Alex Gibney who is an American documentary movie director as well as a producer was born on 23rd October of the year 1953. Esquire Magazine said in 2010 that Alex is becoming the Most Important Documentarian of Our Time. He is the native of New York City, New York, United States. He is the son of Harriet and Frank Gibney, a journalist. He went to study at the Pomfret School and got graduated from there. After that, he got enrolled at the Yale University and from there, he earned a Bachelor’s degree. In addition to that, he also attended UCLA Film School. Although he is known by the name Alex Gibney, as a child, he was named as Philip Alexander Gibney.
Alex served as an executive producer of documentary called No End in Sight in the year 2007. His film titled Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is a documentary movie based on the life of Hunter Thompson and his Gonzo style of journalism. Under the executive producer Martin Scorsese, Alex was the series producer for PBS TV series called The Blues in the year 2003 as well as the writer producer of the Pacific Century in 1992 which won News and Documentary Emmy for the Outstanding Historical Program. Some of the movies that he directed as well as produced have been screened at Cannes, Toronto, Sundance as well as Tribeca Film Festivals.
His film Taxi to the Dark Side was premiered at 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. There, it won the Best Documentary and it probes homicide of an innocent taxi driver who is named as Dilawar at the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. In addition to that, Alex is also the President of the Jigsaw Productions that produces the independent movies, music documentaries as well as TV mini-series he has also been honored by Yale Film Studios Program for his contributions to the film culture. His other filmography includes The Ruling Classroom, Manufacturing Miracles, The Fifties, 3 Doors Down, Catching Hell, Magic Trip, The Human Behavior Experiments, The Sexual Century, My Trip to Al Qaeda, The Last Gladiators, Finding Fela, Mr. Dynamite, Going Clear, Steve Jobs, Sinatra, The Armstrong Lie, Time Piece, Behind Those Eyes, Mea Maxima Culpa, Part Avenue, Client 9, We Steal Secrets, Fields of Fear, and many more.
Apart from that, Alex has now reached at the age of 61. He is of White ethnicity and belongs to an American nationality. In an interview with Robert K. Elder for the Film That Changes My Life, Alex credits much influence on the filming style of him to the Exterminating Angel. He was listed by the Utne Reader as One of the 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World in the year 2010. In addition to that, Gibney also writes for the Atlantic and he has also written for the Huffington Post as well as other publications. His work has also made him earn numbers of awards as well as nominations. Besides that, Alex is also very active in social networking sites such as Twitter, instagram and facebook and we can also follow him on his account.