Niccol at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
June 10, 1964 |
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
|Occupation||Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Rachel Roberts (2002–present)|
|Children||Mia (b. 2000), Jack (b. 2003), Ava (b. 2008)|
Andrew M. Niccol (born 10 June 1964) is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, In Time, and Lord of War. He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. His films tend to explore social, cultural and political issues.
Niccol was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, and grew up in Auckland, where he attended Auckland Grammar School beginning in 1973. He left New Zealand at age 21 and began directing TV ads in London. During production of S1m0ne, he met model Rachel Roberts, with whom he has two children.
|1998||The Truman Show||Yes||Yes|
|2005||Lord of War||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- 1997 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival:
- Best Film for Gattaca
- 1998 Gérardmer Film Festival:
- 1999 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films:
- Saturn Award for Best Writer The Truman Show
- 1999 BAFTA Awards:
- BAFTA Film Award for Best Original Screenplay The Truman Show
- 1999 London Critics Circle Film Awards:
- 1999 Online Film Critics Society Awards:
- OFCS Award for Best Original Screenplay The Truman Show
- 2005 National Board of Review Awards:
- Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking Lord of War
- 1998 Paris Film Festival:
- Grand Prix Award for Gattaca
- 1999 Academy Awards:
- Oscar Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen The Truman Show
- 1999 BAFTA Awards:
- 1999 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards:
- CFCA Award for Best Screenplay The Truman Show
- 1999 Golden Globes:
- Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay The Truman Show
- 1999 Writers Guild of America:
- WGA Screen Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen The Truman Show
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