: Directed "Uncle Vanya", a play by Anton Chekhov
(Donmar Warehouse, London, England, UK).
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Regarding his commitment to directing Jarhead
(2005) without a personal soldiering background: "This is new territory to me, but I hadn't spent two days in American suburbia when I directed American Beauty
(1999). I only knew the script had an unusual and original voice and it was a challenge I wanted to take on. Jarhead
(2005) is equal parts black humor, honesty, rage, lyricism, profanity and ...
He was awarded the 2002 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Director for both "Uncle Vanya" and "Twelfth Night" performed at the Donmar Warehouse.
Often begins his films with a voice-over narration from the main character; at the end of the movie the character finishes his narration in very much the same way it began.