Don Maurer, an ER-doctor, and Michelle, a nurse. At the time of his birth, his parents were living on an Indian reservation. Lucas grew up traveling the South with his parents (who were anti-nuclear activists) and younger siblings, two sisters and a brother; by the age of 13, he had lived in 30 different locations, including the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. The family eventually settled in the small town of Gig Harbor, Washington, which is now an exurb or dormitory town of Tacoma. He attended Kopachuck Middle School. He later graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 1989. Lucas started acting in high school plays. He did not attend college, in order to pursue his acting career.
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Poseidon is a 2006 remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. It was released on May 12, 2006 and stars Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Emmy Rossum and Richard Dreyfuss. It is directed by Wolfgang Petersen and was produced and distributed by Warner Bros., in association with Virtual Studios. The film also had a simultaneous release in the IMAX format. Executive Producers are Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni, Sheila Allen and Benjamin Waisbren. It was nominated for a single Academy Award in the visual effects category.The story centers on the Poseidon, a luxury ocean liner, named for the Greek god of the sea, in the midst of a transatlantic crossing.The beginning focuses on a brief introduction to the main characters, as they go about their activities and business throughout the ship: Jennifer Ramsey (Emmy Rossum) and Christian (Mike Vogel) are a young couple hoping to soon be engaged, but her father former New York City Mayor Robert Ramsey (...,
Glory Road is a 2006 film released on January 13 2006. The film was released straight to DVD in some countries. The film deals with the events of the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, in which Texas Western College coach Don Haskins led a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history.Several scenes in this movie were filmed at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), which was formerly Texas Western College, and El Paso High School in El Paso, Texas, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Chalmette High School in Chalmette, Louisiana.As of February 12, 2006, the film grossed a total of 40.7 million dollars in the domestic Box Office.Glory Road is also the title of Haskins' autobiography, a national bestseller released in 2005 by Hyperion Books. The book details Haskins' early life as a player and coach and the focuses on the 1966 team and the aftermath of the championship, which is...,
Stealth is a 2005 action/adventure thriller starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. Stealth was a colossal box office bomb that lost $99.6 million, one of the biggest box office losses of all time. The movie is directed by Rob Cohen.
In the near future, the U.S. Government develops a program to target international terrorists or other enemies of the state hard, fast, and quiet; in addition to this prime directive, the program is authorized to test virtually any new or innovative technology to achieve these objectives. The initial stages produce three new attack jets with impressive payload, speed, and stealth capabilities: the F/A-37 Talon series. As an exclusive program, over 400 pilots apply for the chance to participate, but only three are chosen in the initial squadron: Lt. Ben Ganon, Lt. Kara Wade, and Lt. Henry Purcell. Their mission success rate is near perfect, scoring 100/100 for achieving all mission objectives in field testing. This is a composite score for...,
An Unfinished Life is a 2005 film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström. The film stars Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, and Morgan Freeman. It is the story of a Wyoming rancher who must reconcile his relationship with his estranged family, after family members move from the big city to stay with him and his hired hand.
While set in Wyoming, the movie was actually filmed in Canada. Reviews of the film have been mixed, with many critics praising the acting rapport of Redford and Freeman while panning the predictability of the well-trodden storyline. The aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 53% rotten (or "negative") rating among the 127 professional critics compiled by the site. Still in shock from his only son's death a decade ago, Einar (Redford) has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage. It is revealed that his wife, Nelly, left him for another man and now lives in Colorado. Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired handyman and...,
Undertow (2004) is the third film by young American filmmaker David Gordon Green.
The film is by far Green's most mainstream film in that it deals with a story more accessible and fairytale-like than his earlier and extremely personal films. It is also the first to use a full cast of well-known actors. The protagonist of the film is Chris Munn played by Jamie Bell. Bell is a young actor from the UK most known for his portrayal of the title character in Billy Elliot. In the film he portrays a somewhat troubled and restless teen. Bell's flawless southern accent was praised by audiences. His father John Munn is played by Dermot Mulroney. John Munn's brother Deel comes to visit and is portrayed by Josh Lucas. His arrival stirs up old feelings in the Munn family, mostly the father John. Soon unexpected events shock young Chris and his younger brother into action as they are forced to run away from home.
The boys' journey takes them to an assortment of fairytale-like characters and leads...,
Around the Bend is a 2004 film written and directed by Jordan Roberts. The film is inspired by the relationship between Roberts and the absentee father he barely knew.
Secondhand Lions is a 2003 American adventure/comedy film about a young boy who is sent to live with his two eccentric but mysterious great-uncles on a farm in Texas. The movie was filmed in Lockhart, Texas.
Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is sent to live with his uncles by his mother (who claims she is going to go to court reporting school), so that he can find the fortune they have supposedly accumulated. When they first arrive, Hub and Garth McCann (Robert Duvall, Michael Caine) are knee-deep in their pond, shooting at catfish with shotguns. His cousins, also strong believers in the fortune, arrive a day after his mother leaves to ingratiate themselves into the good graces of Hub and Garth. They scare Walter away, and he runs to telephone his mother. He discovers that she is not actually enrolled at the school, but has lied...again.
With no recourse but to return to his uncles' farm, Walter eventually becomes used to their quirky, socially atypical mannerisms and they become used to him...
The Weight of Water is a 1997 bestselling novel by Anita Shreve. Half of the novel is historical fiction that speculates about the true events of the Smuttynose Island murders of 1873.In 1873, two women living on the Isles of Shoals, a group of islands off the coast of New Hampshire, were brutally murdered. A third woman, named Maren, survived by cowering in a sea cave until dawn. More than a century later, Jean, a magazine photographer working on a photoessay about the murders, returns to the Isles with her husband, Thomas, and their five-year-old daughter, Billie, aboard a boat skippered by her brother-in-law, Rich, who has brought along his girlfriend, Adaline. As Jean becomes immersed in the details of the 19th-century murders, Thomas and Adaline find themselves drawn together-with potentially ruinous consequences.The novel is split into two parts: the present day, told from Jean's point of view, and 1873, told in first person from Maren's point of view.A film adaptation of the...
The article could be improved by integrating relevant items into the main text and removing inappropriate items.Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 movie that was released on September 27, 2002 and was directed by Andy Tennant.Tagline: Sometimes What You're Looking For Is Right Where You Left ItThe movie starts out with two kids running on a beach. They are Jake Perry and Melanie Smooter. Both are ten years old. It's raining and lightning is striking every couple of seconds. Jake looks over at Melanie. He tells her that he wants to marry her. She asks him why. He says so that he can kiss her whenever he wants. He leans into kiss her just as lightning is about to strike the very spot where they stand.An older Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) now lives in New York and is a famous fashion designer. She is putting the finishing touches on a show for later that night. She goes to her apartment and there are rose petals all over the place. She smiles since she knows they are from her boyfriend Andrew...,
A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate (Economics) mathematician. The film was directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman, and was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. The film also stars Russell Crowe, along with Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Paul Bettany.
The film begins in the early years of Nash's life at Princeton University as he develops his "original idea" that will revolutionize the mathematics world. Later, Nash develops schizophrenia and must endure paranoid and delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings upon his wife and friends.
The film's theatrical release was on December 21, 2001, and was well received by critics. It went on to win four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress. It was also nominated for Best Leading Actor, Best Editing, Best...,
Session 9 is a 2001 horror film directed by Brad Anderson. The film is set in and around the Danvers State Mental Hospital. Five asbestos removers led by Gordon (Peter Mullan) and Phil (David Caruso) arrive at the asylum to try to complete an Asbestos abatement job in only five days. As the days progress, each man begins to crack under the strain of the harsh deadline and unnerving environment. Additionally, their distrust of each other is balanced by the increasing feeling that something is evil in the building. The film is softly paced and slowly reveals the psychology of the men whilst testing their relationships.
Danvers State Hospital has been closed since 1985. Gordon, the owner of the asbestos stripping business accepts the job, ambitiously claiming he can clear the building of toxic materials in just one week. As Gordon initially examines the hospital, he comes along a creepy hallway, empty except for a broken wheelchair sitting in the middle. He zones out a little, he thinks...,
American Psycho is a 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel American Psycho which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on April 14, 2000. The film stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, with Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Justin Theroux, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Willem Dafoe and Samantha Mathis.
Mary Harron, who had previously directed I Shot Andy Warhol based on the story of Valerie Solanas, directed the film and co-wrote its screenplay with Guinevere Turner. This screenplay was selected over three others, including one by Ellis himself; according to Turner, Ellis' script ended with a giant musical number. When she asked Ellis about this, she says he admitted he had been unable to think of a good way to end his script. Turner claims Ellis' only complaint with the movie was Bateman's moonwalk before killing Paul Allen. Although the movie doesn't fully depict all of Bateman's goings on that occurred in the novel, the film accurately depicts the...,
Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Pulaski County