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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 8 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Love & Friendship
(2016)
Metropolitan
Metropolitan Director
(1990)
The Last Days of Disco
(1998)
Damsels in Distress
(2011)

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 2014 The Cosmopolitans (TV Movie)
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 Barcelona
 1990 Metropolitan
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Oddly in a sense I still have more confidence as a director than my ability as a writer. Somehow directing is just really easy. It's just about being really honest about how you feel about what you're seeing. Essentially if you're a good television zapper and you bring that consciousness to the set and you're perfectly honest when what you're watching is not what you want or it is what you want. ... See more »

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Whit Stillman was an editorial assistant at Doubleday. He also wrote for The Harvard Crimson, The Wall Street Journal, Harper's, The Guardian, Vogue... His first novel "The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards" was awarded the 2014 Fitzgerald Award. See more »

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