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Benny Safdie

Benny Safdie

Highest Rated: 100% Thank You Very Much (2023)

Lowest Rated: 63% Stars at Noon (2022)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1986

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Filmmaker Benny Safdie did not have to search far and wide for inspiration. While he often looked outward to capture the spirit and energy of his hometown New York in his films, one of his best works was motivated by a desire to recreate his unusual childhood that also likely shaped his future career path. In the feature film "Daddy Longlegs" (2010), which he cowrote and directed with his brother, Josh, Safdie attempted to relive their experiences growing up with a frantic father who chronicled their every move on tape. To reconstruct their family dynamics into a sort of childhood memoir, Safdie thoughtfully incorporated his own confused feelings as a child, as well as the emotional struggles they perceived their father to have gone through. The result was an honest, smart, and stylistic movie that was technically flawless and also introduced the film industry to one of its newest and most original voices.

Highest rated movies

99% Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. 93% Oppenheimer 91% Good Time 90% Licorice Pizza 76% Pieces of a Woman 63% Stars at Noon

Photos

Ben Safdie DADDY LONGLEGS, (aka GO GET SOME ROSEMARY), from left: directors Joshua Safdie, from left: Ben Safdie, 2009. ©IFC Films GOOD TIME, L-R: JOSH SAFDIE, BENNY SAFDIE ON SET, 2017. ©A24 GOOD TIME, L-R: ROBERT PATTINSON, BEN SAFDIE ON SET, 2017. ©A24 GOOD TIME, FROM LEFT: BENNY SAFDIE, ROBERT PATTINSON, 2017. © A24 Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie at arrivals for HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Premiere, Celeste Bartos Forum at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY May 18, 2015. Photo By: Lev Radin/Everett Collection

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 91% Oppenheimer Edward Teller (Character) $329.7M 2023
99% 95% Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Herb Simon (Character) $20.3M 2023
100% No Score Yet Thank You Very Much Executive Producer - 2023
63% 14% Stars at Noon L'homme de la CIA (Character) $36.0K 2022
82% 49% Funny Pages Producer $49.0K 2022
90% 66% Licorice Pizza Joel Wachs (Character) $17.3M 2021
76% 84% Pieces of a Woman Chris (Character) - 2020
91% 52% Uncut Gems Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
$50.0M 2019
91% 82% Good Time Nick Nikas (Character),
Director,
Film Editing
$2.0M 2017
87% 66% Heaven Knows What Director,
Film Editing
$79.1K 2014
78% 67% Lenny Cooke Director,
Film Editing
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Balloon Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solid Gold Goldman (Character),
Director
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight Hustle Director - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet John's Gone John (Character) - 2010
80% 51% Daddy Longlegs Director - 2010
No Score Yet 44% Yeast Riverguy 2 (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Back of Her Head Screenwriter - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet John's Lonely Trip to Coney Island John (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ralph Handel Story Ralph Handel (Character),
Director,
Film Editing
- 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Think I'm Missing Parts Unknown (Character) - 2006

TV

Credit
100% 92% Ren Faire Executive Producer 2024
94% 43% The Curse Dougie Schecter (Character),
Creator,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2023-2024
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2023
100% 67% Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God Executive Producer 2023
96% 94% Telemarketers Executive Producer 2023
82% 61% Obi-Wan Kenobi Unknown (Character) 2022