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Michael Kenneth Mann
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Director; producer; writer
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Michael Mann Fast Facts:
Became interested in filmmaking when he took a film class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Worked as a director of documentary films and commercials in England from 1965 to 1971.
Moved to Los Angeles in 1971.
Started work in Hollywood by writing TV scripts for
Starsky and Hutch
His talents enlivened such memorable fare as the 1980s' TV hit
(for which he was nominated for an Emmy) and the 1999 Russell Crowe drama
, for which Mann was nominated for a directing Oscar.
In 2009, Entertainment Weekly listed him among their choices for top active film directors; he came in eighth.
Michael Mann Relationships:
Ami Canaan Mann - Daughter
Esther Mann - Mother
Jack Mann - Father
Summer Mann - Wife
Michael Mann Awards:
1992 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Nominee
1999 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
1999 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
1985 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
2000 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
2000 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
1979 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special - Winner
1999 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Winner
2004 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Winner
2004 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
2004 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (BA in English Literature, 1965); London Film School, London, England (MA, 1967)
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