Benny Safdie

37, from New York City, New York, USA

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Biography

Benjamin "Benny" Safdie (born February 24, 1986 in New York City) is an American director, screenwriter and actor, best known for the New York-set thrillers Good Time (2017) and Uncut Gems (2019). Together with his brother and frequent collaborator Josh Safdie, they are of Syrian-Jewish ancestry and grew up between their European father in Queens and their New Yorker mother in Manhattan. The brothers began making movies when they were kids, inspired by their film-enthusiastic father who translated his love of cinema to Benny and his brother by constantly filming them.

Timeline

2023Aged 37

  • Poster for Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    Herbert Simon

  • Poster for Oppenheimer

    Edward Teller

  • Poster for The Story Of Our Time: The Making Of Oppenheimer

    Self

  • Poster for Thank You Very Much

    Executive Producer

2022Aged 36

  • Poster for Stars at Noon

    CIA Man

  • Poster for Funny Pages

    Producer

2021Aged 35

  • Poster for Licorice Pizza

    Joel Wachs

2020Aged 34

  • Poster for Goldman v Silverman

    Al Silverman

  • Poster for Question & Answer

    Self

  • Poster for Money on the Street: The Making of Uncut Gems

    Himself

  • Poster for Pieces of a Woman

    Chris

2019Aged 33

  • Poster for Uncut Gems

    Editor

2017Aged 31

  • Poster for Person to Person

    Eugene

  • Poster for Good Time

    Nikolas "Nick" Nikas

  • Poster for The Universe Is Out There: Josh and Benny Safdie

    Self

  • Poster for The Pure and the Damned

    Director

2016Aged 30

  • Poster for Toback Vs. Mailer: The Incident

    Editor

2015Aged 29

  • Poster for A Hot Two Weeks: The Making of Heaven Knows What

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Heaven Knows What

    Sound Mixer

2013Aged 27

  • Poster for Solid Gold

    Goldman

  • Poster for Heartland

    Producer

  • Poster for Lenny Cooke

    Editor

2012Aged 26

  • Poster for The Black Balloon

    Sound Recordist

  • Poster for Trophy Hunter

    Writer

2011Aged 25

  • Poster for Second Stop from Jupiter: The Making of Daddy Longlegs

    Himself

  • Buttons

    Director of Photography

  • Poster for Straight Hustle

    Writer

2010Aged 24

  • Poster for John's Gone

    John

  • Poster for Daddy Longlegs

    Sound Designer

2008Aged 22

  • Poster for Yeast

    Riverguy 2

  • Poster for The Acquaintances of a Lonely John

    Producer

  • Poster for There's Nothing You Can Do

    Writer

  • Poster for John's Lonely Trip to Coney Island

    Editor

  • Poster for The Pleasure of Being Robbed

    Sound Designer

2007Aged 21

2006Aged 20