Updated 2018-Mar-17. Created 2007-Apr-09

Charlie Kaufman (screenwriter, USA)

The ‘crazy’ writer behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich. Comically gloomy storytelling that often blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. His screenplays have breathed new life into mainstream American cinema.

Favorite movies list

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) [see note below about Michel Gondry]
Directed by Michel Gondry, a gorgeous illustrator of Kaufman’s inner worlds.

Being John Malkovich (USA, 1999)
Directed by Spike Jonze
A little office door leads into John Malkovich’s mind!

Human Nature (USA, 2001)
Directed by Michel Gondry.
The ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild; Philosophical burlesque!

Kaufman will make his directorial debut with his next project: Synechdoche co-directed with Spike Jonze.