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Gregg Araki is an American film director, writer, producer, and actor. He is best known for his work in the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s. Araki was born in Los Angeles, California, to Japanese American parents. He attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film Production. Araki's first feature film, Three Bewildered People in the Night, was released in 1987. He followed this with The Long Weekend (1989), The Living End (1992), Totally F***ed Up (1993), The Doom Generation (1995), Nowhere (1997), Splendor (1999), Mysterious Skin (2004), and Kaboom (2010). His films often feature non-linear storylines, surrealism, and a mix of comedy and drama. Araki has won numerous awards for his work, including the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for Mysterious Skin, the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for The Living End, and the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for Splendor. He has also been nominated for several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Nowhere and the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival for Kaboom. As of 2021, Gregg Araki's net worth is estimated to be roughly $2 million.

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Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Age 64 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 17 December, 1959
Birthday 17 December
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality United States

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Araki's next three movies—Totally Fucked Up (1993), The Doom Generation (1995), and Nowhere (1997)—were collectively dubbed the "Teen Apocalypse trilogy". The trio has been characterized as "... teen alienation, hazy sexuality and aggression." A former student of his at UC Santa Barbara, Andrea Sperling, co-produced the films with him.

Araki followed that film with White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), which was given limited release to mixed reviews.


Kaboom marked Araki's tenth film and made its premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It was awarded the first ever Queer Palm for its contribution to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

In 2010, Kaboom was named the first ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm. Araki has also been honored with the 2006 Filmmaker on the Edge Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. In 2013, Araki was recognized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City with the retrospective God Help Me: Gregg Araki.


Araki's next feature was the stoner comedy Smiley Face (2007), featuring Anna Faris, Adam Brody, and John Krasinski, written by Dylan Haggerty. It marked a stark change from the dark, heavy drama of Mysterious Skin, a change purposely planned by Araki. It received very favorable reviews, with some describing it as another of Araki's potential cult classics.


Following a short hiatus, Araki returned in 2004 with the critically acclaimed Mysterious Skin, based on the 1995 Scott Heim novel of the same name. This marked the first time that Araki worked with someone else's source material.


Araki's following film, Splendor (1999), was both a response to the controversy surrounding his ongoing relationship with actress Kathleen Robertson (despite identifying as gay) and an homage to screwball comedies of the 1940s and 1950s. Hailed as the director's most optimistic film to date, it made its premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.


Araki has previously self-identified as "a gay Asian American". However, beginning in 1997 he had a relationship with actress Kathleen Robertson, that ended in 1999. In a 2014 interview, Araki said that "[I] don’t really identify as anything", adding "[I] probably identify as gay at this point, but [I] have been with women".


Araki made his directorial debut in 1987 with Three Bewildered People in the Night. With a budget of only US$5,000 and using a stationary camera, he told the story of a romance between a video artist, her sweet-heart and her gay friend. Two years later, Araki followed up with The Long Weekend (O' Despair), another film with a US$5,000 budget. His third film, The Living End (1992), saw an increase to US$20,000. He had to shoot his early movies often spontaneously and lacking proper permits.


Gregg Araki (born December 17, 1959) is an American filmmaker. He is noted for his heavy involvement with the New Queer Cinema movement. His film Kaboom (2010) was the first winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm.

Araki was born in Los Angeles on December 17, 1959, to Japanese American parents. He grew up in nearby Santa Barbara, California and enrolled in college at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated with a B.A. from UCSB in 1982. He later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated with a M.F.A. in 1985.