David Gordon Green is a renowned American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. On account of his dozens of popular films, including: "George Washington", "Snow Angels", "Undercurrent", "At the Bottom", "Lord of the Marking", "Joe", "Halloween".
Green's creative biography began in his student years. While studying at the University of North Carolina School of Art in the directing department, he directed his first short films. They received good reviews from experts and film critics. Green won the CINE Eagle Award for the short "Physical Pinball".
David was born in the United States in the spring of 1975. His mother worked in a clinic and was a childbirth preparation instructor. My father was the dean of the medical college. The family had four children. Parents adhered to strict upbringing and tried in every possible way to protect the children from useless entertainment.
The family led a healthy lifestyle, all children were actively involved in sports. David played football and baseball for a long time, but did not achieve much success.
Creativity interested Green in his school years. Then he secretly went to his friends to watch his favorite films on cable TV. He was impressed by the films of famous directors: Terrence Malick, Carroll Ballard, David Lynch and Peter Greenaway. It was in those years that David had a dream to become a director. Gradually, he began to move towards his goal.
Green received his primary education at Richardson High School. After leaving school, the young man entered the University of Texas. A year later, he transferred to the University of North Carolina School of Arts in the directing department. And in 1995 he shot his first short film.
After completing his education, Green decided to travel to Hollywood to pursue a creative career. He lived in Los Angeles for about a year. There he worked part-time at a film studio as a handyman. A year later, he decided that Hollywood was not for him, returned home and went to work at the factory.
But Green didn't give up on his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Together with his friends, he raised about $ 40,000, this amount was enough for him to start shooting a full-length film.
In 2000, Green's first dramatic film "George Washington" was released. One of the famous film critics called the picture the best film of the year, comparing it with the work of the famous T. Malik.
Green's creative career includes 23 directorial works. He also produced 35 films and wrote 11 films. Three of his works are on the list of the best films of the year: "George Washington", "Undercurrent" and "Firestories".
Viewers will be able to see the new works of David Gordon Green in 2020 and 2021. He executive produced, wrote and directed two sequels to the iconic Halloween movie.
Awards and nominations
David has several prestigious awards and nominations on his account.
In 2003, he received a special jury prize at the Sundance International Film Festival of Independent Films for All the Real Girls, as well as a Grand Prix nomination.
In 2007, Snow Angels was also nominated for the Grand Prix at the Sundance Festival.
In 2013, Greene won the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear prize for Lord of the Markings in the Best Director's category.
In 2014, he was nominated for the Golden Lion Venice Film Festival for Manglehorn.
Almost nothing is known about Green's personal life. He continues to actively work on new projects. In his free time, he likes to go hiking and spend days at his ranch in Austin.