Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney

Actor, Director, Producer, Screenplay, Writer, Executive Producer

BIO

Alex Gibney is an American documentary film director and producer.
His works as director include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (nominated in 2005 for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature)
The Human Behavior Experiments (2006), Jimi Hendrix and the Blues (2001), and Taxi to the Dark Side 
(winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature) focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed at Bagram Air Force Base in 2002.
Casino Jack and the United States of Money, chronicles the life of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff (released in theaters May 7, 2010).
A rough cut of an almost-finished documentary on Eliot Spitzer directed by Gibney, was shown on April 24, 2010 at the Tribeca Film Festival. 
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer opens in theaters Nov. 5, 2010; but will be released on Ultra-VOD on Oct. 1.

Birthday

Oct. 23, 1953

Known for

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7.5

Casino Jack and the United States of Money

A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack ... Read more

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9.5

History of the Eagles

Alison Ellwood’s intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert foot... Read more

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Mr. Untouchable

The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-l... Read more

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The Last Gladiators

Exploring the rough and tumble world of hockey, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Da... Read more

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5.8

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Collateral murder. Cablegate. WikiLeaks. These people and terms ... Read more

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003 bo... Read more

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The Human Behavior Experiments

Most people never have to face the fact that at the right time and right place, they're capable o... Read more

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The Armstrong Lie

In 2009, Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The pr... Read more

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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

A look at the life of the legendary Rhythm and Blues musician, James Brown, from his early years ... Read more

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The Soul of a Man

In "The Soul of A Man," director Wim Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between t... Read more

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Accidental Anarchist

Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could sav... Read more

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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York G... Read more

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Taxi to the Dark Side

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanam... Read more

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Ceasefire Massacre

New Jersey, June 18, 1994. Giants Stadium is awash with green as Irish soccer fans arrive to watc... Read more

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Finding Fela

Fela Anikulapo Kuti created the musical movement Afrobeat and used it as a political forum to opp... Read more

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6.3

Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream

If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be med... Read more

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Freakonomics

Some of the world's most innovative documentary filmmakers will explore the hidden side of everyt... Read more

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Zero Days

In his new film, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of Stuxn... Read more

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9.5

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Academy Award®–winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the cha... Read more

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7.2

Catching Hell

After the Chicago Cubs blow an opportunity to reach the World Series in 2003, Cubs fans blame the... Read more

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a ligh... Read more

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey, and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true "free ... Read more

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Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge

A chronicle of the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture through the pers... Read more

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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

When Steve Jobs died the world wept. But what accounted for the grief of millions of people who d... Read more

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My Trip to Al-Qaeda

Journalist Lawrence Wright brings his multilayered one-man play to the screen as he discusses how... Read more

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Venus and Serena

Venus and Serena takes an honest and unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of sisters and ten... Read more

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Cooked

As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explor... Read more

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Magic Trip

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster’s fabled road trip across America in... Read more