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Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

Highest Rated: 97% Mud (2013)

Lowest Rated: 60% Hellion (2014)

Birthday: Dec 7, 1978

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

In the late first decade of the 21st century, Jeff Nichols made himself a dark horse darling of the independent film world with a pair of small, haunting films that drew nearly universal critical acclaim. An Arkansas native, Nichols became one of a cadre of young creative types to emerge from the North Carolina School of the Arts' film program, among them his friend, Hollywood wunderkind Robert Gordon Green. Green helped produce Nichols' first feature, the Southern Gothic revenge tale "Shotgun Stories" (2007), which began a string of collaborations with actor Michael Shannon. The film garnered some buzz on the indie festival circuit, setting the stage for an even more auspicious greeting for his sophomore project, the apocalyptically-tinged "Take Shelter" (2011), which stunned the film world by garnering laurels at the Cannes Film Festival on the way to a raft of indie accolades. Wielding an underplayed aesthetic pallet often compared to directorial legend Terrence Malick, Nichols made it onto Hollywood's radar as a hot commodity amongst a new generation of visual storytellers.

Photos

Jeff Nichols at arrivals for 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals 1, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 25, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jeff Nichols at arrivals for VARIETY''s 20th Creative Impact Awards & ''10 Directors To Watch'' Presented By Mercedes-Benz at 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Parker Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA January 3, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Jeff Nichols at in-store appearance for Meet the Filmmaker: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, The Apple Store Soho, New York, NY March 7, 2016. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection MUD, from left: director Jeff Nichols, Matthew McConaughey, on set, 2012. ph: Jim Bridges/©Roadside Attractions SHOTGUN STORIES, director Jeff Nichols, on set, 2007. ©Upload Films MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, director Jeff Nichols, on set, 2016. ph: Ben Rothstein/© Warner Bros. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, director Jeff Nichols, on set, 2016. ph: Ben Rothstein/© Warner Bros. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, director Jeff Nichols, on set, 2016. ph: Ben Rothstein/© Warner Bros. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, director Jeff Nichols, on set, 2016. ph: Ben Rothstein/© Warner Bros. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, from left: director Jeff Nichols, Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, on set, 2016. ph: Ben Rothstein/© Warner Bros. MUD, from left: director Jeff Nichols, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, on set, 2012. ph: Jim Bridges/©Roadside Attractions LOVING, from left: director Jeff Nichols, Joel Edgerton, on set, 2016. © Focus Features LOVING, director Jeff Nichols, on set, 2016. © Focus Features

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 74% The Bikeriders Director,
Screenwriter
$19.3M 2023
No Score Yet 60% In the Radiant City Producer - 2016
88% 76% Loving Director,
Screenwriter
$7.6M 2016
83% 67% Midnight Special Director,
Screenwriter
$3.7M 2016
60% 46% Hellion Executive Producer $40.8K 2014
97% 80% Mud Director,
Screenwriter
$21.6M 2013
92% 81% Take Shelter Director,
Screenwriter
$1.7M 2011
88% 80% Shotgun Stories Director,
Writer,
Producer
$45.7K 2007

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016