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Bennett Miller is a popular American film director and film producer.
Bennett is famous for directing movies like 'Foxcatcher' (2014), 'Moneyball' (2011), and 'Capote' (2005). Bennett has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director twice.
Bennett Miller's movie 'Capote' as a film director was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman even won the Best Actor Academy Award for playing the role of Truman Capote.
After dropping out of NYU and declining to adjust to the convention, Bennett initially earned respect for his documentary picture, 'The Cruise', which was about a capricious New York City tour guide. Shot without the help of any crew members, 'The Cruise' was a spearheading adventure in free filmmaking and was the principal digital Mini DV film to get theatrical distribution. It won significant honors at international festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival, one of the top awards of the International Forum. Such significant praise made it one of the most incredible reviewed films at the time of its release.
Bennett Miller's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million as of 2022.
Bennett Miller earns around $400,000 per year, according to 2022 estimates.
Bennett Miller is 6 ft 1 in (185.92 cm) tall.
Bennett Miller will turn 56 in December of 2022.
Bennett Miller is native to New York City, born on December 30, 1966. Bennett had a painter mother, and his father was an engineer. He had two brothers, J.B. Miller and Theodore Miller.
From his youth, he knew actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and writer Dan Futterman. Bennett and Dan Futterman went to Mamaroneck High School together and were classmates. The three participated in the New York State Summer School of the Arts.
Bennett Miller also attended Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, with Philip Seymour Hoffman again as classmates. But Miller dropped out before he even graduated.
While attending New York University, Bennett Miller, along with Hoffman and fellow actor Steven Schub, were the founding members of the Bullstoi Ensemble theater company. During this time, they made a pact that if any of them won the Oscars, their acceptance speech would only consist of barking and nothing else.
Bennett Miller was in a relationship with Ashley Olsen from 2014 to 2015. Afterward, he was in a relationship with Sienna Miller from 2016 to 2017.
Bennett Miller began his career as a film director in 1998 with his documentary 'The Cruise'. As Wheeler Winston Dixon described, the film was about the tough life of the New York City bus tour guides. Bennett captured the documentary with his handheld digital cameras. To Bennett Miller's surprise, it opened doors for him.
Bennett Miller got many film projects during the start of his film career as a director. Still, he turned down all until he got support to make his film 'Capote' with classmate and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who portrayed the role of Truman Capote. It was produced by Caroline Baron, William Vince, and Michael Ohoven. In September 2005, the film was premiered at Telluride Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.
In 2006, Bennett Miller directed the music video for Bob Dylan, 'When The Deal Goes Down'. The music video starred Scarlett Johansson.
In 2008, Bennett Miller directed another music video of Johansson for 'Falling Down' which had a special appearance by Salman Rushdie.
In 2009, Columbia Pictures hired Bennett Miller as director for the film 'Moneyball'. The movie story was based on the book by Michael Lewis and went under the same name. Previously, the movie was about to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, but due to the film's tone, director Steven had to clash with the producers. Finally, the film was released in 2011.
In 2014, Bennett Miller worked as a director for the film 'Foxcatcher', which stars Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo. However, the film was first started in 2006 with Gary Oldman as the male lead. The film was released by Sony Pictures Classics and produced by Annapurna Pictures. The movie was Oscar-nominated for five categories, including Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor, Best Director (Miller), and Best Original Screenplay (Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye).
Bennett Miller has directed movies for six actors who were nominated for the Oscars, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), and Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener (Capote). Philip won the Academy Award for the movie 'Capote'.
In 2018, Bennett Miller was working on a documentary on future technologies. It featured academics and experts, including Kevin Esvelt, Sherry Turkle, Danny Hillis, and Ray Kurzweil.
Bennett Miller received an Oscar nomination for Best Director for 'Capote' in 2005 and 'Foxcatcher' in 2014. In 2016, he was also nominated at the BAFTA for the David Lean Award for Direction.
In 2014 at the Cannes Film Festival, Bennett Miller won the Best Director Award for Foxcatcher and was also a part of the competition for the Palme d'Or.
Bennett Miller likes listening to music and playing table tennis.
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