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Darren Aronofsky is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Second Assistant Director and Thanks American born on 12 february 1969 at New York City (USA)

Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky
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Nationality USA
Birth 12 february 1969 (53 years) at New York City (USA)
Creator of Protozoa Pictures

Darren Aronofsky (born February 12, 1969) is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He attended Harvard University, where he studied film and social anthropology, and the American Film Institute to study directing. He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, Supermarket Sweep, which went on to become a National Student Academy Award finalist. Aronofsky has received acclaim for his often surreal, disturbing films and has been noted for frequent collaborations with cinematographer Matthew Libatique and composer Clint Mansell. His films have generated controversy and are well known for their often violent, bleak subject matter.

Aronofsky's feature debut, Pi, was shot in November 1997. The low-budget, $60,000 production, starring Sean Gullette, was sold to Artisan Entertainment for $1 million, and grossed over $3 million; Aronofsky won the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay. Aronofsky's followup, Requiem for a Dream, was based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby, Jr. The film garnered strong reviews and received an Academy Award nomination for Ellen Burstyn's performance. After turning down an opportunity to direct an entry in the Batman franchise and writing the World War II horror film Below, Aronofsky began production on his third film, The Fountain. The film received mixed reviews and performed poorly at the box-office, but has since garnered a cult following.

His fourth film, The Wrestler, was released to critical acclaim and both of the film's stars, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei, received Academy Award nominations. In 2010 Aronofsky was an executive producer on The Fighter and his fifth feature film, Black Swan, received further critical acclaim and many accolades, being nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Aronofsky received nominations for Best Director at the Golden Globes, and a DGA nomination. Filming on Aronofsky's sixth film, Noah, began in Iceland in July 2012.

Biography

Jeunesse et débuts de réalisateur
Darren Aronofsky est né le 12 février 1969 dans le quartier de Brooklyn à New York au sein d'une famille juive conservatrice.

Il s'intéresse assez vite à l'art et entre à l'université Harvard pour étudier les techniques de réalisation et d'animation. Il y fait la rencontre de Sean Gullette avec qui il tourne son court métrage de fin d'études, Supermarket Sweep.

Le premier long métrage de Darren Aronofsky, Pi, est tourné en novembre 1997. Le film a été entièrement financé par des donations de 100 $, faites par ses amis et sa famille. En retour, il leur promet à chacun 150 $ si le film réussit à gagner de l'argent. Il produit finalement son film avec un budget total de 60 000 dollars, et le présente en avant-première au festival du film de Sundance, en 1998. Il remporte le prix du meilleur réalisateur. Juste après, Artisan Entertainment achète les droits de diffusion du film pour 1 million de dollars. Le film sortira plus tard en salle la même année. Acclamé par la critique, il engendrera un total de 3 221 152 dollars de recettes au box-office.


Consécration (années 2000)
Il enchaîne ensuite avec Requiem for a Dream, sorti en 2000 : un film choc sur l'addiction sous toutes ses formes, montrant la décadence infernale d'un quatuor noyant son quotidien dans des visions faussées du paradis et de la célébrité, avec Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Burstyn et Marlon Wayans. Ce film est tiré du roman éponyme de Hubert Selby. Aronofsky a travaillé, à quelques différences près, avec la même équipe technique que pour Pi, et ce, pendant 3 ans. Il reçoit un budget de 3 500 000 dollars pour réaliser le film, qui sort en octobre 2000 et engendre 7 390 108 dollars de recettes dans le monde entier. Darren Aronofsky est acclamé par la critique pour son style de réalisation, et est nommé pour le prix du meilleur réalisateur pour les Indépendant Spirit Award. Le film lui-même est nommé pour cinq prix au total, il en gagne deux, celui de meilleure actrice pour Ellen Burstyn, et celui de la meilleure photographie. La bande-son marquante de Requiem for a Dream entrainera la collaboration de Darren Aronofsky et de Clint Mansell pour tous les prochains films du réalisateur.

En avril 2001, Aronofsky entame des négociations avec Warner Bros et Village Roadshow pour réaliser un film de science-fiction, avec Brad Pitt dans le rôle principal. En juin 2001, l'actrice Cate Blanchett est annoncée comme faisant partie du casting. Aronofsky souhaite garder le nom du film secret, il le nomme donc provisoirement The Last Man. La production est finalement reportée à octobre 2002 car Cate Blanchett est censé accoucher en décembre 2001. Le film est maintenant officiellement nommé The Fountain, il a un budget de 70 millions de dollars, co-financé par Warner Bros et New Regency, qui remplace Village Roadshow. Brad Pitt quitte finalement le projet sept semaines avant le premier jour de tournage, stoppant net la production. En février 2004, Warner Bros relance le projet mais cette fois-ci avec un budget de 35 millions de dollars, et avec Hugh Jackman dans le rôle principal. En août, l'actrice Rachel Weisz, à ce moment la femme d'Aronofsky, est choisie pour remplacer Cate Blanchett. Le film sort finalement le 22 novembre 2006, la veille des vacances de Thanksgiving. Il raconte l'histoire de Tommy (Hugh Jackman), un scientifique fou amoureux de sa femme, Izzy (Rachel Weisz) qui est atteinte d'un cancer incurable. Tommy passe ses journées à essayer de trouver un moyen de guérir sa femme, négligeant l'attention qu'il est censé lui porter. Izzy, de son côté, commence l'écriture d'un livre sur la quête de l'immortalité. Le public et la critique sont extrêmement divisés par rapport au film. En fin de compte, The Fountain aura rapporté 15 978 422 de dollars au box-office mondial.



En janvier 2008, il commence le tournage de The Wrestler. Bien que Nicolas Cage ait un temps été envisagé pour le rôle principal, c'est finalement Mickey Rourke qui est choisi par Aronofsky. Ce film marque ainsi le retour de Mickey Rourke, après plusieurs années passées loin des écrans de cinéma. The Wrestler sort le 17 décembre 2008 aux États-Unis et le 18 février 2009 en France. Le film est très bien accueilli par la critique, remportant plusieurs récompenses dont le Lion d'or à la Mostra de Venise. Le film a également reçu deux nominations aux Oscars : Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle et Meilleur acteur.


Passage aux blockbusters (années 2010)

Darren Aronofsky est un temps pressenti pour réaliser RoboCop, le remake du film de Paul Verhoeven, mais à la suite de la grave crise financière du studio MGM, le projet est momentanément abandonné, le film sera finalement réalisé par José Padilha.

En 2010, il sort plutôt un film à moyen budget, Black Swan avec Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey et Winona Ryder, qui connaît lui aussi un grand succès et gagne de nombreux prix, notamment l'Oscar 2011 de la meilleure actrice pour Natalie Portman et le Prix Marcello-Mastroianni à la Mostra de Venise pour Mila Kunis.

En 2014 (après avoir décliné la réalisation de Wolverine : Le Combat de l'immortel), il réalise la fresque biblique Noé avec Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman et Emma Watson. Le film est un très gros succès au box-office, moins du point de vue de la critique.

Il préside le jury de la 68e édition de la Mostra de Venise du 31 août au 10 septembre 2011, mais aussi celui de la 65e Berlinale en février 2015.

Best films

Noah (2014)
(Director)
Black Swan (2010)
(Director)
The Fighter (2010)
(Executive Producer)
The Wrestler (2008)
(Director)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Darren Aronofsky (18 films)

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Actor

This Film Is Not Yet Rated, 1h38
Directed by Kirby Dick
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Politique, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Political films
Actors Jack Valenti, Kimberly Peirce, Allison Anders, John Waters, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Smith
Roles Self - Director of 'Requiem for a Dream'
Rating73% 3.698613.698613.698613.698613.69861
Le film enquête sur le système de classement des films aux États-Unis, organisé par la Motion Picture Association of America.
Requiem for a Dream, 1h50
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Louise Lasser
Roles Visitor (uncredited)
Rating82% 4.148514.148514.148514.148514.14851
During the summer in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, elderly widow Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) constantly watches television, particularly infomercials hosted by Tappy Tibbons (Christopher McDonald). After receiving an unexpected phone call that she has won a spot to participate on a television game show, she becomes obsessed with regaining the youthful appearance she possesses in an old photograph from her son Harry's (Jared Leto) graduation many years earlier. In order to fit into her old red dress seen in the picture, the favorite one of her deceased husband Seymour, she goes on a crash diet. In order to reach her goal sooner, she goes to a doctor to discuss weight loss. The doctor gives her a prescription for weight-loss amphetamine pills throughout the day and a sedative at night. Harry warns her about amphetamine dependence and risk of life-threatening consequences, but she rebuffs him and insists that the chance to be on television has given her a reason to live. As the months go by, Sara's tolerance for the pills adjust and as a result she is no longer able to feel the same high the pills once gave her. When her invitation has still not arrived, she wrongfully increases her dosage from double to triple and, as a result, begins to suffer from amphetamine psychosis. Soon, her delusions worsen and she is driven to the brink of madness when she suffers a hallucination that she appears on the game show as the principal subject while being attacked by her monstrous, anthropomorphized refrigerator.
Pi
Pi (1998)
, 1h24
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about mathematics, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Stephen Pearlman, Ajay Naidu, Samia Shoaib
Roles Assistant positive cutter
Rating72% 3.648963.648963.648963.648963.64896
Max Cohen is the story's protagonist and unreliable narrator. Unemployed, and living in a dreary Chinatown apartment in New York City, Max is a number theorist who believes that everything in nature can be understood through numbers. He is capable of doing simple arithmetic calculations involving large numbers in his head, a skill that impresses Jenna, a small Chinese-American girl with a calculator who lives in his apartment building. Max also suffers from cluster headaches, as well as extreme paranoia, hallucinations, and social anxiety disorder. Other than Devi, a young woman living next door who sometimes speaks to him, Max's only social interaction is with Sol Robeson, his old mathematics mentor who is now an invalid.

Director

mother!
mother! (2017)
, 2h1
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Pregnancy films, Psychologie
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson
Rating66% 3.30513.30513.30513.30513.3051
Une jeune femme (Jennifer Lawrence) et son mari (Javier Bardem) mènent une vie paisible dans une maison campagnarde et retirée. Leur existence est bouleversée par l'arrivée chez eux d'un mystérieux couple (Ed Harris et Michelle Pfeiffer).
Noah
Noah (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Pregnancy films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about angels, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins
Rating57% 2.897932.897932.897932.897932.89793
As a young boy, Noah witnesses his father, Lamech, killed by a young Tubal-cain. Many years later an adult Noah is living with his wife Naameh and their sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. After seeing a flower grow instantly from the ground and being haunted by dreams of a great flood, Noah takes them to visit his grandfather Methuselah.
Black Swan
Black Swan (2010)
, 1h48
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Christopher Gartin, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey
Rating79% 3.9967353.9967353.9967353.9967353.996735
Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), a young dancer in a prestigious New York City ballet company, lives with her mother, Erica (Barbara Hershey), a former dancer herself. The company is preparing to open the season with Swan Lake. The director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), has to cast a new principal dancer after forcing Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder) into retirement. Thomas wants the same ballerina to portray the innocent, fragile White Swan as well as her dark, sensual twin, the Black Swan. Nina auditions for the part, performing flawlessly as the White Swan, but not quite able to emulate the characteristics of the Black Swan. Although Nina does not do well during her audition, she approaches Thomas and asks him to reconsider her as the lead role. He tells her she is the ideal dancer to cast as the White Swan, but she lacks the passion needed to correctly portray the Black Swan.
The Wrestler, 1h45
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Ernest Miller, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry
Rating78% 3.948033.948033.948033.948033.94803
Robin Ramzinski, better known by his ring name Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke), is a professional wrestler who became a celebrity in the 1980s. Now past his prime, Randy wrestles on weekends for independent promotions in New Jersey while working part-time at a supermarket under Wayne (Todd Barry), a demeaning manager who mocks Randy's wrestling background. A regular at a strip club, Randy befriends a stripper, Cassidy (Marisa Tomei), who, like Randy, is too old for her job. After winning a local match, Randy agrees to a proposed 20th anniversary rematch with his most notable opponent, "The Ayatollah" (Ernest Miller), which could bring him back to stardom.
The Fountain, 1h36
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Arnon Milchan, Iain Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Cliff Curtis, Mark Margolis, Sean Patrick Thomas
Rating71% 3.598573.598573.598573.598573.59857
At its core, The Fountain is the story of a 21st-century doctor, Tom Creo (Hugh Jackman), losing his wife Izzi (Rachel Weisz) to cancer in 2005. As she is dying, Izzi begs Tom to share what time they have left together, but he is focused on his quest to find a cure for her.
Requiem for a Dream, 1h50
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Louise Lasser
Rating82% 4.148514.148514.148514.148514.14851
During the summer in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, elderly widow Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) constantly watches television, particularly infomercials hosted by Tappy Tibbons (Christopher McDonald). After receiving an unexpected phone call that she has won a spot to participate on a television game show, she becomes obsessed with regaining the youthful appearance she possesses in an old photograph from her son Harry's (Jared Leto) graduation many years earlier. In order to fit into her old red dress seen in the picture, the favorite one of her deceased husband Seymour, she goes on a crash diet. In order to reach her goal sooner, she goes to a doctor to discuss weight loss. The doctor gives her a prescription for weight-loss amphetamine pills throughout the day and a sedative at night. Harry warns her about amphetamine dependence and risk of life-threatening consequences, but she rebuffs him and insists that the chance to be on television has given her a reason to live. As the months go by, Sara's tolerance for the pills adjust and as a result she is no longer able to feel the same high the pills once gave her. When her invitation has still not arrived, she wrongfully increases her dosage from double to triple and, as a result, begins to suffer from amphetamine psychosis. Soon, her delusions worsen and she is driven to the brink of madness when she suffers a hallucination that she appears on the game show as the principal subject while being attacked by her monstrous, anthropomorphized refrigerator.
Pi
Pi (1998)
, 1h24
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about mathematics, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Stephen Pearlman, Ajay Naidu, Samia Shoaib
Rating72% 3.648963.648963.648963.648963.64896
Max Cohen is the story's protagonist and unreliable narrator. Unemployed, and living in a dreary Chinatown apartment in New York City, Max is a number theorist who believes that everything in nature can be understood through numbers. He is capable of doing simple arithmetic calculations involving large numbers in his head, a skill that impresses Jenna, a small Chinese-American girl with a calculator who lives in his apartment building. Max also suffers from cluster headaches, as well as extreme paranoia, hallucinations, and social anxiety disorder. Other than Devi, a young woman living next door who sometimes speaks to him, Max's only social interaction is with Sol Robeson, his old mathematics mentor who is now an invalid.

Scriptwriter

mother!
mother! (2017)
, 2h1
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Pregnancy films, Psychologie
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.30513.30513.30513.30513.3051
Une jeune femme (Jennifer Lawrence) et son mari (Javier Bardem) mènent une vie paisible dans une maison campagnarde et retirée. Leur existence est bouleversée par l'arrivée chez eux d'un mystérieux couple (Ed Harris et Michelle Pfeiffer).
Noah
Noah (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Pregnancy films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about angels, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.897932.897932.897932.897932.89793
As a young boy, Noah witnesses his father, Lamech, killed by a young Tubal-cain. Many years later an adult Noah is living with his wife Naameh and their sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. After seeing a flower grow instantly from the ground and being haunted by dreams of a great flood, Noah takes them to visit his grandfather Methuselah.
The Fountain, 1h36
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Arnon Milchan, Iain Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Cliff Curtis, Mark Margolis, Sean Patrick Thomas
Roles Author
Rating71% 3.598573.598573.598573.598573.59857
At its core, The Fountain is the story of a 21st-century doctor, Tom Creo (Hugh Jackman), losing his wife Izzi (Rachel Weisz) to cancer in 2005. As she is dying, Izzi begs Tom to share what time they have left together, but he is focused on his quest to find a cure for her.