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John Curran

John Curran garnered international acclaim for his independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause and Naomi Watts, We Don't Live Here Anymore was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Special Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival. Most recently, he directed The Painted Veil, an adaptation of the 1925 novel by Somerset Maugham starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. Curran also served as executive producer on the film.

His debut feature film, Praise, earned him the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Direction. Curran's other directing credits include the award-winning short film Down Rusty Down.

Curran wrote the screenplay for the 2010 thriller, The Killer Inside Me. The film, based on Jim Thompson's classic novel about a West Texas sheriff-turned-serial-killer, was nominated for the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear award.

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Selected Filmography

The Painted Veil
We Don't Live Here Anymore
The L Word: Season 2
Brooklyn's Finest / Traitor / Stone
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