Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney Bio, Family, Wife, Age, Net Worth, Documentaries and Awards

Alex Gibney {Full name- Philip Alexander Gibney (/ˈɡɪbni/)} is an American documentary film director and producer who was born on October 23, 1953, New York City, United States. Esquire magazine said Gibney “is becoming the most important documentarian of our time” in 2010.

Alex Gibney Biography

Alex Gibney {Full name- Philip Alexander Gibney (/ˈɡɪbni/)} is an American documentary film director and producer who was born on October 23, 1953, New York City, United States. Esquire magazine said Gibney “is becoming the most important documentarian of our time” in 2010.

Alex Gibney

Among the Gibney’s many works as director are; The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (winner of three Emmys in 2015), Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (the winner of three 2013 primetime Emmy awards), Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (nominated in 2005 for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature). Enron was based on a book of the same name co-authored by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind.

Other documentaries are; Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (short-listed in 2011 for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature); Casino Jack and the United States of Money; and Taxi to the Dark Side (winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature), focusing on a taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed at Bagram Air Force Base in 2002.

Alex Gibney Family

Gibney was born in New York City, on October 23, 1953, to Harriet (Harvey) and journalist Frank Gibney. His stepfather was the Rev. William Sloane Coffin. Alex Gibney developed an anti-authoritarian view from the journalism career of his father who was fired from numerous jobs during his career.

While talking about his parents’ resistance against authority, Gibney stated that: “There was something about my father, my mother, and then my stepfather, I think they all ruddered against authority in their own peculiar ways. And that probably rubbed off on me, too.”

Gibney earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University after attending Pomfret School. He later attended the UCLA Film School.

Alex Gibney Wife

Gibney got married on 14 August 1992 to his wife Anne Morgan DeBevoise. Together, the couple has three children and the family is living happily. The couple shares a strong bond of love with each other as they have spent nearly silver jubilee of their life together.

Alex Gibney Age

Alex Gibney was born in New York City, New York, on October 23, 1953 to Harriet (Harvey) and journalist Frank Gibney. His stepfather was the Rev. William Sloane Coffin. Gibney is 65 years old as of 2018.

Alex Gibney Documentaries

The enthusiastic documentary film director debuted in 1980 with his first film The Ruling Classroom. In 2007, Gibney was the executive producer of the documentary No End in Sight. His film Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is a 2008 documentary based on Hunter S. Thompson’s life and his “Gonzo” style of journalism. Gibney was series producer for the PBS television series The Blues (2003) under executive producer Martin Scorsese, (producing individual episodes directed by Wim Wenders and Charles Burnett) and writer-producer of The Pacific Century (1992) (which won the News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Historical Program). Alex Gibney has had several of his films that he directed and/or produced screened at the Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals.

In the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, Gibney’s Taxi to the Dark Side premiered and it won Best Documentary. The film probes the killing of a taxi driver at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, named Dilawar.

Alex Gibney is the president of Jigsaw Productions, which produces independent films, music documentaries, and TV mini-series. The Yale Film Studies program honored Gibney for his contributions to film culture. Utne Reader listed Gibney as one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”, in 2010.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks gibney’s film of 2013, is a comprehensive look at WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning. This film prompted The Wikileaks organization to objected to the way Gibney portrayed it, and it posted a line-by-line rebuttal to the entire film.

Alex Gibney’s most recent projects include Armstrong Lie (about Lance Armstrong), Catching Hell (a contribution to ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ series which looks at “The Inning” in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series) and Going Clear (a documentary about Scientology). Alex Gibney has directed a doc-series that explores corporate greed and corruption, Dirty Money, also The Looming Tower, (fiction series based on the book by Lawrence Wright of which he directed the pilot) and The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, which premiered at Sundance 2019.

Alex Gibney Net Worth

According to United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of the Gibney is around $92,220 a year. He has worked on numerous projects in movies and TV series with most of them becoming commercial hits. Gibney has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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Alex Gibney Awards

  • Best Documentary, Features Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
  • Best Documentary, Features Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
  • Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming: Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
  • Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
  • Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012
  • Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
  • Outstanding Television Documentary or Special: Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)
  • Best Documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
  • Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary: Zero Days VR (2017)
  • Best Documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
  • Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

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