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Michael Lehmann

Born and raised in San Francisco, Michael Lehmann graduated from Columbia University and studied philosophy at the University of Tuebingen in Germany before receiving an MFA from the USC School of Cinema.

He worked for Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios' Electronic Cinema division on One From the Heart, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish, but it was his USC short film, The Beaver Gets a Boner, that led to his direction of the feature film Heathers in 1988.

He has directed nine feature films, including Airheads, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, 40 Days and 40 Nights and the no-budget hi-def movie Flakes, still in process. For television, Lehmann has directed, among others, episodes of Homicide, The West Wing, The Larry Sanders Show, Big Love and several pilots. He was also the executive producer of Tim Burton's Ed Wood.

Lehmann lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and two children.

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Michael Lehmann Facts

Birth NameMichael S. Lehmann
BirthdayMarch 30, 1957 (66)
BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Escape From Dragon House
Keep This Party Going
She's Not There
It Hurts Me Too
Let's Boot and Rally
Kid Charlemagne
Dead Meat
The Baptism
Good Guys and Bad Guys
Outer Darkness
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