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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 & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I've never had a strategy. It's never been about I'm going to make this film, and then another...It was about telling stories about, and living with, the people I want to spend time with. 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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Benh

Star Sign:

Libra

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