Barry Sonnenfeld

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Barry Sonnenfeld (born April 1, 1953) is an American filmmaker and television director.wikipedia
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Addams Family Values

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He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) alongside the Men in Black trilogy (1997–2012), Wild Wild West (1999) and Get Shorty (1995).
Addams Family Values is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by Paul Rudnick, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.

Men in Black (film series)

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He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) alongside the Men in Black trilogy (1997–2012), Wild Wild West (1999) and Get Shorty (1995).
Men in Black (also known as MIB) is a series of American science fiction action films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and based the on Malibu / Marvel comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham.

The Addams Family (1991 film)

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He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) alongside the Men in Black trilogy (1997–2012), Wild Wild West (1999) and Get Shorty (1995).
Directed by former cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld in his screen directing debut, the film stars Anjelica Huston, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Morticia Addams, Raul Julia as Gomez Addams, and Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester.

Wild Wild West

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He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) alongside the Men in Black trilogy (1997–2012), Wild Wild West (1999) and Get Shorty (1995).
Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action comedy film co-produced and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Jon Peters and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock alongside Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, from a story by Jim and John Thomas.

Get Shorty (film)

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He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) alongside the Men in Black trilogy (1997–2012), Wild Wild West (1999) and Get Shorty (1995).
The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and stars John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito.

Men in Black (1997 film)

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In 1996, Steven Spielberg asked him to direct Men in Black (1997).
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, and written by Ed Solomon.

Men in Black II

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He also directed the comedy Big Trouble (2002), after which he made his most successful film sequel to that point, Men in Black II (2002).
Men in Black II (stylized as MIIB) is a 2002 American science fiction action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by Robert Gordon and Barry Fanaro.

Men in Black 3

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Sonnenfeld returned for Men in Black 3; released in 2012, the third installment received positive reviews and became the highest-grossing film in the series worldwide.
Men in Black 3 (alternatively Men in Black III, and stylized as MIB³) is a 2012 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.

Big Trouble (2002 film)

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He also directed the comedy Big Trouble (2002), after which he made his most successful film sequel to that point, Men in Black II (2002).
It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and featured a large cast including Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Dennis Farina, Zooey Deschanel, Sofia Vergara and Jason Lee.

Raising Arizona

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This film began his collaboration with the Coen brothers, who used him for their next two pictures, Raising Arizona (1987) and Miller's Crossing (1990).
Many crew members who had worked with Joel and Ethan on Blood Simple returned for Raising Arizona, including cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld, co-producer Mark Silverman, production designer Jane Musky, associate producer and assistant director Deborah Reinisch, and film composer Carter Burwell.

For Love or Money (1993 film)

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For Love or Money (also released as The Concierge) is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Michael J. Fox and Gabrielle Anwar.

46th Berlin International Film Festival

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The film was also entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.

Nine Lives (2016 film)

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Nine Lives (released on Australian home media as Mr. Fuzzypants ) is a 2016 comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, written by Gwyn Lurie, Matt R. Allen, Caleb Wilson, Dan Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin, and starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines, Malina Weissman and Christopher Walken.

RV (film)

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RV (also known as Runaway Vacation) is a 2006 family road comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick, written by Geoff Rodkey, and starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Joanna Levesque, Josh Hutcherson, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jeff Daniels.

Pushing Daisies

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In 2008, Sonnenfeld earned an Emmy for directing Pushing Daisies.
The series received 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with seven wins, including Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Barry Sonnenfeld and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Kristin Chenoweth.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Nickelodeon Movies purchased the film rights to Daniel Handler's book series in 2000 and soon began development of a film with Barry Sonnenfeld attached to direct.

Hampshire College

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After he received his bachelor's degree from Hampshire College, he graduated from New York University Film School in 1978.

In Our Water

He began working on pornographic films before starting work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982).

Tommy Lee Jones

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Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, the film was a critical and financial smash.

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture

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The Crew (2000 film)

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Barry Sonnenfeld was one of the film's producers.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, or simply A Series of Unfortunate Events, is an American black comedy-drama web television series from Netflix, developed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld, based on Lemony Snicket’s children's novel series of the same name.

Coen brothers

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He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) alongside the Men in Black trilogy (1997–2012), Wild Wild West (1999) and Get Shorty (1995). This film began his collaboration with the Coen brothers, who used him for their next two pictures, Raising Arizona (1987) and Miller's Crossing (1990).
They used cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld on their first three films, through Miller's Crossing, until Sonnenfeld left to pursue his own directing career.

Saturn Award for Best Director

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Enchanted (film)

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He also co-produced (alongside his partner Barry Josephson) the 2007 film Enchanted for Walt Disney Pictures that starred Amy Adams.
The initial script of Enchanted, written by Bill Kelly, was bought by Disney's Touchstone Pictures and Sonnenfeld/Josephson Productions for a reported sum of $450,000 in September 1997.