The Oscar Nominated Director Darren Aronofsky has made incredible movies like Mother, Supermarket Sweep, and Requiem for a Dream. Darren Aronofsky is noted for creating disturbing elements in his psychological thrillers. Apart from directing, he is also a producer and screenwriter. Mother starring Jennifer Lawrence made Darren Aronofsky one of the best-ranked filmmakers in the world. His talent is to make people emit strong reactions by watching his surrealist films. He was married to actress Rachel. The couple has one son Henry Aronofsky. If you want to know more about Darren Aronofsky’s biography then learn more in this article.
Darren Aronofsky’s Early Life
Darren was born in born in New York, in 1969 to parents Charlotte and Abraham Aronofsky. Brought up in a conservative Jewish family, his parents gave him exposure to theatre. In 1984, Darren studied at Camp Rising Sun. Moreover, he is also trained as a research biologist. After graduating from Edward R. Murrow High School in 1987 he studied at Harvard University. He took anthropology, live-action film, and animation courses and graduated in 1991 with honors. His interest in filmmaking became serious while attending Harvard.
Henry Aronofsky was born on May 31, 2006, in New York City. He is the son of Darren and actress Rachel Weisz. His parents parted ways when he was just four years old. Henry is currently staying with his mom and step father.
He rose to fame right from his birth but is kept away from the paparazzi. However, sometimes Henry makes public appearances with his famous parents. The last time Henry Aronofsky was seen was in 2018 while celebrating mother’s day with his mom. The camera captured the cute kid giving pink roses to his mom.
Early Career of Darren
After finishing school, Afronsky made his debut film feature π (also known as Pi), in February 1996. His inspiration behind this pie was by meeting with a group of Hasidic Jews who attempted to recruit him. He got $100 donations from friends and family to finance the film. In return, he promised to pay back $150 if the film made money. Aronofsky premiered Pi at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, where he won the Best Director award. The film was also nominated for a Special Jury Award. The film later was shown to the public that year to critical acclaim and grossed $3,221,152.
Darren made a film based on Hubert Selby, Jr.’s novel Requiem for a Dream. He was paid $50,000 and worked for 3 years with the same production team. The success of Pi made him capable of hiring established stars like Ellen Burstyn and received a budget of $4,500,000 to produce the film. Aronofsky filmed the movie in a year, but it was met with controversy due to nude sex scenes. Darren unsuccessfully appealed the rating, so Artisan released the film unrated. The film went on to collect $7,390,108 worldwide.
In mid-2000, Aronofsky was hired by Warner Bros to write and direct Batman. This was to be the fifth film in the Batman franchise. Aronofsky, who collaborated with Frank Miller on an unproduced script for Ronin, brought Miller to co-write Year One with him, intending to reboot the series. “It’s somewhat based on the comic book,” Aronofsky said. “Toss out everything you can imagine about Batman!. Everything! We’re starting completely anew.” – filmibeat.com
The Wrestler movie received great critical acclaim. It was a blockbuster film. Both Rourke and co-star Marisa Tomei received Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA nominations for their performances. Rourke won a Golden Globe, as did Bruce Springsteen for the original song the rock star wrote for the film. The Wrestler crossed $44,674,354 worldwide on a budget of $6,000,000 making it Darren’s highest-grossing film to that point. – Sources by filmibeat.com
Requiem for a Dream film was under scanner due to a graphic sex scene.
Aronofsky said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly,
“I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math, that’s 80% Natalie Portman. What about duration?. The shots that feature the double are wide shots and rarely play for longer than one second. There are two complicated longer dance sequences that we used face replacement”.