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Marc Forster

Marc Forster has established himself as one of the most visionary directors working in Hollywood today. With the critical and commercial success of Monster's Ball in 2001, Forster solidified himself as a director at ease with the metaphorical and lyrical language of cinema.

Careful to take on new projects with a fresh palate and boundless creativity, Forster followed his hit Monster's Ball with Finding Neverland, a drama about the life of J.M. Barrie and the timeless legend of Peter Pan. Finding Neverland became one of the most acclaimed and beloved films of 2004. Critical praise and worldwide box office success was followed by scores of awards and nominations. Finding Neverland was nominated for seven Academy AwardsÂ, including Best Actor for Johnny Depp and Best Picture, winning one award for Best Score. The film was also nominated for 11 BAFTA Awards, seven BFCA Awards, and five Golden Globes, including Best Director. Forster was also nominated by the Directors Guild of America.

Always eager to take on new and unfamiliar genres and material, Forster followed Finding Neverland with Stay starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling, a drama about a psychologist whose suicidal client makes bizarre predictions that begin to come true.

The seeds of Forster's often moody, reflective aesthetic were sown in his second film, Everything Put Together, which he also co-wrote. A creeping, subversive piece of psychological horror about a woman (Radha Mitchell) who finds herself alienated and haunted after her newborn baby dies of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Everything Put Together premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival before earning Forster the Movado Someone to Watch/Independent Spirit Award.

Born in Germany and raised in Switzerland, Forster came to the U.S. in 1990 to attend NYU Film School, graduating in 1993.

Forster currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Marc Forster Facts

BirthdayJanuary 27, 1969 (53)
BirthplaceUlm, Germany

Selected Filmography

World War Z
Monster's Ball
Quantum of Solace
Stranger than Fiction
Machine Gun Preacher
Finding Neverland
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