Marc Forster

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  • Birth Name: Marc Forster
  • Birth Place: Ulm, West Germany
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Grew up in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Saw his first film, Apocalypse Now, at age 12, and it inspired him to make movies.
  • Moved to New York City in 1990 to attend NYU Film School, with his education financed by family friend Robert Louis-Dreyfus (uncle of Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
  • Directed Everything Put Together in 2000, a Grand Jury Prize nominee at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Directed Monsters Ball in 2001, which won Halle Berry an Oscar for Best Actress.
  • Worked on an HIV-prevention campaign in Switzerland with Renée Zellweger, and works with Rokpa International for aid to Tibet and Nepal.

Awards

  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2001, Independent Spirit Awards — Someone to Watch Award: Winner
  • 2004, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2001, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature under $500,000: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Wolfgang Forster — Brother
  • Ulli Forster — Mother
  • Wolf Forster — Father
  • Renee Chabria — Ex-significant Other

College

  • New York University, New York, New York, United States (BA in Film, 1993)

Details

  • Birth Name: Marc Forster
  • Birth Place: Ulm, West Germany
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter