Andrew Dominik

Andrew Dominik

Andrew Dominik (born October 7, 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian film director and screenwriter. He has directed the films Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly.

About Andrew Dominik

Andrew Dominik (born October 7, 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian film director and screenwriter. He has directed the films Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly. Dominik has lived in Australia since he was 2 years old and graduated from Melbourne's Swinburne Film School in 1988. His career in films began in 2000 when he directed Chopper based on notorious Australian criminal Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read, starring Eric Bana and Simon Lyndon. Chopper received generally positive reviews, and Bana in particular was widely praised for his intense portrayal of Chopper. The Australian Film Institute awarded the film with Best Director (Dominik), Best Actor (Bana), and Best Supporting Actor (Lyndon). His next film was The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, based on the novel of the same name which he came across in a second-hand bookstore.

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