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Derek Cianfrance


Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied (1998), won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best film. Raw Footage went on to be awarded a Special... See full bio »

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9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine Director
(2010)
The Light Between Oceans
(2016)
Brother Tied
Brother Tied Director
(1998)

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on making Blue Valentine (2010)] There was one day where we were shooting on the bus. That's a bit of a movie trope - the encounter on a bus - and yet when we shot that scene, we had a rainbow come out of nowhere. When stuff like that happens, and I know it sounds kind of corny, but you really feel that you are doing the right thing at the right time. See more »

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Cianfrance is a drummer and has blown his eardrums out. He has tinnitus, a constant ringing in his ears. His condition inspired him to direct the film Metalhead (2018), which has been in production since 2009. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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