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Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman was born in 1952 and raised in Cornwall in upstate New York, the son of a impoverished débutante from Philadelphia and a Democratic politician from Washington D.C. Stillman graduated from Harvard in 1973 and started out as a journalist in Manhattan, New York City. In 1980 he met and married his Spanish wife while on an assignment in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Metropolitan Director
Love & Friendship
The Last Days of Disco
Damsels in Distress


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 2014 The Cosmopolitans (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 Barcelona
 1990 Metropolitan
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So much of selling a film in the industry is about creating a fulcrum where all the pressure comes to bear and something seems suddenly valuable and approved by an audience. It's amazing how people could pick up tons of films on the cheap but they don't because they wait until everything is laid out for them. See more »


Whit Stillman was an editorial assistant at Doubleday and a junior editor at The American Spectator. He wrote for The Harvard Crimson, The Wall Street Journal, Harper's, The Guardian, Vogue... His first novel "The Last Days of Dusco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterward" was awarded the 2014 Fitzgerald Award. See more »


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