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      David Frankel

      David Frankel

      Highest Rated: 75% The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Collateral Beauty (2016)

      Birthday: Apr 2, 1959

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Born and raised in New York City, David Frankel always dreamed of making movies for a living. He would spend hours by himself, watching classics from the 30s and 40s, while fantasizing of one day being behind the camera. He moved to Hollywood in his early 20s, with his sights set on becoming a director. It would be a long road to movie stardom, however, before Frankel got his start in the cutthroat world of Hollywood moviemaking. Like most young directors, he got his start working as a writer, having penned several episodes for the sitcom "Doctor Doctor" (CBS, 1989-1991) and co-scripting the Gene Wilder comedy "Funny About Love" (1990) for director Leonard Nimoy. In 1992 he co-wrote the screenplay for the romantic comedy "Nervous Ticks" (1992), and soon after created the TV series "Grapevine" (CBS, 1992). That show, however, was cancelled after 6 episodes. Having waded in obscurity for close to a decade, Frankel broke out in 1996 when he wrote and directed the comedic short film "Dear Diary." The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short, thus turning Frankel into an overnight sensation. Before long he started helming episodes of the HBO miniseries' "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) and "Band of Brothers" (2001), as well as episodes of "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) and "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011). He made huge waves in the business in 2006 by directing Meryl Streep to an Oscar nod in "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006), and followed that up with the hits "Marley and Me" (2008) and "The Big Year" (2011). In 2016 Frankel returned to the director's chair with "Collateral Beauty." Released in December of 2016, the film starred Will Smith as a New York ad man who suffers a nervous breakdown.

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      David Frankel ONE CHANCE, from left: Valeria Bilello, director David Frankel, James Corden, on set, 2013. ph: Liam Daniel/©Weinstein Co. Jennifer Aniston and David Frankel on the set of "Marley and Me" ONE CHANCE, director David Frankel, on set, 2013. ph: Liam Daniel/©Weinstein Co. COLLATERAL BEAUTY, DIRECTOR DAVID FRANKEL, ON SET, 2016. PH: BARRY WETCHER/© WARNER BROS. COLLATERAL BEAUTY, FROM LEFT: EDWARD NORTON, DIRECTOR DAVID FRANKEL, WILL SMITH, ON SET, 2016. PH: BARRY WETCHER/© WARNER BROS. MARLEY & ME, (MARLEY AND ME), from left: Jennifer Aniston, director David Frankel, on set, 2008. TM & Copyright ©Fox 2000 Pictures. All rights 2008. TM & Copyright ©Fox 2000 Pictures. All rights reserved. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Meryl Streep, director David Frankel, on set, 2006, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 96% Who Invited Charlie? Executive Producer - 2022
      67% 78% Jerry & Marge Go Large Director - 2022
      40% 36% Chronically Metropolitan Executive Producer - 2016
      13% 64% Collateral Beauty Director $31.0M 2016
      63% 64% One Chance Director $89.7K 2013
      75% 55% Hope Springs Director $63.5M 2012
      42% 41% The Big Year Director $7.2M 2011
      63% 75% Marley & Me Director $143.2M 2008
      75% 76% The Devil Wears Prada Director $124.7M 2006
      No Score Yet 60% The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Director - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Diary Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1996
      45% 26% Miami Rhapsody Director,
      Producer
      $5.2M 1995

      TV

      Credit
      47% 74% The Irrational Director 2023
      64% 37% Inventing Anna Executive Producer 2022
      89% 88% The Baker and the Beauty Executive Producer,
      Director
      2020
      67% 32% The Morning Show Director 2019
      72% 69% Manifest Director 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007
      70% 78% Sex and the City Director 2001 2003
      97% 96% Band of Brothers Director 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grapevine Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2000
      No Score Yet 83% From the Earth to the Moon Director 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen Burstyn Show Creator 1986