|Born||Peter Franklin Kurland
1958 (age 55–56)
|Years active||1984 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Shannon Dee Wood (2 children)|
Kurland has done boom operation work along with sound mixing on many films, such as Walk the Line, The Ladykillers, Intolerable Cruelty, Men in Black, Wild Wild West, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. He won two Grammy's for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a BAFTA award and a CAS award for Walk the Line, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound for Walk the Line.
In 2008, he won the CAS award for No Country for Old Men was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound as well as the BAFTA award. In 2011, he was nominated again for the Best Sound Oscar, this time for the film True Grit.
Kurland is the son of Sheldon Kurland. He attended Peabody Demonstration School (now University School of Nashville) in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Antioch College, where he was once the fire chief. He is married to Shannon Dee Wood, with whom he has two children. Wood was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to the United States Senate in 2000, when Bill Frist won re-election.
- "Peter Kurland". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- "The 78th Academy Awards (2006) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
- "The 80th Academy Awards (2008) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "The 83rd Academy Awards (2011) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- "Nominees for the 86th Oscars". oscars.org. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
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