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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. After refining his craft on several hard-core pornographic films, 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2002 Big Trouble (producer)
 2000 The Crew (producer)
 1999 Wild Wild West (producer)
 1998 Out of Sight (executive producer)
 1995 Get Shorty (executive producer)
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A director sits on the set 11 and a half hours a day. And for 30 minutes they get to direct. See more »

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Started his career as a cinematographer in porn films. He's quoted in the January 26, 1998 Newsweek magazine (page 60) saying that he was depressed when he heard that Boogie Nights (1997) was being made (a film about making pornos) because he had wanted to make a movie about the time he shot 9 feature length pornos in nine days. See more »

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Known for his sense of physical comedy and slapstick scenes. See more »

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Aries

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Porn willcp19
Go Back to Cinematography jiggawho15
kind of a tool dandoruinn
Sonenfeld is better then some, worse then others Litbrogolfer58
Need Contact Info for Barry (not Agent or Attorney) DynamicTalentEntertainment
He should not make any blockbuster tedmovie
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