David Frankel

David Frankel

Highest Rated: 75% The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Lowest Rated: 13% Collateral Beauty (2016)

Birthday: Apr 2, 1959

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

David Frankel was an American filmmaker and screenwriter best known for directing such widely popular films as "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006) and "Marley and Me" (2008). Born and raised in New York City, Frankel always dreamed of making movies for a living. He would spend hours by himself, watching classics from the 30s and 40s, while fantasizing of one day being behind the camera. He moved to Hollywood in his early 20s, with his sights set on becoming a director. It would be a long road to movie stardom, however, before Frankel got his start in the cutthroat world of Hollywood moviemaking. Like most young directors, he got his start working as a writer, having penned several episodes for the sitcom "Doctor Doctor" (CBS, 1989-1991) and co-scripting the Gene Wilder comedy "Funny About Love" (1990) for director Leonard Nimoy. In 1992 he co-wrote the screenplay for the romantic comedy "Nervous Ticks" (1992), and soon after created the TV series "Grapevine" (CBS, 1992). That show, however, was cancelled after 6 episodes. Having waded in obscurity for close to a decade, Frankel broke out in 1996 when he wrote and directed the comedic short film "Dear Diary." The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short, thus turning Frankel into an overnight sensation. Before long he started helming episodes of the HBO miniseries' "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) and "Band of Brothers" (2001), as well as episodes of "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) and "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011). He made huge waves in the business in 2006 by directing Meryl Streep to an Oscar nod in "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006), and followed that up with the hits "Marley and Me" (2008) and "The Big Year" (2011). In 2016 Frankel returned to the director's chair with "Collateral Beauty." Released in December of 2016, the film starred Will Smith as a New York ad man who suffers a nervous breakdown.




67% 78% Jerry & Marge Go Large Director - 2022
40% 35% Chronically Metropolitan Executive Producer - 2016
13% 64% Collateral Beauty Director $31.0M 2016
63% 64% One Chance Director $89.7K 2013
75% 55% Hope Springs Director $63.5M 2012
42% 41% The Big Year Director $7.2M 2011
63% 75% Marley & Me Director $143.2M 2008
75% 76% The Devil Wears Prada Director $124.7M 2006
No Score Yet 60% The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Diary Director,
- 1996
45% 26% Miami Rhapsody Director,
$5.2M 1995


64% 35% Inventing Anna Executive Producer 2022
89% 88% The Baker and the Beauty Executive Producer,
64% 79% The Morning Show Director 2019
No Score Yet 70% Manifest Director 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007
70% 81% Sex and the City Director 2001 2003
97% 98% Band of Brothers Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grapevine Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen Burstyn Show Creator 1986