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      Julie Taymor

      Julie Taymor

      Highest Rated: 100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 30% The Tempest (2010)

      Birthday: Dec 15, 1952

      Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA

      One of the most cerebral and experimental of theatrical directors and designers, whose fusion of folklore, puppetry and intellectually demanding themes made her a favorite of those with a taste for the cutting edge, Julie Taymor worked almost exclusively in the world of the not-for-profit theater before bringing her downtown sensibility uptown as director of "The Lion King" (1997), Disney's remarkable marriage of art and commerce at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theater. The media giant's deep pockets enabled her to experiment with new kinds of puppetry - to sculpt, to build and to test - resulting in what The New York Times called "the most memorable, moving and original theatrical extravaganza in years." Disney did not compromise Taymor's distinctive Indonesian-influenced minimalist style of mixing live actors, puppets, shadows and masks, which earned her two Tony Awards (for directing and costumes) and her first exposure to mainstream audiences, drawing comparisons to such legends as Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Harold Prince.

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      68% 73% The Glorias Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2020
      52% 88% The Lion King Executive Producer $543.6M 2019
      100% 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream Director - 2014
      30% 28% The Tempest Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $263.4K 2010
      53% 82% Across the Universe Director $24.3M 2007
      76% 85% Frida Director $25.8M 2002
      69% 86% Titus Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $1.9M 1999

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      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2010