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Andrew Niccol


New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Truman Show
(1998)
Gattaca
Gattaca Writer
(1997)
Lord of War
Lord of War Writer
(2005)
In Time
In Time Writer
(2011)

Filmography

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 2014 Good Kill (written by)
 2013 The Host (screenplay)
 2012 The Minutes (Video short) (uncredited)
 2011 In Time (written by)
 2005 Lord of War (written by)
 2004 The Terminal (story)
 2002 S1m0ne (written by)
 1998 The Truman Show (written by)
 1997 Gattaca (written by)
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Alternate Names:

Andrew M. Niccol
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Personal Quote:

America is certainly starting to look outward at last. The impact of its actions and the world's attitude towards them is being thrown in its face. My film is only based on what I've torn from the newspaper headlines. It's just that maybe I read more closely or widely than most. See more »

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Directed television commercials for over 10 years prior to his directing debut Gattaca (1997) See more »

Trademark:

The plot of his films often revolve around artificial reality, such as gene manipulation in Gattaca (1997), the life of "Truman" in The Truman Show (1998), the computer-generated actress in S1m0ne (2002), the nature of aging in "In Time" and the MO of the antagonists of "The Host"

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