Morgan Spurlock

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Morgan Valentine Spurlock
  • Birth Place: Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/07/1970, Scorpio
  • Profession: Director; producer; writer
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Morgan Spurlock Fast Facts:
  • Has performed as a stand-up comedian.
  • Was denied entrance to the University of Southern California's film school five times.
  • Put on 25 pounds while shooting his Oscar-nominated 2004 documentary Super Size Me, which chronicled his 30-day all-McDonald's diet and its effects.
  • Super Size Me was made for $65,000 out of his own pocket.
  • Made his on-screen acting debut in the 2007 straight-to-video slasher flick Drive Thru, about a fast-food mascot who goes on a killing spree.
  • In 2010, directed The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special -- In 3D! On Ice!
  • His 2010 documentary The Greatest Story Ever Sold examines and was funded by product placement.
  • Host and producer of the CNN series Inside Man, which explores American cultural traditions and examines pressing issues such as marijuana, gun control and immigration.
  • Has traveled to all 50 states.
  • Has a folder that holds every rejection letter he's ever received.
  • Morgan Spurlock Relationships:
  • Craig Spurlock - Brother
  • Laken James Spurlock - Son
  • Phyllis Spurlock - Mother
  • Ben Spurlock - Father
  • Alexandra Jamieson - Ex-wife
  • Barry Spurlock - Brother
  • Morgan Spurlock Awards:
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Special - Nominee
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Documentary (Feature) - Nominee
  • 2004 Sundance Film Festival: Directing Award: Documentary - Winner
  • College:
  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (BFA, Kanbar, Film and TV, 1994)

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