Academy Award®-nominated director, Darren Aronofsky, is the founder and head of the production company, Protozoa Pictures. He recently directed and produced “mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kristin Wiig.
Aronofsky directed, wrote, and produced the acclaimed film, Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson. He was the director of the indie box office phenomenon, Black Swan, which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress and garnered four other Oscar nominations including Best Picture. In 2008, Aronofsky directed and produced The Wrestler, which made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and won the esteemed Golden Lion, making it only the third U.S. film in history to win this grand prize. The film earned Academy Award nominations for both Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei and won Golden Globes for Rourke for his iconic performance and Bruce Springsteen for his original track The Wrestler.
Aronofsky’s earlier credits include the acclaimed films: The Fountain, a science-fiction romance starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz which he wrote and directed; Requiem for a Dream which premiered at Cannes Film Festival and garnered Ellen Burstyn Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her unforgettable performance; and π for which Aronofsky won the Director’s Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.