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 & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2020 Wendy
 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2005 Egg (Short)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

There are funny stories about [the making of Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) ] how I went knocking on someone's door and he came out with a shotgun. Even then, that guy showed up at our gas station two days later, and was like, "I'm sorry. I thought you guys were trying to kill me or you're from Witness Protection or something like that. I didn't mean to scare you. You want any red fish?" He'd... 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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