Director who initial gained identification for his 2000 film Requiem for the Dream. Then continued to earn additional acclaim for 2008’s The Wrestler and 2010’s Dark Swan, the last mentioned of which getting him Academy Award nominations for Greatest Director and Greatest Picture. In 1991, he graduated from Harvard, where he majored in cultural anthropology. He also examined filmmaking at Harvard, after that continued to earn an MFA in directing in the AFI Conservatory. His debut feature film Pi was completely funded by donations from his relatives and buddies. He previously a son along with his previous girlfriend, celebrity Rachel Weisz. In 2016, he started dating Jennifer Lawrence. Natalie Portman gained an Academy Prize for Best Celebrity on her behalf starring function in Dark Swan.
Full Name Darren Aronofsky
Date Of Birth February 12, 1969
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.83 m
Education Harvard University, Edward R. Murrow High School
Awards Golden Lion, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Gotham Open Palm Award, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award, Sundance Film Festival Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Young Hollywood Award for Class Act (Hottest Young Filmmaker)
Nominations Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Grand Jury Prize, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Satellite Award for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Best Screenplay Award, Silver Lion for Best Director, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Best Sports Movie ESPY Award, National Student Academy Award, Bodil Award for Best American Film, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year, Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film, British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film, Venice Film Festival Green Drop Award, Czech Lion Award for Best Foreign Film, Robert Award for Best American Film
Movies Black Swan, Noah, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, The Fountain, Pi, mother!, Jackie, Aftermath, White Boy Rick, Below, Fortune Cookie, Hubert Selby Jr.: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow, Supermarket Sweep, The Tiger, No Time, Protozoa
He routinely does not shave or cut his hair while shooting a film.
Contributed a message to the book Satoshi Anime Zen-Shigoto (Satoshi Kon's Animation Works), a book dedicated to the works of Japanese animation director Satoshi Kon who died in 2011. Kon had personally met Aronofsky in 2001 shortly after the release of Aronfosky's Pi (1998), and before the release of Kon's Millennium Actress (2001).
Named president of the International Jury for the 2011 Venice International Film Festival [April 27, 2011].
In March 2011, Aronofsky announced he was leaving production of The Wolverine (2013) because it would require him to be filming outside of the United States for too long. He released a statement specifying, "I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through".
During 2001/2002, he was attached to direct and co-write a screen adaption of Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One". Darren's co-writer was, of course, Frank Miller, who had also written "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" and the "Sin City" graphic novels.
Named among Fade In magazine's 100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know in 2005.
[on how he chooses visual style that suits each story] It's probably because I'm Godless. And so I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking, which is -- ultimately what my God becomes, which is what my mantra becomes, is the theme.
[on creating Black Swan (2010)] It was a very hard film to make and I ended up making everyone's commitment to stay on it longer and longer. Every time we had a push because the money fell apart, or whatever, the hardest conversation I would have was with Natalie [Portman] because I knew it meant carrot sticks and almonds for another 3 months for her and she was not going to be happy.
I think it's important to keep trying new things.
It's a very hard line, as a filmmaker, to know when is too much. And I'm usually on the wrong side of it.
You have to be memorable if you want people to be thinking about it thirty seconds after it happens. I don't think it matters, the reaction, as long as they're reacting.
Filmmaking is barely an art. 99% of my job is bureaucracy.
I walked out of The Matrix (1999) and I was thinking, 'What kind of science fiction movie can people make now?' The Wachowski Brothers (directors Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski) took all the great sci-fi ideas of the 20th century and rolled them into a delicious pop culture sandwich that everyone on the planet devoured.
[on Mickey Rourke] When you meet him, he has all this armour on him, but that's because inside he's soft as jelly and he has such a big heart. Technically, he's an incredible actor and completely in control of his craft.
[on casting The Wrestler (2008)] No one believed in Mickey Rourke... He has no value as a commodity. Well, I sat with him and looked into his eyes. His eyes aren't dead. They're alive, yearning, thinking.
To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.
There's always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If Pi (1998) didn't work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don't think I would have gotten another shot at it. If Requiem for a Dream (2000) didn't work out, they would have called me a "one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump".
I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.
Use of the Snorricam (a camera device that is rigged to the body of the actor).
Uses a string instrument and techno beat combination for the soundtrack to his films.
Use of sounds to objects that are not always seen on screen (i.e., a train horn, or slurping liquid).
Fade to white for emphasis, a break in the story, or an end of an Act/Section in the story.
Frequently uses a technique known as the hip-hop montage, which is a sequence of images or actions shown in fast-motion with accompanying sound effects, usually shown to simulate a certain action, such as taking drugs.