32 Facts About Andrew Stanton


Andrew Ayers Stanton was born on December 3, 1965 and is an American filmmaker and voice actor based at Pixar, which he joined in 1990.

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Andrew Stanton was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, for Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Toy Story, and for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3 (2010).

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On television, Andrew Stanton directed two episodes of Stranger Things in 2017, an episode of Better Call Saul in 2018, and the final season premiere of Legion in 2019.

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Andrew Stanton was born on December 3, 1965, in Rockport, Massachusetts.

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Andrew Stanton acted in high school and directed sketch comedy shot on Super 8 film.

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Andrew Stanton studied for a year at the University of Hartford before transferring to the character animation program at the California Institute of the Arts.

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Andrew Stanton received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from CalArts in 1987.

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In 1989, Andrew Stanton married his high school sweetheart Julie, two weeks after she graduated from Georgetown University.

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Andrew Stanton revealed in 2012, that he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when he was in the middle of writing John Carter.

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Andrew Stanton was one of several CalArts graduates hired by John Kricfalusi to work on Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures at Ralph Bakshi's studio.

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In 1999, Andrew Stanton returned to write Toy Story 2, the critically acclaimed sequel to Toy Story, and voiced Emperor Zurg.

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Andrew Stanton made his sole directorial debut in 2003 with Finding Nemo.

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Andrew Stanton took inspiration from his own role as a father and how he was overprotective of his son.

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Andrew Stanton directed, wrote and voiced Crush the sea turtle in the film.

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Andrew Stanton won his first Academy Award for the film in the category of Best Animated Feature and his screenplay was nominated in the category of Best Original Screenplay.

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Andrew Stanton nevertheless had confidence in the film and the fact that audiences wouldn't be bored by the dialogue-less first thirty minutes, but rather enamored by it.

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Andrew Stanton won his second Academy Award from the film in the category of Best Animated Feature and his screenplay was nominated in the category of Best Original Screenplay.

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Andrew Stanton returned to write Toy Story 3 in 2010, alongside Michael Arndt.

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Andrew Stanton's screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Andrew Stanton is a member of the studio's coveted brain trust and has executive produced and served as a creative and mentor like voice on the following films: Ratatouille, Up, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, and The Good Dinosaur.

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Andrew Stanton made his live-action directing debut with Disney's John Carter.

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Andrew Stanton came up with the concept upon watching a pre-screening of the 3D rerelease of the film and walking out of the theater worried about Dory.

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On February 10, 2017, it was revealed by Entertainment Weekly that Andrew Stanton was going to direct two episodes of the second season of Stranger Things.

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Since then Andrew Stanton has directed an episode of Better Call Saul, and Legion.

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Andrew Stanton was credited as a narrative guru on Ralph Breaks the Internet, helping director and former classmate Rich Moore construct the story following Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios former chief creative officer Lasseter's step down.

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Andrew Stanton co-wrote Toy Story 4, which was released on June 21, 2019.

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Andrew Stanton reportedly started writing Toy Story 4 in secret while the third film was still in production.

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Andrew Stanton is currently the Vice President of Creativity at Pixar helping to ensure the company's creative output.

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Andrew Stanton has expressed interest in directing more live action films, stating that he wants to return "[b]ecause it's quicker and it's a little bit more of the opposite.

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In 2020, it was announced that Andrew Stanton was in talks to direct and write Chairman Spaceman for Searchlight Pictures and Simon Kinberg's production label, Genre Films.

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Andrew Stanton has been quoted many times saying that science fiction is his favorite genre.

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Andrew Stanton has cast certain actors and crew members in more than one of the films he has directed.

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