Date of Birth: Feb 12, 1969
Biography: Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Darrenn went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, "Supermarket Sweep", starring Sean Gullette. Aronofsky didn't make a feature film until five years later, in February 1996, where he began creating the concept for Pi (1998).
Total Titles at Criticker: 12 - You've Seen 12
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Fortune Cookie (1991)
- Short Film
Summary: This is one of Darren Aronofsky's student shorts he made while attending graduate school. Like Requiem for a Dream, it's based on a Hubert Selby Jr. story. (SM)
Black Swan (2010)
Summary: BLACK SWAN is a psychological melodrama in which Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), a dancer in a New York ballet company, hopes desperately to play a greater part in the coming season, a season that choreographer Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) informs the company will include a new production of "Swan Lake."
Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)
Summary: An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr., a self-described "scream looking for a mouth," against all odds, reached international acclaim with his controversial novels. His is a classic story of the great American novelist, overcoming tuberculosis, drug addiction and financial ruin, Selby eventually triumphed in his life and penned seven of the most remarkable and distinctly American books ever written. (imdb)
The Wrestler (2008)
Summary: A drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Rourke) as he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival. (imdb)
Summary: Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. (imdb)
Summary: Max is a genius mathematician who's built a supercomputer at home that provides something that can be understood as a key for understanding all existence. Representatives both from a Hasidic cabalistic sect and high-powered Wall Street firm hear of that secret and attempt to seduce him. (imdb)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Summary: This modern-day fable is set on the rusted mean streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn. The dual storyline parallels four people who set out in pursuit of a better life.
The Fountain (2006)
Summary: The Fountain is an odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. (Warner Bros.)
Summary: A man suffering visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family a coming flood. Inspired by the Biblical story. (imdb)
Summary: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fear that lurk just below the surface of the ocean and deep inside the human psyche. (imdb)