Mark Duplass

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Mark Duplass
MarkDuplassOct2011.jpg
Duplass in October 2011
BornMark David Duplass
(1976-12-07) December 7, 1976 (age 37)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, Film producer, Writer, Actor, Musician
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Katie Aselton
RelativesJay Duplass (brother)
 
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Mark Duplass
MarkDuplassOct2011.jpg
Duplass in October 2011
BornMark David Duplass
(1976-12-07) December 7, 1976 (age 37)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, Film producer, Writer, Actor, Musician
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Katie Aselton
RelativesJay Duplass (brother)

Mark David Duplass (born December 7, 1976) is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter. He is the brother of director and writer Jay Duplass.

Personal life[edit]

Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Cynthia "Cindy" (née Ernst) and Lawrence "Larry" Duplass.[1][2][3] He was raised in a Catholic family,[4][5] and attended Jesuit High School. Duplass has Cajun ancestry.[6]

Duplass is married to his co-star on The League, Katie Aselton.[7] They have two children. Duplass is considered by some to be one of the founders of the mumblecore aesthetic.[8] He is also the lead singer of the rock band Volcano, I'm Still Excited!![9]

Career[edit]

Duplass has written, directed, and produced several feature films with his brother Jay Duplass. In 2005 he wrote and produced The Puffy Chair with his brother, in addition to portraying one of the main characters.

The two brothers later wrote, directed, and produced the films Baghead (2008) and Cyrus (2010) together[10] and have a unique style which consists of a great deal of ad-libbing off of the original script, shooting a number of takes, and editing scenes down 15 to 20 times.[11] Their films Jeff, Who Lives at Home and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon were released in 2012.[12][13] He stars in the FX comedy television series The League, with his wife, Katie Aselton.

Filmography[edit]

Feature Filmography[edit]

YearFilmCredited as
DirectorProducerWriter
1996Connect 5Yes**
2005The Puffy ChairUncreditedYesYes
2008BagheadYesYesYes
2010CyrusYesYes
2010Bass AwckwardsYes*
2012The FreebieYes*
2012Lovers of HateYes*
2011Jeff, Who Lives at HomeYesYes
2012Your Sister's SisterYes*
2012The Do-Deca-PentathlonYesYesYes
2012Safety Not GuaranteedYes*
2012Black RockYes*Yes
2014CreepYes**Yes

* = Executive Producer
** = Co-Producer

YearFilmTypeCredited as
DirectorProducerWriter
2002The New BradShort FilmYesYes
2003This is JohnShort FilmYesYes
2004ScrappleShort FilmYesYesYes
2005The InterventionShort FilmYesYes
2011KevinDocumentary ShortYes

As actor[edit]

YearFilmRole
2003This is JohnJon Ashford
2002The New BradBrad
2003Brighter DaysJonathan
2004ScrappleTodd
2005The Puffy ChairJosh
2005The InterventionMark
2007Hannah Takes the StairsMike
2009Other People's PartiesDoug Rhineau
2009True AdolescentsSam
2009HumpdayBen
2009MarsCharlie Brownsville
2009–presentThe LeaguePete Eckhart
2010GreenbergEric Beller
2010MarsCharlie Brownsville
2011Your Sister's SisterJack
2012Safety Not GuaranteedKenneth Calloway
2012Darling CompanionBryan Alexander
2012People Like UsTed
2012Zero Dark ThirtySteve
2012-presentThe Mindy ProjectBrendan Deslaurier
2013ParklandKenneth O'Donnell
2013MaronMark Duplass
2014TammyBobby
2014ConventionPaul
2014CreepJosef

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Times: Archives - The Week Ahead; Low budget and brotherly". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2006-07-03. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  2. ^ King, Susan (2006-07-06). "Puffy Chair carves out a living". Kansas City Star. 
  3. ^ "Mr. John Anthony Ernst, Jr. Obituary - Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries". Stei-23818.tributes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ Hood, Shannon (2010-03-19). "SXSW Interview: ‘Cyrus’ Directors Mark and Jay Duplass". The Flickcast. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival | The Playlist". Blogs.indiewire.com. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ Lamble, David. "The Bay Area Reporter Online | Now playing & resonating". Ebar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  7. ^ Freydkin, Donna (12 November 2009). "Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton: In 'The League' and in love". USA Today. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  8. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (2012-03-14). "Mark and Jay, Who Live in L.A.: The Post-Mumblecore Duplass Brothers Grow Up". The New York Observer. 
  9. ^ "I'm Still Excited Volcano - Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! LP". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ Dargis, Manohla (2010-06-17). "Mommy Dearest, You’re Mine Forever". The New York Times. 
  11. ^ Needles, Tim. "5 Questions for the cast of the new film Cyrus". Short and Sweet NYC. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Scott, A. O. (2012-03-15). "Up From the Basement, Slacker Metaphysics". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ Holden, Stephen (2012-07-05). "Too Old for Sibling Rivalry? Never, Brothers Say". The New York Times. 

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