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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameJoseph Murray Cornish
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Cornish was born on December 20, 1968 in London, England as Joseph Murray Cornish. He is a writer and director, known for Attack the Block (2011), Ant-Man (2015) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011).

Trivia (8)

Not to be confused with the British photographer Joe Cornish (b. 1958).
Has been friends with Adam Buxton since their days at the elite Westminster School. Louis Theroux was also a schoolfriend of theirs.
In August 2003 stepped in with Adam Buxton to cover for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant when they went off to shoot the second series of 'The Office'. They occupied the 1-3pm slot on Saturday afternoons on Xfm on a sporadic basis for the next couple of years. When Ricky and Stephen left Xfm permanently they carried on going.
Was considered to direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).
Was considered to direct Kong: Skull Island (2017).
Was considered to direct Star Trek Beyond (2016) at one point.
Was considered to direct Gambit.
Was considered to direct A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).

Personal Quotes (13)

I'm not an angry man.
I'm not a runner. I don't run.
In truth I don't like Cornish pasties.
So many large movies come to you with a huge marketing campaign and it's like you have to see this movie this weekend, otherwise you'll be culturally bankrupt and can't converse with your friends.
And I used to buy 'Fangoria,' the horror magazine, which made my mum wonder if I was going to be a serial killer.
I don't think it's an incredibly radical premise to try and have sympathy for someone who has made a mistake.
I believe movies are better, the less you know going in.
I worry whether it's not really the best way to live one's life - trying to fulfill the dreams you had as a child. Maybe it's quite a backwards approach.
I went to Bournemouth Film School for 3 years.
I'm a huge Spike Lee fan. I saw 'Do The Right Thing' twice in the same night when it first came out and had long conversations with all my friends about the issues in it.
I did magic at children's parties when I was a kid.
I used to dream about presenting a comedy show and also about directing films.
One of my favourite films is called 'Lacombe Lucien,' directed by Louis Malle. The lead character in that film, like the lead characters in many '70s and '80s films, has a moral ambiguity to him.

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