Actor, Director, Writer
- Both of his parents are college professors, teaching at schools like Yale and Princeton.
- Wanted to be a jazz musician before deciding to focus on filmmaking.
- Based the film Whiplash on his own experiences in his high school jazz band.
Critics' Choice Awards
Writers Guild Awards
BAFTA Film Awards
Toronto International Film Festival
Directors Guild of America Awards
Independent Spirit Awards
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Sundance Film Festival
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