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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 58 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Glory at Sea
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 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2005 Egg (Short)
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[on "Beasts"] We finished the movie two days before Sundance, and we never had time to think about it, basically. There wasn't a month to be like, "What will happen? Will people like this movie?" I was focused on trying to get the movie to a version that I could live with. But it's been an amazing experience to see the film travel this far. It just such was a ragtag little film when we were ... See more »


Is at least the fourth successful filmmaker to graduate from Wesleyan University, following in the recent footsteps of Michael Bay, Joss Whedon and Ruben Fleischer. See more »

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