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J.C. Chandor

J.C. Chandor is a writer and director, known for Margin Call (2011), All Is Lost (2013) and A Most Violent Year (2014). He has been married to Mary Cameron Goodyear since 2004. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 A Most Violent Year (written by)
 2013 Making a Scene (Short) (lines written by)
 2013 All Is Lost (written by)
 2011 Margin Call (written by)
 2004 Despacito (Short) (written by)
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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on Margin Call (2011)] I also came into it with this insane confidence that I'd been waiting 15 years for this opportunity. This is making a little bit light of the situation, but essentially, I walked on to that set saying, 'Who gives a crap if this is Kevin Spacey? He is an amazing lump of clay who is probably going to give me a greater performance than anyone else I could have cast in that ... See more »


When he was 19 years old, he was involved in a car accident with four college friends: the driver was killed, and Chandor was suddenly seized by what he calls "a sense of urgency". Then he dropped out of college and enrolled in a film programme at New York University in order to "live enough life" for both himself and that young man who was killed in the accident. See more »

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