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Andrew Niccol


New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gattaca
Gattaca Writer
(1997)
The Truman Show
(1998)
In Time
In Time Writer
(2011)
The Host
The Host Writer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018/I Anon
 2014 Good Kill (written by)
 2013 The Host (screenplay)
 2012 The Minutes (Video short) (uncredited)
 2011 In Time (written by)
 2005 Lord of War (written by)
 2004 The Terminal (story)
 2002 S1m0ne (written by)
 1998 The Truman Show (written by)
 1997 Gattaca (written by)
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Alternate Names:

Andrew M. Niccol
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Personal Quote:

"My biggest mistake, going back to The Truman Show (1998), was that I wrote my most expensive film, first. And you just shouldn't do that. I remember talking to the studio head at the time and she said, "There's no way for a first film that we'll give you a budget of $80 million. But we would give you $20 million". So I went off and wrote Gattaca (1997) and made sure it was $20 million. So they ... See more »

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Directed television commercials for over 10 years prior to his directing debut Gattaca (1997) See more »

Trademark:

The plot of his films often revolve around artificial reality, such as gene manipulation in Gattaca (1997), the life of "Truman" in The Truman Show (1998), the computer-generated actress in S1m0ne (2002), the nature of aging in "In Time" and the MO of the antagonists of "The Host"

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