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Alex Gibney was born on October 23, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Philip Alexander Gibney. He is a producer and director, known for Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015), Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013). He has been married to Anne Morgan DeBevoise since ... See full bio »

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 2017 The Penny Black (Documentary) (executive producer) (filming)
 2016 Accidental Anarchist (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
  Return to Timbuktu (Documentary) (producer) (filming)
 2017 City of Ghosts (executive producer)
 2017 Water & Power: A California Heist (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Every Move You Make (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2016 Too Hip for the Room: The Righteous Reign of Lord Buckley (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Janis: Little Girl Blue (2016) ... (producer)
 2016 Spring Broke (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 The 4%: Film's Gender Problem (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 The New Yorker Presents (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Cooked (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Water (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Fire (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Air (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Earth (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Zero Days (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue (Documentary) (producer)
 2014-2015 Death Row Stories (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Murder on the Mountain (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Death, Lies and Videotape (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Wrong Man (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Eye for an Eye (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Double Jeopardy (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Part 1 (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 What's Motivating Hayes (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2014 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Edge of Eighteen (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Sunshine Superman (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 30 for 30: Soccer Stories (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Ceasefire Massacre (2014) ... (producer)
 2014 Finding Fela! (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 The Armstrong Lie (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 History of the Eagles (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Part II (2013) ... (producer)
- Part I (2013) ... (producer)
 2013 We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (Documentary) (producer)
 2012 Venus and Serena (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Documentary) (producer)
 2011 Biba! One Island, 879 Votes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 The Last Gladiators (Documentary) (producer)
 2011 Catching Hell (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 Freakonomics (Documentary) (segment producer)
 2010 My Trip to Al-Qaeda (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (producer)
 2009 Dirty Business (Video documentary) (producer)
 2009 Money Driven Medicine (Documentary) (producer)
 2008 Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 Mr. Untouchable (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 Love Comes Lately (executive producer)
 2007 Taxi to the Dark Side (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 No End in Sight (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 The Human Behavior Experiments (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2006 The House Is Burning (producer)
 2006 Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 Who Killed the Electric Car? (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2005 Behind Those Eyes (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) ... (producer)
 2004 Lightning in a Bottle (Documentary) (producer)
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (series producer - 2 episodes, 2003) (producer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (series producer)
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (producer)
- Feel Like Going Home (2003) ... (series producer)
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) (producer) / (series producer)
 2002 The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Documentary) (producer)
 2001 Brooklyn Babylon (executive producer)
 2000 The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2000 Soldiers in the Army of God (Documentary) (senior producer)
 2000 The Huntress (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1999 The Sexual Century: Sexual Explorers (TV Movie) (producer)
 1999 The Sexual Century: The Sexual Revolution (TV Movie) (producer)
 1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: Love Crazy (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 1997 The Fifties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1992 The Pacific Century (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Pacific Century: The Future of the Pacific Basin (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Sentimental Imperialists: America in Asia (1992) ... (executive producer)
- The Fight for Democracy (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Big Business and the Ghost of Confucius (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Inside Japan, Inc. (1992) ... (executive producer)
 1988 Manufacturing Miracles (Short) (producer)
 1980 The Ruling Classroom (producer)
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On a day-to-day basis, I like Lance. But over time one of the things I learned is that liking somebody is not the same thing as approving of what they do. I was definitely drawn into Lance's orbit and I became a fan as I acknowledge in the film. I liked him and I liked going along for the ride...but at the same time be wildly pissed off that I had become part of an elaborate PR board and that he ... See more »


Dedicated his Oscar win for Best Documentary for Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) to Dilawar, the 22-year-old Afghan taxi driver on whom the documentary is based. See more »

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