28 Facts About Cary Fukunaga

1. Cary Fukunaga says he did not expect the movie to do so well.

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2. Cary Fukunaga started as a camera intern before applying to film school.

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3. In 2014, Cary Fukunaga directed, wrote and filmed Beasts of No Nation, which was picked up by Netflix.

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4. Cary Fukunaga is an American by nationality and is of Japanese, Swedish, English, and German ethnicity.

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5. Cary Fukunaga is an American award-winning director, writer, and cinematographer.

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6. Cary Fukunaga rumored to be having an affair with Margaret Qualley.

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7. Cary Fukunaga has already worked with Cary Fukunaga on the Netflix series Mania.

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8. Cary Fukunaga will be the first American filmmaker to direct an official Bond film.

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9. Cary Fukunaga was an executive producer on Andrew Okpeaha MacLean's feature film thriller, On the Ice, which won "Best Debut Film" and the "Crystal Bear" at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, among other awards.

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10. Cary Fukunaga was the executive producer for his short films Kofi and Victoria para chino (2004).

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11. Cary Fukunaga wrote the screenplay to his feature film, Sin Nombre, as well as his segment for the omnibus film, Chinatown Film Project.

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12. Cary Fukunaga wrote and directed the short films Kofi (shot in black and white) and more recently, Sleepwalking in the Rift (2012).

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13. Cary Fukunaga graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999, and attended Institut d'etudes politiques de Grenoble.

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14. Cary Fukunaga received acclaim for the 2015 war drama Beasts of No Nation, in which he was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer.

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15. Cary Fukunaga comes to this project hot off the success of making Maniac for Netflix, and before he moves on to shoot.

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16. Cary Fukunaga is exploring the possibility of bringing an underrated Joe Dante classic to the small screen.

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17. Daniel Craig will return, Cary Fukunaga is on board to direct and Helena Bonham Carter has been linked to the villain role.

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18. In August 2018, it was announced that Cary Fukunaga would serve as executive producer for TNT's The Angel Of Darkness, based on Caleb Carr's novel of the same name.

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19. In February 2017, it was reported Cary Fukunaga was in talks to direct Shockwave, a drama about the lead-up to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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20. Cary Fukunaga served as an executive producer for the HBO series he directed, True Detective.

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21. Cary Fukunaga has written most of the films he has directed.

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22. Cary Fukunaga directed all eight episodes of the first season of the 2014 HBO TV series True Detective, which was written and created by novelist and screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto.

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23. On November 25, 2015, Cary Fukunaga was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director and Best Cinematography for his work on Beasts of No Nation, and the film received a nomination for Best Feature.

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24. Cary Fukunaga directed, wrote and filmed Beasts of No Nation, based on the novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala, in which Idris Elba stars as Commandant, a lead character.

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25. Cary Fukunaga made his feature film debut with Sin Nombre, which he wrote and directed.

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26. Cary Fukunaga wrote and directed a segment in the omnibus film project "Chinatown Film Project".

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27. Cary Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film Victoria para Chino while at NYU, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Student Academy Award in 2005.

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28. Cary Fukunaga said that his uncles and aunts are all elementary school teachers or scientists.

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