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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 56 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »


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 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
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I'm not against wealth. But when you have a nice place you take a lot fewer risks. You're worried about making the safe choice because if you don't you might lose that house. And I never want to be in that position. See more »


His first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), received support from the Sundance Labs, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation as well as an NHK award. See more »

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