Cary Joji Fukunaga

Film Director / Screenwriter / Cinematographer / Television Director | * 07/10/1977 (43) | Oakland, California, USA
Cary Joji Fukunaga (born July 10, 1977) is an American filmmaker and television director. He first gained recognition for writing and directing the 2009 film Sin Nombre, and the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre; he also was the director and executive producer of the first season of the HBO series True Detective, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He received acclaim for the 2015 war drama Beasts of No Nation, in which he was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer. In 2018, he was named as director of the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die. ()
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Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, writer, and cinematographer. He is known for writing and directing the 2009 film "Sin Nombre", the 2011 film "Jane Eyre", and for directing and executive producing the first season of the HBO series "True Detective", for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He has received acclaim for the 2015 war drama "Beasts of No Nation", in which Fukunaga was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer. Fukunaga lives in New York City. Fukunaga has lived in France, Japan, and Mexico City. He is fluent in French and Spanish. He counts screenwriter Naomi Foner as a mentor. He has received several grants, including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award / Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Cary Joji Fukunaga

Primetime Emmy Award Katrin Cartlidge Award

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Movies with Cary Joji Fukunaga as Actor(1)

as Dean2017 Lovesong

Movies with Cary Joji Fukunaga as Crew(21)

Production/Producer2020 Good Joe Bell
Directing/Director2020 No Time to Die
Writing/Writer2020 No Time to Die
Writing/Screenplay2020 No Time to Die
Production/Executive Producer2017 Thumper
Writing/Screenplay2017 It
Production/Executive Producer2017 Little Boxes
Directing/Director2015 Beasts of No Nation
Writing/Screenplay2015 Beasts of No Nation
Camera/Director of Photography2015 Beasts of No Nation
Production/Producer2015 Beasts of No Nation
Directing/Director2012 Sleepwalking in the Rift
Production/Producer2012 Sleepwalking in the Rift
Directing/Director2011 Jane Eyre
Directing/Director2009 Sin Nombre
Writing/Screenplay2009 Sin Nombre
Camera/Director of Photography2008 Sikumi (On the Ice)
Crew/Cinematography2005 Two Men
Directing/Director2004 Victoria para Chino
Writing/Writer2004 Victoria para Chino
Production/Executive Producer2004 Victoria para Chino

TV Shows/Series with Cary Joji Fukunaga as Crew(9)

Production/Executive Producer2018 The Alienist
Writing/Writer2018 The Alienist
Writing/Teleplay2018 The Alienist
Directing/Director2018 Maniac
Writing/Writer2018 Maniac
Production/Executive Producer2018 Maniac
Crew/Creator2018 Maniac
Production/Executive Producer2014 True Detective
Directing/Director2014 True Detective

Full Name: Cary Fukunaga
Born: Sunday, 07/10 1977 (July) in Oakland (current age: 43 years + 84 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University Tisch School of the Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz
Other names for Cary Joji Fukunaga (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Cary Joji Fukanaga"
"Cary Jôji Fukunaga"
"Cary Fukunaga"
Cary Joji Fukunaga frequently works together with these people:
Nic Pizzolatto (4x, Crew)
Dan Romer (3x, Crew)
Matt Schoenfeld (3x, Crew)
Caleb Carr (3x, Crew)
Aaralyn Anderson (3x, Cast)
So Yong Kim (3x, Crew)
Ian Stynes (3x, Crew)
Jonah Hill (2x, Actor)
Avy Kaufman (2x, Crew)
Audra Avery (2x, Crew)
Nick Cuse (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:27107, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 09/06/2020