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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 29, 2010|
|Born:||May 25, 1963||Cause of Death:||accidental overdose|
|Birth Place:||St. Louis, Missouri, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
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Made film "Newark Needs Insurance"; nominated for a Student Academy Award
Wrote and co-directed with Eleanor Coppola "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse", a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"
Directed feature film "The Ghost Brigade"
Co-produced, edited and directed the short "Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade", written by and starring Billy Bob Thornton; forerunner of the Thornton-directed feature "Sling Blade"
Was field producer on segments for ABC TV series "Vital Signs"
Wrote and directed feature film "Dogtown"
Helmed and rewrote script for "Big Brass Ring", based on an original unproduced screenplay written by Orson Welles in the early 1980s; shown at film festivals before premiering on the Showtime cable network
Directed "The Man From Elysian Fields", produced by and starring Andy Garcia; screened at Toronto
Directed the documentary "Mayor of the Sunset Strip", about the history of fame through the eyes of musicans; received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best documentary
Helmed the film "Factory Girl," starring Sienna Miller as mid-sixties socialite and Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick
Directed final film, "Casino Jack," starring Kevin Spacey as Washington, D.C. lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff"; film released 2 months after his death
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