Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky is known as a Jewish American filmmaker and screenwriter. He is most famous for surreal independent films such as Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan.

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Fame Family and Education

Darren Aronofsky was born on February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. He was born as the child of Abraham and Charlotte Aronofsky. Both his parents worked as teachers. Growing up, Darren was constantly involved in artistic expressions. He cherished great motion pictures and, as an adolescent, he even invested energy doing street art with his graffiti.

After finishing high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film and social anthropology. He also attended the American Film Institute where he studied directing.


Aronofsky made his directorial debut with Pi in 1998. It was a highly unorthodox thriller film that confused mainstream audiences. It found praise among the most dedicated film fans and was deemed a success when he won the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Gotham Open Palm Award.

Aronofsky's next film was the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream, which was based on the novel of a similar name written by Hubert Selby, Jr., with whom Aronofsky wrote the screenplay. The film portrays characters confronting distinctive types of compulsions and addictions, which prompts them being detained in a universe of tormented hallucinations and drug nightmares

In 2006, Aronofsky directed The Fountain which involves three storylines in settings that were apart by 500 years. Fans of the film enjoyed it because of its take on time travel. His next film was The Wrestler, in 2008, for which he was granted the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and Micky Rourke was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his featuring role as a broken down pro wrestler.

In September 2010, he released Black Swan, a psychological thriller featuring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

Personal Life Relationships

Aronofsky started dating English actress Rachel Weisz in 2001. They ended up married with each other in 2005. Their child, Henry Chance was born on May 31, 2006, in New York City. Their marriage lasted for 5 until they broke up in 2010.

He started dating actress Jennifer Lawrence in September 2016, directly after they wrapped up a film together called Mother. That relationship eventually finished on November 2017 because they weren’t as compatible as they initially thought.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 12 Feb, 1969
Age: 51 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Brooklyn
Education: Harvard University
AFI Conservatory
Gender: Male
Description: American Filmmaker
Net Worth 2020: 25 million
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Last Modified: Jun 29 2020
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