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Barry Sonnenfeld

Barry Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982). Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple. (1984). This film began his collaboration with the Coen Bros., who used him for their ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Men in Black
Men in Black Director
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West Producer
Men in Black II
Men in Black II Director
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 2016 The Tick (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- An Honest Liar (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2007-2010 Notes from the Underbelly (TV Series) (executive producer - 23 episodes)
- The Weekend (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Accidental Family Bed (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Spinning Out of Control (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Circle of Life (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Odd Man Out (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2007-2009 Pushing Daisies (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Kerplunk (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Water & Power (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Window Dressed to Kill (2009) ... (executive producer)
- The Norwegians (2008) ... (executive producer)
- The Legend of Merle McQuoddy (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 Play or Be Played (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 Karen Sisco (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- He Was a Friend of Mine (2004) ... (producer)
 2001-2002 The Tick (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- The Terror (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Arthur, Interrupted (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Tick vs. Justice (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Big Leagues (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Arthur Needs Space (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Secret Agent Man (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- The Breach (2000) ... (executive producer)
- TKO Henry (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Fail-Safe (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Uncle S.A.M. (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Sleepers (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1999 Partners (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998-1999 Fantasy Island (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
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- The Real Thing (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Innocent (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Let Go (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Wishboned (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Maximum Bob (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1998) ... (executive producer)
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[on what he took away from each "Men in Black" film] - The first one was unique because it was the first one in the series and we got to create this world. What we realized in the second movie is that we thought the first movie was a comedy, and we realized that it was funny, but not a comedy. And the second one was too, "funny" or "joke-y," and we were trying for comic-beats as apposed to ... See more »


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