Cary Joji Fukunaga

Active - 2004 - Present  |   Born - Jul 10, 1977 in Oakland, California, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Started writing fictional stories and screenplays when he was in fifth grade; as a teen made comedic videos with his friends and brothers.
  • Dreamed of becoming a pro snowboarder and moved to Japan to train.
  • Returned to the U.S. and picked up jobs in Los Angeles working on film and music video crews; first job involved camera work on the Destiny's Child Survivor video.
  • Won a Student Academy Award for the 2004 short film Victoria Para Chino.
  • Broke into feature filmmaking by writing and directing Sin Nombre in 2009.
  • Directed all eight episodes of True Detective's first season.
  • Is fluent in three languages: English; Spanish; French.
  • Practiced capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, for 17 years.
  • Plays polo and enjoys downhill mountain biking.