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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 14 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 November 22, 1963 (Video short)
 2013 The Unknown Known (Documentary)
 2012 El Wingador (Short)
 2011 The Umbrella Man (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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Made a documentary where people from around the world and culture-makers were asked about their favorite movies and what they think of the medium of film for the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. See more »

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

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[on criticism of his even-handed characterization of Donald Rumsfeld's personality] I don't mean to sound defensive, though I am defensive. But not all interviews work by virtue of being adversarial. And this film - self-serving for me to say so, but I'll say it anyway - this film could never have worked as an adversarial film for many reasons. See more »

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Thinks of himself as a "detective director", and he did, indeed, work as a private eye in the early 1980s. See more »

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Frequent Collaborators: composer Philip Glass, cinematographers Stefan Czapsky and Robert Chappell, production designer Ted Bafaloukos See more »

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