Davis Guggenheim

Davis Guggenheim made the kind of films that moved people enough to take action, whether through anger or inspiration. The Academy Award-winning director first gained attention for the eye-opening global warming ... Read more »
Born: 11/03/1963

Filmography

Director (24)

U2: Innocence & Experience Tour Live in Paris 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

He Named Me Malala 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Deadwood 1994 - 1998, 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

From the Sky Down 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

The Defenders 1994 - 1998, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Waiting for 'Superman' 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

It Might Get Loud 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Melrose Place 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

An Update with Former Vice President Al Gore 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Director

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

An Inconvenient Truth 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Shield 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Alias 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

C-16 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

NYPD Blue 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Party of Five 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Sisters 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

The Visitor 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Charlie Grace 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Teach (TV Show)

Director

The First Year (TV Show)

Director
Producer (9)

HBO/ Untitled U2 Concert Special 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

He Named Me Malala 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

From the Sky Down 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

It Might Get Loud 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

An Inconvenient Truth 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Opposite Sex and How to Live With Them 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Writer (3)

Waiting for 'Superman' 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Teach (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (1)

Teach (TV Show)

Actor
Production Management (1)

Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 (Movie)

(Los Angeles) (Production Coordinator)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

An Inconvenient Truth 2006 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

Davis Guggenheim made the kind of films that moved people enough to take action, whether through anger or inspiration. The Academy Award-winning director first gained attention for the eye-opening global warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006), and for directing the biopic, "A Mother's Promise: Barack Obama Bio Film," shown during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Touted by critics as the next Ken Burns with a style slightly reminiscent of another controversial documentarian, Michael Moore, Guggenheim made searing documentaries that simultaneously shed light on complicated national issues while keeping the stories of his subjects real and deeply personal. He raised consciousness about the plight of less-privileged children trying to get into better schools in the widely acclaimed documentary, "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010). With his impressive storytelling skills, and a combination of clever animation and innovative filmmaking techniques, Guggenheim elevated "Waiting for 'Superman'" from just a factual tell-all into a touching yet tragic tale of bright kids whose educational fates depended on a school lottery system - a feat accomplished by an undeniably passionate and influential filmmaker.

Relationships

Elisabeth Shue Actor

Wife
Married 1994 Reportedly separated fall 1996 Reconciled

Andrew Shue Actor

Brother-in-Law

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