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Born: October 22, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rockville, Maryland, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Raised in Bethesda, Maryland
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While in high school, met Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman, publishers of <i>Freestylin'</i>, a popular BMX magazine
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Moved to Los Angeles and joined the <i>Freestylin'</i> team as an editorial assistant
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Began shooting photos for the publications <i>BMX Action</i> and the short-lived <i>Homeboy</i>
1991:
Launched <i>Dirt</i> (with Jenkins and Lewman), a failed, somewhat subversive magazine geared towards teen-aged boys
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Founded the company Girl Skateboards (with skaters Rick Howard and Mike Carroll)
1992:
Music video debut, co-directed Sonic Youth's "100%" with Tamra Davis
1993:
Had a bit part in Allison Anders' "Mi Vida Loca"
1993:
Directed The Red Balloon inspired video for The Breeders' "Cannonball" with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon
1994:
Directed the popular 1970s cop show inspired music video "Sabotage" for the Beastie Boys
1994:
Re-teamed with the Beastie Boys to direct "Sure Shot"
1994:
Filmed the award-winning video "Buddy Holly" for Weezer in the middle of an actual scene from the 1950s-set sitcom "Happy Days"
1994:
With Roman Coppola and Dewey Hicks, directed segments of the short-lived lifestyle series "Hi-Octane" (Comedy Central)
1995:
Created the frenetic main title sequence for the short lived CBS sitcom "Double Rush"
1995:
Produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for the comedy short "Las Nueve Vidas de Paco"
1996:
Was the cinematographer (with Roman Coppola) for "Bed, Bath and Beyond," a comedy short co-directed by Ione Skye, Sofia Coppola, and Andrew Durham
1997:
Signed a first-look develpoment and production deal with Propaganda Films for features and TV
1997:
Directed the high school prom-set video for Puff Daddy's "It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)"
1998:
Screened his documentary short "Amarillo by Morning" at the Sundance Film Festival
1998:
Co-directed (with Roman Coppola) the music video for Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" (also starred under the pseudonym Richard Koufey)
1999:
Co-starred with George Clooney, Ice Cube and Mark Wahlberg in David O Russell's adventure film "Three Kings"
1999:
Made directorial debut with "Being John Malkovich" starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz; scripted by Charlie Kaufman; nominated for a Best Director Academy Award and received a nomination from the Directors Guild of America
2000:
Directed a 13-minute documentary about US presidential candidate Al Gore for the Democratic National Convention (was not available for broadcast until 2006)
2000:
Created and executive produced the MTV series "Jackass"
2001:
Helmed the popular music video "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim and featured actor, Christopher Walken
2001:
Produced the film "Human Nature" from a Charlie Kaufman screenplay
2002:
Produced "Jackass: The Movie" with Johnny Knoxville; also credited as writer
2002:
Re-teamed with screenwriter Kaufman for "Adaptation"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director
2006:
Re-teamed with Knoxville to produce "Jackass: Number Two"
2008:
Produced the directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, "Synecdoche, New York"
2009:
Directed the live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are"
2010:
Once again teamed with Johnny Knoxville to co-produce "Jackass 3D"
2010:
Wrote and directed the short "I'm Here"
2013:
Helmed the first "YouTube Music Awards"
2013:
Debuted his fourth feature, "Her"

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