Davis Guggenheim

Davis Guggenheim

Highest Rated: 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)

Lowest Rated: 29% Gossip (2000)

Birthday: Nov 3, 1963

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Davis Guggenheim made the kind of films that moved people enough to take action, whether through anger or inspiration. The Academy Award-winning director first gained attention for the eye-opening global warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006), and for directing the biopic, "A Mother's Promise: Barack Obama Bio Film," shown during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Touted by critics as the next Ken Burns with a style slightly reminiscent of another controversial documentarian, Michael Moore, Guggenheim made searing documentaries that simultaneously shed light on complicated national issues while keeping the stories of his subjects real and deeply personal. He raised consciousness about the plight of less-privileged children trying to get into better schools in the widely acclaimed documentary, "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010). With his impressive storytelling skills, and a combination of clever animation and innovative filmmaking techniques, Guggenheim elevated "Waiting for 'Superman'" from just a factual tell-all into a touching yet tragic tale of bright kids whose educational fates depended on a school lottery system - a feat accomplished by an undeniably passionate and influential filmmaker.




97% 83% Procession Executive Producer - 2021
88% No Score Yet At the Ready Executive Producer - 2021
84% No Score Yet Homeroom Executive Producer - 2021
99% 98% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Executive Producer $2.3M 2021
83% No Score Yet Bitterbrush Executive Producer - 2021
88% No Score Yet All These Sons Executive Producer - 2021
98% 50% Time Executive Producer - 2020
93% 72% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Executive Producer - 2020
94% 90% Boys State Executive Producer - 2020
80% 95% Kailash Screenwriter,
- 2018
93% 60% Bisbee '17 Executive Producer $114.6K 2018
80% 50% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Executive Producer $3.5M 2017
72% 72% He Named Me Malala Director $2.6M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spent: Looking for Change Executive Producer - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dream Is Now Director,
- 2013
No Score Yet 80% From the Sky Down Director,
- 2011
90% 84% Waiting for Superman Director,
$6.4M 2010
79% 85% It Might Get Loud Director,
$1.6M 2008
61% 58% Gracie Director,
$3.0M 2007
93% 79% An Inconvenient Truth Director,
Executive Producer
$23.8M 2006
73% 89% Training Day Executive Producer $76.3M 2001
29% 47% Gossip Director $5.1M 2000


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of Tavis Smiley Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Part Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
74% 73% The Defenders Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2010
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2010
60% 22% Melrose Place Director 2009
21% No Score Yet 3 Lbs. Executive Producer,
2006 2008
84% 80% The Unit Director 2006
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Director 2005
92% 96% Deadwood Director 2004
50% No Score Yet Push, Nevada Director 2002
86% 90% Alias Director 2002
87% 87% 24 Director 2002