Darren Aronofsky Overview

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Born: February 12, 1969

Raised in a Conservative Jewish household in Brighton Beach, Darren Aronofsky attended Hebrew school and celebrated his bar mitzvah. He went on to study math at Harvard before attending the American Film Institute graduate program. For his thesis film, Supermarket Sweep, he cast Sean Gullette, whom he had met at Harvard. Aronofsky utilized Gullette's talents again by casting him in the lead of Pi, his first full-length feature. With a budget of $60,000, Aronofsky's thriller about a... See All


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