Alex Gibney

 

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Alex Gibney is an American documentary film director and producer. His works as director include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (nominated in 2005 for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature) The Human Behavior Experiments (2006), Jimi Hendrix and the Blues (2001), and Taxi to the Dark Side  (winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature) focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed at Bagram Air Force Base in 2002. Casino Jack and the United States of Money, chronicles the life of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff (released in theaters May 7, 2010). A rough cut of an almost-finished documentary on Eliot Spitzer directed by Gibney, was shown on April 24, 2010 at the Tribeca Film Festival.   Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer opens in theaters Nov. 5, 2010; but will be released on Ultra-VOD on Oct. 1.

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Alex Gibney

Born 1953-10-23 (65 years ago) in New York City.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures (We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks) Producers Guild of America Awards 2013 2014 We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
Paul Selvin Award (We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks) Writers Guild of America Awards 2013 2014 We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit - Documentary Filmmaking (Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God) 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Nonfiction Programming (Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God) 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Documentary (HBO Documentary Film Series) 30th News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2009 HBO Documentary Film Series
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay (Taxi to the Dark Side) Writers Guild of America Awards 2007 2008 Taxi to the Dark Side
Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature (Taxi to the Dark Side) 80th Academy Awards 2007 Taxi to the Dark Side
Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) 21st Independent Spirit Awards 2006 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) Writers Guild of America Awards 2005 2006 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Grammy Award for Best Historical Album (Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey) 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) Producers Guild of America Awards 2010 2011 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) 63rd Directors Guild of America Awards 2010 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay (Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson) Writers Guild of America Awards 2008 2009 Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay (Taxi to the Dark Side) Writers Guild of America Awards 2007 2008 Taxi to the Dark Side
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary (Taxi to the Dark Side) Gotham Independent Film Awards 2007 2007 Taxi to the Dark Side
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries (Taxi to the Dark Side) 60th Directors Guild of America Awards 2007 Taxi to the Dark Side
Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) 21st Independent Spirit Awards 2006 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) Writers Guild of America Awards 2005 2006 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) Gotham Independent Film Awards 2005 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Grammy Award for Best Historical Album (Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey) 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Anne DeBovoise(Gifta: 1982-08-14–) 1982-08-14 Gifta
Parent

Frank Gibney

Siblings

Margot M. Gibney, Frank B. Gibney Jr., Thomas Gibney, Elise Gibney, Josephine Gibney

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Alex Gibney is an American documentary film director and producer.

His works as director include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (nominated in 2005 for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature)

The Human Behavior Experiments (2006), Jimi Hendrix and the Blues (2001), and Taxi to the Dark Side 

(winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature) focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed at Bagram Air Force Base in 2002.

Casino Jack and the United States of Money, chronicles the life of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff (released in theaters May 7, 2010).

A rough cut of an almost-finished documentary on Eliot Spitzer directed by Gibney, was shown on April 24, 2010 at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer opens in theaters Nov. 5, 2010; but will be released on Ultra-VOD on Oct. 1.

Content from Wikipedia provided under the terms of Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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