The filmmaker Andrew Dominik He was born on September 19, 1967 in the city of Wellington, New Zealand. From the age of two he lived in Australia, where he studied, graduating, in 1988, from the Swinburne Film School in the city of Melbourne.
Till the date, Dominik he has directed and written the scripts for three feature films. The first of these was “Chopper, Portrait of a Murderer” from the year 2000. Based on the true story of the notorious Australian criminal Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read, the film starred Eric Bana and Simon Lyndon. “Chopper, Portrait of a Murderer” received generally very positive reviews and, in particular, Bana was highly praised for his intense portrayal of Chopper. The Australian Film Institute awarded the film 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” (2007), starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, based on the novel of the same name, which was found in a second-hand book store. The film explores the peculiar relationship between Jesse james and his eventual murderer Robert ford. Pitt was a huge fan of the first movie of Dominik, and had a desire to collaborate with the filmmaker, especially when he had the opportunity to work with the star of “Chopper”, Eric Bana in the movie “Troya.” Pitt contacted Domink And, with a big star interested in starring in his new movie, the director got Warner Bros. Studios to fund the production.
Filmed mainly in Canada, it was finished in 2005, but “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” could only be released in 2007, mainly due to Warner’s interference in the editing process. The film earned two Oscar nominations: Best Cinematography (Deakins) and Best Supporting Actor (Affleck).
Dominik He returned to work with Brad Pitt on the thriller / black comedy based on the George V. Higgins novel “Cogan’s Trade.” Released with the title “Killing them softly” (2012), the film competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year and was released through The Weinstein Company.
One of her next projects is “Blonde”, based on the fictional memoir written by Joyce Carol Oates about the missing “Marilyn Monroe”, whose shooting was scheduled to begin in January 2011, but the project was put on hold when Dominik announced his adaptation “Cogan’s Trade”. Actress Naomi Watts would play Monroe.
Dominik He also wrote a script for an American remake of the 2006 French film “Tell No One”, but it is not yet known whether he will direct the project.