Joshua Oppenheimer

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Birth Name: Joshua Oppenheimer
Born: 09/23/1974
Birth Place: Austin, Texas, USA

Filmmaker and producer Joshua Oppenheimer was best known for his gripping 2012 documentary, "The Act of Killing." The film, which received an Oscar nod for Best Documentary at the 2014 Academy Awards, was noted for its stark retelling of a brutal communist purge in Indonesia that left an estimated 500,000 people dead over the course of two years in the mid-1960s. "The Act of Killing" received unanimously positive reviews worldwide when it was released, thrusting Oppenheimer into the international spotlight, while also cementing his status as a respected documentarian on the rise. Although based in Denmark, Copenhagen, the American-born Oppenheimer lived somewhat of a nomadic life as a chi... Continue Bio >>



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