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Born: March 29, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lancastershire, England, GB Profession: director, editor

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A talented and intelligent British filmmaker of intense and often introspective relationship dramas, Michael Winterbottom has displayed a wide array of diverse film projects that ranged from neo-noir thrillers and political docudramas to gritty family melodramas and satirical comedies. After getting his start with Thames Television, Winterbottom made his feature debut with the lesbian-centric noir "Butterfly Kiss" (1995) before his ambitious take on Thomas Hardy's novel, "Jude" (1996). He earned considerable international acclaim for his searing war drama, "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997), which unflinchingly depicted the horror of the brutal war in Yugoslavia. After the interesting, but little-seen revisionist Western, "The Claim" (2000), Winterbottom offered a restless kaleidoscope of images accompanied by a stellar soundtrack for "24 Hour Party People" (2002), which once again helped boost his international acclaim. Follow the highly controversial erotic drama, "9 Songs" (2005), which depicted graphic unsimulated sex onscreen, he steered star Angelina Jolie in one of her finest performances with "A Mighty Heart" (2007). By the time he directed Casey Affleck in "The Killer Inside Me" (2010),...

A talented and intelligent British filmmaker of intense and often introspective relationship dramas, Michael Winterbottom has displayed a wide array of diverse film projects that ranged from neo-noir thrillers and political docudramas to gritty family melodramas and satirical comedies. After getting his start with Thames Television, Winterbottom made his feature debut with the lesbian-centric noir "Butterfly Kiss" (1995) before his ambitious take on Thomas Hardy's novel, "Jude" (1996). He earned considerable international acclaim for his searing war drama, "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997), which unflinchingly depicted the horror of the brutal war in Yugoslavia. After the interesting, but little-seen revisionist Western, "The Claim" (2000), Winterbottom offered a restless kaleidoscope of images accompanied by a stellar soundtrack for "24 Hour Party People" (2002), which once again helped boost his international acclaim. Follow the highly controversial erotic drama, "9 Songs" (2005), which depicted graphic unsimulated sex onscreen, he steered star Angelina Jolie in one of her finest performances with "A Mighty Heart" (2007). By the time he directed Casey Affleck in "The Killer Inside Me" (2010), Winterbottom was considered to be one of the more artistically daring directors working in contemporary cinema.

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  Everyday (2012)
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  Trishna (2012)
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  Trip, The (2010)
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  Genova (2008)

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1993:
Directed the opening TV-movie installment of British crime drama series, "Cracker," entitled "Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic"
1996:
Helmed the underrated adaptation of "Jude", starring Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet
1997:
Directed the fact-based "Welcome to Sarajevo", an ironically titled film about a British journalist who develops a bond with a Bosnian child
2000:
Helmed "The Claim", an adaptation of "The Mayor of Casterbridge," set in 1860s California
2002:
Directed "24 Hour Party People", a drama about the British electronica musical group New Order
2002:
Helmed "Going Mad in Hollywood," a drama about filmmaker Lindsay Anderson's friendship with writer David Sherwin
2004:
Directed Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton in futuristic love story "Code 46"
2006:
Helmed the controversal film "The Road to Guantanamo," the true story of three friends who set off from Britain for a wedding overseas and ended up as terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay
2010:
Directed "The Killer Inside Me," starring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Alba
2012:
Released the drama "Everyday," shot over a five year period
2013:
Reunited with Coogan for biodrama "The Look of Love"
2014:
Directed crime drama "The Face of an Angel," starring Kate Beckinsale
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Education

University of Oxford: Oxford , England -

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