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Academy Award-winning filmmaker
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michel Gondry began his filmmaking career directing music videos for such artists as The White Stripes, The Rolling Stones, Beck, and Daft Punk. In 2001, Gondry made his feature-film directorial debut, Human Nature, from a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. After working with Kaufman again on the Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gondry went on to write and direct the films The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind, and helm the documentary concert film Dave Chappelle's Block Party. DVD collections of Gondry’s exemplary music videos and commercials were released in 2003 and 2009. He has recently authored a guide for DIY filmmaking entitled You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol and a comic book “We Lost the War but Not the Battle,” available through Gondry's website, michelgondry.com. He is currently in post-production on The Green Hornet, a feature film about the iconic superhero that will star Seth Rogen, Christoph Waltz, and Cameron Diaz to be released in December 2010 by Columbia Pictures.