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Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(born October 26, 1951) is an American painter and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his "plate paintings"—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates. Schnabel directed Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem's breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. He has won the award for best director at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival,[1] a Golden Globe, as well as BAFTA, a César Award, two nominations for the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
and an Academy Award
Academy Award


1 Early life and education 2 Art 3 Museum collections 4 Directing 5 Writing and recording 6 Personal life 7 Filmography 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life and education[edit] Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Esta (née Greenberg) and Jack Schnabel,[2] he moved with his family to Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
in 1965.[3] He received his B.F.A. at the University of Houston. After graduating, he sent an application to the Independent Study Program (ISP) at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
in New York. His application included slides of his work sandwiched between two pieces of bread. He was admitted into the program and studied there from 1973-1975.[3] Art[edit] It was with his first solo show, at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979, that Schnabel had his breakthrough; all his works were sold in advance. He participated at the Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale
in 1980 with Anselm Kiefer and George Baselitz. By the time he exhibited his work in a show jointly organized by Boone and Leo Castelli
Leo Castelli
in 1981, he had become firmly established and was the youngest artist in the legendary exhibition 'A New Spirit in Painting' in the Royal Academy of Arts. His now famous "plate paintings" — large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates—received a boisterous and critical reception from the art world. His wild and expressive works were classed as neo-expressionism by art critics. In the years to follow Schnabel's success on the art market would above all be criticised.[4] Schnabel's style is characterised by very large scale paintings. He uses diverse materials such as plaster, wax, photographs, antlers, velvet and ceramics. His paintings make use of canvas, wood, muslin and even surfboards. His paintings often combine abstract and figurative elements. Due to the size, weight and depth of his works, they are often given sculptural properties. In 2002, Schnabel painted the cover artwork for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' eighth studio album, By The Way. The woman featured on the cover of By the Way is Julian's daughter, Stella Schnabel, who was band member John Frusciante's then-girlfriend.[59] Regarding the artwork, Frusciante noted: "My girlfriend's father offered to do the album art, so we sent him rough mixes of eight songs, and he just got the vibe of the album from that. He said that he wouldn't be offended if we didn't like it, but we loved what he did. He's also given us great covers for all the singles. He's a true artist." In 2011 Museo Correr
Museo Correr
exhibited Julian Schnabel: Permanently Becoming and the Architecture of Seeing, a selected survey show of Schnabel's career curated by Norman Rosenthal.[5] Art critic Robert Hughes was one of the most outspoken critics of his work; he once stated that "Schnabel's work is to painting what Stallone's is to acting: a lurching display of oily pectorals." (Time Magazine, August 7, 2012). Museum collections[edit] His works are in the collections of various museums throughout the world, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Reina Sofia in Madrid; Tate Modern
Tate Modern
in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.[citation needed] Schnabel had an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario
in Toronto, which ran from September 1, 2010 to January 2, 2011 and occupied the entirety of the gallery's fifth floor. It examined "the rich interplay between Schnabel's paintings and films".[6] Directing[edit] Schnabel began his film career in the 1990s with the film Basquiat, a biopic on the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat
(1996), followed by Before Night Falls (2000), an adaptation of Reinaldo Arenas' autobiographical novel, which he also produced, which won the Grand Jury Prize
Grand Jury Prize
at the Venice Film
Festival. He directed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), an adaptation (with a screenplay by Ronald Harwood) of a French memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly earned him the award for best director at the 2007 Cannes Film
Festival,[1] the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for best director, the Independent Spirit Award for best director, and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Despite the fact that producing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly might seem like a commission to do someone else's work, Schnabel took on the film. According to Schnabel,

I used to go up to read to Fred Hughes, Andy Warhol’s business partner, who had multiple sclerosis. And as Fred got worse, he ended up locked inside his body. I had been thinking that I might make a movie about Fred when his nurse, Darren McCormick, gave me Bauby’s memoir, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Then, in 2003, when my father was dying, the script arrived from Kennedy. So it didn’t feel quite like taking on a commissioned job.

In 2007, Schnabel designed Lou Reed's critically acclaimed 'Berlin' Tour and released Lou Reed's Berlin.[7] In 2010, Schnabel then directed the film Miral. In May 2017, Schnabel announced that he will direct a film about painter, Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
during his time in Arles
and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. The film is called At Eternity’s Gate and the script was written by Schnabel and French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and will star Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
as Van Gogh.[8]. Other actors include Mathieu Amalric, Mads Mikkelsen, Niels Arestrup, Oscar Isaac as Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin
and Emmanuelle Seigner
Emmanuelle Seigner
as "the woman from Arles" or L'Arlésienne. Shooting started in the fall of 2017.[9] Writing and recording[edit] Schnabel published his autobiography, CVJ: Nicknames of Maitre D's & Other Excerpts From Life (Random House, New York), in 1987 and released the album Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud on Island Records (Catalog #314-524 111-2) in 1995. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, in 1993, the album features guest musicians including Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Buckethead, and Nicky Skopelitis. Personal life[edit]

Palazzo Chupi

Schnabel lives in New York, maintaining studios in New York City and in Montauk on the far eastern end of Long Island. He has three children by his first wife, clothing designer Jacqueline Beaurang:[10] two daughters, Lola, a painter and filmmaker, Stella, a poet and actress, and a son, Vito, an art dealer.[11] He has twin sons by his second wife, actress Olatz López Garmendia.[12] His collaboration with Rula Jebreal, who penned the screenplay and original source novel for Schnabel's film Miral, extended beyond the movie. Schnabel was in a relationship with her from 2007 to 2011.[13] [14][15] Schnabel dated May Andersen; they have a son, who was born in June 2013.[16] Schnabel resides at 360 West 11th Street, in a former West Village horse stable that he purchased and converted for residential use, adding five luxury condominiums in the style of a Northern Italian palazzo. It is named the Palazzo Chupi, and it is easy to spot because it is painted pink.[17] Filmography[edit]

Basquiat (1996) Before Night Falls (2000) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Lou Reed's Berlin
(2007) Miral

See also[edit]

Bruno Bischofberger List of artists who created paintings and drawings for use in films


^ a b "Festival de Cannes: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-18.  ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths - Schnabel, Esta". New York Times. November 19, 2002. Retrieved 2010-10-30. Devoted mother to Andrea, Stephen, Julian.  ^ a b "The double life of Julian: how the bad boy painter turned fêted director". London, UK: The Independent. 2007-05-29. Archived from the original on July 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05.  ^ "Julian Schnabel: dedications". Julian Schnabel. Retrieved September 21, 2016.  ^ Morgan, Robert C. "In Venice: Schnabel and the Persistence of Art". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved September 21, 2016.  ^ "Julian Schnabel: Art and Film
AGO Art Gallery of Ontario". Ago.net. Retrieved 2011-01-25.  ^ "Berlin". Archived from the original on March 9, 2008.  ^ http://www.indiewire.com/2017/05/willem-dafoe-vincent-van-gogh-julian-schnabel-cannes-1201830860/ ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/afm-spk-pictures-finance-new-films-julian-schnabel-harmony-korine-1054168 ^ Stone, Michael (May 18, 1992). "Off the Canvas: The Art of Julian Schnabel Survives the Wreckage of the Eighties". New York. p. 34.  ^ "The Schnabel Family".  The New York Observer ^ Brown, Mick (January 19, 2008). "Julian Schnabel: Larging It". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-07.  ^ Enk, Bryan (2011-04-20). "Movie Blogs". Blog.movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. [permanent dead link] ^ http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Rula+Jebreal/Julian+Schnabel+Opening+Exhibition+Arrivals/Zjmr-_gXL6r ^ http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2011/08/julian_schnabel_and_rula_jebre_1.html ^ "Artist Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
and model May Andersen
May Andersen
engaged". Nypost.com. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2013-06-06.  ^ Barbanel, Josh (2009-12-06). "Price Cuts of a Princely Kind". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

External links[edit]

Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
on IMDb

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Films directed by Julian Schnabel

Basquiat (1996) Before Night Falls (2000) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (2007) Miral

Awards for Julian Schnabel

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Cannes Film
Festival Best Director Award

René Clément
René Clément
(1946) René Clément
René Clément
(1949) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1951) Christian-Jaque (1952) Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin
/ Sergei Vasilyev
Sergei Vasilyev
(1955) Sergei Yutkevich
Sergei Yutkevich
(1956) Robert Bresson (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1958) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1959) Yuliya Solntseva
Yuliya Solntseva
(1961) Liviu Ciulei (1965) Sergei Yutkevich
Sergei Yutkevich
(1966) Ferenc Kósa
Ferenc Kósa
(1967) Glauber Rocha
Glauber Rocha
/ Vojtěch Jasný
Vojtěch Jasný
(1969) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1970) Miklós Jancsó
Miklós Jancsó
(1972) Michel Brault / Costa-Gavras
(1975) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1976) Nagisa Oshima
Nagisa Oshima
(1978) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1979) Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
(1982) Robert Bresson / Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky
(1983) Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier
(1984) André Téchiné
André Téchiné
(1985) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1986) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1987) Fernando Solanas
Fernando Solanas
(1988) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(1989) Pavel Lungin
Pavel Lungin
(1990) Joel Coen (1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1993) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1994) Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(1997) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Edward Yang (2000) Joel Coen / David Lynch
David Lynch
(2001) Im Kwon-taek / Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2002) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(2003) Tony Gatlif
Tony Gatlif
(2004) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2005) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
(2008) Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza
(2009) Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) Carlos Reygadas
Carlos Reygadas
(2012) Amat Escalante
Amat Escalante
(2013) Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller
(2014) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(2015) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
/ Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu
(2016) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Director

Henry King (1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) László Benedek (1951) Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Joshua Logan (1955) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
(1960) Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) David Lean
David Lean
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Charles Jarrott (1969) Arthur Hiller
Arthur Hiller
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) John Huston
John Huston
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2001) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

Joel Coen / Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) John Huston
John Huston
(1987) Ramon Menendez (1988) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(1989) Charles Burnett (1990) Martha Coolidge (1991) Carl Franklin
Carl Franklin
(1992) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Tom McCarthy (2008) Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(2009) Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele

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