Producer | Director | Writer
Attended Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York. Marisa Tomei also attended this high school, but graduated earlier.
[on casting The Wrestler (2008)] No one believed in Mickey Rourke... He has no value as a commodity. Well, I sat with him and looked into his eyes. His eyes aren't dead. They're alive, yearning, thinking.
Frequently uses a technique known as the hip-hop montage, which is a sequence of images or actions shown in fast-motion with accompanying sound effects, usually shown to simulate a certain action, such as taking drugs.
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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