Mary Harron

Mary Harron

Highest Rated: 92% The Weather Underground (2003)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Moth Diaries (2011)

Birthday: Jan 12, 1953

Birthplace: Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

A former reporter of the punk-rock scene whose entree to filmmaking came via British TV documentaries, Mary Harron made the jump to features with the much-awaited "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996), the story of Valerie Solanas, who in 1968 shot and wounded the art-world legend. A Canadian raised in London, Harron moved to New York in 1976, delighted to leave the stuffiness of her Oxford education behind to work for an alternative film company running its kitchen. She began writing for Legs McNeil's PUNK magazine and in 1977 penned a lengthy piece for VILLAGE VOICE that explained and explored the London punk scene, introducing what had been a somewhat underground movement to mainstream America. Seemingly a constant presence on pop culture's cutting edge throughout her career, Harron, who participated in and observed the Studio 54 era, the last chapter of the sexual revolution before drugs fell out of favor and AIDS and other STDs prompted more circumspect behavior, remained fascinated by the Warhol "Factory" scene of the late 60s that had so intrigued her as a teenager.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
59% 69% Charlie Says Director $46.9K 2018
No Score Yet 21% Anna Nicole Director - 2013
13% 23% The Moth Diaries Director,
Screenwriter
$3.8K 2011
57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Director,
Writer
$1.4M 2006
92% 87% The Weather Underground Executive Producer $560.2K 2003
69% 85% American Psycho Director,
Screenwriter
$15.0M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Psycho (Uncut Version) Director - 2000
77% 71% I Shot Andy Warhol Director,
Writer
$1.8M 1996

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Expecting Executive Producer,
Director
2020
99% 88% Alias Grace Director 2017
86% 83% Graceland Director 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Itself Director 2008
100% 0% The Nine Director 2007
42% 0% Six Degrees Director 2006
80% 78% Big Love Director 2006
57% 78% The L Word Director 2004
92% 98% Oz Director 1998