Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky

Highest Rated: 100% Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist (2021)

Lowest Rated: 20% Zipper (2015)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1969

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

From his emergence with the breakout indie feature "Pi" (1998) - a sci-fi meditation on life, death and the cruelty of fate - writer-director Darren Aronofsky became something of an indie wunderkind who made the leap to directing big-budget Hollywood features. Although detractors would claim that some of his films -- particularly time travel fable "The Fountain" (2006) and philosophical meditation "Mother!" (2017) -- fell prey to artistic hubris and creative excess, the writer/director consistently managed to turn grim subject matter into exciting cinema. By drawing upon his hip-hop influences, Aronofsky created a hyperkinetic filmmaking style that encompassed high-speed editing and rapid-fire images. But beyond the surface of his filmmaking technique was an obsessive drive to artistically answer the Big Questions of why we are here and what comes after death. In the process, Aronofsky created a legion of adherents who flocked to every movie, while receiving a fair share of criticism for what were seen as overreaching pretensions. Nonetheless, Aronofsky remained a dedicated artist, steadfastly refusing to succumb to studio pressures on his way to making visually flamboyant, metaphysically probing and emotionally engaging films like "The Wrestler" (2008) and "Black Swan" (2010).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% No Score Yet The Good Nurse Producer - 2022
97% 85% The Territory Producer $26.2K 2022
70% No Score Yet The Whale Director - 2022
92% 68% Catch the Fair One Executive Producer $34.4K 2021
100% No Score Yet Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Self - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vandal Executive Producer - 2021
93% 74% Some Kind of Heaven Producer $43.5K 2020
78% No Score Yet Pacified Producer - 2019
57% 51% White Boy Rick Producer $24.0M 2018
68% 51% mother! Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$17.8M 2017
41% 25% Aftermath Producer - 2017
88% 60% Jackie Producer $14.0M 2016
20% 27% Zipper Executive Producer - 2015
75% 41% Noah Director,
Screenwriter
$101.2M 2014
85% 84% Black Swan Director $107.0M 2010
91% 89% The Fighter Executive Producer $93.6M 2010
98% 88% The Wrestler Director,
Producer
$26.2M 2008
52% 74% The Fountain Director,
Writer
$10.1M 2006
66% 44% Below Writer,
Executive Producer
$589.4K 2002
78% 93% Requiem for a Dream Director,
Writer,
Writer
$3.6M 2000
88% 85% Pi Director,
Writer,
Writer
$3.2M 1998

TV

Credit
100% 88% Welcome to Earth Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet 64% Hablemos del Cosmos Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet 98% Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2014