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Born December 30, 1966, New York, USA - American film director and film producer, winner of 18 awards at major film festivals in the world.
As a young man, he knew Dan Futterman and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. He and Futterman were classmates in high school, and all three went to New York City Summer Art School. They also worked later on the film Capote.
Miller entered NYU with Hoffman, and they ended up in the same group again, but Miller soon dropped out before graduation.
While attending New York University, Miller co-founded the Bullstoi theater ensemble with colleagues, but the ensemble soon disbanded. That was when Miller and Hoffman made an agreement: whoever wins the Oscar will spill the entire speech on stage.
Miller began his career in 1998 with the documentary Cruise. As Wheeler Winston Dixon said, the film told the story of "the hard life of a tour guide on a New York bus" and was filmed using portable digital cameras. It was an unexpected leap that opened many doors for Miller.
Miller turned down several offers while he was filming Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Truman Capote. The film premiered in September 2005 at the Telluride Film Festival, with Sony Pictures Classics in charge of its release.
In 2006, directed Bob Dylan's music video "When the Deal Goes Down", starring Scarlett Johansson. Then in 2008 he directed the music video for Johansson's cover version of Tom Waits's "Falling Down" featuring Salman Rushdie.
In 2009, Miller was hired by Columbia Pictures to direct the film "Moneyball," based on a 2003 book by Michael Lewis, after previously hired director Stephen Soderbergh had a falling out with the producers over the tone of the film. As a result, the film, released in 2011, was a critical and commercial success.
Miller's recent film Fox Hunter, starring Steve Carrel, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, began development in 2006. The film, produced by Annapurna Pictures and released by Sony Pictures Classics, was also a critical success. Peter Travers, a film critic at Rolling Stone, called the film "Miller's new pinnacle," which "took the scalpel for the privileged world of Olympic sports and inherited wealth." The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay.
Miller directed six nominated actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener for Capote, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill for Moneyball, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell for The Fox Hunter. Hoffman won an Oscar for his work on the Capote.