Andrew Niccol

Andrew Niccol

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in Paraparaumu, New Zealand
June 10, 1964


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New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director, particularly when Jim Carrey came aboard, swelling the budget to about $60 million. Peter Weir helmed instead, bringing a complementary vision which lightened the material somewhat, and the clever satire, which followed a cheerful insurance man (Carrey) as he slowly realizes that all the people in his life are just actors in a TV show, opened to critical raves. Since the deal for "Truman" came together slo ...more

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“I never saved anything for the swim back.”
Andrew Niccol, Gattaca: The Shooting Script

“I was never more certain of how far away I was from my goal than when I was standing right beside it.”
Andrew Niccol, Gattaca

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