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Cary Joji Fukunaga is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director of Photography American born on 10 july 1977 at Oakland (USA)

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Cary Joji Fukunaga
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Birth name Cary Joji Fukunaga
Nationality USA
Birth 10 july 1977 (42 years) at Oakland (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Cary Joji Fukunaga (born July 10, 1977) is an American film director, writer and cinematographer.

Biography

Early life
Fukunaga was born in Oakland, California, has lived in various places including France and Japan, and now resides in New York City. His father is Japanese and his mother is Swedish. Fukunaga got his start as a camera intern and later applied to film school.

Fukunaga graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in History in 1999 and attended Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Grenoble, and New York University in the Graduate Film Program. He has received several grants including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award/Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary. In addition to English, he is fluent in French and Spanish.


Career
Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film Victoria para Chino (2004) while at NYU, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Student Academy Award in 2005. He made his feature film debut with Sin Nombre which he both wrote and directed. The film received a number of awards, including the directing award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, Fukunaga directed a new film adaptation of Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench. This film was released in 2011.

In May 2011, it was announced that Fukunaga would direct and co-write No Blood, No Guts, No Glory, a 2009 Black List script by Chase Palmer about "a spy and 20 Union soldiers in disguise who board a train in Georgia in order to pull off a heist that could bring a quick end to the Civil War," although by 2012 he was no longer attached to that project. Warner Bros has chosen Fukunaga to develop a new adaptation of Stephen King's It which will be split up into two films. His next feature will be a twist-filled science-fiction love story, Spaceless, from a well-known and long admired unproduced original script by I, Robot screenwriter Jeff Vintar, a favorite project of director Gore Verbinski, who will now produce for Universal.

Best films

It (2017)
(Ecrivain)
Jane Eyre (2011)
(Director)

Usually with

Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(1 films)
David Dontoh
David Dontoh
(1 films)
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cary Joji Fukunaga (7 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Lovesong
Lovesong (2017)

Directed by So Yong Kim
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jena Malone, Riley Keough, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold, Rosanna Arquette, Amy Seimetz
Roles Dean
Rating62% 3.144693.144693.144693.144693.14469
Sarah est une jeune mère qui se sent abandonnée par son mari constamment en voyage pour le travail. Lorsque Mindy, une ancienne amie, lui rend visite, elles décident de faire un voyage en voiture. Sous l'influence de l'alcool, leurs sentiments réciproques se dévoilent. Sarah hésite entre ses sentiments pour son mari ou pour Mindy et avorte le voyage afin de rentrer chez elle. Trois ans plus tard, les deux femmes se revoient à nouveau lors du mariage de Mindy et Sarah doit maintenant faire face à la réalité de ses sentiments.

Director

Beasts of No Nation, 2h16
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Abraham Attah, David Dontoh
Rating77% 3.8983753.8983753.8983753.8983753.898375
With war approaching their small West African village, the mother, sister, and baby brother of the principal character, Agu, a preadolescent boy, leave for the capital, but Agu and his father, older brother, and grandfather stay behind. All the men in the family are shot dead by the army except Agu, who flees to the bush. He is soon found there by a battalion of the rebel Native Defense Force, which first threatens to kill him, but coerces him to join them as a child soldier.
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (2011)
, 2h
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Su Elliott, Sally Hawkins
Rating73% 3.698333.698333.698333.698333.69833
The film begins with Jane Eyre running away from Thornfield Hall in the middle of the night and finding herself alone on the moors, in the pouring rain. She manages to reach the doorstep of Moor House, the home of Mr. St. John Rivers, a clergyman, and his two sisters. They take Jane in, saving her life.
Sin Nombre
Sin Nombre (2009)
, 1h36
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Édgar Flores, Paulina Gaitán, Héctor Jiménez, Gerardo Taracena
Rating75% 3.7988253.7988253.7988253.7988253.798825
Willy, nicknamed El Casper, is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and lives in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. He introduces a young boy into his gang, and the boy is given the nickname Smiley after a violent initiation. Casper later helps Smiley to complete this initiation by helping him execute a rival gang-member. Casper is romantically involved with a girl, Martha Marlen. Fearing for the girl's safety, he keeps the relationship a secret from his gang, but his double life causes his gang to doubt his loyalty. When Martha follows Casper to a gathering of his gang, the gang leader, Lil Mago, escorts her out, despite Casper's misgivings. Mago attempts to rape Martha and accidentally kills her. Later, he blithely tells Casper that he will find another.

Scriptwriter

It
It (2017)
, 2h15
Directed by Andrés Muschietti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Films about school violence, Films about child abuse
Actors Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff
Roles Ecrivain
Rating73% 3.6969653.6969653.6969653.6969653.696965
À Derry, dans le Maine, sept gamins ayant du mal à s'intégrer se sont regroupés au sein du « Club des Ratés ». Rejetés par leurs camarades, ils sont les cibles favorites des gros durs de l'école. Ils ont aussi en commun d'avoir éprouvé leur plus grande terreur face à un terrible prédateur métamorphe qu'ils appellent « Ça ». Car depuis toujours, Derry est en proie à une créature qui émerge des égouts tous les 27 ans pour se nourrir des terreurs de ses victimes de choix : les enfants. Bien décidés à rester soudés, les Ratés tentent de surmonter leurs peurs pour enrayer un nouveau cycle meurtrier. Un cycle qui a commencé un jour de pluie lorsqu'un petit garçon poursuivant son bateau en papier s'est retrouvé face-à-face avec le Clown Grippe-Sou …
Beasts of No Nation, 2h16
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Abraham Attah, David Dontoh
Rating77% 3.8983753.8983753.8983753.8983753.898375
With war approaching their small West African village, the mother, sister, and baby brother of the principal character, Agu, a preadolescent boy, leave for the capital, but Agu and his father, older brother, and grandfather stay behind. All the men in the family are shot dead by the army except Agu, who flees to the bush. He is soon found there by a battalion of the rebel Native Defense Force, which first threatens to kill him, but coerces him to join them as a child soldier.
Sin Nombre
Sin Nombre (2009)
, 1h36
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Édgar Flores, Paulina Gaitán, Héctor Jiménez, Gerardo Taracena
Rating75% 3.7988253.7988253.7988253.7988253.798825
Willy, nicknamed El Casper, is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and lives in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. He introduces a young boy into his gang, and the boy is given the nickname Smiley after a violent initiation. Casper later helps Smiley to complete this initiation by helping him execute a rival gang-member. Casper is romantically involved with a girl, Martha Marlen. Fearing for the girl's safety, he keeps the relationship a secret from his gang, but his double life causes his gang to doubt his loyalty. When Martha follows Casper to a gathering of his gang, the gang leader, Lil Mago, escorts her out, despite Casper's misgivings. Mago attempts to rape Martha and accidentally kills her. Later, he blithely tells Casper that he will find another.

Producer

Beasts of No Nation, 2h16
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Abraham Attah, David Dontoh
Roles Producer
Rating77% 3.8983753.8983753.8983753.8983753.898375
With war approaching their small West African village, the mother, sister, and baby brother of the principal character, Agu, a preadolescent boy, leave for the capital, but Agu and his father, older brother, and grandfather stay behind. All the men in the family are shot dead by the army except Agu, who flees to the bush. He is soon found there by a battalion of the rebel Native Defense Force, which first threatens to kill him, but coerces him to join them as a child soldier.
On the Ice
On the Ice (2011)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Roles Executive producer
Rating63% 3.151123.151123.151123.151123.15112
Three friends head out on the ice to hunt seal, but a fight breaks out, and one is killed. The two remaining friends, Qalli (Josiah Patkotak) and Aivaaq (Frank Qutuq Irelan), report the death as an accident out of fear and panic. As the Iñupiat community in isolated Barrow, Alaska is close knit, this loss hits the town hard. Qalli struggles to deal with his own guilt and loss while weaving a wider web of lies to handle his father's suspicion and investigation of the day's events. Aivaaq is unable to handle his guilt. He turns to drug and alcohol abuse and lashes out at his friends. The movie focuses on the impact of guilt, secrets, and lies on the teens and their community. Like other examples of Native American Cinema, MacLean's work combines Hollywood filmmaking and Independent filmmaking style to tell a distinctive tribal story.

Cameraman

Beasts of No Nation, 2h16
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Abraham Attah, David Dontoh
Roles Director of Photography
Rating77% 3.8983753.8983753.8983753.8983753.898375
With war approaching their small West African village, the mother, sister, and baby brother of the principal character, Agu, a preadolescent boy, leave for the capital, but Agu and his father, older brother, and grandfather stay behind. All the men in the family are shot dead by the army except Agu, who flees to the bush. He is soon found there by a battalion of the rebel Native Defense Force, which first threatens to kill him, but coerces him to join them as a child soldier.