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Benh Zeitlin


Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film. After graduation, Benh spent a summer in Prague ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Glory at Sea Director
(2008)
Egg Director
(2005)
(2017)

Filmography

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 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the origins of making "Beasts"] When I got out of [completing Glory at Sea (2008) ] I was realizing that I wanted to stay [in Louisiana], I was supposed to go back home, my parents were waiting for me back in New York for Thanksgiving and I didn't show up, and I didn't show up for Christmas, time went by and I realized I wanted to stay, and I wanted to figure out what it was that was pulling ... See more »

Trivia:

Benh and producer friend Ray Tintori from Glory at Sea (2008) worked in film production together one summer in Prague, where they met British cinematographer Ben Richardson. See more »

Nickname:

Benh

Star Sign:

Libra

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