Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier

Highest Rated: 93% Open Hearts (2002)

Lowest Rated: 16% Serena (2014)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1960

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Born in Denmark in 1960, Susanne Bier studied arts and architecture in Jerusalem and London before she graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1987. Her first feature film, 1991's "Freud Leaving Home," began her involvement in the Scandinavian film industry. Her specialty was creating gripping family dramas with a glimmer of hope, but her first major success was the romantic comedy "The One and Only" in 1999. That year at the Robert Awards, the Danish equivalent of the Academy Awards, the film won Best Picture. Her 2002 film infidelity drama "Open Hearts" ("Elsker dig for evigt") was made using the Dogme 95 aesthetic, eschewing artificial light and additional music and even a script, in an effort to remove the assistance or restrictions from technology and bring power back to the artist. That film also won the Robert Award for Best Picture. In 2004, her film "Brothers" ("Brodre") was released to much acclaim, and was remade in 2009, directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Jake Gylenhall, Tobey Maguire, and Natalie Portman. Her 2006 internationally flavored family drama "After the Wedding" ("Efter brylluppet") was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and in 2010 she won the award with another international family drama, "In A Better World." In 2012, Bier took her first stab at success in the U.S. when she released the romantic comedy-drama "Love Is All You Need" starring Pierce Brosnan. That film was well received critically, but not as well financially. Her second attempt with American movie stars, the ill-fated "Serena" (2015), starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, was not liked by either critics or audiences.




45% 76% After the Wedding Screenwriter $1.6M 2019
64% 57% Bird Box Director,
Executive Producer
- 2018
52% 55% A Second Chance Director - 2014
16% 23% Serena Director,
$176.3K 2014
75% 59% Love Is All You Need Director,
$1.6M 2012
78% 86% In a Better World Director $1.0M 2010
65% 73% Things We Lost in the Fire Director $3.2M 2007
88% 87% After the Wedding Director $1.5M 2006
89% 85% Brothers Director,
$385.0K 2004
93% 90% Open Hearts Director,
$122.3K 2002
No Score Yet 84% The One and Only Director,
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Credo Director,
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Matters Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freud's Leaving Home Director - 1991


75% 66% The Undoing Director 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
91% 89% The Night Manager Director 2016