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Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor

Highest Rated: 100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

Lowest Rated: 31% The Tempest (2010)

Birthday: Dec 15, 1952

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA

One of the most cerebral and experimental of theatrical directors and designers, whose fusion of folklore, puppetry and intellectually demanding themes made her a favorite of those with a taste for the cutting edge, Julie Taymor worked almost exclusively in the world of the not-for-profit theater before bringing her downtown sensibility uptown as director of "The Lion King" (1997), Disney's remarkable marriage of art and commerce at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theater. The media giant's deep pockets enabled her to experiment with new kinds of puppetry - to sculpt, to build and to test - resulting in what The New York Times called "the most memorable, moving and original theatrical extravaganza in years." Disney did not compromise Taymor's distinctive Indonesian-influenced minimalist style of mixing live actors, puppets, shadows and masks, which earned her two Tony Awards (for directing and costumes) and her first exposure to mainstream audiences, drawing comparisons to such legends as Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Harold Prince.

Photos

Julie Taymor at arrivals for Film Society of Lincoln Center s 45th Chaplin Award Gala, Alice Tully Hall at Linocln Center, New York, NY April 30, 2018. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Julie Taymor at arrivals for NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Premiere, Paris Theatre, New York, NY November 17, 2016. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Helen Mirren, Julie Taymor at arrivals for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT''S DREAM Premiere, DGA New York Theater, New York, NY June 15, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Helen Mirren, Julie Taymor at arrivals for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT''S DREAM Premiere, DGA New York Theater, New York, NY June 15, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection TITUS, Julie Taymor, directing Anthony Hopkins, 1999. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. FRIDA, Geoffrey Rush, director Julie Taymor on the set, 2002, (c) Miramax TITUS, director Julie Taymor, Anthony Hopkins, on set, 1999, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 84% The Glorias Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2020
52% 88% The Lion King Executive Producer $543.6M 2019
100% 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream Director - 2014
31% 27% The Tempest Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$263.4K 2010
53% 82% Across the Universe Director $24.3M 2007
76% 85% Frida Director $25.8M 2002
69% 86% Titus Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$1.9M 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2010