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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 the Miller High Life commercials. See more »

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

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Personal Quote:

[an interviewing technique when dealing with a perceived untruth] In that moment, you're a chess player - you have various moves open to you. If you're creating some kind of dramaturgy, where you want to capture conflict and an altercation between a subject and an interviewer, then do you want to go down that road and ask him to explain? But if the film is an essay on what is going on inside this... 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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