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Jonathan Dayton (born July 7, 1957) and Valerie Faris (born October 20, 1958) are a team of American film and music video directors, and also husband and wife, that received critical acclaim for their feature film directorial debut, Little Miss Sunshine. Later the couple went on to direct the 2012 romantic comedy-drama Ruby Sparks, and the 2017 biographical comedy-drama sports film Battle of the Sexes, which were also met with a positive critical consensus.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Filmography

2.1 Directors 2.2 Producers

3 Videography

3.1 Directors 3.2 Executive producers 3.3 Producers 3.4 Live action directors

4 Awards 5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Dayton was born in Alameda County, California
Alameda County, California
and grew up in Grass Valley, California. After graduating from Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, California, attended the UCLA Film School, studying film and television in the late-1970s; while there, he met Valerie Faris, a dance student and native of Los Angeles County, California, who became his wife and his partner. They have three children together.[1] Valerie is the daughter of Paula Forbes, a supervising painter, and Jim Faris, a film editor.[2] As a pair, Dayton and Faris have directed and produced music videos, documentaries, commercials and films. They have directed music videos for bands such as Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, and R.E.M.. Their 1996 video for "Tonight Tonight" by The Smashing Pumpkins won six MTV Video Music Awards. Another video of theirs that received significant success was for the 1990 Extreme song "More Than Words".[3] They directed a number of sketches for the 1995-1998 HBO
HBO
sketch comedy series Mr. Show.[3] In 1998, they established a production company, "Bob Industries". Through this company the pair directed commercials for companies such as HP, Volkswagen, Sony, GAP, Target, IKEA, Apple Computer, and ESPN. Most famously, the two directed a 1999 commercial for the Volkswagen Cabrio, titled "Milky Way", whose soundtrack consisted entirely of the 1972 Nick Drake
Nick Drake
song "Pink Moon", and which is credited with single-handedly initiating a massive revival of interest in Nick Drake's music.[4] They began to be offered feature films to direct at around this time; among projects that they turned down were The Mod Squad (1999) and Bad Boys II (2003).[3] In 2001, they began to work on the film Little Miss Sunshine; it was released in 2006.[3] The film won the Audience Award at the 2006 Sydney Film festival and an ovation at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2006, the pair were announced as the directors of a planned screen adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel The Abstinence Teacher
The Abstinence Teacher
for Warner Independent Pictures.[5] In 2007 Perrotta wrote a screenplay with input from Dayton and Faris.[6] However, by 2012 they had left the project, and it was taken over by director Lisa Cholodenko.[7] Their next film was Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks
in 2012. Dayton and Faris then directed Battle of the Sexes, about the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
and Bobby Riggs, with Emma Stone
Emma Stone
as King and Steve Carell as Riggs. The film also stars Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming, and Sarah Silverman, and was released in 2017. Filmography[edit] Directors[edit]

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
(2006) Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks
(2012) Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Producers[edit]

The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years (1988) Gift (Jane's Addiction) (1993)

Videography[edit]

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Directors[edit]

"Wolves, Lower", R.E.M.
R.E.M.
(1982) " Blue Kiss
Blue Kiss
(Version 2)", Jane Wiedlin
Jane Wiedlin
(1986) "Been Caught Stealing", Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction
(1990) "Hole Hearted", Extreme (1991) "More Than Words", Extreme (1991) "Weight of the World", Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
(1992) "Bad Luck", Social Distortion
Social Distortion
(1992) "Pets", Porno for Pyros
Porno for Pyros
(1993) "Rocket", The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
(1994) "Gun", Soundgarden
Soundgarden
(1994) "I Don't Want to Grow Up", Ramones
Ramones
(1995) "Tongue", R.E.M.
R.E.M.
(1995) "Star 69", R.E.M.
R.E.M.
(1995) "The Good Life", Weezer
Weezer
(1996) "1979", The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
(1996) "Tonight, Tonight", The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
(1996) "Spider-Man", Ramones
Ramones
(1996) "All Around the World", Oasis (1997) "The End Is the Beginning Is the End", The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
(1997; co-directed with Joel Schumacher) "Perfect", The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
(1998) "She Will Have Her Way", Neil Finn
Neil Finn
(1998) "Go Deep", Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
(1998) "Barbarella", Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland
(1998) "She's Got Issues", The Offspring
The Offspring
(1999) "Freak on a Leash", KoЯn (1999; co-directed with Todd McFarlane
Todd McFarlane
and Graham Morris) "Road Trippin'", Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
(2000) "Californication", Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
(2000) "Otherside", Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
(2000) "Sexual Revolution", Macy Gray
Macy Gray
(2001) "Sing", Travis (2001) "Side", Travis (2001) "When Your Eyes Say It", Britney Spears
Britney Spears
(2001) (unreleased)[8] "The Zephyr Song", Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
(2002) "By the Way", Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
(2002) "Tell Me Baby", Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
(2006)

Executive producers[edit]

"Thirty-Three", The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
(1996) "The New Pollution", Beck
Beck
(1997)

Producers[edit]

"In My Darkest Hour", Megadeth
Megadeth
(1988) "Hole Hearted", Extreme (1991) "More Than Words", Extreme (1991) "Outshined", Soundgarden
Soundgarden
(1991)

Live action directors[edit]

"Shadrach", Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
(1989)

Awards[edit]

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Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Award nomination for Little Miss Sunshine (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures) BAFTA
BAFTA
nomination for Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
(David Lean Award for Direction) Independent Spirit Award for Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
(Director) Best Director at Tokyo International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
for Little Miss Sunshine ANDY Award for Sony
Sony
PlayStation "Gravity Bomb" (Advertising Club of New York) Sony
Sony
PlayStation "Gravity Bomb" (Clio Award) Sony
Sony
PlayStation campaign: "Gravity Bomb / Tractor Beam" (2004 Winner Advertising Club of New York) Sony
Sony
PlayStation campaign: "Gravity Boots, Gravity Bomb, Tractor Beam" (Clio Award) Director of the Year (Billboard Music Award, 2000) Best Direction, "Californication" (MTV Video Music Awards) 9 Nominations for "Freak On A Leash" (MTV Video Music Awards) 4 Nominations for The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
"The End Is The Beginning Is The End" (MTV Video Music Awards) 5 Nominations for "Californication" (MTV Video Music Awards) Best Short Form Video, "Freak On A Leash" (Grammy Awards) Nomination for Oasis "All Around the World" (Grammy Awards) Nomination for The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
"Tonight Tonight" (Grammy Awards) 6 Awards for The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
"Tonight Tonight" (MTV Video Music Awards) Best Alternative Video for The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
"1979" (MTV Video Music Awards) 3 Nominations for Porno for Pyros
Porno for Pyros
"Pets" (MTV Video Music Awards) Best Alternative Video for Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction
"Been Caught Stealing" (MTV Video Music Awards) Best Longform Video for Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
"Rhythm Nation 1814" (Grammy Awards)

References[edit]

^ "Jonathan Dayton Biography". IMDB.  ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jim-faris-dead-film-editor-father-director-valerie-faris-dies-at-97-944270 ^ a b c d Evans, Bradford (July 19, 2012). "The Lost Projects of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris". Splitsider.  ^ Vaziri, Aidin (April 11, 2000). "Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" is Rising". Rolling Stone.  ^ LaPorte, Nicole, and Pamela McClintock. "'Sunshine' duo in talks for next feature: Dayton, Faris may adapt 'Abstinence Teacher'", Variety, 2006-12-06. Retrieved on 2007-07-07. ^ Schwartz, Missy. "The Q&A: Tom Perrotta: His Novel Take on Suburban Life", Entertainment Weekly, 2007-10-15. Retrieved on 2007-10-20. ^ Vineyard, Jen (May 11, 2012). "Exclusive: Lisa Cholodenko Confirms She'll Direct 'The Abstinence Teacher' & Heads Into The 'Wild' With Reese Witherspoon". IndieWire > The Playlist.  ^ "Britney Spears, "When Your Eyes Say It"". MVDBase.com (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Jonathan Dayton on IMDb Valerie Faris on IMDb "Jonathan Dayton". MVDBase.com (person). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.  and "Valerie Faris". MVDBase.com (person). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.  Bob Industries official site

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Films directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
(2006) Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks
(2012) Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

Joel Coen / Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) John Huston
John Huston
(1987) Ramon Menendez (1988) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(1989) Charles Burnett (1990) Martha Coolidge (1991) Carl Franklin
Carl Franklin
(1992) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Tom McCarthy (2008) Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(2009) Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) J

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