Errol Morris


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His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards. Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven (1978) and Vernon, Florida (1981)). In the second movie, Morris intended to explore "Nub City," the town known... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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The Fog of War Director
(2003)
(1988)

Filmography

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 2020 My Psychedelic Love Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2018 American Dharma (Documentary)
 2017 Omaha Steaks: Father's Day (Video short)
 2016 Zillow Hiram's Home (TV Movie)
 2016 The B-Side (Documentary)
 2011-2016 Op-Docs (TV Series documentary) (9 episodes)
- The Shipyard (2014)
- The Moment (2014)
- The Dream (2014)
 2015 Happy Father's Day (Video)
 2015 It's Not Crazy, It's Sports (TV Series short) (6 episodes)
- Chrome (2015)
- Being Mr. Met (2015)
- The Streaker (2015)
- The Heist (2015)
 2014 Three Short Films About Peace (TV Series short) (1 episode)
 2013 The Unknown Known (Documentary)
 2011 They Were There (Documentary short)
 2010 Dennis Jakob Unplugged (Short)
 2010 Tabloid (Documentary)
 2008 Survivors (Short)
 2008 Standard Operating Procedure (Documentary)
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (opening film)
 2003 The Fog of War (Documentary)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (filmed segments)
 2000-2001 First Person (TV Series documentary) (17 episodes)
- The Only Truth (2001)
- Mr. Personality (2001)
 1999 Mr. Death (Documentary)
 1997 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Documentary)
 1995 Errol Morris Interrotron Stories: Digging Up the Past (TV Mini Series documentary)
 1991 The Dark Wind
 1991 A Brief History of Time (Documentary)
 1988 The Thin Blue Line (Documentary)
 1981 Vernon, Florida (TV Movie documentary)
 1978 Gates of Heaven (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Directed the Miller High Life commercials. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »


Spouse:

Julia Sheehan  (1 child)

Children:

Hamilton Morris
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Personal Quote:

I don't believe truth is conveyed by style and presentation. I don't think that if it was grainy and full of handheld material, it would be any more truthful. Oddly enough, people don't want truth. They want to avoid having to think. If anybody really thinks that truth and style are one and the same - that if you obey a set of documentary conventions truth magically pops out - well, that's not ... See more »

Trivia:

Attended the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a B.A. in history (1969). See more »

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Frequent Collaborators: composer Philip Glass, cinematographers Stefan Czapsky and Robert Chappell, production designer Ted Bafaloukos See more »

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