STRANGER THAN FICTION
MARC FORSTER (Director) has established himself as one of the most
visionary directors working in Hollywood today. With the critical and commercial
success of Monster's Ball in 2001, Forster solidified himself as a director at ease
with the metaphorical and lyrical language of cinema.
Careful to take on new projects with a fresh palate and boundless creativity,
Forster followed his hit Monster's Ball with Finding Neverland, a drama about the
life of J.M. Barrie and the timeless legend of Peter Pan. Finding Neverland
became one of the most acclaimed and beloved films of 2004. Critical praise and
worldwide box office success was followed by scores of awards and nominations.
Finding Neverland was nominated for seven Academy AwardsÂ®, including Best
Actor for Johnny Depp and Best Picture, winning one award for Best Score. The
film was also nominated for 11 BAFTA Awards, seven BFCA Awards, and five
Golden Globes, including Best Director. Forster was also nominated by the
Directors Guild of America.
Always eager to take on new and unfamiliar genres and material, Forster
followed Finding Neverland with Stay starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and
Ryan Gosling, a drama about a psychologist whose suicidal client makes bizarre
predictions that begin to come true.
The seeds of Forster's often moody, reflective aesthetic were sown in his second
film, Everything Put Together, which he also co-wrote. A creeping, subversive
piece of psychological horror about a woman (Radha Mitchell) who finds herself
alienated and haunted after her newborn baby dies of Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome, Everything Put Together premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film
Festival before earning Forster the Movado Someone to Watch/Independent
Born in Germany and raised in Switzerland, Forster came to the U.S. in 1990 to
attend NYU Film School, graduating in 1993.
Forster currently resides in Los Angeles.
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