Darren Aronofsky

Director, Screenwriter
Ever since his emergence with the breakout indie feature "Pi" (1998) - a schizophrenic sci-fi meditation on life, death and the cruelty of fate - writer-director Darren Aronofsky became something of a wunderkind who ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (9)

Noah 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fountain 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Fountain 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Below 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

("Month of Fury ('Tappy Tibbons Show')") (Creator)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pi 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Pi 1998 (Movie)

voice over writer (Other Writer)

Pi 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (7)

Noah 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Swan 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wrestler 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Lost 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fountain 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Pi 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

Zipper 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Noah 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Wrestler 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Below 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

The Fountain 2006 (Movie)

("The Last Man") (Song)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

("Bialy & Lox Conga" "Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga" (The Moonrats)) (Song Performer)
Actor (2)

Scream Awards 2011 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

This Film is Not Yet Rated 2006 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)
Other (3)

David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Consultant

House of Yes 1997 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Phat Beach 1996 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Biography

Ever since his emergence with the breakout indie feature "Pi" (1998) - a schizophrenic sci-fi meditation on life, death and the cruelty of fate - writer-director Darren Aronofsky became something of a wunderkind who, unfortunately, would fall prey to artistic hubris and creative excess by the time he directed the incomprehensible time travel fable, "The Fountain" (2006). But in between the two milestone films, the director managed to turn grim subject matter - drug addiction, madness and the End Times - into exciting cinema by drawing upon his hip-hop influences to create a hyperkinetic filmmaking style that encompassed high-speed editing and rapid-fire images. But beyond the surface of his filmmaking technique was an obsessive drive to artistically answer the Big Questions of why we are here and what comes after death. In the process, Aronofsky created a legion of Gen-X, post-punk adherents who flocked to every movie, while receiving a fair share of criticism for his overreaching pretensions. Nonetheless, Aronofsky remained a dedicated artist, steadfastly refusing to succumb to studio pressures on his way to making visually flamboyant, metaphysically probing and emotionally engaging films.

Relationships

Abraham Aronofsky

Father
Taught science and was a dean at Bushwick High School appeared briefly in "Pi" (1998) and "Requiem for a Dream" (2000)

Charlotte Aronofsky

Mother
Provided crafts services during the making of "Pi" (1998) appeared briefly in "Requiem for a Dream" (2000)

Henry Aronofsky

Son
Born May 31, 2006 mother, Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz Actor

Companion
Began dating 2002 Engaged June 2005 Announced November 2010 that they had been "separated for some months"

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California
Attended AFI's Center for Advanced Film Studies

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1991
Met Sean Gullette as an undergraduate; graduated with honors

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1991
Met Sean Gullette as an undergraduate; graduated with honors

Edward R Murrow High School

Brooklyn , New York 1987
Graduated early in order to move to Israel and live on a kibbutz

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1992

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director ("Black Swan")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ("Black Swan")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture ("Black Swan")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture

2010

Directed "Black Swan," a psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers in a New York City production of Swan Lake

2008

Directed the well received, "The Wrestler," about professional wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson (played by Mickey Rourke)

2006

Re-wrote the film "The Fountain," from a $75 million epic to a $30 million film and released it in 2006, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz

2000

Wrote and directed "Requiem for a Dream" (adapted from the novel by Hubert Selby Jr); screened at Cannes

1999

Selected to participate in Sundance Screenwriters Lab, working on the script "Requiem for a Dream"

1998

Inked deal to script and direct a feature based on the comic book "Ronin" (not to be confused with 1998 feature of the same name)

1998

Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "Pi"

1991

Senior thesis film "Supermarket Sweep" was a national finalist in the Student Academy Awards

Moved to Los Angeles to study at the American Film Institute

Raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

After high school, moved to Israel to live on a kibbutz

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