Born in New Zealand, ANDREW NICCOL (Writer/Director/Producer) was a writer and
director of commercials in London before coming to Los Angeles to make films, in
his words, longer than 60 seconds.
Gattaca, an original screenplay by Niccol, was his feature film directing debut.
Starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, it was nominated for an Academy Award for
art direction and nominated for a Golden Globe for music.
The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey and written and produced by Niccol,
received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay (Written
Directly for the Screen), and Niccol received the BAFTA award for Best
The second feature film Niccol directed was the satire, Simone, starring Al
Pacino. Niccol also wrote and produced the film.
Niccol wrote the original story for and was executive producer of Steven
Spielberg's The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Most recently, Niccol wrote, produced and directed Lord of War, starring Nicolas
Cage (who also served as producer).
Up next for Niccol is the motion picture adaptation of the best-selling novel by
Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) entitled The Host; Niccol will write the screenplay
and direct the film.
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