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Andrew M. Niccol (born 1964) is a screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, and Lord of War. He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay in 1999.

Niccol was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand and grew up in Auckland. He left New Zealand at age 21 and began directing commercials in London, England.

Many of his films, such as Gattaca, S1m0ne, and The Truman Show, view societal or political issues through a fantasy-sci-fi lens. Lord of War, however, was a contemporary, matter-of-fact exploration of gunrunning.

Despite a rise in awareness of New Zealander-directed films in the wake of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, S1m0ne was released in one cinema on one day in Niccol's home country, with its proceeds going to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis, which his sister Fiona has suffered from for many years. The three showings in 2003 were sold out, despite being in a cinema located over an hour from Wellington, the nearest metropolitan centre.

During the production of S1m0ne, he met model Rachel Roberts, with whom he has one son, Jack.


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer
1997 Gattaca Template:Yes Template:Yes
1998 The Truman Show Template:Yes Template:Yes
2002 S1m0ne Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:Yes
2004 The Terminal Template:Yes Template:Partial
2005 Lord of War Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:Yes
2011 In Time Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:Yes
2013 The Host Template:Yes Template:Yes

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