Neil LaBute


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Acclaimed and highly discussed filmmaker Neil LaBute has made himself a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch. With his true-to-life cynical and self-absorbed characters and all-too-true social themes, he has firmly established himself as an unforgiving judge of the ugliest side of human nature. LaBute was originally a playwright. He ... See full bio »

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(1997)
(2006)
Nurse Betty Director
(2000)
Black Chicks Writer
(2017)

Filmography

Jump to: Writer | Producer | Director | Actor | Thanks | Self
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 2022 American Gigolo (TV Series)
 2022/II Out of the Blue
 2022 Sparring Partner (Short)
 2022 House of Darkness (writer)
 2016-2021 Van Helsing (TV Series) (written by - 16 episodes)
- The Doorway (2021) ... (written by)
- All Apologies (2019) ... (written by)
- Metamorphosis (2019) ... (written by)
- Dark Ties (2019) ... (written by)
- Crooked Steps (2018) ... (written by)
 2019 The I-Land (TV Mini Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Many Goodly Creatures (2019) ... (written by)
- The Insubstantial Pageant (2019) ... (written by)
- The Gorgeous Palaces (2019) ... (written by)
- Brave New World (2019) ... (written by)
 2017 Good Luck: In Farsi (Short)
 2017 Staging Film (TV Series short) (1 episode)
 2017 Black Chicks (Short)
 2017 10 K (Short)
 2016 The Mulberry Bush (Short) (writer)
  Billy & Billie (TV Series) (1 episode, 2016) (created by - 10 episodes, 2015) (writer - 10 episodes, 2015)
- Incesticide (2016)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Lithium (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Stay Away (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Territorial Pissings (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2015 Dirty Weekend (written by)
 2014 My America (written by - segment "'Current Events'")
 2014 It's Okay (Short) (writer)
 2014 Ten X Ten (TV Mini Series)
 2013 Full Circle (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes)
- Celeste & Tim (2013) ... (written by)
- Robbie & Celeste (2013) ... (written by)
- Trisha & Robbie (2013) ... (written by)
- Trent & Trisha (2013) ... (written by)
- Cliff & Trent (2013) ... (written by)
 2013 Some Velvet Morning (written by)
 2013 Some Girl(S) (based on the stage play written by) / (screenplay by)
 2012 My America (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Current Events (2012)
- Tour De France (2012)
 2012 Denise (Short) (written by)
 2012 Double or Nothing (Short) (writer)
 2012/I BFF (Short) (writer)
 2011 Bench Seat (Short)
 2011 After-School Special (Short) (written by)
 2010 Sexting (Short) (written by)
 2006 The Wicker Man (screenplay - as Neil Labute)
 2003 The Shape of Things (play) / (screenplay)
 2002 Possession (screenplay)
 2001 Bash: Latter-Day Plays (TV Movie)
 2000 Tumble (Short)
 1998 Your Friends and Neighbors (written by)
 1997 In the Company of Men (play) / (screenplay)
Show Show Producer (16 credits)
Show Show Director (33 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (21 credits)

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Other Works:

Playwright: "Wrecks" (also directed), The Public Theater, New York City, October 2006. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Neil Labute

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The first great lesson I learned - many years ago - is be patient. The first play I had that was optioned by filmmakers was called "Rounder." It was a piece that eventually became the play "The Distance From Here." I waited a year for a film to get made, which never happened. I finally got frustrated enough to make my own film, In the Company of Men (1997) In a way, the second great lesson should... See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for the 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play for "The Shape of Things", performed at the Almeida Theatre. See more »

Trademark:

All his films usually consist of a cruel and vicious battle of the sexes with the men portraying unlikeable and trashy misogynists, and the women either crafty vixens or vulnerable victims. See more »

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