David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green

Highest Rated: 90% Stronger (2017)

Lowest Rated: 5% Nature Calls (2012)

Birthday: Apr 9, 1975

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

David Gordon Green's early directorial style had an emotionally haunting Southern Gothic edge to it. His films "George Washington" (2000), "All the Real Girls" (2003), and "Snow Angel" (2007) feature images of hospital clowns, gunshots at high school band practices, and a young boy whose skull never hardened. Green transitioned into comedic directing in 2008, but the craftsmanship and rural emphasis of his dramatic work remains in his more humorous work. Green was born on April 9, 1975 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he majored in film directing, graduating in 1998. It was there that Green met Paul Schneider, an actor and director best known for playing city planner Mark Brendanawicz on the first season of cult favorite sitcom "Parks and Recreation" (NBC 2009-15). Schneider starred in "George Washington," a film about a group of children struggling in a small North Carolina town that Green wrote, produced, and directed. The film met with critical acclaim, and Green received several festival recognitions as a rising young filmmaker. So began Green's career of creating emotional films featuring lost characters in rural American towns. Green became known for casting comedic actors, such as Sam Rockwell and Amy Sedaris, in dramatic roles. His transition to comedic directing began with the commercially successful "Pineapple Express" (2008). The film starred James Franco and Seth Rogen as stoners on the run, and it received fairly positive reviews. It also met with far more commercial success than Green's previous films. Green went on to direct twelve episodes of the basketball comedy "Eastbound & Down" (HBO 2009-2013), which starred "Pineapple Express" co-star Danny McBride, another friend from Green's college days. McBride starred in Green's next feature, a stoner comedy called "Your Highness" (2011), while "The Sitter" (2011) was a vehicle for Rogen and Franco's friend Jonah Hill. Green moved back into the quieter, more dramatic style of his earlier films with "Prince Avalanche" (2013), a road trip comedy-drama starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, and "Joe" (2014), a drama starring Nicolas Cage. He followed this with the character study "Manglehorn" (2014), starring Al Pacino, and the political satire "Our Brand Is Crisis" (2015). The fraternity hazing drama "Goat" (2016) and Boston Marathon drama "Stronger" (2017) continued Green's path toward small, intimate films, but he returned to a higher profile with "Halloween" (2018), a sequel to the 1980 original that ignored all of the several intervening films to pick up the story of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), 40 years after the events of the first film.

Highest rated movies

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent




No Score Yet No Score Yet Halloween Ends Director,
- 2022
87% 87% The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Director (Character) $18.2M 2022
39% 66% Halloween Kills Director,
Executive Producer
$92.0M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King of North Sudan Executive Producer - 2021
44% 84% Fatman Executive Producer $263.7K 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Joel Executive Producer - 2019
53% 49% An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn Executive Producer $5.2K 2018
79% 71% Halloween Director,
Executive Producer
$159.5M 2018
29% 43% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter Executive Producer - 2018
50% 43% Flower Executive Producer $327.4K 2017
90% 80% Stronger Director $4.2M 2017
71% 56% Dayveon Executive Producer $2.2K 2017
79% 45% Goat Screenwriter $23.0K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Booger Red Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet 50% Hot Sugar's Cold World Executive Producer - 2015
37% 34% Our Brand Is Crisis Director $7.0M 2015
49% 24% Manglehorn Director,
$132.1K 2014
75% 63% Camp X-Ray Executive Producer $9.8K 2014
83% 54% Land Ho! Executive Producer $727.4K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow Executive Producer - 2014
No Score Yet 46% Person to Person Executive Producer - 2014
86% 68% Joe Director,
$371.9K 2013
82% 53% Prince Avalanche Director,
$205.0K 2013
No Score Yet 30% See Girl Run Executive Producer - 2012
5% 17% Nature Calls Executive Producer - 2012
22% 39% The Sitter Director $30.5M 2011
47% 42% The Catechism Cataclysm Producer $1.9K 2011
27% 34% Your Highness Director $21.6M 2011
68% 73% Pineapple Express Director $87.3M 2008
67% 67% Snow Angels Director,
$402.8K 2007
90% 80% Shotgun Stories Producer $45.7K 2007
81% 72% Great World of Sound Producer $21.6K 2006
54% 62% Undertow Director,
$124.2K 2004
71% 78% All the Real Girls Director,
$548.7K 2003
84% 85% George Washington Director,
$241.8K 2000


81% 84% The Righteous Gemstones Executive Producer,
2019 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: The Righteous Gemstones Executive Producer 2020 2022
92% 92% Dickinson Executive Producer 2019 2021
97% 87% Mythic Quest Executive Producer 2020-2021
No Score Yet 75% Tarantula Executive Producer 2017
83% 71% There's ... Johnny! Executive Producer 2017
83% 87% Vice Principals Executive Producer,
93% 94% Red Oaks Executive Producer 2017
29% 85% Chozen Executive Producer 2014
70% 100% Good Vibes Executive Producer,