David Benioff

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David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a producer and writer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), The Kite Runner (2007) and 25th Hour (2002). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 22 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »


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Game of Thrones Producer
25th Hour Writer
Gemini Man Writer


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  Untitled Carly Wray/Game of Thrones Spin-Off (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
  Untitled Max Borenstein/Game of Thrones Spin-Off (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
  The Three-Body Problem (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.3 ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode #1.2 ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2022 Metal Lords (executive producer) (post-production)
 2021 The Chair (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Chair (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Bus in Town (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Don't Kill Bill (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Town Hall (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Faculty Party (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  Game of Thrones (TV Series) (executive producer - 73 episodes, 2011 - 2019) (producer - 66 episodes, 2011 - 2017)
- The Iron Throne (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- The Bells (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- The Last of the Starks (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- The Long Night (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2017 Three Guys with Similar Leather Jackets (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 When the Nines Roll Over (Short) (executive producer)
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6' 2" (1.88 m)


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[on Game of Thrones (2011)] Wiser network heads might have said 'You can't kill Sean Bean nine episodes into your show'. Guess what? The lead dies. That's why HBO is HBO. They break all the rules.


While working on Game of Thrones, he and co-creator D. B. Weiss worked all through the year, non stop. They would write an outline for each season and then started writing the actual scripts while managing production at the same time. The scripts had to be all done by the time they started filming the season, and as the large production it is they were filming for months with several units in ... See more »

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