Bennett Miller

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Bennett Miller
Born (1966-12-30) December 30, 1966 (age 47)
New York City
Occupation Film director
Years active 1998–present
Partner(s) Ashley Olsen (2014-present)

Bennett Miller (born December 30, 1966) is an American film director.

Miller began his film career directing the 1998 documentary The Cruise. He then directed Capote in 2005. In 2009, Miller was hired by Columbia Pictures to direct the film Moneyball after its previously-hired director, Steven Soderbergh, clashed with producers over the tone of the film. The resulting film, released in 2011, was a critical and commercial success. Miller's most recent film is Foxcatcher (2014), a film he began developing in 2006.[1]

Miller has also directed television commercials and music videos, most recently for Bob Dylan's 2006 song "When the Deal Goes Down."[2]

Early life[edit]

Miller was born in New York City. In his youth he knew writer Dan Futterman and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. He and Futterman were classmates at Mamaroneck High School, and all three graduated in 1984 from the New York State Summer School of the Arts School of Theatre. The three would later collaborate on Capote, and several times since then.

He studied theater and film at New York University, with Hoffman again as a classmate, but dropped out shortly before he would have graduated.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Miller was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Capote.

He won the Best Director Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Foxcatcher, and Foxcatcher was also in the main competition for the Palme d'Or.[3]


Personal life[edit]

In a 2014 interview, Miller described himself as "a tumbleweed", saying, "I don’t have a company. I don’t have a staff. I don’t own anything -- I’ve never owned a car or an apartment."[1]

Since January 2014, Miller has been dating actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen who is 20 years his junior.[4]


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