Darren Aronofsky

Film Director
Born Feb 12, 1969

Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He attended Harvard University to study film theory and the American Film Institute to study both live-action and animation filmmaking. He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, Supermarket Sweep, which went on to become a National Student Academy Award finalist.… Read More

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1969 Birth Aronofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1969, the son of public school teachers Charlotte and Abraham Aronofsky. … Read More


1985 16 Years Old During his youth, he trained as a field biologist with The School for Field Studies in Kenya in 1985 and Alaska in 1986. … Read More


1991 22 Years Old Aronofsky's senior thesis film, Supermarket Sweep, was a finalist in the 1991 Student Academy Awards.
1992 23 Years Old In 1992, Aronofsky received his MFA degree in directing from the AFI Conservatory, where his classmates included Todd Field, Doug Ellin, Scott Silver and Mark Waters. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Aronofsky's feature debut, the surrealist psychological thriller Pi, was shot in November 1997. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His films have generated controversy and are known for their often violent, bleak subject matter. "The themes in the six Aronofsky's films from 1998 to 2014 include the search for perfection, the search for happiness, longing for love, intoxication with publicity, the pain of alienation, and the burden of responsibility."


In May 2000, Aronofsky was briefly attached to make an adaptation of David Wiesner's 1999 children's book Sector 7 for Nickelodeon Movies, the project remains unmade.
In March 2001, he helped write the screenplay to the horror film Below, which he also produced.
2007 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Aronofsky hired writer Scott Silver to develop The Fighter with him. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She introduced Aronofsky to Mila Kunis, who joined the cast in 2009. … Read More
Aronofsky was attached to The Wolverine, which was scheduled to begin production in March 2011, but he left the project due to scheduling issues. … Read More
2012 43 Years Old 1 More Event
By July 2012, Aronofsky's crews were building an ark set in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. … Read More
He said of his spiritual beliefs in 2014, "I think I definitely believe. … Read More
2015 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015 he traveled to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with Brune, Kerri Russell, and the leaders of several veterans groups. … Read More
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