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Alex Gibney

Filmmaker

Alex Gibney wrote and directed the recently released documentary <em>Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson</em>. His film <em>Taxi to the Dark Side</em>, a documentary murder mystery examining the death of an Afghan taxi driver at Bagram Air Base, won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, and <em>Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room</em> was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. Gibney is now at work on two other films: <em>Casino Jack-United States of Money</em>, a look at lobbyist Jack Abramoff; and <em>Magic Bus</em>, a time-travel immersion experience of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, on their infamous road-trip to the 1964 World's Fair. He is also working on two fiction projects: a film (part documentary, part fiction) of <em>My Trip to Al Qaeda</em>, a play by Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <em>The Looming Tower</em>, and he is writing a script based on David Halberstam's book, <em>The Best and the Brightest</em>. <br> <br> Other films by Gibney include: <em>Love Comes Lately</em> (Executive Producer); <em>No End in Sight</em> (Executive Producer); <em>Mr. Untouchable </em>(Producer), <em>Who Killed the Electric Car</em> (Consulting Producer); <em>The Trials of Henry Kissinger</em> (Writer/Producer); <em>Herbie Hancock: Possibilities</em> (Producer); <em>Lightning in a Bottle</em> (Producer); <em>Wim Wenders: Soul of a Man</em> (Producer) and <em>Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues</em> (Producer).

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