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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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 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 directing Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones] Although Will would always be deferential and charming he's an eight-month-old Great Dane puppy, and he's got way too much energy, way too much joy, too much karmic perfection. And I think that may have affected Tommy. But from the entire first movie [they] loved each other. Will genuinely feels Tommy's one of the funniest people he's ever met because... See more »

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Was set to direct Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), but bowed out citing personal reasons. See more »

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Often shoots from below eye-level for comic effect See more »

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Porn willcp19
Go Back to Cinematography jiggawho15
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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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