Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller (born December 30, 1966) is an American film director, known for directing the acclaimed films Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014).wikipedia
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Capote (film)

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Bennett Miller (born December 30, 1966) is an American film director, known for directing the acclaimed films Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). Miller turned down several offers of film projects, until he was able to get support to make the film Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Truman Capote.
Capote is a 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote directed by Bennett Miller.

Moneyball (film)

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Bennett Miller (born December 30, 1966) is an American film director, known for directing the acclaimed films Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). In 2009, Miller was hired by Columbia Pictures to direct the film Moneyball, based on the 2003 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, after its previously-hired director, Steven Soderbergh, clashed with producers over the tone of the film.
Moneyball is a 2011 American sports film directed by Bennett Miller and written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin.

Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller (born December 30, 1966) is an American film director, known for directing the acclaimed films Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). He won the Best Director Award (Prix de la mise en scène) at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Foxcatcher, which was also part of the main competition for the Palme d'Or.
Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical sports true crime drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller.

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In his youth he knew writer Dan Futterman and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Miller turned down several offers of film projects, until he was able to get support to make the film Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Truman Capote.
At the age of 17, he was selected to attend the 1984 New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, where he met his future collaborators Bennett Miller and Dan Futterman.

The Cruise (1998 film)

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Miller began his film career directing the 1998 documentary The Cruise.
It was the debut film of Bennett Miller, who became prominent after directing Capote (2005).

Dan Futterman

In his youth he knew writer Dan Futterman and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Futterman wrote the screenplay for Capote, and Futterman's friend Bennett Miller directed the film.

Mamaroneck High School

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He and Futterman were classmates at Mamaroneck High School, and all three participated in the New York State Summer School of the Arts.

New York State Summer School of the Arts

He and Futterman were classmates at Mamaroneck High School, and all three participated in the New York State Summer School of the Arts.
• Bennett Miller (Theater ’84) – Film director (The Cruise, Moneyball, Foxcatcher), nominated for Best Director (Capote).

Truman Capote

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Miller turned down several offers of film projects, until he was able to get support to make the film Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Truman Capote.

2014 Cannes Film Festival

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He won the Best Director Award (Prix de la mise en scène) at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Foxcatcher, which was also part of the main competition for the Palme d'Or.
Bennett Miller was named as best director for his work on Foxcatcher.

BAFTA Award for Best Direction

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He was also nominated for the David Lean Award for Direction at the BAFTAs in 2006.

Moneyball

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In 2009, Miller was hired by Columbia Pictures to direct the film Moneyball, based on the 2003 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, after its previously-hired director, Steven Soderbergh, clashed with producers over the tone of the film.
Bennett Miller took over directing duties, and Aaron Sorkin rewrote the script.

Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)

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He won the Best Director Award (Prix de la mise en scène) at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Foxcatcher, which was also part of the main competition for the Palme d'Or.

Academy Award for Best Director

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He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Director.

New York City

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Miller was born in New York City, to a painter mother and an engineer father.

New York University

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Miller attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with Hoffman again as a classmate, but dropped out shortly before he would have graduated.

New York University Tisch School of the Arts

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Miller attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with Hoffman again as a classmate, but dropped out shortly before he would have graduated.

Wheeler Winston Dixon

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As described by Wheeler Winston Dixon, the film documented the "tough life of a tour guide on a New York City bus", and was made using handheld digital cameras.

Telluride Film Festival

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The film premiered in September 2005 at the Telluride Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.

Sony Pictures Classics

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The film premiered in September 2005 at the Telluride Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.

Bob Dylan

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In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video When the Deal Goes Down starring Scarlett Johansson.

Modern Times (Bob Dylan album)

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In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video When the Deal Goes Down starring Scarlett Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson

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In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video When the Deal Goes Down starring Scarlett Johansson.

Tom Waits

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Then, in 2008 he directed Johansson's music video for her Tom Waits cover of Falling Down featuring an appearance by Salman Rushdie.

Big Time (Tom Waits album)

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Then, in 2008 he directed Johansson's music video for her Tom Waits cover of Falling Down featuring an appearance by Salman Rushdie.