Duplass in October 2011
|Born||Lawrence Jay Duplass
7 March 1973
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, writer, actor|
Lawrence Jay Duplass (born March 7, 1973) is an American film director and actor. He is best known for his debut film The Puffy Chair and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. His younger brother, Mark Duplass, has worked with him on both films.
Life and career
Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Cynthia (née Ernst) and Lawrence Duplass. He was raised in a Catholic family, and attended Jesuit High School. Duplass is of at least partial Cajun ancestry.
Duplass attributes much of his and his brother's love for film to his appreciation for Raising Arizona. In an interview with Robert K. Elder for The Film That Changed My Life, Duplass speculates on what might have happened had he not seen the film in his youth.
I probably wouldn't be making movies—seriously. It held over for so long. It really was the root of everything that Mark and I always hold ourselves to in making movies. That is to say that Raising Arizona is the most inspired movie that I have ever seen.
|2012||Safety Not Guaranteed||Feature Film||Yes|
|2012||The Do-Deca-Pentathlon||Feature Film||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2011||Jeff, Who Lives at Home||Feature Film||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2005||The Intervention||Short Film||Yes|
|2005||The Puffy Chair||Feature Film||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2003||Death for Sale||Short Film||Yes|
|2003||This is John||Short Film||Yes|
|2002||The New Brad||Short Film||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1996||Connect 5||Short Film||Yes|
- "Los Angeles Times: Low budget and brotherly". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2006-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "Mr. John Anthony Ernst, Jr. obituary". Stei-23818.tributes.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- Hood, Shannon (2010-03-19). "SXSW Interview: ‘Cyrus’ Directors Mark and Jay Duplass". The Flickcast. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival". Blogs.indiewire.com. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- Lamble, David (2013-03-28). "The Bay Area Reporter Online". Ebar.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- Elder, Robert K. (2011). "Interview with Jay Duplass". The Film That Changed My Life. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. p. 209. ISBN 9781556528255.
- Jay Duplass at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Jay and Mark Duplass on "Baghead" at IFC.com
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