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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 & 42 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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[re financial freedom after Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)] I don't know if we'll ever see any money off of the box office, but we won a couple of very generous awards here and overseas, and they have put me above the poverty line for the first time since I got out of college. We also have a development deal on the new film, and that's helped us have offices, which is also a monumental step ... See more »

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Benh met his "Beasts" co-writer Lucy Alibar in summer camp when they were teenagers. See more »

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