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Andrew M. Niccol (born 10 June 1964[1]) is a New Zealand
New Zealand
screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca
Gattaca
(1997), Simone (2002), Lord of War
Lord of War
(2005), In Time
In Time
(2011), The Host (2013), and Good Kill (2014).[2] He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA
BAFTA
award for Best Screenplay. His films tend to explore social, cultural and political issues, as well as artificial realities or simulations.[3][4][5] His film Good Kill
Good Kill
was selected to compete for the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[6][7]

Contents

1 Biography 2 Directing 3 Writing and producing 4 Filmography 5 Awards

5.1 Wins 5.2 Nominations

6 References 7 External links

Biography[edit] Niccol was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, and grew up in Auckland, where he attended Auckland
Auckland
Grammar School beginning in 1973. He left New Zealand
New Zealand
at age 21 and began directing TV ads in London, which he did for more than ten years before his directorial debut, Gattaca (1997). Was married to Susan Grace Jennifer Sullivan from 1991 to 2002, with whom he has one child, Mia Grace Ella born in December 2000. During production of S1m0ne, he met model and actress Rachel Roberts, with whom he has two children, Jack Niccol, (who also played "Young Nicolai" in the film Lord of War
Lord of War
(2005) and Ava Niccol. Directing[edit] Niccol has directed the films Gattaca
Gattaca
(1997), Simone (2002), Lord of War (2005), In Time
In Time
(2011), The Host (2013), and Good Kill
Good Kill
(2014) (reuniting after 17 years with actor Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
in a lead role; Hawke also appeared in Lord of War
Lord of War
as a supporting character named Jack Valentine). He has also directed a short film entitled The Minutes (2012), which is a documentary-esque, narrative tie-in to In Time
In Time
that describes in more detail the world and characters from the film.[8] For his directorial debut and first film (which he also wrote), Gattaca
Gattaca
(1997), he won a Best Film award from the Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival and both a Special
Special
Jury Prize and the Fun Trophy from the Gérardmer Film Festival. For his film Lord of War
Lord of War
(2005), he received a Special
Special
Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking from the National Board of Review. Writing and producing[edit] Niccol's breakthrough screenplay was his script for the film The Truman Show (1998), directed by Peter Weir
Peter Weir
and starring Jim Carrey. He also served as a producer on the film. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) and a Golden Globes nomination for Best Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA
BAFTA
award for Best Screenplay, a Saturn Award for Best Writing or Best Writer, an Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Motion Picture, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (shared with Peter Weir), and an Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 1999, Niccol received the ALFS Award for " Screenwriter
Screenwriter
of the Year" from the London Critics Circle Film Awards for his screenwriting work on the screenplays of The Truman Show (1998) and Gattaca
Gattaca
(1997). Niccol has written for all the films that he has directed, including Gattaca
Gattaca
(1997), Simone (2002), Lord of War
Lord of War
(2005), In Time
In Time
(2011), The Host (2013), and Good Kill
Good Kill
(2014). Out of the films he has written and directed, he has produced S1m0ne (2002), Lord of War
Lord of War
(2005), In Time (2011) and Good Kill
Good Kill
(2014). He also wrote and came up with the story for the film The Terminal, directed by Steven Spielberg. He also served as an executive producer on the film. Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as

Director Producer Writer

1997 Gattaca Yes

Yes

1998 The Truman Show

Yes Yes

2002 Simone Yes Yes Yes

2004 The Terminal

Yes Story

2005 Lord of War Yes Yes Yes

2011 In Time Yes Yes Yes

2013 The Host Yes

Yes

2014 Good Kill Yes Yes Yes

2018 Anon Yes Yes Yes

TBA Monopoly

Yes

Awards[edit] Wins[edit]

1997 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival:

Best Film for Gattaca

1998 Gérardmer Film Festival:

Fun Trophy for Gattaca Special
Special
Jury Prize for Gattaca

1999 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films:

Saturn Award for Best Writer The Truman Show

1999 BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards:

BAFTA
BAFTA
Film Award for Best Original Screenplay The Truman Show

1999 London Critics Circle Film Awards:

Screenwriter
Screenwriter
of the Year for The Truman Show and Gattaca

1999 Online Film Critics Society Awards:

OFCS Award for Best Original Screenplay The Truman Show

2005 National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Awards:

Special
Special
Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking Lord of War

Nominations[edit]

1998 Paris Film Festival:

Grand Prix Award for Gattaca

1999 Academy Awards:

Oscar Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen The Truman Show

1999 BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards:

BAFTA
BAFTA
Film Award for Best Film The Truman Show (*Shared with Scott Rudin, Edward S. Feldman
Edward S. Feldman
& Adam Schroeder)

1999 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards:

CFCA Award for Best Screenplay The Truman Show

1999 Golden Globes:

Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay The Truman Show

1999 Writers Guild of America:

WGA Screen Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen The Truman Show

References[edit]

^ " Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
biography and filmography". Tribute.ca. 1964-06-10. Retrieved 2014-01-14.  ^ "The Films of Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
- Reviews by David Nusair". Reelfilm.com. Retrieved 2014-01-14.  ^ Bozzola, Lucia. " Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 January 2014.  ^ Foley, Michael P. "Plato, Christianity, and the Cinematic Craft of Andrew Niccol". Project Muse. Retrieved 13 January 2014. (From: Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture Volume 9, Number 2, Spring 2006 pp. 43-67 10.1353/log.2006.0014) ^ "Andrew Niccol". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 January 2014.  ^ "International competition of feature films". Venice. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.  ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 24 July 2014.  ^ Vimeo, The Minutes, https://vimeo.com/66865394

External links[edit]

Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
on IMDb Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
interview - Contactmusic.com

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Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
filmography

Director/writer

Gattaca
Gattaca
(1997) Simone (2002) Lord of War
Lord of War
(2005) In Time
In Time
(2011) The Host (2013) Good Kill
Good Kill
(2014) Anon (2018)

Writer only

The Truman Show (1998) The Terminal
The Terminal
(2004)

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BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Original Screenplay

Paul D. Zimmerman (1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) David Leland (1987) Shawn Slovo (1988) Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron
(1989) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1990) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1991) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Guillaume Laurant (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Tom McCarthy (2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Writing

William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Ib Melchior/ Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison
(1974/75) Jimmy Sangster
Jimmy Sangster
(1976) George Lucas
George Lucas
(1977) Elaine May
Elaine May
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Nicholas Meyer
Nicholas Meyer
(1979) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1980) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
(1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
(1983) James Cameron
James Cameron
and Gale Anne Hurd
Gale Anne Hurd
(1984) Tom Holland (1985) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1986) Michael Miner and Edward Neumeier
Edward Neumeier
(1987) Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg (1988) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1989/90) Ted Tally (1991) James V. Hart
James V. Hart
(1992) Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
and David Koepp (1993) Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison
and Wesley Strick
Wesley Strick
(1994) Andrew Kevin Walker (1995) Kevin Williamson (1996) Mike Werb and Michael Colleary (1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) David Hayter
David Hayter
(2000) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2001) Scott Frank and Jon Cohen (2002) Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Alvin Sargent (2004) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
and David S. Goyer
David S. Goyer
(2005) Michael Dougherty
Michael Dougherty
and Dan Harris (2006) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2007) Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Jeff Nichols
Jeff Nichols
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
(2014) Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2015) Eric Heisserer (2016)

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