Andrew M. Niccol (born 10 June 1964) is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca (1997), S1m0ne (2002), Lord of War (2005), In Time (2011), The Host (2013), and Good Kill (2014). He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. His films tend to explore social, cultural and political issues, as well as artificial realities or simulations.
His upcoming film Good Kill has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
Niccol was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, and grew up in Auckland, where he attended Auckland Grammar School beginning in 1973. He left New Zealand at age 21 and began directing TV ads in London for over ten years prior to helming his directorial debut, Gattaca (1997). During production of S1m0ne, he met model Rachel Roberts, with whom he has two children, Jack Niccol, an actor (who also played "Young Nicolai" in the film Lord of War (2005)) and Ava Lila Rae Niccol...
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