Joshua Oppenheimer (II)


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Joshua Oppenheimer was born on September 23, 1974 in Texas, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Act of Killing (2012), The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1998) and The Look of Silence (2014). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(2012)
(2014)
P.O.V. Director
(2014-2016)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (15 credits)
 2014-2016 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 2014 The Look of Silence (Documentary)
 2012 The Act of Killing (Documentary)
 2003 The Globalisation Tapes (Video documentary)
 2002 Market Update (Short)
 2000 Land of Enchantment (Documentary short)
 1996 Hugh (Documentary short)
 1995 Camera Test (Short)
 1995 Light Test (Short)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (3 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (13 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Josh | Joshua Lincoln Oppenheimer
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[on the real-life killers in his documentary] Within minutes of meeting me, they would tell me horrible stories, often boastfully, and would say, 'How about if we go to the place where I killed people, and I will show you how I did it?' And then they would often lament afterwards, 'Oh I should have brought a machete along to use as a prop,' or 'I should have brought friends along who could play ... See more »

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His paternal grandfather came from Frankfurt, Germany and his grandmother from Berlin. His grandfather had left Germany before Hitler came to power and was studying in the US. He returned there and was able to rescue some family members, but most of the Oppenheimers were wiped out in the Holocaust. See more »

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