Michael Polish


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Michael Polish was born on October 30, 1970 in El Centro, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Twin Falls Idaho (1999), Northfork (2003) and Jackpot (2001). He has been married to Kate Bosworth since August 31, 2013. He was previously married to Jo Strettell. See full bio »

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Twin Falls Idaho Director
(1999)
Northfork Director
(2003)
Jackpot Director
(2001)
Big Sur Director
(2013)

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 2020 Little Brother of War (Documentary)
 2017 Nona
 2016 Hot Bot
 2014 Amnesiac
 2013 Big Sur
 2009 Stay Cool (as Ted Smith)
 2009 The Smell of Success (as Larry Smith)
 2004 Duran Duran: (Reach Up for The) Sunrise (Video short) (as The Polish Brothers)
 2003 Northfork
 2001 Jackpot
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Other Works:

Music video for Duran Duran See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Polish Brothers | Larry Smith | Ted Smith
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Personal Quote:

(On Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)) Maybe it was because they are more cartoonish. They were framed differently, their particular way of close-ups. The music was more on top of the picture than any others, played so much into character that it identified certain instruments with people. That's what I thought a Western should be. If someone asked me what my favorite Western was, I'd say, "... See more »

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Real-life daughter, Jasper Polish, appeared in his movie, The Astronaut Farmer (2006). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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