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Biography #2 (for Simone)Andrew Niccol was nominated for an Academy Award? for Best Screenplay and won Britain's BAFTA Award for Oscar contender The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey, which he wrote and produced.
The native New Zealander began his career directing commercials in London but moved to Los Angeles because he wanted to make films 'longer than 60 seconds.'
He wrote The Truman Show before writing and directing the critically acclaimed Gattaca. That original screenplay was his feature film directing debut and starred Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. It was nominated for an Academy Award? for Art Direction and a Golden Globe for Music. The film was an international best bringing Niccol Spain's Catalonian International Film Festival Best Film Award, a Gerardmer Film Festival Special Jury Prize, a London Film Critics ALFS Award and a best screenplay nomination from the Writers Guild of America. It was also nominated for the Paris Film Festival's Grand Prix Award.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Simone" (07-Aug-2002)