December 7, 1978 |
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
||Film director, screenwriter
Jeff Nichols (born December 7, 1978) is an American film director and screenwriter from Little Rock, Arkansas. He studied filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Nichols has filmed Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011) and Mud (2012), all of which have received high praise from film critics. All of his films feature actor Michael Shannon.
Nichols is currently in pre-production on the sci-fi chase film Midnight Special, inspired by the movies of John Carpenter.
His 2012 film Mud competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2012 he was the President of the Jury of the 7th Rome Film Festival.
Style and influences
Nichols notes Mark Twain's influence on him.
He is the brother of Lucero guitarist and singer Ben Nichols.
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