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Bennett Miller is a Director, Producer and Director of Photography American born on 30 december 1966 at New York City (USA)

Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller
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Nationality USA
Birth 30 december 1966 (52 years) at New York City (USA)

Bennett Miller (born December 30, 1966) is an American film director.

Miller is the director of the feature Moneyball (2011). He also directed Capote (2005), a film for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Director and the documentary film The Cruise (1998). He has also directed television commercials and music videos, most recently Bob Dylan's "When the Deal Goes Down."

Biography

Il sort diplômé de la Mamaroneck High School en 1985, où il est camarade de classe avec Dan Futterman.

Après le documentaire The Cruise (1998), il réalise son premier long métrage, qui sort en 2005. C'est une biographie de l'écrivain Truman Capote. Le film devient un grand succès, Philip Seymour Hoffman remportant notamment l'Oscar du meilleur acteur. Bennett Miller est quant à lui nommé pour l'Oscar du meilleur réalisateur, finalement remporté par Ang Lee pour Le Secret de Brokeback Mountain.

Son second long métrage, Le Stratège, sort en 2011. Brad Pitt y incarne Billy Beane, ancien coach de l'équipe de baseball des Athletics d'Oakland. Le film reçoit de nombreuses nominations, notamment aux Oscars 2012 (meilleur film, meilleur acteur, etc.).

Pour son film suivant, Foxcatcher, il reste dans le milieu du sport. Cependant, le film revient surtout sur l’assassinat du champion olympique de lutte libre américain Dave Schultz. Le film est sélectionné au Festival de Cannes 2014 et Bennett Miller y reçoit le prix de la mise en scène. L'œuvre est un succès critique et Miller est à nouveau nommé aux Oscars en tant que meilleur réalisateur.

Best films

Moneyball (2011)
(Director)
Capote (2006)
(Director)
Foxcatcher (2014)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bennett Miller (4 films)

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Director

Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher (2014)
, 2h10
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about families, Sports films
Actors Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave
Rating69% 3.497813.497813.497813.497813.49781
Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) speaks at an elementary school in place of his older brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Both are Olympic gold medal winners, but Mark feels overshadowed by Dave. Mark is contacted by philanthropist and wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont (Steve Carell), an heir to the E.I. du Pont family fortune, who arranges to fly Mark to his estate in Pennsylvania where du Pont has built a private wrestling training facility. Du Pont invites Mark to join his wrestling team, Team Foxcatcher, to train for the World Championship and be paid. Mark accepts the offer, with du Pont urging him to enlist Dave as well. Dave declines for the sake of his wife and two children who are settled where they live, so Mark moves to Pennsylvania alone.
Moneyball
Moneyball (2011)
, 2h13
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Casey Bond, Chris Pratt
Rating75% 3.798353.798353.798353.798353.79835
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is upset by his team's loss to the New York Yankees in the 2001 postseason, after the Yankees overcome a 2-0 series lead. With the impending departure of star players Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and Jason Isringhausen to free agency, Beane needs to assemble a competitive team for 2002, but must overcome Oakland's limited payroll. During a visit to the Cleveland Indians, Beane meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a young Yale economics graduate with radical ideas about how to assess players' value. Beane tests Brand's theory by asking whether he would have drafted him (out of high school), Beane having been a Major League player before becoming general manager. Though scouts considered Beane a phenomenal prospect, his career in the Major Leagues was disappointing. After some prodding, Brand admits that he would not have drafted him until the ninth round and that Beane would probably have accepted a scholarship to Stanford instead. Beane hires the inexperienced Brand to be the Athletics assistant general manager.
Capote
Capote (2006)
, 1h54
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about writers, Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about capital punishment, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Mark Pellegrino, Kate Shindle
Rating73% 3.698823.698823.698823.698823.69882
In 1959, the four dead bodies of the Clutter family are discovered on their Kansas farm. While reading The New York Times, Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is riveted by the story and calls The New Yorker magazine editor William Shawn (Bob Balaban) to tell him that he plans to document the tragedy.

Producer

Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher (2014)
, 2h10
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about families, Sports films
Actors Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.497813.497813.497813.497813.49781
Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) speaks at an elementary school in place of his older brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Both are Olympic gold medal winners, but Mark feels overshadowed by Dave. Mark is contacted by philanthropist and wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont (Steve Carell), an heir to the E.I. du Pont family fortune, who arranges to fly Mark to his estate in Pennsylvania where du Pont has built a private wrestling training facility. Du Pont invites Mark to join his wrestling team, Team Foxcatcher, to train for the World Championship and be paid. Mark accepts the offer, with du Pont urging him to enlist Dave as well. Dave declines for the sake of his wife and two children who are settled where they live, so Mark moves to Pennsylvania alone.

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