A graduate of the USC film school, LES MAYFIELD started his career working with Steven
Spielberg directing one-hour documentaries for network television. His "making ofâ€ť specials
on Empire of the Sun, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
were all primetime specials on CBS.
Mayfield was invited to the 1991 Cannes Film Festival to screen Hearts of Darkness: A
Filmmaker's Apocalypse. He co-produced the multiple award-winning film chronicling
Francis Ford Coppola's struggle to make Apocalypse Now.
Mayfield's feature film directing career began with casting a then unknown Brendan Fraser in
the hit comedy Encino Man (known as California Man internationally). Miracle on 34th Street
was the first of two films Mayfield directed for writer/producer John Hughes. This remake of
the Christmas classic starred Dylan McDermott and Lord Richard Attenborough.
Robin Williams starred in Mayfield's second collaboration with Hughes, the international
blockbuster Flubber (based on the 1961 Disney classic The Absent-Minded Professor). Mayfield
next teamed up with Martin Lawrence for the hit action/comedy Blue Streak. Columbia has a
sequel deal in place for Blue Streak II. Shortly after, Colin Farrell starred as a young gun in
American Outlaws, which was directed by Mayfield for Warner Brothers.
Mayfield is currently in production on the action/comedy The Cleaner, starring Cedric the
Entertainer and Lucy Liu, produced by Brett Ratner and Jay Stern for New Line Cinema.
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