Jordan Peele

  • 30 November 2015

Date of birth

21st February, 1979







Jordan Peele Is "Out" Of Acting; Will Focus On Directing

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 January 2018

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The 'Get Out' filmmaker prefers being behind the camera.

'Get Out' was without a doubt one of the most talked about films of 2017. The horror flick, directed and written by Jordan Peele, told the story of a young African-American man who would go to meet his white girlfriend's parents for the first time, and whilst things started out very pleasantly, it didn't take long for the tides to turn and for the movie to kick off the character's worst nightmare.

Image caption Jordan Peele will now stick to directing

Setting itself aside from other horror movies, 'Get Out' managed to deliver some fantastic social commentary on racial divides and attitudes held towards minorities even in the present day. It was these aspects of the film that were largely responsible for it becoming such a huge box office success, with a total gross of $254 million worldwide against a small $4.5 million budget.

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Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o and Daniel Kaluuya pictured at The National Board of Review Awards held at Cipriani's 42nd Street. 'The Post' took home Best Film, with stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep landing Best Actor and Best Actress - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 10th January 2018

10 Best Films Of 2017

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 January 2018

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Here are our favourite films of last year.

There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres. Needless to say, it was difficult wittling down the number to just ten, but we reckon the following definitely captivated our imaginations the most.

Image caption Daniel Kaluuya in 'Get Out'

1. Get Out - Comic actor Jordan Peele made his writing-directing debut with this hugely enjoyable horror film, which keeps the audience laughing while knowingly grappling with race and class themes.

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'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Responds To Film Being Placed In Golden Globes Comedy Category

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15 November 2017

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The 2018 Golden Globes have 'Get Out' in the comedy-musical category.

Get Out director Jordan Peele has waded into a controversy that’s been ignited after the Golden Globes panel faced confusion over which precise category to place the film under – ending up choosing the comedy category, rather strangely.

The critically lauded film was holed as a horror film – pretty uncontroversially, really – right from its debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival back in January. Furthermore, it got great reviews for its insights on race relations in America, telling the story of a young black man (played by Daniel Kaluuya) who meets the middle-class family of his white girlfriend (played by Allison Williams) when horror ensues.

However, the 2018 Golden Globes nominations that were rolled out this morning placed Get Out in the comedy-musical category, which left many onlookers rather bewildered, none more so than the director himself.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Review

Very Good

There's so much manic energy in this animated action comedy that it can't help but entertain pretty much everyone in the audience, from kids who like fart jokes to adults who will enjoy the surprisingly sweet exploration of childhood friendship. Indeed, the central thrust of the film is resonant with meaning, which nicely grounds the outrageously colourful silliness.

The buddies at the centre are George and Harold (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch), pranksters who keep the other students at their school doubled up in laughter. But of course this also makes them the primary nemeses of Principal Krupp (Ed Helms) and the class tattletale Melvin (Jordan Peele). In desperation, Krupp declares that he is moving George and Harold into separate classes. And in a moment of panic, the boys somehow manage to hypnotise Krupp into believing that he's Captain Underpants, the nutty superhero from the comics they draw in their treehouse. But as they're enjoying their power over the principal, a more threatening villain appears in the form of their humour-hating new science teacher, Professor P (Nick Kroll).

While the movie is a little too manic for its own good, there's plenty to enjoy here. Not only does the story work on a variety of levels, but it's animated in a range of visual styles, from the somewhat plasticky main story to more intriguing traditional animation, flip-books, pen and ink, comic strips and even sock puppets. Every scene is packed with unexpected twists and visual invention. Nothing about this movie sits still for long, bouncing through its wacky story without pausing for breath. And the knowing style of humour makes even the most vulgar humour disarmingly hilarious.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Teaser Trailer

There has never been a team quite like fourth-grade schoolkids George Beard and Harold Hutchins. When they are not wreaking havoc at their school with a variety of impressive pranks, they are writing and illustrating their very own comic book series based on their character Captain Underpants. Their fun is threatened, however, by their mean principal Mr. Krupp who wants to split up the 9-year-old besties for good to prevent any more mischievous antics. Determined not to be separated, they decide to hypnotize the teacher into being convinced that he is the real Captain Underpants. As hilarious as that may sound, the kids have a hard time looking after him as he gets into all sorts of trouble trying to save people. Then when a crazy scientist known as Professor Poopypants threatens to take over the world, the three of them must band together to defeat him.

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Get Out Review


Leave it to a comedian to make one of the scariest movies in recent memory. Jordan Peele moves into writing and directing with this offbeat comedy, a fresh and fiendishly smart story with engaging characters and provocative themes. It's a combination of a knowing issue-based drama, lively romantic comedy and unhinged horror that hits all of its targets with precision. And it keeps us gleefully entertained with its escalating terror.

The story centres on Chris (Sicario's Daniel Kaluuya), whose girlfriend Rose (Girls' Allison Williams) invites him home for a weekend to meet her parents Missy and Dean (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). Rose assures Chris that they're so liberal that they won't mind at all that he's black. But things don't feel quite right from the start. For one thing, there are two creepy servants (Betty Gabriel and Marcus Henderson) who seem to be lurking everywhere. And Rose's brother Jeremy (Caleb Landry Jones) revels in stirring up problems. As things get increasingly freaky, Chris calls his best friend Rod (Lil Rel Howery), an airport security officer back in New York, for advice. Then things take an even more bizarre turn when Missy and Dean's friends arrive for an annual party.

Peele begins to play with the audience right from the start, using Michael Abels' disorienting music and Toby Oliver's quirky camerawork to maximum effect. Often this involves pushing us far too close to a character whose behaviour is just a bit off. Every moment is undercut with humour, including awkward moments and snappy gags that serve as a relief valve even as they set us up for something scary. It's such clever filmmaking that we have little choice but to sit back and enjoy the ride. And woven through all of this is an inventive and lacerating exploration of attitudes toward race in American society.

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Bradley Whitford Praises Jordan Peele And Daniel Kaluuya

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 March 2017

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Kaluuya is the star of 'Get Out', the debut film from first-time director Jordan Peele.

Low-budget satirical horror film Get Out is turning into one of the early front-runners for the best movie of 2017, receiving ecstatic reviews and tearing up the box offices.

In a new interview, one of its cast members, Bradley Whitford, has attributed this to the vision of first-time director Jordan Peele and its talented young lead star, 27 year old British actor Daniel Kaluuya.

Get Out has been doing great business in the States since its release at the end of February, grossing over $84 million worldwide so far against its modest budget of just $4.5 million, with reports of many people going to the cinema to see it a second, or even third, time.

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Jordan Peele Mixes Horror And Deeper Themes With Get Out

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 February 2017

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Comedian Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele fame) has surprised everyone by making his directing debut in the horror genre with the film Get Out.

Get Out is about a young black man who (Daniel Kaluuya) who travels with his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) to meet her parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). And things turn far more terrifying than expected.

While there are comical elements in the movie, Peele deliberately designed it to scare the audience. And he also wanted to make a comment on racism. "Race, specifically, is the American horror that has gotten the least attention within the genre," Peele says. "Every other social dynamic or fear has been tackled, but there's been something taboo about race. And we need to discuss these racial issues in a way that doesn't bum us out."

Jordan Peele had a busy year in 2016 with the release of Storks and Keanu

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Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the press room at the 68th Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

Storks Trailer

Over the centuries Stalks have been entrusted to create and deliver human babies to their new families. Junior's father has built up a successful business with just those deliveries but profits aren't what they used to be and now Junior's father has decided to branch out into package delivery.

Junior is set to inherit the family business and all he has to do is get through the next 24 hours but his ride goes anything but smoothly after he accidently creates a new baby by mistake. Junior asks for help from Tulip, the only human working at Stalks & Co. Tulip is an orphan who's always wanted to find her real mother and father but in the meantime takes delight in helping others fulfil their dreams.

Along the way, Tulip, Junior and their special care package run into all sorts of problems, they're being chased by Pigeon Toady who thinks he knows an unauthorised baby is about to be imminently delivered and also a pack of stealthy wolves who can't decide if they want to eat or adopt the baby.

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Keegan-Michael Key , Jordan Peele - Los Angeles premiere of 'Keanu' at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome Theatre - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinerama Dome Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th April 2016

Jordan Peele , Keegan-Michael Key - 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards at Warner Brothers Studios - Burbank, California, United States - Saturday 9th April 2016

Jordan Peele , Keegan Michael key - The 2016 MTV Movie Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th April 2016

Storks - Teaser Trailer

Since ancient times, humans have known how valuable Storks are to humanity, they're the long legged and beaked birds that are responsible with delivering our babies, now we get a little glimpse into the factory and process they go through to give mums and dads the greatest gift they could wish for. However, times are tough for the Storks of today and they have to turn to alternative delivery options and they're now delivering merchandise for internet shops.

Junior isn't exactly the most respected Stork in his factory and when he accidentally creates a baby with no one to deliver it to, Junior must fix the error before he causes huge problems.

Storks was directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland