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Noah Baumbach

Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming (1995). His second major picture, made ten years later, The Squid and the Whale (2005) was no less ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 While We're Young (written by)
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 2012 Frances Ha (written by)
 2010 Greenberg (screenplay) / (story)
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox (screenplay)
 2007 Margot at the Wedding (written by)
 2005 The Squid and the Whale (written by)
 2000 Thirty (TV Movie)
 1997 Highball (as Jesse Carter)
 1997 Mr. Jealousy (written by)
 1995 Kicking and Screaming (story) / (written by)
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Was interviewed in an episode of "Talking Movies" about the potential releasing of movies simultaneously in theaters, on DVD and TV (2006). The other interviewees were Steven Soderbergh, Todd Wagner and Reese Witherspoon.

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Jesse Carter | Ernie Fusco


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Somebody could easily go through and link everything to different points in not just my family, but people I know - but I don't even really care. For me, the movie is a protection - a completely reinvented film. [on 'The Squid and The Whale.'] See more »


According to himself, he tends to return again and again to making movies about people who have an image of themselves they can't live up to. See more »

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