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Michael Cuesta - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography

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Born July 8, 1963, New York is an American film and television director.

He received his BFA Cinematography from the School of Fine Arts in 1985. Cuesta co-wrote and directed the 2001 independent film Lies, which stars Paul Dano, Brian Cox, Billy Kaye and Bruce Altman. Lies received critical acclaim and won two Independent Spirit Awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

His film Lies led him to become a regular director of the HBO television series The Customer Is Always Dead, which aired in 2001-2005. According to executive producer Alan Paul, “During the second season, we hired a director for the fourth episode, but it dropped out a week before pre-production began. Alan Ball and I had been warned, but this evening we went to see Lies and it was a revelation. The next morning we ordered Michael. He was fantastic for the show. " Michael Cuesta became a regular director during the 2002 season of The Client is Always Dead and directed five episodes of the series, including the fourth season premiere, It's Clear.

In addition to The Client Is Always Dead and The Lies, Cuesta also directed Twelve, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was released by IFC Films in 2006.

In 2006, Cuesta directed the pilot for the Showtime series Dexter. The show reunited him with former "The Client is Always Dead" star Michael C. Hall, starring Dexter Morgan. Cuesta joined the production lineup for the first season and several episodes followed, including the season finale. He left the squad at the end of the first season.

He also directed the second season finale of HBO's True Blood, where the creator and executive producer is Alan Ball, creator and showrunner of The Client is Always Dead.

Cuesta could executive produce Fields of Babel, a zombie television series proposed for the 2007-2008 season. The show was not matched.

Cuesta directed and executive produced a pilot episode of the CBS drama series Blue Blood in 2010. The series was created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess and focuses on a family of New York police officers. He returned to film the eighth episode of the first season, Chinatown.

He was nominated for an Emmy for directing the Pilot episode of Homeland.

In 2011, he directed The Tourist starring Ron Eldard as the man who returns home to Queens, New York after twenty years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult. Co-written with his brother Gerald Cuesta and co-starring Jill Hennessy, Bobby Cannavale, Lois Smith and David Margulis, the film was screened at the Stony Brook Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival and the 2011 Austin Film Festival. The film was released by Magnolia Pictures on January 6, 2012.

In February 2013, Cuesta was named director of Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner. Filming began in the summer of 2013 in Atlanta. In January 2015, he was hired to direct the pilot episode of the Fox Broadcasting Company drama / horror series Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.

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