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Alex Karpovsky is an American director, actor, screenwriter, producer and editor. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
Life and career [ edit ]
Karpovsky was raised in
Newton, Massachusetts. [5 ] He pursued a Ph.D. in visual [6 ] ethnography at the University of Oxford, but dropped out after two years. While appearing on the [3 ] Employee of the Month podcast in February 2013, Karpovsky said they were "probably the best two years of my life." [7 ]
His award-winning debut feature,
The Hole Story, earned him a slot in magazine's 25 new faces of independent film. His subsequent films include Filmmaker Woodpecker (SXSW Film Festival, 2008), Trust Us, This Is All Made Up (SXSW Film Festival, 2009), Rubberneck (Tribeca Film Festival, 2012), Red Flag (LA Film Festival, 2012), [2 ] the latter two of which were released as a double feature in New York City's Lincoln Center Theater. [8 ] [9 ]
As an actor, he plays Ray Ploshansky in the HBO comedy series
Girls and played Marty Green in the 2013 [2 ] Coen brothers film . Inside Llewyn Davis [2 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
As an actor [ edit ]
Ray Ploshansky in the HBO comedy series "
Girls (TV series)" Marty Green in "
Inside Llewyn Davis", 2013 Cannes Film Festival – Grand Prize Nick Berger in "
Supporting Characters", 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Officer Stephen Lomatin in "Manhattan Vigil", 2012 "
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Paul Harris in "Rubberneck", 2012
Tribeca Film Festival Alex Karpovsky in "Red Flag", 2012
Los Angeles Film Festival Peter in
Gayby, 2012 SXSW Film Festival Ian Gilmore in
, 2012 Sleepwalk with Me Sundance Film Festival Sasha in
Almost in Love, 2011 Abu Dhabi Film Festival Wally Combs in
Wuss, 2011 SXSW Film Festival Rookie Agent in
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, 2011 Sundance Film Festival Paul in
The Grownups, 2010 Cannes Film Festival Jed in
Tiny Furniture, 2010 SXSW Film Festival Vlad in
Bass Ackwards, 2010 Sundance Film Festival Paul Lucas in
Lovers of Hate, 2010 Sundance Film Festival Mean Man Mike in
Harmony and Me, 2009 New Directors/New Films Series Merrill Graf in
Beeswax, 2009 Berlin International Film Festival The voices of several Russian gangsters in
, 2008 (video game) Grand Theft Auto IV Alex Karpovsky in
The Hole Story, 2006 Independent Film Festival of Boston
As a writer/director [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ James H. Burnett III, "Alex Karpovsky Did It His Way," , April 27, 2012. Boston Globe
^ a b c d IMDb
^ a b Official website biography
^ The New York Times
^ a b Molly Fischer, Alex Karpovsky on acting versus directing, having no credit, and starring in 'Girls', New York Capital, October 4, 2012
^ Ryzik, Melena (13 January 2013). "And in This Corner, The Boys of 'Girls. '" The New York Times . Retrieved 14 January 2013.
^ Neil Genzlinger, Film Festival Blooms With Ripe Perversity, , April 22, 2012 The New York Times
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