Bennett Miller

Director
As a perfectionist who sometimes bordered on being obsessive, director Bennett Miller enjoyed taking his time between films, to the point of even rivaling idols Terrence Malick and Stanley Kubrick. His first project ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1966 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (4)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cruise 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Cruise 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Producer (1)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Other (1)

Cousin Bobby 1992 (Movie)

production assistance (Production Assistant)

Biography

As a perfectionist who sometimes bordered on being obsessive, director Bennett Miller enjoyed taking his time between films, to the point of even rivaling idols Terrence Malick and Stanley Kubrick. His first project, the little-seen but much-acclaimed documentary "The Cruise" (1998), was released seven years prior to his next film, "Capote" (2005), a rich and atmospheric account of the famed author's foray into rural Kansas to cover a brutal quadruple murder that eventually became his classic novel, In Cold Blood. The film delivered star Philip Seymour Hoffman an Oscar for Best Actor, while Miller could lay claim to making one of the more auspicious film debuts in recent history. While in between projects, Miller helmed a number of commercials and returned to features six years later with "Moneyball" (2011), a critically acclaimed look at the scrappy Oakland As through the eyes of their pioneering general manager, Billy Beane. The film again earned widespread praise and pointed to an even brighter career ahead, no matter how prolific his output from year to year.

EDUCATION

Mamaroneck High School

Mamaronek , New York 1985
classmate of Dan Futterman

Milestones

2011

Directed the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane

2005

Directed the feature "Capote," a biopic on Truman Capote, portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and written by Dan Futterman

1998

Directed the critically acclaimed feature-length documentary "The Cruise"

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