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David Benioff

David Benioff was born in 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), 25th Hour (2002) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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  Game of Thrones (TV Series) (created by - 60 episodes, 2011 - 2016) (written for television by - 21 episodes, 2013 - 2015) (written by - 13 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (story by - 1 episode, 2011) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #6.10 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.9 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.8 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.7 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.6 (2016) ... (creator)
 2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Flowers for Charlie (2013) ... (written by)
 2009/I Brothers (screenplay)
 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (screenplay)
 2007 The Kite Runner (screenplay)
 2006 When the Nines Roll Over (Short)
 2005/I Stay (written by)
 2004 Troy (screenplay)
 2002 25th Hour (novel) / (screenplay)
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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on the 'Game of Thrones' series] Wiser network heads might have said 'You can't kill Sean Bean nine episodes into your show'. Guess what? The lead dies. That's why HBO is HBO. They break all the rules.


His father is Stephen Friedman, a Sr. partner and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, the current Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and former Director of the National Economic Council (2002-2005), personally appointed by President Bush. See more »

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A Song of Ice and Fire RenlyStannis
Did Benioff READ the Iliad? slwehrman87
they should make a 'city of thieves' movie springnb
Wolverine Script is infuriating!!!!!!!! ! dooki99
Can we get this guy fired please? He killed Wolverine! Splortched123
Ice and Fire Status!?!?! kyleck
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