Richest CelebritiesDirectors
Net Worth:
$2 Million
Date of Birth:
Jul 10, 1977 (45 years old)
Place of Birth:
Cinematographer, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television Director, Television producer
United States of America
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Cary Joji Fukunaga Net Worth: Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American actor, director, writer and cinematographer who has a net worth of $2 million. Cary Joji Fukunaga was born July 10, 1977 in Oakland, California. He is best known for writing and directing the 2009 film Sin Nombre (for which he won the Directing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival), directing the 2011 film Jane Eyre and for directing and executive producing the 2014 HBO series True Detective (for which he won the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series). Fukunaga was quoted as saying he "began writing fictional stories and little screenplays when I was in fifth grade" and that he wanted to be a snowboarder early in his life. He got his first taste of the movie/film industry when he landed a spot as a camera intern and later applied to film school. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999 and attended Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Grenoble. He then enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. Fukunaga went on to direct and write short films to include Sin Nombre, which received a number of awards; Jane Eyre, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Costume Designer Michael O'Connor and a 2012 Goya Award for Best European Film. It was also nominated for a 2012 BAFTA Award (Best Costume Design) and several other awards. He has also served behind the camera as a cinematographer on several short films and documentaries. He has been the recipient of several grants, including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award/Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary.

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