Mark L. Lester

26 Nov 1946

Director, Producer, Writer

Mark L. Lester (born November 26, 1946) is an American writer, producer, and director of action films. Following his first film, Twilight of the Mayas, Lester worked on films such as Stunts, Steel Arena, and Bobby Jo and the Outlaw. His next film Roller Boogie with Linda Blair was a modest success, which he built on with reasonably received exploitation thriller Class of 1984, and Stephen King's Firestarter. His biggest hit came in 1985 with Commando, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action film that grossed over $57 million worldwide. He also produced Armed & Dangerous starring Meg Ryan and John Candy. In 1989 he directed Class of 1999, a very loose science fiction sequel to Class of 1984.

Mark Lester married Dana Dubovsky, who he now works with and had two children, Jason and Justin. He also founded American World Pictures, and independent production and distribution company. Recent films include The Base, an action film, the thrillers Blowback and Hitman's Run, and television film Pterodactyl (produced for the Sci Fi Channel).

Other credits include Showdown in Little Tokyo starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee, Night of the Running Man, Extreme Justice, Misbegotten, The Ex, Double Take, and Truck Stop Women.

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Filmography (20 titles)

(movie, 2014)
···The Dragons of Camelot
Genre: Fantasy
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Poseidon Rex
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2010)
···Groupie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Wraiths of Roanoke
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
···Pterodactyl
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···Blowback
Genre: Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···Guilty as Charged
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···Sacrifice
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1999)
···The Base
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1995)
···Night of the Running Man
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1993)
···Extreme Justice
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1991)
···Showdown in Little Tokyo
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1990)
···Class of 1999
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···Armed and Dangerous
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1985)
···Commando
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···Firestarter
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Class of 1984
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1977)
···Stunts
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···Steel Arena
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Role: Director