Les Mayfield (born in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American film director and producer.
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Shortly after graduating the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Les Mayfield formed the ZM Productions with the schoolmate George Zaloom. Until its closure in 1998, the company had produced films and television programs such as Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, and The Cape in 16 years.
Mayfield made his feature film debut in 1992 with the comedy Encino Man starring Pauly Shore and Brendan Fraser. It was followed by Miracle on 34th Street, starring Richard Attenborough, in 1994, and Flubber, starring Robin Williams, in 1997. He directed the Martin Lawrence comedy Blue Streak in 1999.
In the 2000s, Mayfield directed the western American Outlaws starring Colin Farrell, as well as the comedies The Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy, in 2005 and Code Name: The Cleaner in 2007.
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- Almar Haflidason (December 4, 2000). "BBC - Films - review - Miracle on 34th Street". BBC.
- Janet Maslin (November 26, 1997). "FILM REVIEW; High-Tech Gunk Returns: Splat!". The New York Times.
- Cynthia Fuchs. "Blue Streak (1999)". PopMatters.
- Michael Dequina (July 9, 2001). "American Outlaws (DVD)". Film Threat.
- Roger Ebert (September 9, 2005). "The Man". rogerebert.com.
- Scott Tobias (January 5, 2007). "Code Name: The Cleaner". The A.V. Club.