Nominated for 3 Oscars.
Another 33 wins & 37 nominations.
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Directed TV commercial for IKEA (2002)
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I want to try not to repeat myself. But then I seem to do it continuously in my films. It's not something I make any effort to do. I just want to make films that are personal, but interesting to an audience. I feel I get criticized for style over substance, and for details that get in the way of the characters. But every decision I make is how to bring those characters forward.
Some of the character names in his movies, most notably in Rushmore
(1998), were actually the names of his St. John's classmates.
Quirky themes of white middle-class and upper-class issues