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Andrew Niccol

Born in New Zealand, Andrew Niccol was a writer and director of commercials in London before coming to Los Angeles to make films, in his words, longer than 60 seconds.

Gattaca, an original screenplay by Niccol, was his feature film directing debut. Starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, it was nominated for an Academy Award for art direction and nominated for a Golden Globe for music.

The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey and written and produced by Niccol, received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay (Written Directly for the Screen), and Niccol received the BAFTA award for Best Screenplay.

The second feature film Niccol directed was the satire, Simone, starring Al Pacino. Niccol also wrote and produced the film.

Niccol wrote the original story for and was executive producer of Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Most recently, Niccol wrote, produced and directed Lord of War, starring Nicolas Cage (who also served as producer).

Up next for Niccol is the motion picture adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) entitled The Host; Niccol will write the screenplay and direct the film.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Andrew Niccol Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Producer
BirthdayJune 10, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceParaparaumu, New Zealand

Selected Filmography

Good Kill
Lord of War
The Host
In Time
4 Sci-fi Classics
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