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Benh Zeitlin


Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film. After graduation, Benh spent a summer in Prague ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 57 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2005 Egg (Short)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[Feb 2013] I just got back from the Kustendorf Film Festival in the mountains of Serbia and I saw my favorite movie of the year, called Reality (2012) by Matteo Garrone. It's about this guy who runs a fish market whose life starts to collapse when he gets the whir of the idea that he might be able to get on a reality television show. It's a film with faces and actors that you've never seen before... See more »

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As of 2013, has directed one actress to an Academy Award-nominated performance: Quvenzhané Wallis (Best Actress, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)). See more »

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