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Benh Zeitlin


Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film. After graduation, Benh spent a summer in Prague ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Glory at Sea Director
(2008)
Egg Director
(2005)
(2017)

Filmography

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 2019 Wendy (completed)
 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2005 Egg (Short)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I've been reading a lot of Yoruba mythology actually. It's an African literature tradition. Right now I'm into 'The Forest of a Thousand Daemons' by D. O. Fagunwa. It's the most disturbing and thrilling kind of mythological imagery that I've ever read. It definitely gets your mind cooking. Particularly with writing, you always want things that are cutting up the way you think and challenging your... See more »

Trivia:

The name for his Court 13 collective was derived from an all-but-abandoned Wesleyan U. squash court that Benh and artist friends often took over--as an ad hoc filmmaking site, not because of their love of racket sports. See more »

Nickname:

Benh

Star Sign:

Libra

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