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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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  Enchanted 2 (producer) (announced)
 2014 An Honest Liar (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Space Chimps (producer)
 2007 Enchanted (producer)
 2004 The Ladykillers (producer)
 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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[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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Has stated in many interviews that before making Men in Black (1997) he was considering doing a live-action film version of The Jetsons (1962). With Jim Carrey playing George Jetson and Nicole Kidman playing Jane Jetson. See more »

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

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