Benh Zeitlin


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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 & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Glory at Sea Composer
(2008)
Wendy Composer
(2020)
Egg Director
(2005)

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 2021 A Chiara
 2020 Wendy
 2017 Brimstone & Glory (Documentary)
 2015 Mediterranea
 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2007 Death to the Tinman (Short)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)


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Eliza Zeitlin (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on "Beasts"] We finished the movie two days before Sundance, and we never had time to think about it, basically. There wasn't a month to be like, "What will happen? Will people like this movie?" I was focused on trying to get the movie to a version that I could live with. But it's been an amazing experience to see the film travel this far. It just such was a ragtag little film when we were ... See more »

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Is at least the sixth successful filmmaker to graduate from Wesleyan University, following in the footsteps of Michael Bay, Joss Whedon, Ruben Fleischer, Akiva Goldsman and Paul Weitz, as well as of Game of Thrones (2011) and Mad Men (2007) creators, respectively, of D.B. Weiss and Matthew Weiner; and Broadway wunderkind Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of "Hamilton.". See more »

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