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)

Filmography

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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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2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)


Relatives:

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

[re financial freedom after Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)] I don't know if we'll ever see any money off of the box office, but we won a couple of very generous awards here and overseas, and they have put me above the poverty line for the first time since I got out of college. We also have a development deal on the new film, and that's helped us have offices, which is also a monumental step ... See more »

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His first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), received support from the Sundance Labs, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation as well as an NHK award. See more »

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Star Sign:

Libra

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