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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
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
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