Cary Joji Fukunaga

Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cary Fukunaga at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival
Cary Joji Fukunaga

(1977-07-10) July 10, 1977 (age 41)
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Cruz (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active2003–present

Cary Joji Fukunaga (born July 10, 1977)[1] is an American director, writer, film producer and cinematographer. He is known for writing and directing the 2009 film Sin Nombre and the 2011 film Jane Eyre; he also was the director and executive producer of the first season of the HBO series True Detective, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He received acclaim for the 2015 war drama Beasts of No Nation, in which he was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer.[2] In September 2018, he was named as the director of the untitled 25th James Bond film (2020).

Early life

Fukunaga was born in Alameda, California. His father, Anthony Shuzo Fukunaga, was a third-generation Japanese-American, born in an internment camp during World War II.[3] His mother, Gretchen May (Grufman), is Swedish-American,[4][5][6] and worked as a dental hygienist, and later as a college history instructor and university assistant professor of history, from whom Cary got his original interest in history.[7] His parents divorced and remarried, his father to an Argentine woman, and his mother to a Mexican-American.[5]

Fukunaga said that his uncles and aunts are all elementary school teachers or scientists.[7] His family moved around a lot within the San Francisco Bay Area, moving to Berkeley, Albany, Vallejo, Benicia, Sebastopol and back to Oakland.[6]

Fukunaga originally wanted to be a pro snowboarder, but switched to filmmaking in his mid-twenties.[8] He got his start as a camera intern and later applied to film school.[9] He attended Analy High School.[10] He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999,[11][12] and attended Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Grenoble. He enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program.[13][14]

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