Charlie Kaufman

Screenwriter, Producer, Playwright
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Born: 11/19/1958 in New York City, , USA

Filmography

Writer (13)

Anomalisa 2015 (Movie)

(Writer)

Anomalisa 2015 (Movie)

(from play: "Anomalisa") (Source Material)

Synecdoche, New York 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

Adaptation 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Human Nature 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Being John Malkovich 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Trouble With Larry 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

The Dana Carvey Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Writer

The Edge 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Writer

Frank or Francis (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (8)

Anomalisa 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Synecdoche, New York 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Adaptation 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Human Nature 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Being John Malkovich 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ned and Stacey 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Producer

Misery Loves Company 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Director (3)

Anomalisa 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Synecdoche, New York 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Frank or Francis (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

Civilization (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Step on It! (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Actor (1)

15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer
Music (1)

Synecdoche, New York 2008 (Movie)

("Synecdoche Song") (Song)

EDUCATION

William H. Hall High School

West Hartford , Connecticut

New York University

New York , New York
Classmates with filmmaker Chris Columbus

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts
Briefly attended before transferring to NYU Film School

Milestones

2008

Premiered his directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York" at the Cannes Film Festival; nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay

2004

Re-teamed with Gondry for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay

2002

Adapted game show producer Chuck Barris' seriocomic autobiography "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"; George Clooney made his directorial debut

2002

Re-teamed with Jonze for "Adaptation"; a film version of Susan Orlean's book The Orchid Thief; suffered writer's block in trying to pen adaptation of the non-fiction work and instead used that situation as basis for film, going so far as to create

2001

Second produced screenplay, "Human Nature"; produced and directed by Michel Gondry

1999

First produced screenplay, "Being John Malkovich"; directed by Spike Jonze and starring John Cusack

1996

Produced and scripted episodes of the FOX sitcom "Ned and Stacy"

1996

Worked as a staff writer on the equally short-lived ABC series "The Dana Carvey Show"

1995

Was a co-producer of the short-lived FOX comedy "Misery Loves Company"

1994

Penned first draft of what became breakthrough feature, "Being John Malkovich"

1993

Staff writer on the FOX variety series, "The Edge"

1993

Served as exective story editor on the CBS summer sitcom "The Trouble With Larry"

1991

Wrote episodes of the FOX sitcom, "Get a Life!"

Moved from NYC to Southern California

Bonus Trivia

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In 2004, Kaufman is included in Time magazines' "The Worlds Most Influential People"

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