1970 (age 44–45)
Screenwriter, film director
Daniel Barnz (born 1970) is an American screenwriter and director.
Life and career [ edit ]
Barnz was born Daniel Bernstein in
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of [1 ] Philadelphia, and later changed his surname to an amalgamation of Bernstein and Schwartz, the surname of his partner of almost two decades, Ben Schwartz. The couple has two children. Barnz describes himself as "a Jewish liberal Democrat". [2 ]
Barnz graduated from
Yale University and the University of Southern California Film School. He made his directorial debut in the 2001 movie, [3 ] The Cutting Room. He directed the 2009 movie, , which received mixed reviews from critics. He wrote and directed a movie adaption of the novel Phoebe in Wonderland , a modern-day take on Beastly . The movie was released on March 4, 2011. Beauty and the Beast [4 ]
(2012) received mixed reviews and garnered controversy; it was attacked by Won't Back Down Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the predominant national teachers' union, as having "the most blatant stereotypes and caricatures I have ever seen-even worse than in ", another film attacked as "anti-teacher union". Waiting for Superman [2 ]
In 2014 he directed the film
starring Cake Jennifer Aniston, who received Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations as best actress for her performance.
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