Harmony Korine

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  • Birth Place: Bolinas, California, United States
  • Profession: Director, Actor, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • The Basketball Diaries writer and poet Jim Carroll was present at his birth and cut his umbilical cord.
  • Spent some of his childhood years on a commune.
  • Met photographer Larry Clark in Washington Square Park and, after impressing him with his film knowledge, gave him his screenplay for Kids (1995).
  • After watching Gummo (1997), director Werner Herzog declared Korine was "the future of American cinema" and became his mentor.
  • After several rambling appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, Korine was banned from reappearing after Letterman claims he rifled through Meryl Streep's purse backstage.
  • Collaborated with street magician David Blaine on a documentary project that involved Korine provoking fights with strangers. The project was called off due to Korine's injuries and arrests related to the fights.
  • Outside of  filmmaking, his creative endeavors include directing a video for Sonic Youth, publishing the books A Crackup At The Race Riot (1998) and Pass The Bitch Chicken (2002), doing an art installation with Johnny Depp, writing lyrics for Björk and exhibiting a solo show of paintings and drawings at Gagosian Gallery.

Awards

  • 1996, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2000, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee

Relationships

  • Rachel Korine — Wife
  • Chloë Sevigny — Ex-significant Other
  • Sol Korine — Father
  • Lefty Bell Korine — Daughter
  • Eve Korine — Mother
  • Avi Korine — Brother

College

  • Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Bolinas, California, United States
  • Profession: Director, Actor, Screenwriter

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