12 Facts About Barry Sonnenfeld


Barry Sonnenfeld was born on April 1,1953 and is an American filmmaker and television director.


Barry Sonnenfeld originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, Get Shorty, the Men in Black trilogy, and Wild Wild West.


Barry Sonnenfeld began working on pornographic films before starting work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water.


Barry Sonnenfeld worked with Danny DeVito on Throw Momma from the Train and Rob Reiner on When Harry Met Sally.


Barry Sonnenfeld gained his first work as a director from Paramount Pictures on The Addams Family, a box-office success released in November 1991.


Barry Sonnenfeld directed the comedy Big Trouble, after which he made his most successful film sequel to that point, Men in Black II.


Barry Sonnenfeld co-produced the 2007 film Enchanted for Walt Disney Pictures that starred Amy Adams.

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In 2008, Barry Sonnenfeld earned an Emmy for directing Pushing Daisies.


Barry Sonnenfeld returned for Men in Black 3; released in 2012, the third installment received positive reviews and became the highest-grossing film in the series worldwide.


Barry Sonnenfeld has become attached to a movie adaptation of The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz, about a family of private investigators.


Barry Sonnenfeld is developing a sitcom for ABC, Funny in Farsi, based on the book of the same name.


Barry Sonnenfeld agreed to direct the Beverly Hills Cop pilot for CBS and serve as an executive producer as well.