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ALEX GIBNEY (Director-Producer) is the director of the 2008 Oscar-winning film Taxi to the Dark Side and the 2006 Oscar-nominated film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Most recently, he has directed Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, a story of sex abuse in the Catholic church, Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream which examines the stratification of wealth in America, and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks which he completed for Focus Features.

Gibney has directed and produced several music films including Jimi Hendrix and the Blues (Director), and Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (Producer), an 8-film documentary series (and accompanying book and multiple CD release) on the blues, including films by Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Mike Figgis, Clint Eastwood and Antoine Fuqua.

In 2010-2011, Gibney released four films as director: My Trip to Al-Qaeda, based on the one-man play by Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower; Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer; a segment on Sumo wrestling in the omnibus film, Freakonomics; and Magic Trip, a time travel immersion experience about the famous 1964 bus trip taken by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.

In 2011, Gibney also directed Catching Hell for ESPN's 30 for 30 series.

Other credits as Director include Magnolia Pictures' releases Casino Jack and the United States of Money and Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

In addition to the Oscar, Mr. Gibney has received numerous other awards, including a Grammy, multiple Emmys, the Peabody Award, and the DuPont-Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism.

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