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Davis Guggenheim

Davis Guggenheim directed and executive-produced the 2007 Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which featured former Vice President Al Gore and garnered worldwide box office receipts of more than $50 million. Guggenheim has been a producer and director on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series "Deadwood" as well as such critically acclaimedtelevision series as "The Unit," "The Shield," "Alias," "24," "NYPD Blue," "ER," and "Party of Five." He is the documentary filmmaker behind Norton Simon: A Man and His Art (on permanent exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum) and JFK and the Imprisoned Child (on permanent exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Library). After graduating from Brown, Guggenheim moved to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. He was executive producer for the film Training Day and director of Gossip, both released in 2001. In 2002, Guggenheim's documentary The First Year, which chronicled the challenges of novice public-school teachers in Los Angeles, won a Peabody Award in broadcast television and the Grand Jury Prize at the Full Frame Film Festival, the premiere U.S. documentary film festival. In 2007, Guggenheim directed the feature film Gracie, about a teenaged girl soccer player who overcomes family tragedy to play for her high school boys' team. The script was based on the real-life experience of Guggenheim's wife, actress Elisabeth Shue. Guggenheim's most recent feature documentary, It Might Get Loud, premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. It Might Get Loud explores the artistry of three great electric guitarists: Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White. This summer Guggenheim directed the Barack Obama bio film, A Mother's Promise, which played at the Democratic National Convention. He also contributed to the Barack Obama "infomercial."

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Dream Is Now
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet From The Sky Down
  • Producer
  • Director
2011
89% Waiting for Superman
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2010
80% It Might Get Loud
  • Producer
  • Director
2009
60% Gracie
  • Director
  • Producer
2007
93% An Inconvenient Truth
  • Executive Producer
2006
72% Training Day
  • Executive Producer
2001
No Score Yet First Year
  • Director
  • Producer
2001
8% The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them
  • Producer
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
57% Melrose Place
2009-2010
  • Director
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Director
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Director
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Producer
  • Director
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Director
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Need to Know
2010-2013
  • Guest

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