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Darren Aronofsky (born 1969) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, known for producing art-house movies with avant-garde filming techniques. He is a [[AssociatedComposer close collaborator with composer]] Music/ClintMansell.

His works to date include:

* ''Film/SoldierBoyz'' (1997, the video game adaptation of the movie)
* ''Film/{{Pi}}'' (1998)
* ''Literature/RequiemForADream'' (2000, adapted from the novel)
* ''Film/TheFountain'' (2006)
* ''Film/TheWrestler'' (2008)
* ''Film/BlackSwan'' (2010)
* ''Film/{{Noah}}'' (2014)

He has also been attached to other projects at various times, including an early version of what would eventually become ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/TheFighter'', a remake of ''[[Film/RoboCop2014 RoboCop]]'' that died in DevelopmentHell and ''Film/TheWolverine''.

He was in a relationship with actress RachelWeisz (who had a role in ''Film/TheFountain'') from 2001 to 2010.

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!!Tropes associated with Darren Aronofsky:
* {{Facecam}}: Used in ''Film/{{Pi}}'' and ''RequiemForADream'', which popularized it. One of the DVD bonus features included with ''Film/{{Pi}}'' is a clip of Sean Gullette testing out a FaceCam while walking around New York.
* FadeToWhite
* FanDisservice: Not the man himself, but he somehow managed to make Creator/JenniferConnelly [[GirlOnGirlIsHot performing a lesbian sex act on stage]] (''RequiemForADream'') and NataliePortman making out with MilaKunis (''BlackSwan'') ''terrifying''.
* MindScrew
* ProductionPosse: Matthew Libatique was the cinematographer of his films except ''Film/TheWrestler'', and Music/ClintMansell made the score for all of them. Mark Margolis, who plays a main role in ''Film/{{Pi}}'', has small roles in all of Aronofsky's following films. Additionally, Ellen Burstyn has roles in ''RequiemForADream'' and ''The Fountain'', and Sean Gullette appears in both ''Film/{{Pi}}'' and ''RequiemForADream''. Stanley B. Herman also plays a DirtyOldMan in ''Film/{{Pi}}'', ''RequiemForADream'', and ''Film/BlackSwan''.
* SiblingYinYang[=/=]TwiceToldTale: If you consider a director's films his children, then this describes ''Film/TheWrestler'' and ''Film/BlackSwan'' perfectly. Whereas ''The Wrestler'' is about the hidden beauty of a brutal sport, ''Black Swan'' is about the hidden brutality of a beautiful art form. And both main characters [[spoiler:presumably die after performing their final CrowningMomentOfAwesome]]. Aronofsky originally planned to make a film, where a wrestler falls in love with a ballerina; he ended up making these two.
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