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Errol Morris


His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards. Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven (1978) and Vernon, Florida (1981)). In the second movie, Morris intended to explore "Nub City," the town known... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 November 22, 1963 (Video documentary short)
 2013 The Unknown Known (Documentary)
 2012 El Wingador (Documentary short)
 2011 The Umbrella Man (Documentary short)
 2011 They Were There (Documentary short)
 2010 Tabloid (Documentary)
 2008 Survivors (Short)
 2008 Standard Operating Procedure (Documentary)
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (opening film)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (filmed segments)
 2000-2001 First Person (TV Series documentary) (6 episodes)
- Smiling in a Jar (2000)
- The Parrot (2000)
 1997 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Documentary)
 1995 Errol Morris Interrotron Stories: Digging Up the Past (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1991 The Dark Wind
 1991 A Brief History of Time (Documentary)
 1988 The Thin Blue Line (Documentary)
 1981 Vernon, Florida (Documentary)
 1978 Gates of Heaven (Documentary)
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Directed spots for Apple Computer's "Switch" campaign. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

One of the guards at the Wisconsin state crime laboratory at that time gave me one of the most compelling definitions of what is real. He took me into the room of [serial killer Ed] Gein artifacts and pointed to the cane chair where Ed had removed the cane and sewn in the buttocks of a woman. And without any trace of irony the guard looked at me and said, 'You can tell it's real, because you can ... See more »

Trivia:

Werner Herzog promised that he would eat his shoe if Morris ever completed Gates of Heaven (1978), which he actually did at the movie's premiere. Les Blank's short documentary Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980) shows the whole story. See more »

Trademark:

[Noir] "Film Noir" stylized cinematography See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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