Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky

Highest Rated: 98% The Wrestler (2008)

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).




92% No Score Yet Catch the Fair One Executive Producer - 2021
93% 74% Some Kind of Heaven Producer $43.5K 2020
78% No Score Yet Pacified Producer - 2019
57% 50% White Boy Rick Producer $24M 2018
42% 25% Aftermath Producer - 2017
68% 51% mother! Director,
$17.8M 2017
87% 60% Jackie Producer $14M 2016
20% 27% Zipper Executive Producer - 2015
76% 41% Noah Director,
$101.2M 2014
85% 84% Black Swan Director $107M 2010
91% 89% The Fighter Executive Producer $93.6M 2010
98% 88% The Wrestler Director,
$26.2M 2008
52% 74% The Fountain Director,
$10.1M 2006
65% 44% Below Writer,
Executive Producer
$589.4K 2002
79% 93% Requiem for a Dream Director,
$3.6M 2000
88% 85% Pi Director,
$3.2M 1998


No Score Yet 64% StarTalk 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 No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2010


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