Birth Name: Francis Lawrence
Birth Place: Vienna, , AT
He soon entered the world of feature filmmaking with his first effort, "Constantine" (2005), a supernatural thriller with religious overtones and a dash of film noir based on the DC Comic book series, Hellblazer. His only challenge to becoming a feature director was the film's star -- Keanu Reeves had told manager Warner Bros. executives that he wanted no music video directors -- a request that should have eliminated Lawrence from the competition before he stepped foot in the gate. But the director wooed Reeves in a meeting with detailed storyboards and a mind for the complexities of the character. Impressed, Reeves used his carte blanche to get him the job. Lawrence was immediately beset b...
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